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

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



  • Surgical Oncology
  • Surgery


English, Spanish, German

Clinical Areas

Dr. Rodgers is a surgical oncologist and endocrine surgeon in Miami, FL. He 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). Dr. Rodgers specializes in minimally-invasive parathyroidectomy.

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 carcinoids,
carcinoids of the colon) and carotid body tumors.

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


  • American Board of Surgery


  • Associate Director, Fellowship in Surgical Oncology
  • 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 human genetics in Basel, Switzerland
Castle Connolly Top Doctor
AOA Medical Honors Society


2006 Fellowship in Surgical Oncology
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
2004 Residency in General Surgery
University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center
1999 MD
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
1998 Ph.D. in Microbiology & Immunology
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
1989 BS/BA in Biology
Washington & Lee University
1989 BA in German
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 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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