Overview

Departments

Neuroendocrinology

Medicine

Clinical Interests
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Acromegaly
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Amenorrhea
  • Cushing's syndrome
Medical Education
  • MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Endocrinology
  • Diabetes & Metabolism
Locations
  • 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
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

Patient Age Group
Adult
Gender
Female

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Biography

Karen K. Miller, MD is a clinician in the Neuroendocrine Clinical Center and a faculty member in the Neuroendocrine Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.  She is an NIH-funded clinical researcher who studies the neuroendocrine regulation of body composition and brain function, with a focus on hormone deficiency and excess states, including growth hormone and androgens, on body composition and brain function.  Awards in recognition of her work have included The Endocrine Society International Award for Excellence in Published Clinical Research in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism in 2006.  She is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary
Dr. Miller is an NIH-funded clinical researcher who studies the neuroendocrine regulation of body composition and brain function, with a focus on hormone deficiency and excess states, including growth hormone and androgens, on body composition and brain function.  Her research interests include hypopituitarism, acromegaly, androgen deficiency and replacement therapy in women and growth hormone deficiency and replacement therapy.
Publications
  1. Miller KK et al. Androgen deficiency in women with hypopituitarism. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2001; 86:561-7.
  2. Miller KK et al. Effects of testosterone replacement in androgen-deficient women with hypopituitarism: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2006; 91:1683-90.
  3.  Miller KK et al. Growth hormone deficiency after treatment of acromegaly: a randomized, placebo-controlled study of growth hormone replacement. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2010; 95(2):567-77.
  4. Dichtel LE et al.  Overweight/obese adults with pituitary disorders require lower peak growth hormone cut-off values on glucagon stimulation testing to avoid overdiagnosis of growth hormone deficiency.  J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014 (in press).

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Contact

Neuroendocrine and Pituitary Tumor Clinical Center
Zero Emerson Place
Suite 112
Boston MA, 02114-2217
Phone: 617-726-7948

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