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Lynne (Lynne) L. Levitsky, MD

  • Asasociate Professor, Harvard Medical School
  • Co-Director Turner Syndrome Clinic


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General pediatric endocrinologist with a special interest in growth disorders including Turner Syndrome, and diabetes mellitus



Centers & Specialties

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests
  • Turner's syndrome
  • Pediatric endocrinology
  • Growth disorders
  • Disorders of sexual differentiation
  • Neuroendocrinology
  • Cushing's disease
  • Adrenal disorders
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Diabetes mellitus type 1
  • Diabetes mellitus type 2
  • Diabetes
  • Endocrinology
  • Thyroid and adrenal disorders
  • Thyroid disorders
Medical Education
  • MD, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Fellowship, University of Maryland Medical System
Board Certifications
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Existing Patients
Patient Gateway
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - ACD
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - PBO
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Maine Community Health Options (MCHO)
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary

My laboratory was the first to describe the use of alternative substrates to glucose by the neonatal primate brain, and to document gluconeogenesis in fetal life. We now have  worked on modulating transcription factor function in the pancreatic beta cell in order to reconstruct the beta cell in other cell types. We  developed a “superpromoter” transcription factor which enhances action in cell types cognate with beta cells.

My major clinical research work focuses on the continuation of the TODAY study, an NIH-funded trial of treatments for type 2 diabetes in children and Adolescents. We have demonstrated that the “fat paradox”, the protective effect of obesity on complications of diabetes, extends to retinopathy in the young. The mechanism of this effect is presently being examined. The patients in this trial are being followed into adulthood so that the natural history of type 2 diabetes in young people can be elucidated. We also will be participating in studies of long-acting growth hormone products in children with growth hormone deficiency. Learn more about research at the Pediatric Endocrine Program and Diabetes Center.


View my most recent publications at PubMed

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

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