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Dr. Kathleen Hands

Dr. Kathleen Hands



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Contact Details:

(210) 491-9494


Doctor's Bio:

Kathleen E. Hands, M.D., F.A.C.E., ECNU, is a Thyroidologist, a physician specializing in thyroid disorders. Dr. Hands is board-certified in Endocrinology and Internal Medicine with a subspecialty focus in thyroid and parathyroid disorders. Dr. Hands is a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology (FACE) and a member of the American Thyroid Association (ATA), American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), AACE Ultrasound Certification Council, Academy of Clinical Thyroidologists (ACT), Endocrine Society, Texas Medical Association, American Society of Cytopathology, and American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM).

Dr. Hands carries the distinction of ECNU, Endocrine Certified in Neck Ultrasound, an American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine recognized expert in thyroid ultrasound. She is a thyroid cancer specialist, thyroid ultrasonographer, and the director of the Thyroid & Endocrine Center of South Texas.

The Thyroid & Endocrine Center of South Texas is the only thyroid-dedicated endocrinology specialty in South Texas. The center specializes in thyroid disorders, nodules, cancer of the thyroid, pregnancy-related thyroid disorders, and autoimmune thyroid conditions such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and Graves disease causing hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism respectively. Dr. Hands offers endocrine neck studies for endocrinologists and other physicians interested in high-quality thyroid studies, which she performs personally.

In addition, evaluation of thyroid nodules, cysts, parathyroid tumors, and thyroid goiters is performed the same day as consult in the office. Thyroid ultrasound, ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (biopsy) of thyroid nodules, percutaneous ethanol injections (PEI) to dissolve cysts, cytopathology review, and lab studies are provided on-site. When indicated, radioactive iodine treatments are provided by expert nuclear medicine specialists under strict dosing supervision of Dr. Hands to comply with current standards and safety and American Thyroid Association guidelines.

Professional Education:

University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Joe and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine Fellowship, Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, 2004 - 2006 Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University Residency, Internal Medicine, 2001 - 2004 Saba University School of Medicine Class of 2001

Board Certifications:

TX State Medical License 2006 - 2024 DE State Medical License 2004 - 2004 PA State Medical License 1980 - 2002 National Board of Physicians and Surgeons Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism National Board of Physicians and Surgeons Internal Medicine