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Karen J. Loechner, MD, PhD

Pediatric Endocrinologist

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Practice Name Connecticut Children's Specialty Group


BS, Yale University, 1985
MD/PhD, Yale University School of Medicine, 1992

Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital, 1992-1993

Pediatric Endocrinology, Massachusetts General Hospital, 1994-1998

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Endocrinology, The American Board of Pediatrics
  • Faculty Appointment

    Associate Professor, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

    Clinical Expertise

    • Pediatric bone disease
    • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

    Selected Publications

    • Loechner KJ. Clinical Guidelines Task Force: Clinical Practice Guidelines for Management of Patients with Fragile Bones. 2020 (Children’s Hospital of Atlanta)

    • Loechner KJ, Patel S, Fordham L, McLaughlin JT. Decreased bone mineral density and vertebral compression fractures in a young adult male with 21-hydroxylase deficiency congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH): is CAH an unrecognized population at risk for glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis? J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2010 Jan-Feb; 23(1-2):179-87.

    • Loechner, KJ, McLaughlin, JT and Calikoglu AS.  Alternative Strategies for the Treatment of Classical Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia: Pitfalls and Promises. Int. J. Pediatric Endocrinol. 2010. 2010: ID 67096.

    • Dechert-Zeger MP, Adkins D, Fordham LA, White KE, Schoenau E, Rauch F, and Loechner KJ. Elevated FGF23 and Hypophosphatemic Rickets in Opsismodysplasia. J. Pediatr. Endocrinol  Metab. 2007;20 (1): 79-86.

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