Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
55 Fruit Street, Suite 6C
Boston, MA 02114
Hours: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
The Adrenal Clinic is dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, education and support of patients with adrenal disorders via a multidisciplinary approach. We are dedicated to practicing evidence-based medicine to best treat your child while maximizing their health and development.
- Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD)
- Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
- Addison’s Disease
- Primary Adrenal insufficiency
- Secondary Adrenal insufficiency (ACTH deficiency)
- Cushing’s Disease or Syndrome
- Other adrenal disorders
About Our Clinic
We treat conditions related to the adrenal gland (including adrenal hormone deficiencies and adrenal hormone excesses), and we follow the most updated guidelines for management and treatment. We deeply value a patient and family-centered approach and strive to provide compassionate and evidence-based care. We have specialists experienced in treating many rare conditions, including congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) and Cushing’s disease.
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH): We are a referral center for CAH, which is usually diagnosed with a newborn genetic screening test, and we care for children with CAH from infancy through young adulthood. We collaborate with Genetics, Pediatric Urology, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Social Services to help children with this disorder reach their full potential. When children reach young adulthood, we offer a smooth transition to experienced adult endocrinologists and similar multidisciplinary adult care.
Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD): We work closely with physician investigators in Pediatric Neurology who are performing cutting-edge research to best care for and treat children with ALD. As Massachusetts is now a pilot state to screen for ALD on the newborn screen, we are fortunate to meet your child early and work to prevent a life-threatening adrenal crisis.
We work closely with the world-renowned Proton Beam Radiation Center (one of the largest centers in the world) to care for children who develop pituitary hormone deficiencies (including ACTH deficiency leading to adrenal insufficiency) before or following treatment of intracranial tumors.
For our patients with Cushing’s disease causing cortisol excess, we work closely with our neurosurgical team, internationally known for treatment of pituitary Cushing’s disease with minimally invasive transsphenoidal surgery and with our Proton Beam Radiation Center for radiation therapy (when this is necessary). For management of adrenal tumors causing cortisol excess, we work closely with our endocrine surgical team.
For our patients with cortisol excess, we also have a special weekly conference where many providers come together including pediatric and adult endocrinologists, pituitary neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, a neurologist and psychiatrist to discuss the best care for your child.
- Pediatric Endocrinology
- Pediatric Neurology
- Medical Genetics, genetic counseling
- Reproductive Endocrinology
- Social Services
Meet the Team
- Co-Director, Adrenal and DSD Clinics
- Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
- Co-Director, Adrenal and DSD Clinics, and the Turner Syndrome Clinic
- Division Chief, Pediatric Endocrinology
- Fritz Bradley Talbot and Nathan Bill Talbot Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
- Associate Pediatrician, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School