Johns Hopkins Medicine & First Physicians Group Thyroid and Parathyroid Center
(941) 262-0500
1901 Floyd St., Ste. 304, Sarasota, FL 34239, USA
Dr. Ralph Tufano

Dr. Tufano specializes in thyroid and parathyroid surgery including the management of hyperparathyroidism, thyroid nodules, early, advanced and recurrent thyroid cancer, neck lymph node metastases, goiter and Graves’ disease. His expertise and novel treatment techniques have helped personalize treatment and improve surgical outcomes for patients with these conditions.

Dr. Tufano works collaboratively with community endocrinologists, primary care physicians and otolaryngologists to ensure patients receive comprehensive evaluations, advanced testing, coordinated care, and if necessary, innovative surgical treatment. Dr. Tufano is the Medical Director of Head and Neck Endocrine Surgery at Sarasota Memorial’s First Physicians Group Thyroid and Parathyroid Center.


Medical School: State University of New York at Buffalo
Residency: Hospital of The University Of Pennsylvania
Internship: Hospital of The University Of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital


Awards & Honors


Scarless transoral thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy
Endoscopic and robotic thyroid and parathyroid surgery
Minimally invasive radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of thyroid nodules
Benign thyroid and parathyroid diseases
Thyroid nodule management
Head and neck endocrine surgery
Graves’ Disease
Goiters and enlarged thyroid glands