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Alyssa L. Halper, MD, MS

  • Attending Physician in Pediatric Endocrinology at Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Instructor at Harvard Medical School

617-726-2909

Accepting New Patients

Overview

Alyssa Halper is a board certified Pediatrician and a board eligible Pediatric Endocrinologist with a specific interest in adrenal disorders.

Departments

Pediatrics

Centers & Specialties

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests
  • Adrenal disorders
  • Growth disorders
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Pubertal disorders
  • Pituitary disorders
  • Diabetes mellitus type 1
  • Pediatric endocrinology
  • Diabetes
  • Endocrinology
  • Thyroid and adrenal disorders
Medical Education
  • MD, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • Residency, Riley Hospital for Children
  • Fellowship, University of Minnesota
Board Certifications
  • Pediatrics
Locations
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Braintree: Blue Hills Medical Center
  • Danvers: The Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
  • Foxborough: Brigham and Women's/Mass General Health Care Center at Patriot Place
  • Salem: North Shore Medical Center
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 - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • 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.

Patient Age Group
Pediatric
Provider Gender
Female

Biography

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.

Research & Publications

Research Summary

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.

 

Multimedia

Contact

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

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