Experience

Dr. Teresa Kroeker is a leading thyroid and parathyroid surgeon based in Austin, Texas. She treats patients not only throughout Texas, but also takes care of patients who travel from all over the country and world. She has extensive experience in central and lateral neck dissections as well as reoperative surgery for thyroid cancer and hyperparathyroidism. During her head and neck surgery fellowship, she heavily focused in thyroid and parathyroid surgery. She was chosen to serve on faculty for the World Thyroid Congress, and also serves on the Endocrine Section Committee for the American Head and Neck Society.

In addition to performing hundreds of procedures and surgeries every year, Dr. Kroeker consults with hospitals to help develop thyroid programs and is a sought after speaker for professional continuing medical education events. She gives presentations to physician’s offices and other health care professionals to educate practitioners about thyroid and parathyroid disease.

Dr. Kroeker is committed to providing attentive, accessible personalized care to all patients.

“Your care will be tailored to your unique needs. Not all patients need surgery, and not all patients need a biopsy of a thyroid nodule. After I personally perform your thyroid ultrasound, I will provide you with a recommendation based on the American Thyroid Association guidelines. If you do need a biopsy, it can be done at that visit with a result in as little as two business days.

I personally call my patients with all lab and biopsy results to ensure there is full understanding of what the results mean and to formulate a follow-up plan. If you need surgery, I will spend an extensive amount of time with you in the clinic to review all options, risks and benefits, so that you feel comfortable with your decision for surgery.

—Teresa R. Kroeker, M.D.


Education

Dr. Kroeker graduated from Oklahoma State University and then attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College Of Medicine. Thereafter, Dr. Kroeker completed her general surgery residency at the Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, where she was awarded Chief Resident of the Year and the Resident Research Award. After completing her residency, she underwent a head and neck surgery fellowship at Mt. Sinai Hospital with the University of Toronto.

Advanced Fellowship Training

Dr. Kroeker is a board-certified general surgeon who did an additional year of fellowship training at Mt. Sinai Hospital with the University of Toronto- one of the busiest thyroid/parathyroid surgical centers in the world. This head and neck surgery fellowship program is reviewed and approved by the Executive Council of the American Head and Neck Society.

Professional Organizations

  • American Head and Neck Society
  • American Association of Endocrine Surgeons
  • American Thyroid Association
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Travis County Medical Society
  • American College of Surgeons Fellow

Speaker

To book Dr. Kroeker for an upcoming continuing medical education event, in-office presentation, or hospital consultation please email Dr. Kroeker with your request, including event description, date and location.

Dr. Kroeker’s Curriculum Vitae and Bio