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Bruce A. Boston M.D.

Associate Professor, Pediatric Endocrinology

Chief, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology

Director, Pediatric Endocrinology Training Program

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  • M.D., Oregon Health and Science University, Portland Oregon 1988
  • Residency:

    • Pediatrics, Oregon Health & Science University, 1991
  • Fellowship:

    • Pediatric endocrinology, Oregon Health & Science University, 1995
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Pediatrics, 1991

Memberships and associations

  • Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society


  • "Failure-to-thrive in an infant following injection of capillary hemangioma with triamcinolone acetonide" Clinical Pediatrics April 2008
  • "Characterization of melanocortin receptor subtype expression in murine adipose tissues and in the 3T3-L1 cell line" Endocrinology  1996
  • "Predictors of first-year growth response to a fixed-dose growth hormone treatment in children born small for gestational age" Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism May 2008
  • "The melanocortin receptors" Recent Progress in Hormone Research  1996
  • "Reply to" Journal of Pediatrics December 1994
  • "Thyroxine-binding globulin deficiency detected by newborn screening" Journal of Pediatrics  1993
  • "Activating mutation in the stimulatory guanine nucleotide-binding protein in an infant with Cushing's syndrome and nodular adrenal hyperplasia" Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism September 1994
  • "Imatinib mesylate causes growth deceleration in pediatric patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia" Pediatric Blood and Cancer November 2012
  • "Pro-opiomelanocortin and weight regulation" Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism  2001
  • "The hypothalamic path to obesity" Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism  2004
  • "Independent and additive effects of central POMC and leptin pathways on murine obesity" Science November 28 1997
  • "Congenital hypothyroidism caused by excess prenatal maternal iodine ingestion" Journal of Pediatrics October 2012
  • "Reversible cardiomyopathy in an infant with unrecognized congenital adrenal hyperplasia" Journal of Pediatrics  1994
  • "Targeted disruption of the melanocortin-4 receptor results in obesity in mice" Cell January 10 1997
  • "A novel presentation of familial glucocorticoid deficiency (FGD) and current literature review" Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism  2004
  • "The role of melanocortins in adipocyte function" Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences  1999
  • "Role of melanocortinergic neurons in feeding and the agouti obesity syndrome" FASEB Journal  1997
  • "Role of melanocortlnergic neurons in feeding and the agouti obesity syndrome" Nature January 9 1997
  • "Natural history of idiopathic diabetes insipidus" Journal of Pediatrics October 2011
  • "Cardiac function in congenital adrenal hyperplasia" Journal of Pediatrics June 2013
  • "Childhood Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome" Advances in Pediatrics  2006
  • "Mahogany (mg) stimulates feeding and increases basal metabolic rate independent of its suppression of agouti" Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America October 13 1998
  • "Prevalence and Trends of Metabolic Syndrome Among Korean Adolescents" Journal of Pediatrics October 2009
  • "Effect of inhaled corticosteroids on the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and growth in children" Journal of Pediatrics  2000
  • "Computer modeling of a newly identified THRB gene mutation (S350L) associated with resistance to thyroid hormone in three unrelated patients" Thyroid September 1 2014
  • "Cardiomyopathy with congenital adrenal hyperplasia [7]" Journal of Pediatrics  1994
  • "Induction of melanocortin receptor (MC2-R & MC5-R) expression during adipocyte differentiation in the 3T3-L1 cell line and distribution of expression in mature adipose tissues" Journal of Investigative Medicine  1996
  • "A degradation fragment of type X collagen is a real-time marker for bone growth velocity" Science Translational Medicine December 6 2017
  • "Use of Telehealth Videoconferencing in Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes in Oregon" Telemedicine and e-Health January 1 2018

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