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

Endocrine Surgery

The Endocrine Surgery team has expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands as well as endocrine tumors in the gastrointestinal tract and pancreas. We collaborate with colleagues from endocrinology, gastroenterology, nephrology, radiology, medical oncology, and radiation oncology to provide multidisciplinary care to all patients.

Treatments & Services

Adrenal

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.

Bone

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.

Diabetes

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

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

Frederick T Drake, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine,

Alan P Farwell, MD

Director, Endocrine Clinics, Associate Professor of Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Poorani N Goundan, MD

Instructor of Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Dong Wook Kim, MD

Assistant Professor , Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine,

Stephanie L Lee, MD, PhD

Associate Chief, Section of Endocrinology, Nutrition and Diabetes, , Associate Professor of Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine,

Sun Y Lee, MD

Instructor of Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Special Interests

Thyroid disease

David McAneny, MD

Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs, Professor of Surgery and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Andrea L Merrill, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Elizabeth N Pearce, MD

Endocrine Fellowship Program Director, Professor of Medicine, Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine

Special Interests

Thyroid disorders

Ivania M Rizo, MD

Director of Obesity Medicine, Assistant Professor Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Teviah E Sachs, MD, MPH

Section Chief, Surgical Oncology, Associate Professor of Surgery, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine,

Special Interests

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

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Kavita Sharma, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

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 referral consult, along with recent blood tests, radiology results, demographics and medical information to us at 617.638.6756. Once we have received this information, we will contact you to schedule an appointment.

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.

Algorithm

Adrenal Incidentaloma Quality Improvement Project algorithm image

 

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AIQIP Team

Referrals:
BMC Surgical Endocrinology
617.414.8060

BMC Endocrinology
617.638.7470

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.