Physician Profile

Amanda M. Laird, MD, FACS


(89 reviews)

Amanda M. Laird, MD, FACS

Amanda M. Laird, MD, FACS


(89 reviews)

  • Chief, Section of Endocrine Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgeon
  • Professor of Surgery, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Contact Information

To schedule a new patient appointment call 844-CANCERNJ (844-226-2376)
To schedule a follow-up appointment call 732-235-7615
For all other inquiries call 732-235-2465.

About Me

I am an endocrine surgeon, Chief of the Section of Endocrine Surgery at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey as well as an Associate Professor of Surgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. I treat endocrine tumors of the thyroid, parathyroid glands, and adrenal glands. These tumors are uniquely different as they may secrete hormones in excess and may occur as a part of a familial genetic syndrome. I also treat neuroendocrine tumors which have similar characteristics and may occur anywhere throughout the body. 

What I love most about the field of endocrine surgery is that there is not a “one size fits all” approach to the care of my patients – an individualized treatment plan is developed for each patient and their tumor type. My expertise is in both traditional open surgical techniques as well as minimally invasive surgery techniques.

Working closely with a multidisciplinary team that includes surgical oncologists, endocrinologists, medical oncologists, nuclear medicine radiologists, radiation oncologists, nurses, and genetic counselors, I provide coordinated care for my patients that results in improved outcomes. I track my patients’ outcomes as part of my clinical research that helps guide advancements in treatment options.

Prior to joining Rutgers Cancer Institute, I was an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine where I was Director of Endocrine Surgery. I serve on several committees for both the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons and the Association of Academic Surgery. My clinical research has yielded peer-reviewed publications, reviews, book chapters, and both national and international presentations. 

After graduation from Louisiana State University and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana, I completed my residency in general surgery at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. I then completed the Norman Thompson Fellowship in Endocrine Surgery at the University of Michigan.  

Clinical Expertise

  • endocrine tumors
  • neuroendocrine tumors
  • carcinoid tumors
  • thyroid surgery
  • thyroid radiofrequency ablation
  • parathyroid surgery
  • adrenal gland surgery
  • adrenocortical cancer
  • pheochromocytoma
  • paraganglioma
  • multiple endocrine neoplasia
  • minimally invasive surgery
  • clinical trials

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 Overall

Based on 89 reviews


Give easy to understand instruction


Spend enough time with you


Show respect for what you say


Provider listen carefully to you


Provider expl in way you understand

June 21, 2024

Stupendous experience from the start to the finish!

May 31, 2024

Will refer this excellent surgeon to my Endocrinologist so she can refer patients with rare, complicated and difficult thyroid and parathyroid ailments in need of surgery.

May 17, 2024


May 17, 2024

Very nice and personally I would totally recommend her

March 17, 2024

Dr Laird is fantastic,I feel lucky to have had her take care of my surgery,

February 2, 2024


December 27, 2023

Excellent, expedient care in the time I needed!

December 15, 2023


October 29, 2023

*Dr. Laird is very knowledgeable & explained the plan thoroughly & easy to understand.

October 3, 2023

Provider listened well, showed respect for my concerns and was very frank about any benefits or lack thereof for surgical outcomes.

September 27, 2023

*Dr. Laird came highly recommended and she exceeded all expectations.

September 27, 2023

*Dr. Laird is so bright and she is a careful listener. She gave me time to ask questions and work out my concerns. She is exceptional!

September 19, 2023

I am very grateful for *Dr. Laird whose brilliance & compassion are both clearly evident.


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  • Magnacare
  • Medicaid
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