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Monday, June 22, 2015
Madhusmita Misra, MD, MPH, has been named the chief of Pediatric Endocrinology at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), effective July 1, 2015. In her role, Misra will oversee all clinical, research and educational pediatric endocrinology services and work closely with MGHfC leadership.
“We are very fortunate that Dr. Misra has accepted this opportunity to lead the Pediatric Endocrine division at MGHfC. She succeeds Dr. Lynne Levitsky, an internationally recognized leader in this specialty who has built and enhanced our superb pediatric endocrine program during the long period of her leadership,” said Ronald Kleinman, MD, Physician-in-Chief of MGHfC. “I look forward now to working with Dr. Misra and the members of the Pediatric Endocrine division.”
Misra obtained her medical degree from Utkal University in Bhubaneswar, India, and her master’s degree in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. She completed her residency training at Maimonides Medical Center in New York and her fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at Massachusetts General Hospital.
“I am delighted to take on the role of chief of the division of Pediatric Endocrinology at MGHfC,” said Misra. “I hope to further strengthen an already outstanding program and I look forward to developing new collaborations and opportunities across our divisions.”
Misra specializes in neuroendocrinology and disorders of low bone density, and is often sought after for second opinions for complex pituitary cases managed at other hospitals. She has been consistently funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is known internationally for her research on neuroendocrine, metabolic and bone complications of disorders that span the nutritional spectrum, from anorexia nervosa to the female athlete with amenorrhea to obesity, and autism spectrum disorders. Her work in these areas has led to advancements in the clinical management of these conditions. She has a special interest in pituitary disorders and her clinical panel includes children with some of the most complex pituitary tumors. Given her work on reproductive and bone dysfunction in female athletes, the Female Athlete Triad Coalition has also identified Misra as an expert on endocrine issues in exercise-induced amenorrhea.
In addition to her clinical and research roles, Misra has held leadership roles for many training and research programs. She served as director of the pediatric endocrine training program at MGHfC and co-chair of the MGHfC Research Council. Misra chaired the Drugs and Therapeutics of the Pediatric Endocrine Society (PES). She is currently the Associate Director of the Harvard Catalyst Clinical Research Center (HCCRC) at Massachusetts General Hospital, and the lead Medical Research Officer for the HCCRC. She is chair of the Research Affairs Council of the PES and a study section member of the NIH. An RO1 funded investigator and author of more than 170 papers and monographs, Misra is the recipient of many awards, including the Janet W. McArthur Award from Women in Endocrinology and the John Haddad Young Investigator Award from the AIMM-ASBMR.
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