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Massachusetts General Hospital Pituitary Tumor & Neuroendocrine Center

55 Fruit Street
Boston
Massachusetts
02114
United States
Phone: 617-726-7948
Website: MGH Harvard

The Neuroendocrine Clinical Center at Massachusetts General Hospital provides a multidisciplinary approach to patients with pituitary and hypothalamic disorders. Endocrinologists, Neurologists, and Neurosurgeons participate in the management of such patients. The Center is a national referral center for the evaluation and treatment of pituitary tumors, recurrent pituitary adenomas, and tumors or disorders of the hypothalamic-pituitary region. The Center is ideally suited for the referral of patients with pituitary tumors, including prolactinomas, Cushing's disease, acromegaly, nonfunctioning pituitary tumors, recurrent pituitary adenomas, and pituitary and hypothalamic disorders which lead to adrenal, thyroid, ovarian, or testicular deficiency.

The MGH Pituitary Tumor &
Neuroendocrine Clinical Center

MASSACHUSETTS
GENERAL HOSPITAL



NEUROENDOCRINE CLINICAL CENTER

The Massachusetts General Hospital is the largest Hospital of Harvard Medical School. The Neuroendocrine Clinical Center at MGH is a multi-disciplinary service founded in 1984 offering innovative therapies, technologic advances and dedicated care to patients with pituitary disorders and other neuroendocrine diseases.

Zero Emerson Place, Suite 112
Boston, MA 02114

Telephone: (617) 726-7948
Fax: (617) 726-1241

Massachusetts General Hospital

To make an appointment or for further information, please call (617) 726-7948.


he Neuroendocrine Clinical Center provides a multidisciplinary approach to patients with pituitary and hypothalamic disorders. Endocrinologists, neurologists, and neurosurgeons participate in the management of such patients. The center is a national referral center for the evaluation and treatment of both pituitary tumors and tumors or disorders of the hypothalamic-pituitary region. The center is ideally suited for the referral of patients with pituitary tumors, including prolactinomas, Cushing's disease, acromegaly, nonfunctioning pituitary tumors, and pituitary and hypothalamic disorders which lead to adrenal, thyroid, ovarian, or testicular deficiency. Patients can be referred for the development of a treatment plan in conjunction with their primary physician, for a second opinion, or for ongoing management by the Center physicians.
 

Endocrinology:

Anne Klibanski, M.D.
Chief, Neuroendocrine Unit

Beverly M.K. Biller, M.D.

Pouneh K. Fazeli, M.D.

Steven K. Grinspoon, M.D.

Elizabeth A. Lawson, M.D.

Janet Lo, M.D.

Hideo Makimura, M.D., Ph.D.

Karen K. Miller, M.D.

Lisa B. Nachtigall, M.D. 

Nicholas Tritos, M.D., D.Sc. 

Markella Zanni, M.D.

Pediatrics:

Lynne L. Levitsky, M.D.

Madhusmita Misra, M.D.

Paul A. Boepple, M.D.

Neurology:

Thomas Byrne, M.D

Neurosurgery:

Robert L. Martuza, M.D.
Chief, Neurosurgical Service

Brooke Swearingen, M.D.

Nicholas T. Zervas, M.D.

Radiation Oncology:

Jay S. Loeffler, M.D.

Helen A. Shih, M.D., MPH

Psychiatry:

George Papakostas, M.D.
 

An intra-operative MRI is available in the MGH neurosurgical operating suite. The MR scanner will allow images to be obtained during and after neurosurgical procedures, both to guide the surgeon during the operation, and to provide information on the extent of residual tumor in those cases where visual cues are inadequate. It will be especially useful in pituitary surgery, since transsphenoidal procedures provide a relatively limited exposure, and it can be difficult for the surgeon to determine the extent and location of any residual tumor. It will now be possible to obtain MR images during an operation and use this information to obtain the maximal possible resection, while at the same time using the images to detect and avoid possible complications. To date, the scanner has been used in over twenty transsphenoidal procedures. When combined with the transnasal approach and endoscopy as needed, the scanner will help to maximize tumor resection while minimizing complications.
 


FACULTY

ENDOCRINOLOGY
 
Anne Klibanski
M.D.


Beverly M.K.
Biller, M.D.

 
Pouneh K.
Fazeli, M.D.
 
Steven K.
Grinspoon, M.D.
 
Elizabeth A.
Lawson, M.D.
 
Janet Lo,
M.D.
 
Hideo Makimura
M.D., PH.D.
 
Karen K.
Miller, M.D.
 
Lisa B.
Nachtigall,M.D.
 
Nicholas Tritos
M.D., D.Sc.
 
Markella Zanni,
M.D.
 
 
 

PEDIATRICS
 
Lynne L.
Levitsky, M.D.
 
Madhusmita
Misra, M.D.
 
Paul A.
Boepple, M.D.

NEUROLOGY
 
Thomas Byrne,
M.D.

NEUROSURGERY
 
Robert L.
Martuza, M.D.
 
Brooke
Swearingen, M.D.
 
Nicholas T.
Zervas, M.D.

RADIATION ONCOLOGY

PSYCHIATRY
 
Jay S. Loeffler,
M.D.
 
Helen A. Shih
M.D., MPH
 
George
Papakostas, M.D.
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