This week on MD for Moms, I’ll be interviewing opens in a new windowendocrinologist Dr. Gillian Mueller Goddard about the impact of thyroid disorders in pregnancy and postpartum as well as gestational diabetes. We will explore how these disorders present, why it’s important to treat and things to ask your doctor if you’re concerned. We will also explore safe postpartum weight loss and how endocrine abnormalities may be thwarting your plans to return to your pre-pregnancy size.
Learn more about my guest, Dr. Gillian Mueller Goddard
Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Dr. Goddard attended Arizona State University and graduated cum laude, before moving to New York and completing a certificate in Premedical Studies at Columbia University. She attended The Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Goddard completed residency at Montefiore Medical Center—Albert Einstein College of Medicine and then returned to Mount Sinai Medical Center for training in Endocrinology, Metabolism, Bone Disease and Nutrition. Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Goddard worked in pharmaceutical and medical device research in both industry and academic settings.
Dr. Goddard’s particular interests include endocrine disease in pregnancy, weight loss medicine and diseases of the adrenal glands. She served as the Fellow in Adrenal Disease at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She is the author of several book chapters on adrenal disease and she has spoke on the topic at medical centers in New York including Mount Sinai and Beth Israel. Dr. Goddard has presented her research at the Endocrine Society, the American College of Cardiology and the American Physiological Society, where she received the award for Predoctorial Excellence in Research. She was selected to participate in the Endocrine Society’s Young Professional’s Forum in 2014.
Dr. Goddard is licensed in the state of New York and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, and in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. She maintains privileges at Lenox Hill Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital and is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Hofstra University School of Medicine. She is a member of the Endocrine Society, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the American Medical Association.
Dr. Goddard lives in Westchester, New York with her husband and their four children.