Tanaz M. Vaghaiwalla, MD (Endocrine Surgery)Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine
Dr. Vaghaiwalla specializes in the surgical care of adult and pediatric patients with endocrine disorders which includes both benign and malignant diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal glands, and islet cell tumors of the pancreas. Her expertise includes the surgical care of patients with neuroendocrine tumors such as insulinomas of the pancreas, adrenal tumors, carcinoid tumors of the intestine, and inherited tumor syndromes, such as Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia and Von Hippel-Lindau syndromes. Dr. Vaghaiwalla has a special interest in minimally invasive and parenchymal-sparing techniques for patients with neuroendocrine liver metastases.
Dr. Vaghaiwalla is board certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery and fellowship-trained in Endocrine Surgery from the University of Chicago and its Neuroendocrine Tumor Center. She is active in surgical societies including the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society, and American College of Surgeons. Dr. Vaghaiwalla has presented at national meetings and published research studies in the fields of neuroendocrine and endocrine surgery.