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Madhusmita Misra, MD, MPH

  • Division Chief, Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School


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Dr. Misra is Chief of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Director of the Pediatric Endocrine-Sports Endocrine-Neuroendocrine Laboratory at Mass General, and Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.



Centers & Specialties

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests
  • Growth and nutritional disorders
  • Pituitary disease
  • Cushing's syndrome
  • Disorders of calcium and bone
  • Neuroendocrinology
  • Pubertal disorders
  • Pediatric endocrinology
  • Thyroid and adrenal disorders
  • Diabetes mellitus type 1
  • Disorders of sexual differentiation
Medical Education
  • MPH, Harvard School of Public Health
  • MBBS, SCB Medical College
  • Residency, Maimonides Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Endocrinology
Foreign Languages
  • Oriya
  • Hindi/Urdu
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Patient Gateway
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Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - New York
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
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Dr. Misra completed her fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Masters in Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. She is Chief of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at MGHfC, Associate Director of the Harvard Catalyst Clinical Research Center (MGH) and Director of the Pediatric Endocrine-Sports Endocrine-Neuroendocrine Laboratory (MGH). Dr. Misra has chaired the Drugs and Therapeutics Committee, the Steering Committee for the Fellow Spring Retreat, and the Research Affairs Council of the Pediatric Endocrine Society (PES). She is currently a Director of the PES. Dr. Misra has received the John Haddad Young Investigator Award (AIMM-ASBMR), the Janet W. McArthur Award (Women in Endocrinology), the Claflin Distinguished Scholar Award (MGH) and the Rita M. Kelley, MD, Fellowship (MGH). She is an ex-NIH study section member. 

Dr. Misra specializes in neuroendocrinology and bone disorders. She is internationally known for her work on neuroendocrine, metabolic and bone complications of disorders that span the nutritional spectrum from anorexia nervosa to obesity, as well as autism spectrum disorders, and her work has led to major strides in the clinical management of these conditions. Given her work on reproductive and bone dysfunction in the female athlete, she has been identified as an expert on endocrine issues in exercise induced amenorrhea by the Female Athlete Triad Coalition. Dr. Misra has a special clinical interest in pituitary disorders, and her panel includes children with some of the most complex pituitary tumors. She is associated with the multidisciplinary Neuroendocrine Clinical Center at MGH, and is often asked to provide second opinions on complex pituitary cases managed elsewhere. In addition, Dr. Misra sees children with growth and puberty disorders, reproductive, adrenal and thyroid disorders, and children with diabetes.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary

Bone metabolism, neuroendocrine alterations in nutritional disorders including anorexia nervosa, athletic amenorrhea and obesity

Ongoing studies

Fat Mediated Modulation of Reproductive and Endocrine Function in Young Athletes

Effects of Anorexia Nervosa on Peak Bone Mass

Homeostatic and Hedonic Food Motivation Underlying Eating Disorder Trajectories

  • Bone Metabolism in Adolescents Undergoing Bariatric Surgery
  • Websites

    Pediatric Endocrine-Neuroendocrine-Sports Endocrine Research

    Adolescent Neuroendocrine Research


    View my most recent publications at PubMed

    Selected Original Articles (from over 100)

    1. Misra M, Katzman DK, Miller KK, Mendes N, Snelgrove D, Russell M, Goldstein MA, Ebrahimi S, Clauss L, Weigel T, Mickley D, Schoenfeld D, Herzog DB, Klibanski A. Physiologic Estrogen Replacement Increases Bone Density in Adolescent Girls with Anorexia Nervosa. J Bone Miner Res 2011;26:2430-8

    2. Ackerman KE, Nazem T, Chapko C, Russell M, Mendes N, Taylor AP, Bouxsein ML, Misra M. Bone Microarchitecture is Impaired in Adolescent Amenorrheic Athletes Compared with Eumenorrheic Athletes and Non-Athletic Controls. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2011;96:3123-33.

    Selected Reviews (from over 50)

    1. Misra M, Pacaud D, Petryk A, Collett-Solberg P, Kappy M, on behalf of the D&T Committee of the LWPES. Vitamin D Deficiency in Children and its Management: Review of Current Knowledge and Recommendations. Pediatrics 2008; 122: 398-417.

    2. Misra M. Effects of Hypogonadism on Bone Metabolism in Adolescent and Young Adult Women. Nature Reviews Endocrinology 2012;8(7):395-404

    3. Misra M, Klibanski A. Endocrine Consequences of Anorexia Nervosa. The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology. In Press

    Clinicopathological Conferences

    1. Smith E, Loeffler J, Misra M, Pomerantz S, Stemmer-Rachamimov A, Post M. Case records of the MGH: Case 37-2008. A 17-year-old boy with a pituitary tumor and skull abnormalities. New Eng J Med 2008;359:2367-77

    2. Misra M, Parangi S, Ross D, Sadow P, Shailam R. Case records of the MGH: Case 38-2010: a 13-year-old girl with an enlarging neck mass. New Eng J Med 2010;363:2445-54  

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