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Minna J. Kohler, MD

Director, Rheumatology Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Program

  • Phone: 617-726-7938
Departments
Rheumatology
Department of Medicine
Clinical Interests
Rheumatoid and Psoriatic arthritis
Inflammatory arthritis
Osteoarthritis
Musculoskeletal disorders (Bursitis, Tendinitis, Overuse)
Gout and pseudogout
Non-operative management of orthopedic problems
Ultrasound-guided injections
Musculoskeletal ultrasound
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Locations
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
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, American Board of Internal Medicine
Rheumatology, American Board of Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Patient Gateway
Yes, learn more
Patient Age Group
Adult
Accepting New Patients
Yes

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 her rheumatology training, Dr. Kohler completed 3 years of general surgery training, 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 co-founded the first collaborative rheumatology/orthopedic MSKUS injection clinic at the Yale/West Haven CT VA Medical Center in 2009. Dr. Kohler is a graduate of the USSONAR (Ultrasound School of North American Rheumatologists) program and now serves as a faculty mentor. Dr. Kohler initiated the first dedicated rheumatology MSKUS clinic at MGH in July 2011. She is the co-director for the Harvard Medical School pilot ultrasound curriculum for medical students & representative for the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine ultrasound in medical education interest group. She is a member of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) MSKUS Education Committee and a faculty instructor for the ACR MSKUS courses. Dr. Kohler teaches MSKUS to Harvard medical students, IM residents, MGH Rheumatology, Orthopedics, & Emergency Departments, and Spaulding PM&R residents. Dr. Kohler has educational/research interests in point-of-care ultrasound as it relates to arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, vasculitis, and other musculoskeletal and rheumatic diseases.

ResearchClinical research studies- currently enrolling:
1.
Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (GTPS) (PI: Minna Kohler, MD)
- We are looking for patients age 18 and above with lateral hip pain thought to be due to trochanteric bursitis or GTPS.
- For more information about the study, please contact Dr. Naina Rastalsky, 617-726-7938.

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.
- For more information about the study, please contact Dr. Kohler or Dr. Kim, 617-726-7938.

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

American College of Rheumatology Abstracts:

http://acr.confex.com/acr/2011/webprogram/Paper18811.html
http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/acrmeeting/abstract.asp?MeetingID=799&id=108341
http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/acrmeeting/abstract.asp?MeetingID=799&id=107598

Publications

View my most recent publications at PubMed

Luz J, Johnson AH, Kohler MJ. Point-of-care Ultrasonography in the Diagnosis and Management of Superficial Peroneal Nerve Entrapement: Case Series. Foot Ankle Int. 2014 Sept 23

Kohler MJ, Amezaga M, Drozd J, Crowley ST, Gulanski B, Anderson DR, Fraenkel L. Use of a computerized order set to increase prescription of calcium and vitamin d supplementation in patients receiving glucocorticoids. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 June 28(6):825-9. 

Fraenkel L, Falzer P, Fried T, Kohler M, Peters E, Kerns R, Leventhal H. Measuring Pain Impact Versus Pain Severity Using a Numeric Rating Scale. J Gen Intern Med. 2012 May 27;(5):555-60.

Makris UE, Kohler MJ, Fraenkel L. Adverse effects of topical nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs in older adults with osteoarthritis: a systematic literature review. J Rheumatol. 2010 Jun;37(6):1236-43.

Rheumatology Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-7938
Fax: 617-643-1274

Rheumatology Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-7938
Fax: 617-643-1274

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