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Neuroendocrine and Pituitary
Tumor Clinical Center (NEPTCC) Bulletin

Winter 2019/2020 | Volume 25, Issue 1

Services Available

Facilities

The Neuroendocrine and Pituitary Tumor Clinical Center is located on the 1st floor (Suite 140) of the Cox Building at the Massachusetts General Hospital. A test center is available for complete outpatient diagnostic testing, including ACTH (Cortrosyn) stimulation; insulin tolerance; CRH stimulation; oral glucose tolerance and growth hormone stimulation testing. Testing for Cushing’s syndrome can also be arranged, including bilateral inferior petrosal sinus ACTH sampling for patients with ACTH-dependent Cushing’s syndrome.

 

Neuroendocrine and Pituitary Tumor Clinical Conference

A weekly interdisciplinary conference is held to discuss all new patients referred to the Center and to review patient management issues. It is a multidisciplinary conference, attended by members of the Neuroendocrine, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry and Radiation Oncology services.

 

Physicians’ Pituitary Information Service (PPIS)

Physicians with questions about pituitary disorders may contact the PPIS at (617) 726-3965 within the Boston area or toll free at (888) 429-6863, or e-mail to pituitary.info@partners.org. This Service is supported in part by unrestricted educational grants from Chiasma, Strongbridge and Ipsen.

 

Scheduling

Outpatient clinical consultations can be arranged by calling the Neuroendocrine and Pituitary Tumor Clinical Center Office at (617) 726-7948.

 

Acknowledgements

The MGH Neuroendocrine and Pituitary Tumor Clinical Center Bulletin was supported in part by unrestricted educational grants from Ascendis Pharma, Strongbridge and Tiburio. Other financial relationships may exist between these companies and The Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Beverly MK Biller, Editor of the MGH Neuroendocrine and Pituitary Tumor Clinical Center Bulletin, has been the primary investigator on research grants to the Neuroendocrine Unit from Crinetics, Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Millendo, NovoNordisk and Novartis and occasionally consults for Aeterna Zentaris, Ascendis, Crinetics, Chiasma, Merck-Serono, Midatech, NovoNordisk, Ono, and Tiburio.

 

MGH Neuroendocrine and Pituitary Tumor Clinical Center Bulletin

Massachusetts General Hospital
100 Blossom Street, Cox 112
Boston, Massachusetts 02114

Supervising Staff

 

Endocrinology:

Karen K Miller, MD
Chief, Neuroendocrine Unit

Lisa Nachtigall, MD
Center Clinical Director

Beverly MK Biller, MD

Laura Dichtel, MD

Alex Faje, MD

Lindsay Fourman, MD

Steven Grinspoon, MD

Melanie Schorr Haines, MD

Anne Klibanski, MD

Elizabeth Lawson, MD

Janet Lo, MD

Suman Srinivasa, MD

Mabel Toribio, MD

Nicholas Tritos, MD, DSc

Markella Zanni, MD

 

Neurology:

Thomas N Byrne, MD

 

Neurosurgery:

Brooke Swearingen, MD

Pamela S. Jones, MD

Nicholas T Zervas, MD (emeritus)

 

Radiation Oncology:

Jay S Loeffler, MD
Chief, Radiation Oncology

Helen A Shih, MD

 

Psychiatry:

Gregory L Fricchione, MD

Ana Ivkovic, MD

 

Pediatric Endocrinology:

Madhusmita Misra, MD, MPH

Takara L Stanley, MD

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