Thyroid Disorders with Dr. Ole-Petter Hamnvik


There is a wide spectrum of disorders that affect the thyroid gland. Dr Hamnvik discusses the diagnostic testing of some of these common thyroid hormone disorders including hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism and the evidence behind their management.

Introduction to thyroid: 0.00
Overview of thyroid gland physiology: 1:48
Laboratory Testing: 8:37
Sick euthyroid syndrome: 10:58
Diagnostic tests for thyroid disorder: 15:07
Hypothyroidism: 18:44
Subclinical hypothyroidism: 21:12
Central Hypothyroidism: 28:43
Natural thyroid hormones 30:19
Hyperthyroidism: 36:52
Conclusion and Takeaways: 44:12

This podcast is part of the series, Curbside Consults, which complements the foundational information in Rotation Prep by taking a deep dive into key topics with expert clinicians and educators. As we explore the details of pathophysiology and critique the evidence behind clinical practice, these conversations are intended to give you better understanding of the topic and greater confidence when treating your patients.

Dr. Hamnvik is an endocrinologist and educator at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. He is a core faculty in the HMS endocrine course; an advisor for HMS medical students during their clinical years; an assistant program director for the internal medicine residency program and an associate program director for the endocrinology fellowship program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital; and also involved in several continuing medical education courses.

Mike Mi was a 2017-2018 NEJM Editorial Fellow and is a hospitalist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and completed his internal medicine training at BIDMC.