Neuroendocrine and Pituitary Tumor Clinical Center
Massachusetts General Hospital
The Neuroendocrine and Pituitary Tumor Clinical Center provides a multidisciplinary
approach to patients with pituitary and hypothalamic disorders.
Endocrinologists, Neurologists, and Neurosurgeons and Radiation Oncologists
participate in the management of such patients. Staff members hold
faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School. The Center is a
national referral center for the evaluation and treatment of pituitary
tumors, recurrent pituitary adenomas, and tumors or disorders of
the hypothalamic-pituitary region. The Center is ideally suited
for the referral diagnosis and management of patients with pituitary
tumors, including prolactinomas, Cushing's disease, acromegaly,
nonfunctioning pituitary tumors, recurrent pituitary adenomas, and
pituitary and hypothalamic disorders which lead to adrenal, thyroid,
ovarian, or testicular deficiency. Patients can be referred for
the development of a treatment plan in conjunction with their primary
physician, for a second opinion, or for ongoing management by the
- Endocrinologists in the Center are experienced in the chronic
administration of replacement hormones and in the use of drugs
which block hormone excess syndromes. They are experienced in
the use of investigational drugs for the treatment of prolactin
and growth hormone disorders. They have been at the forefront
of medical therapy for pituitary disorders with the use of new
dopamine agonists for prolactinomas and somatostatin analogues
- Neurosurgical involvement in the Center ensures prompt surgical
intervention when necessary.
- Input from the Department of Radiation Medicine facilitates
the planning of therapy.
- Neurologists are available for the pharmacological treatment
of headaches, seizures, and hypothalamic syndromes.
- The Neuroendocrine Clinical Nurse offers patient education,
including teaching self-administration of medications requiring
Anne Klibanski, M.D., Director, The Neuroendocrine and Pituitary Tumor Clinical Center
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Scheduling and Referrals: The Massachusetts General Hospital
Neuroendocrine and Pituitary Tumor Clinical Center is located on the lst floor (Suite 112) of Zero Emerson Place, Boston, Massachusetts, (off Blossom Street) and directly across the street from the Massachusetts
General Hospital Gray Lobby.
Outpatient clinical visits and inpatient consultations can be arranged
calling The Neuroendocrine and Pituitary Tumor Clinical Center Office at (617) 726-7948.