About Takara Stanley, MD

Takara Stanley, MD, is a pediatric endocrinologist with particular interests in neuroendocrinology, metabolism, and obesity. She completed pediatric residency at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children (MGHfC) in 2006, and a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at MGHfC in 2009. She directs the pediatric endocrine fellowship training program at MGHfC.  She is active in the Pediatric Endocrine Society, for which she currently chairs the Drug and Therapeutics committee.  

Dr. Stanley is active in clinical research investigating hormonal, metabolic, and body composition abnormalities in obesity and HIV-infection, as well as the relationship between growth hormone dynamics and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).   She also has a strong interest in characterizing the endocrine and metabolic characteristics of individuals with Williams Syndrome.  


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Mass General for Children: Pediatric Endocrine Program and Diabetes Center
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-2909

Medical Education

  • MD, Harvard Medical School (Massachusetts)
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

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

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My general research interest is the interrelationship between body fat distribution, pituitary hormone dynamics, and metabolic abnormalities such as insulin resistance and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).  As a member of the MGH Program in Nutritional Metabolism, I have worked primarily on clinical research investigating abnormalities in growth hormone dynamics resulting from states of visceral obesity, and the relationship of altered growth hormone to NAFLD and other cardiometabolic abnormalities that accompany obesity.   I have also done work investigating endocrine and metabolic features of Williams Syndrome.  Learn more about research at the Pediatric Endocrine Program and Diabetes Center.


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