Manish Aghi, MD, PhD

Selected by the Pituitary Network Association for their December Spotlight, UCSF neurosurgeon Manish Aghi, MD, PhD, discusses the his research and how he came to specialize in brain and pituitary tumors.

"I would like to convey to my patients how committed I am to their well-being. When I am not seeing them in clinic, I am constantly reviewing their imaging and hitting refresh on the electronic medical record to get their lab results as soon as they become available, sharing their hopes for durable biochemical remission and preservation of hormonal function."

Pituitary Center physicians Lewis Blevins, Manish Aghi, and Sandeep Kunwar

If you missed the 2021 Pituitary World News Patient Gathering, you can now access all of the presentations and roundtable discussions online

CCPD physicians Lewis Blevins, MD, Manish Aghi, MD, PhD, Sandeep Kunwar, MD, and Philip Theodosopolous, MD, were joined by Kevin Yuen, MD, of Barrow Neurological Institute, family therapist Lisa Rio, and PWN chair and CEO, Jorge Faccinetti.

Pituitary World News Patient Conference

The second annual Patient Gathering sponsored by Pituitary World News and UCSF will go virtual on Saturday, February 6, 2021.

It will include 10 to 12 pre-recorded, patient-oriented lectures on various topics of interest to patients with pituitary disorders. On the day of the event, there will be three simultaneous town hall meetings followed by a plenary session with ample time for discussion and questions.

To learn more and register for this exciting event, please visit

Lewis Blevins, MD
Central hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland does not function very well because of lack of stimulation by the pituitary gland. A wide range of disorders affecting the pituitary gland and/or hypothalamus may result in insufficient thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) production leading to diminished thyroid hormone production.