Elaine Yu, M.D., MMSc

Physician Investigator (Cl)
Endocrine Division, Mass General Research Institute
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Associate Physician
Medicine-Endocrinology (Archived), Massachusetts General Hospital
MD UC San Francisco School of Medicine 2004
MMSc Harvard medical school 2013
absorptiometry, photon; bariatric surgery; bone and bones; bone density; bone remodeling; eunuchism; fractures, bone; gastric bypass; histamine h2 antagonists; obesity, morbid; osteoporosis; osteoporotic fractures; proton pump inhibitors; teriparatide

My research focuses on the dual fields of bone disease and obesity metabolism. Within the bone field, my ongoing research projects include (1) studying skeletal health after bariatric (weight loss) surgery in obese patients, (2) determining the physiologic mechanisms involved in bone loss after bariatric surgery, and (3) using these insights to guide management of bone health in bariatric surgery patients. I have also examined the skeletal impact of proton pump inhibitors, diabetes, and sex steroids, and explored  physiologic effects of parathyroid hormone (PTH) in the treatment of osteoporosis.

Publications Clinical Profile

Wang Ambulatory Care Cntr
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114