Dr. Hungerford is a fellowship-trained, board-certified endocrinologist.
His medical training began in Norfolk, Virginia, where he attended Eastern Virginia Medical School. This was followed by a very rigorous internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. He received his board certification in Internal Medicine, but then remained at the University of Utah for a 3-year clinical and research fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism.
His clinical interests include thyroid and parathyroid ultrasonography and fine needle aspiration, as well as management of thyroid cancer. He has received his endocrine certification in neck ultrasound (ECNU) which is a professional certification in the field of neck ultrasonography for endocrinologists who perform consultations and diagnostic evaluations of thyroid and parathyroid disorders. This certification is recognized by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, one of the preeminent, national accreditation bodies for ultrasound practices. Dr. Hungerford is also a specialist in the management of pituitary dysfunction including Cushing’s disease, acromegaly and prolactin-secreting tumors. He is trained in the evaluation and management of calcium disorders and complex osteoporosis cases and is certified in DXA interpretation (certified clinical densitometrist). His interests also include adrenal diseases such as pheochromocytoma and aldosterone-secreting tumors. He has published articles in major medical journals, co-authored chapters in a medical textbook, and presented his diabetes research at national endocrine meetings. He is an active member of the Endocrine Society, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and the American Thyroid Association.
He is the proud father of four children. He loves deep powder alpine skiing, mountain biking, road cycling and triathlons. He considers it a great honor and privilege to be practicing in the Rogue Valley at the Institute of Diabetes and Endocrinology.