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Markella V. Zanni, MD

  • Phone: 617-726-7948
Department of Medicine
Clinical Interests
Pituitary tumors
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Harvard Medical School
Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
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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Foreign Languages
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients

BiographyMarkella V. Zanni, MD, is a physician in the Massachusetts General Hospital Neuroendocrine Clinical Center (MGH NECC), a Faculty member in the Neuroendocrine Unit at MGH, and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is a clinical researcher in the MGH Program in Nutritional Metabolism and she studies metabolic and cardiovascular complications of inflammation.

ResearchDr. Zanni is a clinical researcher who studies metabolic and cardiovascular complications of inflammation. Specifically, her research interests include the role of systematic inflammation in mediating cardiovascular and metabolic compilation in a variety of disease states including obesity, HIV, and psoriasis. Dr. Zanni is also interested in the neuroendocrine regulation of obesity.


View my most recent publications at PubMed

Zanni MV*, Burdo TH*, Makimura H, Williams KC, Grinspoon SK. Relationship between Monocyte/Macrophage Activation Marker Soluble CD163 and Insulin Resistance in Obese and Normal-Weight Subjects. Clin Endocrinol. 2011 Nov 19. (PMID 22098563)  

Zanni MV*, Abbara SA*, Lo J, Wai B, Hark D, Marmarelis E, Grinspoon SK. "Increased Coronary Atherosclerotic Plaque Vulnerability by Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography in HIV-Infected Men." AIDS. 2013 May 15;27(8):1263-72. PMC3740057

Zanni MV*, Kelesidis* T, Fitzgerald ML, Lo J, Abbara S, Wai B, Marmarelis E, Hernandez NJ, Yang OO, Currier JS, Grinspoon SK. HDL redox activity is increased in HIV-infected men in association with macrophage activation and noncalcified coronary atherosclerotic plaque. Antivir Ther. 2014 Feb 17. Epub ahead of print. PMID 24535655. 

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