The North American Society for Interventional Thyroidology (NASIT) forwards innovation, collaboration and progress, in addition to physician and patient education. NASIT is a multidisciplinary group of physicians interested in Interventional Thyroidology with a two-fold mission:
To promote safe integration of ablative technologies into clinical practice
To promote a collaborative environment that supports education and research efforts in Interventional Thyroidology
Dr. Richard Harding has been serving as the Program Chair for NASIT Annual Meetings.
This year, Dr. Harding is presenting a session on Perithyroid and Deep Cervical Block, as well as sitting on the panel discussing key technologies in the field.
NASIT 2024 Program Agenda
Dr. Harding is delighted to reconnect with colleagues at the Annual Meeting in Sarasota, Florida.
In addition to serving as the Program Chair for NASIT, Dr. Harding is a member of distinguished organizations, including
Dr. Harding has taught residents in his role as
Associate Professor in Surgery, Creighton University School of Medicine,
Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Arizona College of Medicine, and
trainings he has provided on Thyroid Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA).
Dr. Harding has dedicated a large part of his practice to endocrine surgery. He has performed over 2000 endocrine operations for adrenal, thyroid and parathyroid conditions. He is active in the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons. He is the first surgeon in the Southwest to perform a Transoral Endoscopic Thyroidectomy, which has the benefit of leaving no visible surgical scar. He is very familiar with the latest treatment guidelines for both thyroid and parathyroid diseases. He now also performs a Laparoscopic posterior adrenalectomy which significantly decreases recovery time for adrenal surgery conditions. For patients' convenience, many diagnostic tests and minor procedures can be performed in his office, including diagnostic ultrasound, ultrasound lymph node mapping, and ultrasound guided thyroid nodule biopsies.
Dr. Harding also treats simple and complex hernias, gallbladder disease, colon cancer, diverticulitis, and gastroesophageal reflux conditions. He performs many abdominal wall reconstructions in patients who have complex hernia conditions, usually resulting from prior surgical procedures or prior failed ventral hernia repairs.
Richard J. Harding, MD has been evaluating and removing hundreds of thyroid glands per year for the past twenty-eight years. He is very pleased to introduce a non-surgical treatment for large benign thyroid nodules. This new method applies internal energy to the thyroid nodules to effectively destroy problematic tissue without injuring the healthy outer thyroid gland.