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Tamara L. Wexler, MD, PhD

Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

About Tamara L. Wexler, MD, PhD

Tamara L. Wexler, MD, PhD is an endocrinologist and internist, and a Clinical Associate at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she attends on the teaching service in Internal Medicine.

Dr. Wexler received her medical degree and PhD in neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania, conducting dissertation research into the pathophysiogy of Kallmann’s Syndrome at the University of Pennsylvania and the National Institutes of Health.   She completed her residency in Internal Medicine and her fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Massachusetts General Hospital, focusing on neuroendocrinology, where she designed and ran national clinical trials.

While remaining on staff at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Wexler worked for four years at McKinsey & Company, where she served as the US Lead for Diabetes and Obesity, Global Lead for other Endocrinology, and as an Expert to McKinsey in Reproductive Health and its R&D, regulatory, clinical, and market dynamics.   She continues to independently consult on research and development, focusing on incorporating government, payer, provider, and patient viewpoints in addressing healthcare issues.  She reviews grants for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in the area of reproductive health.

She is a member of The Endocrine Society, for which she served on the Advocacy and Public Outreach core committee from 2008-2011.  She has served as an invited speaker and moderator at academic medical centers and national conferences.  Her publications appear in journals such as Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism and Clinical Endocrinology.

Articles Reviewed by Tamara L. Wexler, MD, PhD

Stressed at Work? You May Be At Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Increased stress on the job can increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Stress affects your body's ability to control blood sugar levels, leading to elevated levels in some people.
Everyone experiences some level of stress on the job.

Are People With Diabetes At Higher Risk of Head and Neck Cancer?

A new study from Taiwan points to a dangerous association, but this may be more common in Asia than the United States.
Link between head and neck cancer and diabetes is explored in a study of Taiwanese patients. US rates are lower.

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