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Miriam Antoinette Bredella, MD






Centers & Specialties

Cancer Center

Clinical Interests
  • Metabolic Imaging
  • MR imaging & PET of musculoskeletal neoplasms
Medical Education
  • MD, University of Hamburg School of Medicine
  • Residency, UC San Francisco
Board Certifications
  • Diagnostic Radiology
Foreign Languages
  • German
  • French
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - ACD
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - PBO
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Maine Community Health Options (MCHO)
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

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Dr. Bredella is Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School and a musculoskeletal radiologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) where she serves as the Director of Musculoskeletal Research. She received her MD degree from the University of Hamburg, Germany in 1997. After a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Osteoporosis and Arthritis Research Group (OARG) in the Department of Radiology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), she completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at UCSF where she also served as Chief Resident. She pursued a fellowship in musculoskeletal imaging and interventions at MGH. After completing fellowship training in 2005, she joined the faculty of MGH and Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Bredella established a multidisciplinary clinical research program in the area of metabolic imaging that combines innovative translational, clinical, and outcomes research. Her research focuses on the effects of different fat depots on bone metabolism in states of under- and overnutrition. Dr. Bredella has developed new imaging techniques to quantify brown adipose tissue, intramyocellular lipids (IMCL), intrahepatic lipids, and muscle mitochondrial function and examined their effects on bone, insulin resistance and cardiovascular risk in subjects with obesity, insulin resistance, growth hormone disorders, and anorexia nervosa (AN). Since joining the faculty at MGH, she has been continuously grant funded as principle investigator by the NIH.  Dr. Bredella is on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research (JBMR) and Skeletal Radiology and is a Founding Editorial Board member of the Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery.   She is the recipient of multiple awards, including the Annual Investigator Award from the Academy of Radiology Research and the Presidents Medal of the International Skeletal Society. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Academy of Radiology Research.

Research & Publications


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