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Takara Leah Stanley, MD


Takara Stanley is a clinician in the MGH Pediatric Endocrine Unit and a clinical investigator in the Pediatric Endocrine Unit and Program in Nutritional Metabolism.

Department of Pediatrics


  • MassGeneral Hospital for Children
  • Endocrinology
  • Diabetes
Clinical Interests
General pediatric endocrinology
Pituitary disorders
Obesity medicine
Diabetes mellitus type 2
Diabetes mellitus type 1
Growth and nutritional disorders
Endocrine issues in Williams Syndrome
Endocrine issues in Trisomy 21
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Harvard Medical School
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatric Endocrinology, American Board of Pediatrics
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Takara Stanley, MD, is a pediatric endocrinologist with particular interests in neuroendocrinology and obesity.  She completed pediatric residency at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children (MGHfC) in 2006, and she completed fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at MGHfC in 2009. 


My general research interest is the interrelationship between body fat distribution, pituitary hormone dynamics, and metabolic abnormalities such as insulin resistance and dyslipidemia.  As a member of the MGH Program in Nutritional Metabolism, I have worked primarily on clinical research investigating abnormalities in growth hormone dynamics resulting from states of visceral obesity, and the relationship of altered growth hormone to other cardiometabolic abnormalities that accompany obesity.

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Pediatric Endocrine Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-2909

Pediatric Endocrine Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-2909


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