American Thyroid Association (ATA)
6066 Leesburg Pike, Suite 550
Falls Church, Virginia 22041
Phone: 703 998-8890
Fax: 703 998-8893
The American Thyroid Association (ATA), founded in 1923 as the American Goiter Association, is a nonprofit professional medical society comprised of physicians and scientists dedicated to enhancing the understanding of thyroid physiology and pathophysiology, improving diagnosis and treatment of thyroid diseases, and promoting the education of physicians, patients, and the public about thyroid disorders.
In the 80 years of its existence, the ATA has grown to more than 850 clinicians and research scientists in the field of thyroidology. Thyroid diseases are among the most common disorders of the endocrine system, affecting almost 13 million Americans alone. Advances in understanding the causes and improving the clinical management of thyroid diseases are evolving at a rapid pace in the current era of biomedical discovery.