Meet Dr. Jeffrey ZigmanThyroid Cancer Specialist in Dallas

Holder of the:
Kent and Jodi Foster Distinguished Chair in Endocrinology, in Honor of Daniel Foster, M.D.
The Diana and Richard C. Strauss Professorship in Biomedical Research
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce G. Brookshire Professorship in Medicine

Endocrinologist Jeffrey Zigman, M.D., specializes in treating thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer, and related thyroid disorders.

Offering diagnostic lab work, advanced imaging studies, and the latest evidence-based treatments, Dr. Zigman and the thyroid team at UT Southwestern Medical Center are experts at providing the comprehensive care needed by patients with nodular thyroid disease and thyroid cancer – often in one visit.

Only a small percentage of thyroid nodules are related to thyroid cancer, Dr. Zigman notes, and with early diagnosis and appropriate treatment, most types of thyroid cancer do not negatively impact a person’s lifespan – nor do they require chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

Board certified and fellowship trained, Dr. Zigman also is specially certified to perform ultrasound studies of the neck and thyroid gland, as well as ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy – diagnostic procedures he is able to perform in the clinic.

He has been named a Top Doctor by both U.S. News & World Report and Castle Connolly.

“From initial evaluation to long-term management, UT Southwestern offers patients with nodular thyroid disease and thyroid cancer everything they need – usually in the same visit – from diagnostic lab and ultrasound studies to the most advanced therapies,” Dr. Zigman says.

“We strive to do everything very efficiently so we disrupt patients’ lives as little as possible.”

Dr. Zigman finds great satisfaction in caring for his patients.

“Endocrinology allows me to use the most up-to-date procedures and technologies to treat my patients,” he says. “And I really enjoy talking with patients – explaining their medical problems and discussing their concerns so they feel at ease with their condition and the diagnostic procedures and treatments it may require.”