Treatment Centers & Resources

Neuroendocrine Clinical Center

Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston, Massachusetts

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 Center physicians.

  • 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 for acromegaly.
  • 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 injection.

Supervising Staff:

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 by
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.

Supervising Staff:
G. Edward Vates, MD, PhD   Co-Director, Multidisciplinary Neuroendocrine Center
Laura Calvi, MD, Co-Director, Multidisciplinary Neuroendocrine Center
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Scheduling and Referrals:
Outpatient clinical visits and inpatient consultations can be arranged by
calling 585-273-3551.