Amy Desrochers DiVasta MD

Amy Desrochers DiVasta, MD, MMSc

Director of Young Women’s Health Research; Assistant in Medicine,

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

  • Contact: 617-355-4453

  • Fax: 617-730-0198

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Reproductive Endocrinology
  • Gynecology Pediatric and Adolescent
  • Adolescent Young Adult Medicine

Departments

  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Gynecology
  • Medicine

Programs

  • Breast Clinic
  • Gynecology Program
  • Bone Marrow Failure Program
  • Reproductive Endocrine Practice
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Experience and Education

Education

Undergraduate School, BA

Wellesley College, 1995

Wellesley, MA

Masters in Science, Clinical Investigation

Harvard School of Public Health, 2006

Boston, MA

MD

Tufts University School of Medicine, 1999

Boston, MA

Internship

Lucile S. Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, 2000

Residency

Lucile S. Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, 2002

Fellowship

Boston Children's Hospital,

Boston, MA

Certifications

  • Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine

Publications

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  1. DiVasta AD, Trudell EK, Francis M, Focht G, Jooma F, Vernacchio L, Forman SF. Practice-Based Quality Improvement Collaborative to Increase Chlamydia Screening in Young Women. Pediatrics. 2016 May; 137(5).
  2. DiVasta AD, Feldman HA, Sadler Gallagher J, Stokes NA, Laufer MR, Hornstein MD, Gordon CM. Hormonal Add-Back Therapy for Females Treated With Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Agonist for Endometriosis: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Sep; 126(3):617-27.
  3. Pike CM, Nuzzi LC, DiVasta AD, Greene AK, Labow BI. Weight Changes After Reduction Mammaplasty in Adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2015 Sep; 57(3):277-81.
  4. Nuzzi LC, Cerrato FE, Webb ML, Faulkner HR, Walsh EM, DiVasta AD, Greene AK, Labow BI. Reply: Psychological Impact of Breast Asymmetry on Adolescents: A Prospective Cohort. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Jul; 136(1):109e-110e.
  5. Nuzzi LC, Cerrato FE, Webb ML, Faulkner HR, Walsh EM, DiVasta AD, Greene AK, Labow BI. Psychological impact of breast asymmetry on adolescents: a prospective cohort study. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Dec; 134(6):1116-23.
  6. Baer TE, Milliren CE, Walls C, DiVasta AD. Clinical Variability in Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factor Screening and Management in Adolescent and Young Adult Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2015 Oct; 28(5):317-23.
  7. Youngster M, Ward VL, Blood EA, Barnewolt CE, Emans SJ, Divasta AD. Utility of ultrasound in the diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome in adolescents. Fertil Steril. 2014 Nov; 102(5):1432-8.
  8. DiVasta AD, Mulkern RV, Gordon CM, Ecklund K. MR Imaging in a case of severe anorexia nervosa: the 'flip-flop' effect. Pediatr Radiol. 2015 Apr; 45(4):617-20.
  9. Maclellan RA, Vivero MP, Purcell P, Kozakewich HP, Divasta AD, Mulliken JB, Fishman SJ, Greene AK. Abstract 63: expression of follicle-stimulating hormone receptor in vascular anomalies. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Apr; 133(4 Suppl):1024.
  10. Pitts S, Blood E, Divasta A, Gordon CM. Percentage body fat by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry is associated with menstrual recovery in adolescents with anorexia nervosa. J Adolesc Health. 2014 Jun; 54(6):739-41.
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  12. Maclellan RA, Vivero MP, Purcell P, Kozakewich HP, DiVasta AD, Mulliken JB, Fishman SJ, Greene AK. Expression of follicle-stimulating hormone receptor in vascular anomalies. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Mar; 133(3):344e-351e.
  13. Maclellan RA, Vivero MP, Purcell P, Kozakewich HP, DiVasta AD, Mulliken JB, Fishman SJ, Greene AK. Abstract 75: expression of follicle-stimulating hormone receptor in vascular anomalies. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Mar; 133(3 Suppl):86.
  14. Gooding HC, Milliren C, St Paul M, Mansfield MJ, DiVasta A. Diagnosing dysglycemia in adolescents with polycystic ovary syndrome. J Adolesc Health. 2014 Jul; 55(1):79-84.
  15. DiVasta AD, Feldman HA, Beck TJ, LeBoff MS, Gordon CM. Does hormone replacement normalize bone geometry in adolescents with anorexia nervosa? J Bone Miner Res. 2014 Jan; 29(1):151-7.
  16. DiVasta AD, Gordon CM. Exercise and bone: where do we stand? Metabolism. 2013 Dec; 62(12):1714-7.
  17. Harel Z, Cromer B, DiVasta AD, Gordon CM, Pitts S. The authors reply. J Adolesc Health. 2013 Oct; 53(4):548-9.
  18. Youngster M, Laufer MR, Divasta AD. Endometriosis for the primary care physician. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2013 Aug; 25(4):454-62.
  19. DiVasta AD, Laufer MR. The use of gonadotropin releasing hormone analogues in adolescent and young patients with endometriosis. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Aug; 25(4):287-92.
  20. Divasta AD, Feldman HA, Gordon CM. Vertebral fracture assessment in adolescents and young women with anorexia nervosa: a case series. J Clin Densitom. 2014 Jan-Mar; 17(1):207-11.
  21. Nuzzi LC, Cerrato FE, Erickson CR, Erikson CR, Webb ML, Rosen H, Walsh EM, DiVasta AD, Greene AK, Labow BI. Psychosocial impact of adolescent gynecomastia: a prospective case-control study. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Apr; 131(4):890-6.
  22. Veilleux-Lemieux M, DiVasta AD. Severe hyperandrogenemia and insulin resistance in a 12-year-old girl. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2012 Aug; 25(4):e99-101.
  23. Baer TE, DiVasta A. An unusual complication of rapid weight loss. Adolesc Med State Art Rev. 2012 Aug; 23(2):215-21.
  24. Bonny AE, Appelbaum H, Connor EL, Cromer B, DiVasta A, Gomez-Lobo V, Harel Z, Huppert J, Sucato G. Clinical variability in approaches to polycystic ovary syndrome. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2012 Aug; 25(4):259-61.
  25. Cerrato F, Webb ML, Rosen H, Nuzzi L, McCarty ER, DiVasta AD, Greene AK, Labow BI. The impact of macromastia on adolescents: a cross-sectional study. Pediatrics. 2012 Aug; 130(2):e339-46.
  26. Kulungowski AM, Hassanein AH, Nosé V, Fishman SJ, Mulliken JB, Upton J, Zurakowski D, DiVasta AD, Greene AK. Expression of androgen, estrogen, progesterone, and growth hormone receptors in vascular malformations. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Jun; 129(6):919e-924e.
  27. Webb ML, Cerrato F, Rosen H, DiVasta AD, Greene AK, Labow BI. The effect of obesity on early outcomes in adolescents undergoing reduction mammaplasty. Ann Plast Surg. 2012 Mar; 68(3):257-60.
  28. Divasta AD, Feldman HA, Giancaterino C, Rosen CJ, Leboff MS, Gordon CM. The effect of gonadal and adrenal steroid therapy on skeletal health in adolescents and young women with anorexia nervosa. Metabolism. 2012 Jul; 61(7):1010-20.
  29. Divasta AD, Feldman HA, Brown JN, Giancaterino C, Holick MF, Gordon CM. Bioavailability of vitamin D in malnourished adolescents with anorexia nervosa. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2011 Aug; 96(8):2575-80.
  30. Divasta AD, Gordon CM. Hormone replacement therapy and the adolescent. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Oct; 22(5):363-8.
  31. DiVasta AD, Walls CE, Feldman HA, Quach AE, Woods ER, Gordon CM, Alexander ME. Malnutrition and hemodynamic status in adolescents hospitalized for anorexia nervosa. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010 Aug; 164(8):706-13.
  32. Rosen H, Webb ML, DiVasta AD, Greene AK, Weldon CB, Kozakewich H, Perez-Atayde AR, Labow BI. Adolescent gynecomastia: not only an obesity issue. Ann Plast Surg. 2010 May; 64(5):688-90.
  33. DiVasta AD, Feldman HA, Quach AE, Balestrino M, Gordon CM. The effect of bed rest on bone turnover in young women hospitalized for anorexia nervosa: a pilot study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2009 May; 94(5):1650-5.
  34. Nordt CA, DiVasta AD. Gynecomastia in adolescents. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2008 Aug; 20(4):375-82.
  35. Fong HF, Divasta AD, Difabio D, Ringelheim J, Jonas MM, Gordon CM. Prevalence and predictors of abnormal liver enzymes in young women with anorexia nervosa. J Pediatr. 2008 Aug; 153(2):247-53.
  36. DiVasta AD, Gordon CM. Hormone replacement therapy for the adolescent patient. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2008; 1135:204-11.
  37. Divasta AD, Laufer MR, Gordon CM. Bone density in adolescents treated with a GnRH agonist and add-back therapy for endometriosis. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2007 Oct; 20(5):293-7.
  38. DiVasta AD, Ringelheim J, Bristol SK, Feldman HA, Gordon CM. Skeletal measurements by quantitative ultrasound in adolescents and young women with anorexia nervosa. J Pediatr. 2007 Mar; 150(3):286-90, 290.e1.
  39. DiVasta AD, Beck TJ, Petit MA, Feldman HA, LeBoff MS, Gordon CM. Bone cross-sectional geometry in adolescents and young women with anorexia nervosa: a hip structural analysis study. Osteoporos Int. 2007 Jun; 18(6):797-804.
  40. DiVasta AD, Gordon CM. Bone health in adolescents. Adolesc Med Clin. 2006 Oct; 17(3):639-52; abstract xi.
  41. DiVasta AD, Alexander ME. Fainting freshmen and sinking sophomores: cardiovascular issues of the adolescent. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2004 Aug; 16(4):350-6.
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