Overview

Departments

Rheumatology

Clinical Interests
  • Non-operative management of orthopedic problems
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Inflammatory arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Musculoskeletal disorders (Bursitis, Tendinitis, Overuse)
  • Gout and pseudogout
  • Ultrasound-guided injections
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
Medical Education
  • MD, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
  • Residency, Lahey Clinic|Residency, Memorial Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital|Fellowship, Yale-New Haven Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology
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
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • 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

Minna Kohler, M.D. is the Director of the Rheumatology Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (MSKUS) Program at MGH. Dr. Kohler completed a clinical/research rheumatology fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine. Prior to this training, Dr. Kohler completed 3 years of general surgery residency, and a 2 year NIH-sponsored fellowship in Image-Guided Therapy in the Department of Radiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Kohler received diagnostic/ interventional MSKUS training in the Yale MSKUS program for surgeons in the Department of Orthopaedics/Rehabilitation. She founded the first rheumatology musculoskeletal ultrasound clinic at MGH in 2011 and actively teaches MSKUS to MGH Rheumatology, Orthopedics, IM, & Emergency Departments, Spaulding PM&R residents, and Harvard medical students. She developed the MGH rheumatology ultrasound training curriculum. She serves as key faculty for the Spaulding PM&R residency program (rotation director for rheumatology and ultrasound). Dr. Kohler is a graduate of the USSONAR (Ultrasound School of North American Rheumatologists) program and serves as a faculty mentor for training ultrasound to rheumatologists nationally.  She has been actively involved in promoting ultrasound training through the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) (MSKUS Education and RhMSUS certification exam subcommittees), has been an invited speaker and faculty instructor for courses at the ACR, AIUM, as well as other regional and international courses. Dr. Kohler has educational/research interests in point-of-care ultrasound related to arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, vasculitis, and other musculoskeletal and rheumatic diseases. She recently published the book: Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Rheumatology Review

 

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Research & Publications

Research Summary

Clinical research studies:
1. Impact of a Dedicated Academic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Clinic on Patient Care and Healthcare Costs (PI: Minna Kohler, MD)
2. 
Chemokine and cytokine expression by leukocytes in inflammatory arthritis (PI: Andrew Luster, MD)
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We are looking for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis or gout with a joint effusion.


http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Minna_Kohler

ACR Abstracts:

Development of a Collaborative Orthopedic and Rheumatology Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Program

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Training Among Rheumatology Fellowship Programs in the United States

Variable Imaging Characteristics Identified by Point-of-Care Ultrasound for Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome


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Publications

View my most recent publications at PubMed

Pilot Point-of-Care Ultrasound Curriculum at Harvard Medical School: Early Experience


Resident-Perceived Benefit of Diagnostic & Interventional Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Curriculum

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Contact

Rheumatology Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone: 617-726-7938
Fax: 617-643-1274

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