William E. Gillanders, MD

William E. Gillanders, MD


Specialty Areas

  • Endocrine surgery, including thyroid and parathyroid surgery
  • Minimally invasive parathyroid surgery
  • Breast surgery, including breast cancer surgery

Common Procedures

  • Thyroidectomy
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Thyroid lobectomy
  • Mastectomy
  • Breast biopsy

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • Thyroid cancer
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Thyroid nodules
  • Breast cancer

Board Certifications

General Surgery


Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, 1991

Graduate School: MS, Clinical Research, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC


1999 Chief Resident, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

1998 General Surgery Residency, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis MO


1996 Surgical Oncology Research, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO


Areas of Research Interest

Antigen-specific T cell response to cancer vaccines Molecular detection of breast cancer in sentinel lymph nodes, peripheral blood and bone marrow of breast cancer patients Molecular targeting of EpCAM for breast cancer therapy



Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Patients Seen At

Center for Advanced Medicine
Joanne Knight Breast Health Center
4921 Parkview Place
Suite F, Floor 5
St. Louis, MO 63110

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