Individualizing Patient Care

Dr. Mark Lupo will lecture on thyroid nodules and cancer at IHMC in Ocala on May 30th.

Dr. Mark Lupo was born and raised in Tampa. He admits that medicine was not his first choice in pursuing higher education and a career. 

While taking part in a small group seminar at Duke University, with the then president, who at the time was a psychiatrist, Lupo thought he might, to his own surprise, follow in his own father’s footsteps and become a psychiatrist.

During medical school at the University of Florida, however, he shares that, “My interests led me to a more objective field requiring good patient interview skills combined with lab/imaging, etc. Detective work. During internal medicine training, I learned through mentors and direct patient care.”

And, he adds, “My dad was happy I did not go into psychiatry!”

Over time, Lupo completed his endocrine fellowship through a combined program at the University of California San Diego and Scripps Clinic. He later became the founder and
medical director of the Thyroid & Endocrine Center of Florida, in Sarasota. He is board certified in endocrinology and internal
medicine and is on the faculty of the Florida State University College of Medicine as a
clinical assistant professor.

Lupo’s endocrine practice is limited to thyroidology, with an emphasis on structural thyroid disease—nodules and cancer, as well as autoimmune thyroid disease. The center has been involved in several clinical trials on thyroid nodule evaluation, autoimmune thyroid disease and lab testing. 

Lupo has been very involved in teaching other physicians neck sonography, ultrasound-guided biopsy techniques and thyroid nodule/cancer management. He will lecture at the Institute for Human & Machine Cognition in Ocala on May 30 on thyroid nodules and cancer, and individualizing patient care for best outcomes.  

“Thyroid nodules are very common—nearly half of us will have one by age 60,” Lupo explains. “Most (90-95 percent) are benign. I will review current approaches to thyroid nodule evaluation, including molecular testing, thyroid nodule management and the importance of tailoring treatment decisions in patients with thyroid cancer.”

The doctor enjoys traveling and activities such as hiking and cooking. He is married and has one “canine kid,” a golden retriever. He has published book chapters and several articles in the field of thyroidology and is an active member of the American Thyroid Association, Endocrine Society, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and Mensa. OS

The lecture will begin with a reception at 5:30pm, at IHMC, 15 SE Osceola Ave., Ocala. To learn more and RSVP, go to

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