Ari Wassner, MD

Ari J.  Wassner, MD

Attending Physician

Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

  • Contact: Endocrine: 617-355-7476; OWL: 617-355-5159

  • Fax: 617-730-0194

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Thyroid Disease
  • Endocrinology

Departments

  • Endocrinology

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Programs

  • Thyroid Program
To schedule an appointment: Call Endocrine: 617-355-7476; OWL: 617-355-5159 or Request an Appointment

Experience and Education

Education

Undergraduate Degree, Chemistry & Spanish

Haverford College, 2000

Haverford, PA

Internship

Boston Children's Hospital and Boston Medical Center, 2006

Boston, MA

Medical School

Harvard Medical School, 2005

Boston, MA

Residency, Boston Combined Residency in Pediatrics

Boston Children's Hospital and Boston Medical Center, 2008

Boston, MA

Residency, Chief Resident

Boston Children's Hospital , 2009

Boston, MA

Fellowship, Pediatric Endocrinology

Boston Children's Hospital, 2012

Boston , MA

Certifications

  • General Pediatrics

  • Pediatric Endocrinology

Professional History

Ari Wassner attended Harvard Medical School and completed residency training in Pediatrics, at Boston Children's Hospital, where he also served as Chief Resident. He completed subspecialty fellowship training in Pediatric Endocrinology at Boston Children's Hospital.

Publications

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  1. Gee HY, Jun I, Braun DA, Lawson JA, Halbritter J, Shril S, Nelson CP, Tan W, Stein D, Wassner AJ, Ferguson MA, Gucev Z, Sayer JA, Milosevic D, Baum M, Tasic V, Lee MG, Hildebrandt F. Mutations in SLC26A1 Cause Nephrolithiasis. Am J Hum Genet. 2016 Jun 2; 98(6):1228-34.
  2. Paone L, Fleisch AF, Feldman HA, Brown RS, Wassner AJ. Liothyronine Improves Biochemical Control of Congenital Hypothyroidism in Patients with Central Resistance to Thyroid Hormone. J Pediatr. 2016 Aug; 175:167-172.e1.
  3. Braun DA, Lawson JA, Gee HY, Halbritter J, Shril S, Tan W, Stein D, Wassner AJ, Ferguson MA, Gucev Z, Fisher B, Spaneas L, Varner J, Sayer JA, Milosevic D, Baum M, Tasic V, Hildebrandt F. Prevalence of Monogenic Causes in Pediatric Patients with Nephrolithiasis or Nephrocalcinosis. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2016 Apr 7; 11(4):664-72.
  4. Wassner AJ, Brown RS. Subclinical Hypothyroidism in Infancy: To Treat or Not to Treat, That Is the Question. J Pediatr. 2016 Mar; 170:17-9.
  5. Wassner AJ, Brown RS. Congenital hypothyroidism: recent advances. Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes. 2015 Oct; 22(5):407-12.
  6. Halbritter J, Baum M, Hynes AM, Rice SJ, Thwaites DT, Gucev ZS, Fisher B, Spaneas L, Porath JD, Braun DA, Wassner AJ, Nelson CP, Tasic V, Sayer JA, Hildebrandt F. Fourteen monogenic genes account for 15% of nephrolithiasis/nephrocalcinosis. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015 Mar; 26(3):543-51.
  7. Castroneves LA, Jugo RH, Maynard MA, Lee JS, Wassner AJ, Dorfman D, Bronson RT, Ukomadu C, Agoston AT, Ding L, Luongo C, Guo C, Song H, Demchev V, Lee NY, Feldman HA, Vella KR, Peake RW, Hartigan C, Kellogg MD, Desai A, Salvatore D, Dentice M, Huang SA. Mice with hepatocyte-specific deficiency of type 3 deiodinase have intact liver regeneration and accelerated recovery from nonthyroidal illness after toxin-induced hepatonecrosis. Endocrinology. 2014 Oct; 155(10):4061-8.
  8. Shumer DE, Thaker V, Taylor GA, Wassner AJ. Severe hypercalcaemia due to subcutaneous fat necrosis: presentation, management and complications. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2014 Sep; 99(5):F419-21.
  9. Gupta A, Ly S, Castroneves LA, Frates MC, Benson CB, Feldman HA, Wassner AJ, Smith JR, Marqusee E, Alexander EK, Barletta J, Muyide F, Doubilet PM, Peters HE, Webb S, Modi BP, Paltiel HJ, Martins Y, Burmeister K, Kozakewich H, Hollowell M, Cibas ES, Moore FD, Shamberger RC, Larsen PR, Huang SA. How are childhood thyroid nodules discovered: opportunities for improving early detection. J Pediatr. 2014 Mar; 164(3):658-60.
  10. Starmer AJ, Sectish TC, Simon DW, Keohane C, McSweeney ME, Chung EY, Yoon CS, Lipsitz SR, Wassner AJ, Harper MB, Landrigan CP. Rates of medical errors and preventable adverse events among hospitalized children following implementation of a resident handoff bundle. JAMA. 2013 Dec 4; 310(21):2262-70.
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  12. Wassner AJ, Modi BP. Endocrine physiology in the newborn. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2013 Nov; 22(4):205-10.
  13. Wassner AJ, Brown RS. Hypothyroidism in the newborn period. Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes. 2013 Oct; 20(5):449-54.
  14. Gupta A, Ly S, Castroneves LA, Frates MC, Benson CB, Feldman HA, Wassner AJ, Smith JR, Marqusee E, Alexander EK, Barletta J, Doubilet PM, Peters HE, Webb S, Modi BP, Paltiel HJ, Kozakewich H, Cibas ES, Moore FD, Shamberger RC, Larsen PR, Huang SA. A standardized assessment of thyroid nodules in children confirms higher cancer prevalence than in adults. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Aug; 98(8):3238-45.
  15. Wassner AJ, Cohen LE, Hechter E, Dauber A. Isolated central hypothyroidism in young siblings as a manifestation of PROP1 deficiency: clinical impact of whole exome sequencing. Horm Res Paediatr. 2013; 79(6):379-86.
  16. Wassner AJ, Hurt JA, Lear JD, Akerfeldt KS. Synthesis and ion conductance behavior of a tetrameric alamethicin ion channel. Org Lett. 2002 May 16; 4(10):1647-9.
To schedule an appointment: Call Endocrine: 617-355-7476; OWL: 617-355-5159 or Request an Appointment

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