Neuroendocrine Clinical Center
Massachusetts General Hospital
The Neuroendocrine Clinical Center provides a multidisciplinary
approach to patients with pituitary and hypothalamic disorders.
Endocrinologists, Neurologists, andNeurosurgeons 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, Neuroendocrine Clinical Center
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Scheduling and Referrals:
The Massachusetts General Hospital Neuroendocrine 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 Clinical Center Office at (617) 726-7948.
Multidisciplinary Neuroendocrine Center
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, New York
The Multidisciplinary Neuroendocrine Center at the University of Rochester provides comprehensive care to patients with pituitary and hypothalamic disorders. Bringing together the expertise of endocrinologists, neurosurgeons, and affiliated physicians in Radiation Oncology, Neuroimaging and Neuro-ophthalmology, the Center is a regional referral center for the evaluation and treatment of pituitary tumors and tumors or disorders of the hypothalamic-pituitary region.
At the Center:
- We offer detailed outpatient evaluation of all disorders affecting the endocrine function of the pituitary gland and hypothalamus by coordinating office visits, hormone testing, radiologic studies and visual field evaluations.
- All patients receive simultaneous neurosurgical and endocrinologic evaluation and, when appropriate, plans are made for input from specialists in radiation oncology, neuro-ophthalmology, neurology, reproductive medicine, and genetic counseling.
- After each visit, every patient has a diagnostic and therapeutic plan, and these plans are coordinated with the referring physician so that continuity of care is assured.
In addition to providing comprehensive neuroendocrine care to our patients, the Center also helps coordinate information resources important to patients, to their families and loved ones, and to referring physicians. The Center actively organizes support groups, provides links to web-based information, and is a participant in the Pituitary Network of America (PNA), the Hormone Society, Pituitary Disorders Education and Support (PDES), the Pituitary Society and the Cushing’s Support and Research Foundation. The faculty of the Center also provide continuing medical education (CME) to physicians throughout upstate New York, and are active in regional and national professional organizations dedicated to the care of patients with pituitary and hypothalamic disorders.
By creating a unique collaboration between surgeons and physicians from several clinical disciplines, the Center brings together the best minds and talents in the field to provide the best possible clinical care for patients. It also fosters research for novel therapies and clinical trials in order to improve our treatments for patients with neuroendocrine diseases.
G. Edward Vates, MD, PhD Co-Director, Multidisciplinary Neuroendocrine Center
Laura Calvi, MD, Co-Director, Multidisciplinary Neuroendocrine Center
Vist our Webpage: http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/neurosurgery/neuroendocrine/
Scheduling and Referrals:
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