About Madhusmita Misra, MD, MPH

Dr. Misra completed her fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at Mass General Hospital (MGH) and Masters in Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. She is Chief of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at MGHfC, Associate Director of the Harvard Catalyst Translational and Clinical Research Center (MGH) and Director of the Pediatric Endocrine-Sports Endocrine-Neuroendocrine Lab (MGH). Dr. Misra has chaired the Drugs and Therapeutics Committee, the Steering Committee for the Fellow Spring Retreat, and the Research Affairs Council of the Pediatric Endocrine Society (PES). She is an ex-Director and now President of the PES, and on the Subboard of Endocrinology for the ABP. Dr. Misra has received the John Haddad Young Investigator Award (AIMM-ASBMR), the Janet W. McArthur Award (Women in Endocrinology), the Claflin Distinguished Scholar Award (MGH) and the Rita M. Kelley, MD, Fellowship (MGH). She is an ex-NIH study section member.

Dr. Misra specializes in neuroendocrine and bone disorders. She is internationally known for her work on neuroendocrine, metabolic and bone complications of disorders that span the weight spectrum from anorexia nervosa to obesity, as well as autism spectrum disorders, and her work has led to major strides in the clinical management of these conditions. Given her work on reproductive and bone dysfunction in the female athlete, she has been identified as an expert on endocrine issues in athletes by the Female Athlete Triad Coalition. Dr. Misra has a special clinical interest in pituitary disorders, and her panel includes children with some of the most complex pituitary tumors. She is associated with the multidisciplinary Neuroendocrine Clinical Center at MGH, and is often asked to provide second opinions on complex pituitary cases. In addition, Dr. Misra sees children with growth and puberty disorders, reproductive, adrenal and thyroid disorders, and children with diabetes.

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Pediatric Endocrine Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-726-2909
Phone: 617-726-5790
Fax: 617-724-0581

Medical Education

  • MPH, Harvard T. H Chan School of Public Health
  • MBBS, SCB Medical College
  • MD, University of Utkalb
  • Residency, Maimonides Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Endocrinology, American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Endocrinology, American Board of Pediatrics

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View my most recent research

Research within the Pediatric Endocrine-Neuroendocrine-Sports Endocrine Lab aims to further knowledge about endocrine, bone, neurocognitive and neuropsychiatric outcomes in athletes, girls with low-weight eating disorders, teenagers and young adults undergoing bariatric surgery, children with diabetes and those with autism spectrum disorders.

Ongoing studies include the following:

Learn more about research at the Pediatric Endocrine Program and Diabetes Center.


  • View my most recent publications at PubMed

    Selected Original Articles (from over 100)

    1. Misra M, Katzman DK, Miller KK, Mendes N, Snelgrove D, Russell M, Goldstein MA, Ebrahimi S, Clauss L, Weigel T, Mickley D, Schoenfeld D, Herzog DB, Klibanski A. Physiologic Estrogen Replacement Increases Bone Density in Adolescent Girls with Anorexia Nervosa. J Bone Miner Res 2011;26:2430-8

    2. Ackerman KE, Nazem T, Chapko C, Russell M, Mendes N, Taylor AP, Bouxsein ML, Misra M. Bone Microarchitecture is Impaired in Adolescent Amenorrheic Athletes Compared with Eumenorrheic Athletes and Non-Athletic Controls. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2011;96:3123-33.

    Selected Reviews (from over 50)

    1. Misra M, Pacaud D, Petryk A, Collett-Solberg P, Kappy M, on behalf of the D&T Committee of the LWPES. Vitamin D Deficiency in Children and its Management: Review of Current Knowledge and Recommendations. Pediatrics 2008; 122: 398-417.

    2. Misra M. Effects of Hypogonadism on Bone Metabolism in Adolescent and Young Adult Women. Nature Reviews Endocrinology 2012;8(7):395-404

    3. Misra M, Klibanski A. Endocrine Consequences of Anorexia Nervosa. The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology. In Press

    Clinicopathological Conferences

    1. Smith E, Loeffler J, Misra M, Pomerantz S, Stemmer-Rachamimov A, Post M. Case records of the MGH: Case 37-2008. A 17-year-old boy with a pituitary tumor and skull abnormalities. New Eng J Med 2008;359:2367-77

    2. Misra M, Parangi S, Ross D, Sadow P, Shailam R. Case records of the MGH: Case 38-2010: a 13-year-old girl with an enlarging neck mass. New Eng J Med 2010;363:2445-54