About Alyssa Halper, MD, MS

Alyssa Halper completed her medical school training at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida.  She then completed her pediatrics residency training at Riley Children’s Hospital/Indiana University in Indianapolis, IN followed by her pediatric endocrinology fellowship training at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN. During fellowship, she completed a masters in clinical research at the University of Minnesota.  In Minnesota, she also had the privilege of working in the multidisciplinary congenital adrenal hyperplasia clinic to gain extra expertise in this field. Her main clinical interests are CAH and ALD.

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Locations

Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital

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

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Danvers: The Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care

Pediatric Endocrine Associates
104 Endicott Street, Suite LL02
Danvers, MA 01923
Phone: 978-882-6999

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Medical Education

  • MD, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • Residency, Riley Hospital for Children
  • Fellowship, University of Minnesota

American Board Certifications

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

Accepted Insurance Plans

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Research

My research interests are in adrenal disorders, particularly congenital adrenal hyperplasia. My recent research has involved studying how periods of hypo- and hypercortisolemia and hyperandrogenemia, experienced by children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia, affect quality of life, bone mineral density, and body composition.

Publications

  • Halper A, Hooke MC, Gonzalez-Bolanos MT, Vanderburg N, Tran TN, Torkelson J, and Sarafoglou K. Health-related quality of life in children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Health and quality of life outcomes. 2017;15(1):194. PMID: 28985742. doi: 10.1186/s12955-017-0769-7.

    Halper A, Sanchez B, Hodges JS, Kelly AS, Dengel D, Nathan BM, Petryk A, and Sarafoglou K. Bone mineral density and body composition in children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Clinical Endocrinology. 2018;88(6):813-819. PMID: 29460378. doi: 10.1111/cen.13580.

    Mann E, Lunos S, Carrel E, Omann T, Halper A, Kogler A, Miller BS, Sunni M, Bellin MD, Nathan BM. Establishing the Incidence and Timing of Hypoglycemia at a Residential Diabetes Camp. 2019 May;151:146-151. PMID: 30951794. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2019.04.003.

    Halper A, Sanchez B, Hodges JS, Kelly AS, Dengel DR, Petryk A, and Sarafoglou K. Use of an aromatase inhibitor in children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia: impact of anastrozole on bone mineral density and visceral adipose tissue. Clinical Endocrinology. 2019 May 9. PMID: 31070802. doi: 10.1111/cen.14009.