About Pouneh Fazeli, MD

Dr. Fazeli is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an attending physician in the Neuroendocrine Unit at MGH.  She attended Harvard College, the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and earned a Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2012.  Dr. Fazeli completed her residency training in internal medicine at Columbia University Medical Center in New York, where she served as Chief Resident.  She completed fellowship training in Endocrinology at MGH in 2010 and has been an attending physician in the Neuroendocrine Unit since that time.  Dr. Fazeli is a Course Director for the Longitudinal Course in Clinical Medicine at Harvard Medical School and serves as an Associate Program Director for the MGH Endocrine Division's Fellowship Training Program.  Dr. Fazeli has a particular interest in hormonal mediators of amenorrhea and infertility.

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Locations

Neuroendocrine and Pituitary Tumor Clinical Center
55 Fruit Street
Cox 140
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-726-7948

Medical Education

  • MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Residency, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, American Board of Internal Medicine

Research

Dr. Fazeli is an NIH-funded investigator.  Her research is focused in two areas:

1) Understanding hormonal adaptations to undernutrition and how they relate to the long-term consequences of undernutrition, such as loss of bone mass.  This includes studying the role of fibroblast growth factor (FGF) 21 in the human starvation response and understanding the role and function of marrow adipose tissue, a fat depot which is paradoxically increased in states of chronic undernutrition.

2) Understanding hormonal mediators of amenorrhea and infertility.

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