Hypothyroidism is a condition that affects your thyroid gland, causing it to make less thyroid hormone than it should.
Departments, Centers, & Programs:
Pediatric Endocrine Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
- MD, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
- Residency, Riley Hospital for Children
- Fellowship, University of Minnesota
American Board Certifications
- Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
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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.
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.