Dr. Joshua D Safer MD Endocrinologist

Dr. Joshua Safer is an endocrinologist in Boston, Massachusetts and is affiliated with Boston Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and has been in practice for 24 years. Dr. Safer accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 22 doctors at Boston Medical Center who specialize in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism. He also speaks multiple languages, including French and Swahili.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Endocrinologist: General Endocrinology

Clinical Interests: Lipids, Diabetes, diabetes.testosterone.lipids

Hospital Affiliation

Boston Medical Center
High performing in Diabetes & Endocrinology

Education & Medical Training

Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1990 - 1993

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Fellowship, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, 1993 - 1996

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Class of 1990

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified 30 years in Orthopaedic Surgery

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified 25 years in Hand Surgery

WI State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Topical thyroid hormone accelerates wound healing in mice.
Safer, J. D.,Crawford, T. M.,Holick, M. F. 2005 10 1

Role for inner ring deiodination preventing transcutaneous passage of thyroxine.
Santini, F., Vitti, P., Chiovato, L., Ceccarini, G., Macchia, M., Montanelli, L., Gatti, G., Rosellini, V., Mammoli, C., Martino, E., Chopra, I.J., Safer, J.D., Braverman, L.E., Pinchera, A. 2003 6

The Thyroid Hormone Degrading Type 3 Deiodinase Is the Primary Deiodinase Active in Murine Epidermis.
Huang, M.P., Rodgers, K.A., O'Mara, R., Mehta, M., Abuzahra, H.S., Tannenbaum, A.D., Persons, K., Holick, M.F., Safer, J.D. 2011 11 21

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Insurances Accepted

  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Capital BC Keystone Health Plan Central HMO
  • Capital Blue Cross PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Highmark BCBS ClassicBlue
  • Highmark BCBS PPOBlue
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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