Curbside Consults Podcast

Published June 13, 2019

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

The Curbside Consults series complements the foundational information in NEJM R360 Rotation Prep by taking a deep dive into key clinical topics with expert clinicians and educators. These podcasts explore and critique the evidence behind clinical practice and break down statistical concepts for the busy clinical trainee.

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.