Dr.Guttler Is Leading the Charge for office based thyroid radiofrequency ablation.
46 years of Thyroid practice with only one main goal.
To find non-invasive or minimal methods to treat thyroid nodules, cancer and parathyroid adenoma. Ethanol PEI and Radiofrequency Ablation RFA.
Who is Dr.Guttler?
Richard Guttler MD, FACP, FACE, ECNU joined the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) in first FACE fellow’s class in April 1994, and served on several AACE Task forces. Hyperthyroid task force. Neck Ultrasound task force that wrote the first ECNU test questions. He was chairman of Thyroid Cytology for Endocrinologists task force. Prior to AACE he was tireless in pursuit of alternative treatment for benign nodules and thyroid cancer. He did thyroid FNA in the 1970s when it was considered of no value by main stream medicine. One of the first to do them in California. He set up thyroid FNA procedures for Nairobi Hospital Kenya and Port Moresby Hospital in New Guinea. He was called a rare clinical endocrinologist that cross trained in Nuclear thyroidology, thyroid cytology and Neck Ultrasound. He was recommended to be a member of American Society of Cytopathology by his mentor cytopathologist Dr.Sudha Kini. He taught thyroid cytology for 4 years in his AACE course “Thyroid Cytology for Endocrinologists”with expert cytologist John Abele. He was an early teacher for the thyroid ultrasound courses for AACE. Thyroid ultrasound was considered unnecessary by most academics in 1980-90. That changed after presenting the new neck ultrasound by endocrinologists at a grand rounds at LAC/USC. He taught clinical thyroidology including USG FNA and Thyroid Ethanol ablation PEI for thyroid cysts and cancer lymph nodes to many AACE members. For 5 years in association of 2019 Jack Basin AACE awardee Dan Duick he has been active promoting thyroid radiofrequency ablation RFA. Since 2014 He was taught AACE members Thyroid RF in his master’s class. After FDA approval in late 2018, he has begun to do the first thyroid RFA treatments for benign thyroid nodules, and started a clinical trial of thyroid RF in the USA to determine the usefulness of office based thyroid RF as alternative to hospital/radiology treatment.He was featured speaking on thyroid RF at 2019 AACE Texas chapter. Dr. Guttler’s research career and publications focused on thyroid disorders, including Thyroid RF and PEI, thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer and molecular markers for indeterminate thyroid biopsies. Dr. Guttler was involved with the first thyroid ultrasound CME programs in the mid-1990s, and over time these became AACE’s basic, advanced, and thyroid cancer programs. Doctor Guttler working with Dr.Baskin an Duick help development of the Endocrine Certification in Neck Ultrasound (ECNU) program which became the nationally recognized certifying and accrediting program for the performance of endocrine neck ultrasonography for endocrinologists. He is a member of the American Thyroid Association, Endocrine Society, and American Society of Cytopathologists. Dr. Guttler was born in Chicago and grew up in Glenview, Illinois where he received his primary and secondary education. He attended University of Illinois at Chicago Navy Pier. He graduated from Illinois University Medical school and performed an internal medicine internship, residency, and thyroid fellowship USC – Los Angeles County Hospital. Served 2 years at US Army Madigan General Medical Center in Washington State during active duty as preventive medicine officer. He returned to USC – Los Angeles County Hospital for an additional year in endocrine research training. He attained Board Certification in Internal Medicine and also sub-specialty Board Certification in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. He opened his clinical thyroidology practice in Santa Monica California. He became Clinical Professor at the Keck /USC Medical School.
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