Brian D. Saunders, MD

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Brian D. Saunders, MD
Employed by Penn State Health
Endocrine Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology

Academic Appointments

Clerkship Director, Surgery Clerkship, Penn State College of Medicine
Professor of Surgery, Medicine and Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Program Director, General Surgery Residency
Vice Chair of Education, Department of Surgery

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Professional Education


Medical School, Harvard Medical School - 2000


Fellowship, Endocrine Surgery University of Michigan Medical Center (Ann Arbor) - 2008

Fellowship, Surgical Critical Care University of Michigan Medical Center (Ann Arbor) - 2005


Residency, Surgery, General University of Michigan Medical Center (Ann Arbor) - 2007

Academic Interests

  • Access to surgical healthcare for patients with mental illness
  • Clinical genetic testing and counseling for inherited endocrinopathies
  • Clinical outcomes of endocrine cancers
  • Parathyroid tissue engineering
  • Practice patterns in endocrine surgery
  • Surgical education and mentoring


  • Distinguished Educator Award, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Excellence in Clinical Science Career Mentoring Award, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Lion Care Award, Penn State Health