Arthur B. Schneider, MD, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Medicine
Department of Medicine
University of Illinois at Chicago

Business office: 312/996-6060
Appointments: 312/996-6060
Fax: 312/413-0437

Medical School: University of Chicago, MD, PhD
Residency: Washington University, St. Louis
Fellowship: National Institutes of Health, Michael Reese Hospital

Clinical Interest
: Thyroid disease, thyroid tumors
Invited lectures:
Health effects of exposure to low levels of ionizing radiation.
Radiation-induced thyroid cancer.

Principle Investigator for the "Michael Reese Thyroid Follow-up Project"

Staying up to Date
(continuing medical education):
American Thyroid Association
Endocrine Society
Endocrinology Grand Rounds, University of Illinois

Research Interest: Radiation-induced thyroid cancer and other endocrine neoplasms

Research studies: Radiation-related thyroid cancer

Recent Publications:
Mihailescu DV, Schneider AB. Size, number, and distribution of thyroid nodules and the risk of malignancy in radiation-exposed patients who underwent surgery. J Clin Endocrinol Metab  93:2188-2193, 2008.

Robbins J, Schneider AB. Chernobyl and the KI controversy in the United States. Nat Clin Pract Endocrinol Metab 4:117; 2008.

Schneider AB, Ron E, Lubin J, Stovall M, Shore-Freedman E, Tolentino J et al. Acoustic neuromas following childhood radiation treatment for benign conditions of the head and neck. Neuro Oncol  10:73-78; 2008.

Subbiah S, Collins BJ, Schneider AB. Factors related to the recurrence of thyroid nodules after surgery for benign radiation-related nodules. Thyroid 17:41-47; 2007.

Mushkacheva G, Rabinovich E, Privalov V, Povolotskaya S, Shorokhova V, Sokolova S, Turdakova V, Ryzhova E, Hall P, Schneider AB, Preston DL, Ron E. Thyroid abnormalities associated with protracted childhood exposure to (131)I from atmospheric emissions from the Mayak weapons facility in Russia. Radiat Res 166:715-722; 2006

Ron E, Schneider AB 2006 Thyroid Cancer. In: Schottenfeld D. and Fraumeni J. eds. Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention. 3rd ed. Oxford University Press; New York NY, pp. 975-994

Collins BJ, Schneider AB, Prinz RA, Xu XL. Low frequency of BRAF mutations in adult patients with papillary thyroid cancers following childhood radiation exposure. Thyroid 16:61-66; 2006

Mihailescu DV, Collins BJ, Wilbur A, Malkin J, Schneider AB. Ultrasound-detected thyroid nodules in radiation-exposed patients: Changes over time. Thyroid 15:127-133; 2005

Schneider AB, Sarne DH. Long-term risks for thyroid cancer and other neoplasms after exposure to radiation. Nat Clin Pract Endocrinol Metab 2005; 1:82-91.

Momani MS, Shore-Freedman E, Collins BJ, Lubin J, Ron E, Schneider AB. Familial concordance of thyroid and other head and neck tumors in an irradiated cohort: Analysis of contributing factors. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 89:2185-2191; 2004

Kaplan MM, Sarne DH, and Schneider AB. In search of the impossible dream? Thyroid hormone replacement therapy that treats all symptoms in all hypothyroid patients.  J Clin Endocrinol Metab  2003;88:4540-2;2003.

Collins BJ, Chiappetta G, Schneider AB, Santoro M, Pentimalli F, Fogelfeld L, Gierlowski T, Shore-Freedman E, Jaffe G, Fusco A. RET expression in papillary thyroid cancer from patients irradiated in childhood for benign conditions. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 87:3941-6; 2002.

Mihailescu D, Shore-Freedman E, Mukani S, Lubin J, Ron E, Schneider AB. Multiple neoplasms in an irradiated cohort: pattern of occurrence and relationship to thyroid cancer outcome. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 87:3236-41; 2002.

Schneider AB, Becker DV, Robbins J. Protecting the thyroid from accidental or terrorist-instigated 131I releases. Thyroid. 12:271-2; 2002.

Collins BJ, Gorelick G, Schneider AB. Dystroglycan is present in rat thyroid and rat thyroid cells and responds to thyrotropin. Endocrinology 142:3152-3162; 2001

Bucci A, Shore-Freedman E, Gierlowski T, Mihailescu D, Ron E, Schneider AB. Behavior of small thyroid cancers found by screening radiation- exposed individuals. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 86:3711-3716; 2001

Hatipoglu BA, Gierlowski T, Shore-Freedman E, Recant W, Schneider AB. Fine-needle aspiration of thyroid nodules in radiation-exposed patients. Thyroid 10:63-69; 2000


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