The Division of Endocrinology is staffed by internationally renowned physicians in the fields of thyroid and metabolic bone disorders, who are devoted to caring for patients and to evaluating, managing, and researching a multitude of endocrine disorders. These include thyroid abnormalities, bone and calcium metabolism, disorders of growth hormone, complications of menopause, hirsutism, polycystic ovary, hypogonadism, sexual dysfunction, infertility, lipid metabolism, endocrine hypertension, adrenal, and pituitary disorders.

Treatment Options for Common Thyroid Disorders

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Specialty Clinics

Surgical Endocrinology

Providing treatment for diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands, BMC surgeons possess a high level of expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders within the endocrine system – a collection of glands responsible for producing hormones that regulate metabolism, growth and



Adrenal vein catheterizations can be done as part of the work up for the evaluation of primary aldosteronism. These are done under the direction of an endocrinologist and are performed at Boston Medical Center’s Interventional Radiology department by skilled radiologists.


The Bone Health Care Clinic focuses on the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis along with other metabolic bone disorders, including rickets, osteomalacia, hypoparathyroidism, hyperparathyroidism, oncogenic osteomalacia, and acquired and inherited disorders of calcium, vitamin D, phosphate, bone metabolism, and ehlers-danlos syndrome.

The clinic’s state-of-the-art scanning equipment uses very low dose x-ray and allows the staff to make an immediate assessment of a patient’s bone status.


BMC’s adult diabetes program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association. Its mission is to improve health and quality of life for patients through diabetes management, education, support, advocacy, and research. Learn more here.


Thyroid treatment at BMC is nationally recognized for both clinical and research excellence. The faculty members are interested in all aspects of thyroid diseases, especially patients with hyper- and hypothyroidism, thyroid dysfunction during pregnancy, autoimmune thyroid disease, goiter, and benign and malignant thyroid nodules. The team specializes in thyroid ultrasound and fine needle aspiration biopsies, and in the use of radioactive iodine in the therapy of hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer. Patients are seen in a timely manner after consultation requests.

Our Team

Endocrinologists and Surgeons

Sara M Alexanian, MD

Director of Inpatient Diabetes

diabetes, osteoporosis, hyperparathyroidism, thyroid disease

Sonia Ananthakrishnan, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

Pituitary, General Endocrinology, Medical Education

Frederick T Drake, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

Endocrine Surgery, including Thyroid Surgery, Parathyroid Surgery, Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy, Adrenal Surgery, Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy; General Surgery, including inguinal, umbilical, and ventral hernia repairs and laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Alan P Farwell, MD

Director, Endocrine Clinics
Associate Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine

Thyroid Diseases, Thyroid Nodules, Thyroid Cancer, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism

Shirin Haddady, MD, MPH


Thyroid cancer, Thyroid nodule, Hyperthyroidism, Polycystic ovarian syndrome, Diabetes

Dong Wook Kim, MD

Assistant Professor , Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

Obesity, Malnutrition, Clinical Nutrition, Nutrition Support, Bariatric Surgery

Stephanie L Lee, MD, PhD

Associate Chief, Section of Endocrinology, Nutrition and Diabetes

Associate Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

thyroid cancer, thyroid nodule, thyroid ultrasound, radioactive iodine, thyroid biopsy

Sun Y Lee, MD

Instructor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Massachusetts
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David McAneny, MD

Vice Chair, Department of Surgery
Division Chief, General Surgery
Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine

Endocrine surgery, Surgical oncology, Pancreas surgery, Hepatobiliary surgery, GI tract surgery

Andrea L Merrill, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine

Breast Cancer, Thyroid Nodules, Thyroid Cancer, Parathyroid Adenoma, Parathyroid Hyperplasia

Katherine L Modzelewski, MD

Associate Fellowship Director of the Endocrinology Training Program

Type 1 and type 2 diabetes, diabetes technology and mobile health, thyroid disease, general endocrinology

Elizabeth N Pearce, MD


Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Thyroid disease in pregnancy, Thyroid nodules and cancer, General Endocrinology

Ivania M Rizo, MD


Diabetes Management, Weight Management, Thyroid Disorders, General Endocrinology, Medical Management of Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery

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Teviah E Sachs, MD

Section Chief, Surgical Oncology
Associate Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

Surgical Oncology, Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Cancers, Cancers of the Stomach, Sarcoma, Melanoma

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Kavita Sharma, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Weight Management, Obesity, Nutrition and Metabolic Support, Medical Management of Bariatric Surgery Patients

Devin W Steenkamp, MBChB

Director of Clinical Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes, Diabetes technology, Insulin pumps, Atypical diabetes, MODY

Patient Resources

Endocrinology Resources

The following support sites and professional organizations have been helpful resources for our patients.

Endocrinology Patient Information

If you are being referred by your primary care physician or another provider, please ask that doctor to fax a consult, along with recent blood tests, radiology results, demographics and medical information to us at 617.638.7449.

Additional Resources

Surgical Endocrinology

Research Overview

Adrenal Incidentaloma Quality Improvement Project 

Thank you for visiting our site for the Adrenal Incidentaloma Quality Improvement Project!

AIQIP is a joint effort between Endocrine Surgery, Endocrinology, and Radiology to improve the evaluation of patients after the incidental discovery of an adrenal mass. Here we will provide electronic copies of treatment algorithms, text to use for clinical notes to help with documentation of clinical workup, and more detailed information that has guided our treatment recommendations.


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Residency and Fellowship Information

Endocrinology Education

Endocrinology at Boston Medical Center is affiliated with the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). To learn about our academic and fellowship programs, please visit the BUSM website.