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Steven E. Rodgers, M.D., Ph.D.

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Steven E. Rodgers, M.D., Ph.D.



  • Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology


English, Spanish, German

Clinical Areas

Endocrine Surgeon and Surgical Oncologist in Miami, FL — Dr. Rodgers treats diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas, and adrenal glands, as well as a variety of other malignancies and conditions.

Thyroid Surgery: Thyroid cancer (papillary thyroid carcinoma, follicular thyroid carcinoma, and medullary thyroid carcinoma), multinodular goiter, thyroid nodules, and Graves' disease.

Parathyroid Surgery: Primary hyperparathyroidism, parathyroid adenoma, secondary hyperparathyroidism, tertiary hyperparathyroidism, and parathyroid cancer (parathyroid carcinoma).

Pancreas Surgery: Pancreas cancer (pancreatic carcinoma), neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas (islet cell tumors, insulinoma, gastrinoma), and cystic neoplasms of the pancreas.

Adrenal Surgery: Adrenal nodules (adrenocortical adenoma, aldosteronoma, Cushing's syndrome, incidentaloma), pheochromocytoma, adrenal cancer (adrenocortical carcinoma), and extraadrenal pheochromocytoma (paraganglioma).

Neuroendocrine Tumors: Carcinoid tumors of the GI tract (small bowel carcinoids, gastric carcinogens ids, carcinoids of the colon) and carotid body tumors.

Other Diseases: Stomach cancer (gastric adenocarcinoma), gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), soft tissue sarcomas, melanoma, and diseases of the gallbladder, bile duct, and liver.


  • American Board of Surgery


  • Associate Professor of Surgery

Research Interests

Investigating the cellular signaling pathways leading to the development of endocrine tumors, such as thyroid tumors, primary hyperparathyroidism (parathyroid adenomas), adrenal nodules, and neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas.

The use of preoperative imaging modalities to accurately predict the location of parathyroid adenomas in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism.


Meticulous Surgeon Award
Surgical Nutrition Award
Anatomy Teaching Award
Fulbright Scholarship to study in Basel, Switzerland
AOA Medical Honors Society


2006 Fellowship
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
2004 Residency
UM/JM Medical Center
1999 MD
Vanderbilt University
1998 Ph.D.
Vanderbilt University
1989 BS/BA
Washington & Lee University


Dr. Rodgers joined the faculty of the Department of Surgery in 2006. He holds appointments in the divisions of Endocrine Surgery and Surgical Oncology. He is highly experienced in the management of endocrine disorders and routinely performs thyroidectomy, parathyroidectomy, laparoscopic and open adrenalectomy, and pancreatectomy (Whipple procedure and distal pancreatectomy). He is considered a high-volume endocrine surgeon in Miami (i.e., thyroid surgeon, parathyroid surgeon, adrenal surgeon, and pancreas surgeon) with experience treating advanced and recurrent disease. He has a particular interest in genetic syndromes such as multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN types I, IIA, and IIB) and Von Hippel Lindau disease.

He attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee, where he earned a medical degree (MD), as well as a PhD in Microbiology & Immunology. He completed his residency in General Surgery at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital Medical Center, after which he finished a two-year fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Surgical Oncology with a focus on Endocrine Surgery.

Dr. Rodgers sees patients at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center near downtown Miami; at UHealth at Plantation in Plantation, Florida; and at the Lennar Foundation Medical Center in Coral Gables, Florida. He operates at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Hospital, Jackson Memorial Hospital, and the Lennar Foundation Medical Center.

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