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Minna J. Kohler, MD

  • Director, Rheumatology Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Program


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Clinical Interests
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Musculoskeletal disorders (Bursitis, Tendinitis, Overuse)
  • Gout and pseudogout
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Non-operative management of orthopedic problems
  • Inflammatory arthritis
  • Ultrasound-guided injections
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound
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
Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Existing Patients
Patient Gateway
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 - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Maine Community Health Options (MCHO)
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • 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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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


Research & Publications

Research Summary

Clinical research studies:

  1. Impact of a Dedicated Academic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Clinic on Patient Care and Healthcare Costs (PI: Minna Kohler, MD)
  2. Chemokine and cytokine expression by leukocytes in inflammatory arthritis (PI: Andrew Luster, MD)

- We are looking for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis or gout with a joint effusion.

ACR Abstracts:

Development of a Collaborative Orthopedic and Rheumatology Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Program

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Training Among Rheumatology Fellowship Programs in the United States

Variable Imaging Characteristics Identified by Point-of-Care Ultrasound for Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome

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View my most recent publications at PubMed

Pilot Point-of-Care Ultrasound Curriculum at Harvard Medical School: Early Experience

Resident-Perceived Benefit of Diagnostic & Interventional Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Curriculum


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 1: 617-726-7938
Phone 2: 781-487-6006

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