Neuroendocrine and Pituitary
Tumor Clinical Center (NEPTCC) Bulletin
Fall 2015 | Volume 22, Issue 1
CONGRATULATIONS MR. LOMAX!
Rodney Lomax, the Patient Service Coordinator in the Neuroendocrine and Pituitary Tumor Center, has been awarded the ?MGH 2015 Pamela J. Ellis Award.? This award honors those Hospital employees who exhibit exceptional qualities in their work. Mr. Lomax is totally dedicated to the complex pituitary patients seen in the Center. Many patients come from other states and countries and often need appointments with the neurosurgeon, radiation oncologist or neuroophthalmologist. Recognizing the difficulty of traveling to Boston for many days, Mr. Lomax works closely with all of those offices to coordinate appointments and ensure a smooth visit.
THE NEUROENDOCRINE CLINICAL CENTER WELCOMES DR. SUMAN SRINIVASA
Dr. Srinivasa earned her medical degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago, completed her residency training at New York University School of Medicine and fellowship in endocrinology at the Massachusetts General Hospital. At MGH, Dr. Srinivasa sees patients with pituitary and neuroendocrine disorders, as well as patients with HIV-related endocrinopathies and metabolic disorders. In addition, Dr. Srinivasa is also involved with consulting on inpatients, teaching and conducting clinical research studies.
NEWS OF NOTE
Anne Klibanski, M.D., Nicholas T. Zervas, M.D. and Agnes Schonbrunn, PhD in the Historic Ether Dome for the 16th Annual Nicholas T. Zervas, MD Lectureship at the Massachusetts General Hospital on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Dr. Schonbrunn is a Professor in?the Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology Medical School, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She spoke on ?Somatostatin Receptors as Therapeutic Targets: The promise, the limitations, and the opportunities?.
ANNE KLIBANSKI, MD ? ENDOCRINE SOCIETY OUTSTANDING MENTOR AWARD
This annual award recognizes a career commitment to mentoring and a significant positive impact on mentees? education and career. Dr. Klibanski has mentored more than 50 trainees, many whom have gone on to leadership roles at Harvard and other top institutions. As the first woman promoted to full Professor of Medicine at Harvard from Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Klibanski recognized the barriers women face for career advancement. She established and now oversees institutional offices for career development and mentoring for women faculty, researchers and clinicians as the Director of the Center for Faculty Development at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Klibanski is the Chief of the Neuroendocrine Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Chief Academic Officer at Partners Healthcare in Boston, MA. She is the Laurie Carrol Guthart Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Patients may qualify for research studies in the Neuroendocrine Clinical Center. We are currently accepting the following categories of patients for screening to determine study eligibility. Depending on the study, subjects may receive free?testing, medication and/or stipends.
-The Neuroendocrine Clinical Center is involved in many different research studies.
Types of studies and enrollment status changes frequently, so please call our?office (617-726-3870) or check our?webpage (massgeneral.org/neuroendocrine) for more information about potential studies which may not be listed here.Read More
CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY March 20 ? March 24, 2016
CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY: 2016
For over four decades this course has provided practicing endocrinologists and other healthcare providers with a?comprehensive review and update of recent literature in clinical endocrinology. The faculty consists of staff?endocrinologists at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School as well as nationally-renowned guest lecturers, all selected for their teaching and clinical skills. A comprehensive syllabus is provided.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:
Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education
By Mail: Harvard MED-CME, P.O. Box 825, Boston, MA 02117-0825
By Telephone: 617-384-8600
REGISTER NOW AT WWW.HMSCMEREGISTRATION.ORG/CLINICALENDOCRINOLOGY2016
PATIENTS? FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)
ABOUT TRANSSPHENOIDAL SURGERY FOR ACROMEGALY, CUSHING?S DISEASE,?NON-FUNCTIONING PITUITARY ADENOMAS AND OTHER PITUITARY ABNORMALITIESRead More
CASE RECORDS OF THE MGH NEPTCC – A PITUITARY MASS PRESENTING WITH VISUAL LOSS DURING PREGNANCY
A 30-year-old nulliparous woman presented to MGH at?34 weeks gestation with headaches and visual loss. She was referred by her ophthalmologist, who documented a bitemporal field defect with a dense left central scotoma. The visual?loss was progressive, and had worsened in the week prior to presentation. She had developed headaches three months prior to admission. The pregnancy was otherwise uncomplicated. Menses were normal before her pregnancy, and she had no history of galactorrhea, polyuria/polydipsia or other endocrine symptoms. Medical history was notable for a deep venous thrombosis three years ago, and she was being treated with low molecular weight heparin during the pregnancy. She had a history of primary hypothyroidism and had been maintained on 100 ?g of thyroxine daily for the past five years. She was otherwise healthy.Read More