Thyroid Center of Santa Monica
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1328 16th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404, USA
Dr. Richard Guttler

Dr. Richard Guttler, a thyroid cancer specialist, is the director of the Thyroid Center of Santa Monica, where he has seen patients since 1974. He is board certified in endocrinology and certified in endocrine neck ultrasound (ECNU). He is the only endocrinologist also trained in thyroid cytopathology, meaning he can also interpret thyroid nodule biopsy specimens.

Having taught thyroid cytopathology for endocrinologists at the American College of Endocrinology (ACE), Dr. Guttler has developed the test questions for the certifications of endocrinologists attending ACE. He teaches one-on-one Masters classes for endocrinologists with an interest in interventional thyroidology.

He is doing research on radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for nodules and cancer so it will be available in the USA. Now, he screens candidates to determine if RFA or echotherapy HIFU is appropriate. He will arrange for therapy in Europe Italy or Korea with his contacts overseas for those willing to fly for a two-day treatment visit.

Dr. Guttler is the founder, secretary, and past president of the Academy of Clinical Thyroidologists. He is the sole owner of the Endocrine Neck Ultrasound Lab of Southern California, offering endocrine neck studies for endocrinologists and others interested in high-quality thyroid studies performed personally by Dr. Guttler.

As one of the few centers offering interventional thyroid treatments, Thyroid Center of Santa Monica is taking thyroid care into the next century with Dr. Guttler as the leader in this industry.


Fellowship: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center, 1972-1974
Residency: Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center
Medical Degree: University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, 1967


Awards & Honors


Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Nuclear Medicine And Pathologist