Dr. Sawka’s research is primarily focused on thyroid cancer, including epidemiology, outcomes, radioactive iodine treatment, quality of life and complications of treatment. Other areas of interest include thyroid diseases and endocrine neoplasia. She is involved in the following types of research: knowledge synthesis (systematic reviews), knowledge translation, decision aids, observational studies, surveys, quality of life research, qualitative research and economic analyses.
A prospective mixed-methods study of decision-making on surgery or active surveillance for low risk papillary thyroid cancer.
Thyroid. 2020 Mar 04;:
A Survey of American Thyroid Association Members Regarding the 2015 Adult Thyroid Nodule and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer Clinical Practice Guidelines.
Thyroid. 2020 Jan;30(1):25-33
Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2019 Dec 02;:
Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2019;10:731
Diagnosis and pathologic characteristics of medullary thyroid carcinoma-review of current guidelines.
Curr Oncol. 2019 10;26(5):338-344
Laryngoscope. 2019 Oct 21;:
Differences in long-term quality of life between hemithyroidectomy and total thyroidectomy in patients treated for low-risk differentiated thyroid carcinoma.
Surgery. 2019 Oct 14;:
Patient Context and Thyrotropin Levels Are Important When Considering Treatment of Subclinical Hypothyroidism.
Thyroid. 2019 Oct;29(10):1359-1363
A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Patient Preferences for Combination Thyroid Hormone Treatment for Hypothyroidism.
Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2019;10:477
Tracheobronchial calcification on bronchoscopy in a patient with end stage renal failure: an unusual cause of chronic cough.
Respirol Case Rep. 2019 Oct;7(7):e00456
Affiliate Scientist, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute (TGHRI)
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto