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Brian David Saunders, M.D.

Office Information

Penn State Hershey Surgical Specialties
General Surgical & Surgical Oncology
200 Campus Drive, Entrance 4, Suite 3100
Hershey, PA 17033
Tel: 800-243-1455 / 717-531-5272 Fax: 717-531-0884


Endocrine Surgery General Surgery Surgical Oncology

Patient Services Provided

Endocrine Surgery Parathyroid Surgery Thyroid Surgery Adrenal Gland Surgery Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors Minimally Invasive Endocrine Surgery Show all patient services »

Practice Locations

Professional Education

Fellowship, Endocrine Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center (Ann Arbor) (2008) Fellowship, Surgical Critical Care, University of Michigan Medical Center (Ann Arbor) (2007) Residency, Surgery, General, University of Michigan Medical Center (Ann Arbor) (2006) M.D., Harvard Medical School (Massachusetts) (2000)

Academic Interests

  • Surgical education at the medical student and resident level
  • Clinical outcomes in endocrine tumors
  • Practice patterns in endocrine surgery
  • Access to surgical healthcare for patients with mental illness
  • Issues related to clinical genetic testing and genetic counseling for inherited endocrinopathies


Saunders BD, Wainess RM, Dimick JB, Upchurch GR, Doherty GM, and Gauger PG.
Who performs endocrine operations in the United States?
Surgery. 134(6): 924-931, 2003.
Saunders BD, Wainess RM, Dimick JB, Upchurch GR, Doherty GM, and Gauger PG.
Trends in utilization of adrenalectomy in the United States: Have indications changed?
World Journal of Surgery.  28(11): 1169-1175, 2004.
Saunders BD and Doherty GM.
Laparoscopic adrenalectomy for malignant disease.
Lancet Oncology.  5(12): 718-726, 2004.
Woodrum DT, Saunders BD, England BG, Burney RE, Doherty GM, and Gauger PG.
The influence of sample site on intraoperative PTH monitoring during parathyroidectomy.
Surgery.  136(6): 1169-1175, 2004.
Hundley JC, Doherty GM, Woodrum DT, Saunders BD, and Gauger PG.
Revisiting lithium-associated hyperparathyroidism in the era of intraoperative parathyroid hormone monitoring.
Surgery  138(6): 1027-1031, 2005.
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