About Minna Kohler, MD

Minna Kohler, M.D. is the Director of the Rheumatology Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (MSKUS) Program at MGH. Dr. Kohler completed a clinical/research rheumatology fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine. Prior to this training, Dr. Kohler completed 3 years of general surgery residency, and a 2 year NIH-sponsored fellowship in Image-Guided Therapy in the Department of Radiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Kohler received diagnostic/ interventional MSKUS training in the Yale MSKUS program for surgeons in the Department of Orthopaedics/Rehabilitation. She founded the first rheumatology musculoskeletal ultrasound clinic at MGH in 2011 and actively teaches MSKUS to MGH Rheumatology, Orthopedics, IM, & Emergency Departments, Spaulding PM&R residents, and Harvard medical students. She developed the MGH rheumatology ultrasound training curriculum. She serves as key faculty for the Spaulding PM&R residency program (rotation director for rheumatology and ultrasound). Dr. Kohler is a graduate of the USSONAR (Ultrasound School of North American Rheumatologists) program and serves as a faculty mentor for training ultrasound to rheumatologists nationally.  She has been actively involved in promoting ultrasound training through the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) (MSKUS Education and RhMSUS certification exam subcommittees), has been an invited speaker and faculty instructor for courses at the ACR, AIUM, as well as other regional and international courses. Dr. Kohler has educational/research interests in point-of-care ultrasound related to arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, vasculitis, and other musculoskeletal and rheumatic diseases. She recently published the book: Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Rheumatology Review


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Rheumatology Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-726-7938
Fax: 617-643-1274

Mass General Waltham-Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
52 Second Avenue
Suite 2600
Waltham, MA 02451-1155
Phone: 617-726-7938
Phone: 781-487-6006

Medical Education

  • MD, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
  • Residency, Lahey Clinic
  • Residency, Memorial Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Fellowship, Yale-New Haven Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Rheumatology, American Board of Internal Medicine

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