The Endocrinology division at CHA focuses on the body’s glands and the hormones they produce. Your glands (thyroid, pituitary, adrenal, ovaries, etc.) control many body functions like hunger, blood sugar and reproduction.

Endocrinology Care at its Best

Doctor treating a patientOur skilled team provides care for a wide range of conditions and needs, including diabetes, thyroid disease, hormone therapy, polycystic ovarian syndrome and osteoporosis. We work closely with you and your primary care provider to help you live a better life.

A Team Effort

Managing endocrine disorders is a team effort. Patients are usually referred by their primary care doctor, to help treat and manage their condition or need. We work closely with your other providers, including dietitians, physical therapists and surgeons. We will be informed, so you know what to expect at every step in your care.

Specialized Expertise

The CHA endocrinology team is highly experienced and highly trained. They treat a wide range of conditions. They also have areas of special interest and expertise.

Provider    Special Interests
Dr. Melanie J. Brunt hormone therapy for transgender adult patients
Dr. Deborah Mitchell pediatric endocrinology
Dr. Jonila Murati
Dr. Zhiheng Henry He endocrine hypertension (high blood pressure)

Your doctor may also refer you to a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES), a health professional who specializes in educating, supporting and promoting self-management of diabetes. They help patients living with diabetes develop goals to best optimize their care and health outcomes. A CDCES receives training in all aspects of diabetes treatment including insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitors, telehealth, medication and nutrition. 

Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist: 
Maureen DiMeo, MSN, RN, CDCES

Services We Offer

  • Endocrine testing
  • Management of diabetes, including education
  • Management of hormone disorders
  • Radioactive iodine therapy
  • Thyroid fine needle aspiration
  • Transgender hormone therapy

Conditions We Treat

  • Cholesterol (lipid) disorders
  • Diabetes (high or low blood sugar)
  • High blood pressure
  • Infertility
  • Endocrine gland problems
  • PCOS (polycystic ovaries)
  • Thyroid problems
  • Weight problems
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Menopause
  • Osteoporosis (weak bones)

Where You Can Find Us


CHA Cambridge Hospital

1493 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02139


Everett Hospital

CHA Everett Hospital

103 Garland Street
Everett, MA 02149



Melanie J. Brunt, MD, MPH

Melanie J. Brunt, MD, MPH


  • Endocrinology
  • LGBTQ Health
Jonila Murati, MD

Jonila Murati, MD


  • LGBTQ Health
  • Endocrinology

Vignesh Shettar, MD, MHSA


  • Endocrinology

Janya Swami, MD


  • Endocrinology
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