About Janaki Vakharia, MD

Janaki D. Vakharia is a combined adult and pediatric endocrinologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and MassGeneral for Children. She obtained her medical degree at the Jacob’s School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in Buffalo, NY and completed her Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency program at Brown University’s Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, RI and her combined endocrinology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is a clinical expert in adult bone disorders and osteoporosis, diabetes, and pediatric endocrine conditions.  Her research interests are focused on improving health care delivery for young adults with chronic endocrine conditions as they transition to the adult health care setting. Dr. Vakharia is the founder and director of the Diabetes Collaborative Care Clinic for Young Adults at the MGH Diabetes Center, which is a care model that focuses on young adults' diabetes care, mental health, and overall well-being as they transition to the adult care setting.

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Locations

Mass General for Children: Pediatric Endocrine Program and Diabetes Center
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-2909

Mass General Endocrinology: Diabetes Clinical Center
50 Staniford St.
Suite 340
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-8722
Fax: 617-724-8534

Mass General Endocrinology: Thyroid Associates
55 Fruit St.
Suite 730
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-8720
Fax: 617-724-2718

Medical Education

  • MD, Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
  • Residency, Hasbro Children's Hospital/Lifespan
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

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Research

Dr. Vakharia?s interests are focused on improving health care delivery for young adults with chronic endocrine conditions as they transition to the adult health care setting and understanding the gaps in endocrine providers? knowledge and resources for caring for complex young adult patients. She has designed a novel care model for young adults with diabetes that focuses on patients? diabetes care, mental health, and overall well-being as they transition to the adult care setting. Dr. Vakharia has conducted a mixed methods pilot feasibility study on this model and plans to continue with quality improvement, observational, and qualitative studies to better understand how to support and enhance comprehensive care for young adults with diabetes and other chronic endocrine conditions.

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