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The Turner Syndrome Clinic provides compassionate care with a multidisciplinary approach. We are a subspecialty program, which means that we do not offer routine primary care but instead we offer our patients a comprehensive evaluation, specific to the needs of people with Turner syndrome. Our doctors work with patients’ primary care providers to identify specialty needs and to coordinate care and improve outcomes. Our clinic was inspired by a wish to help those with Turner syndrome obtain resources important to their well being at a single institution.
We call our clinic a wellness center to emphasize that people with Turner syndrome are generally healthy but with ongoing medical needs. We welcome, in particular, the older patient who has not found a “Turner syndrome medical home” and offer a wide range of providers.
With joint leadership between Medical Genetics and Pediatric Endocrinology, we have assembled a multidisciplinary team of medical, surgical, neuropsychological and social work specialists.
Co-Directors: Dr. Angela E. Lin, MD, Medical Genetics, Dr. Lynne L. Levitsky, MD, Pediatric Endocrinology, Dr. Frances J. Hayes, MD, Reproductive Endocrinology
Butterfly image above courtesy of Mary Ellen McDonough, RN
On the day of your clinic visit, you will meet several providers. See our team directory (pdf) for a full list of specialists serving our patients.
The Turner Syndrome Clinic provides compassionate care with a multidisciplinary approach. We are a subspecialty program, which means we offer our patients a comprehensive evaluation, specific to the needs of people with Turner syndrome. Our doctors work with patients’ primary care providers to identify specialty needs, coordinate care and improve outcomes. Our clinic was inspired by a wish to help those with Turner syndrome access resources important to their well-being at a single institution.
The Turner Syndrome Clinic emphasizes that people with Turner syndrome are generally healthy but with ongoing medical needs throughout their lives. We work as a team to help those with Turner syndrome and their families transition from infancy to adolescence, and through adulthood and their senior years
With joint leadership between Medical Genetics and Pediatric Endocrinology, we have assembled a multidisciplinary team of medical, surgical, neuropsychological and social work specialists, including:
For more information or to request an appointment, please call (617) 643–3133.
Turner syndrome is a genetic condition that affects only girls and women. It is caused by a missing or partial X chromosome. This condition may lead to different medical problems, including reduced height, late puberty, infertility and heart problems. Not every person has the same problems. Most people with Turner syndrome lead healthy lives with regular medical care and education.
Turner syndrome is a genetic condition that affects women and girls of all ages. This handout will explain Turner syndrome, the signs of Turner syndrome and the challenges that come with the disorder.
Rosie Mahoney has Turner syndrome, but doesn't let it stop her from dreaming big. With help from the Turner Syndrome Clinic at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Rosie develops the skills she needs to achieve her dreams.
In addition to practicing clinical genetics at MGHfC, I conduct clinical research in the field of birth defects surveillance. Since 1997, I have been the clinical geneticist consultant to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Birth Defects Monitoring Program (BDMP).
A first step is taken at a national level to integrate the shared goals of those interested in Turner syndrome.
Boston Globe article profiles Miriam Beit-Aharon, a patient in the MGH Turner Syndrome Clinic, whose mother, Claudette, edited a collection of essays of women living with Turner syndrome. The article mentions Co-Director Dr. Angela Lin, and her interest in the use of IVF for women with Turner syndrome.
Opened in October of 2011 under the leadership of medical geneticist Angela Lin, MD, and Lynne L. Levitsky, MD, chief of pediatric endocrinology at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) and joined by reproductive endocrinologist Frances Hayes, MD, in 2013, the Turner Syndrome Clinic at MGHfC provides comprehensive evaluation and individualized care for newborns, toddlers and adolescents with Turner syndrome.
Turner Syndrome Clinic
Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
To schedule an initial evaluation (your first appointment with our clinic), please contact the Patient Service Coordinator Sandy Massalski at 617-726-1561.
If you have already been seen in our clinic and would like to schedule a follow-up specialty appointment (for example, endocrinology, cardiology, etc.), or would like to schedule one on the same day, Sandy will assist you in contacting them. Understandably, different specialty clinics may meet on different days.
Physicians may call 888-644-3211 or use the online referral form and the Access & New Appointment Center will call your patient within 1 business day.
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