Pediatric Endocrinology

The Endocrinology Program at Children's Hospital Boston is a multi-disciplinary program dedicated to the care of infants, children, adolescents and young adults with a wide range of endocrine disorders.

The Boston Children’s Hospital Endocrinology program provides comprehensive diagnosis, treatment and management for patients with disorders of the adrenal gland. These include but are not limited:

  • Underactive adrenal glands (e.g., Addison’s disease, other forms of adrenal insufficiency)
  • Overactive adrenal glands (e.g., Cushing syndrome)
  • Adrenal enzyme deficiencies (e.g., congenital adrenal hyperplasia)
  • Adrenal tumors (e.g., pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma).

Your Visit

We ask all patients to provide relevant medical history, including growth data, recent laboratory tests, medical reports, and imaging studies forwarded to us so they can be reviewed prior to the visit. Patients should plan to arrive 20 minutes prior to the appointment to allow for registration.. Parking is available across the street from the hospital, and valet parking is available at the Main Entrance.

Because we are a teaching hospital for the Harvard Medical School, a physician-in-training may see your child in addition to an attending staff physician. Please plan to spend at least 90 minutes for your appointment, with additional time if laboratory studies or x-rays are ordered. We will likely ask you to schedule a shorter follow-up appointment to review the results of any testing that is performed.

Services Offered

  • Multidisciplinary team including physicians, endocrine nurses, social workers, and nutritionists
  • Specialized laboratory testing, including genetic testing, imaging, and provocative or functional testing (e.g., ACTH stimulation testing) performed in the Center for Ambulatory Treatment and Clinical Research (CAT/CR)
  • Education regarding specific treatments
  • Whole body imaging using MRI when indicated for metastatic or familial syndromes
  • When appropriate, coordination with other services at Children’s Hospital Boston (including physicians from General Surgery, Urology, Oncology, Radiology)

Personnel

Children’s Hospital Boston Division of Endocrinology

David Breault, MD, PhD

Joseph Majzoub, MD

Shana McCormack, MD

Lisa Topor, MD, MMSc

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