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Lloyd Axelrod, MD


Chief of the James Howard Means Firm, Department of Medicine

Director, Medical Grand Rounds

  • Phone: 617-726-8722
Department of Medicine
Clinical Interests
Diabetes mellitus
Adrenal disorders
Glucocorticoid therapy
Lipid disorders
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Harvard Medical School
Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Fellowship, Harvard Medical School
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, American Board of Internal Medicine
Patient Gateway
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Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients
Not Accepting New Patients


Dr. Axelrod is a practicing endocrinologist and internist and a medical educator.  He is actively engaged in the teaching of medical students, residents, endocrine fellows  and practicing physicians in his capacity as Chief of the James Howard Means Firm in the Department of Medicine at MGH.  He is the coordinator for the Department of Medicine for the Case Records of the Massachusetts General Hospital, which are published regularly in the New England Journal of Medicine.  He is also the Director of Medical Grand Rounds at the MGH. 

European restrictions on working hours have 'profound' effect on medical care and education

In the February 6 issue of JAMA, investigators from MGH and Harvard Medical School describe what is known about the impact on medical care and resident training of the European Working Time Directive and its implications for postgraduate medical education in the U.S.

New history book by MGH authors celebrates ‘wit, wisdom and untold tales’

A team of four Massachusetts General Hospital physicians and staff has published a book about MGH history: Voices of the Massachusetts General Hospital 1950–2000: Wit, Wisdom and Untold Tales.

Diabetes Unit
50 Staniford Street
3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02114-2517

Phone: 617-726-8722
Fax: 617-724-8534