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Deborah M. Mitchell, MD

  • Phone: 617-726-2909
Departments
Department of Pediatrics

Specialties

  • MassGeneral Hospital for Children
  • Endocrinology
Clinical Interests
General pediatric endocrinology
Bone and mineral metabolism
Locations
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Salem: North Shore Medical Center
Medical Education
MD, Harvard Medical School
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Patient Gateway
Yes, learn more
Patient Age Group
Pediatric
Accepting New Patients
Yes

Research

Dr. Mitchell's research is concerned with factors which promote optimal bone growth and mineralization during childhood and adolescence, with a goal of preventing osteoporosis and fractures in adults. She is currently investigating bone accrual and microarchitecture in children with type 1 diabetes, a condition known to increase the risk of bone fragility. Her goal is to better understand why patients with diabetes are at increased risk of fracture in order to be able to design and test therapies to strengthen bones in this population.

Publications 

McCormack S., Mitchell D.M., Woo M., Levitsky L.L, Ross D.S., and Misra M. 2009 Radioactive iodine for hyperthyroidism in children and adolescents: referral rate and response to treatment. Clin Endocrinol. 71, 884-91.

Mitchell, D.M. and Juppner, H. 2010. Regulation of calcium homeostasis and bone metabolism in the fetus and neonate. Curr. Opin. Endocrinol. Diabetes Obes 17, 25-30.

Mitchell D.M., Regan S., Cooley M.R., Lauter K.B., Vrla M.C., Becker C.B., Burnett-Bowie S.M., and Mannstadt M. 2012. Long-term follow-up of patients with hypoparathyroidism. Jnl Clin Endocrinol Metab 97, 4507-14.

Mitchell D.M.,Henao M.P., Finkelstein J.S., and Burnett-Bowie S.M. 2012. Prevalence and predictors of vitamin D deficiency in healthy adults. Endocrine Practice 18, 914-23.

Understanding healthy bone growth in childhood to improve long-term quality of life

Childhood is a critical time for bone health. Approximately 90% of peak bone mass is acquired by age 18, with about 50% of this acquired during the pubertal growth spurt. As a pediatrician, my research goal is to better understand the factors which impact bone growth and mineralization during this important window in order to maximize long-term bone health.

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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