Angela Leung, MD, MSc

Leung-AngelaAssistant Professor of Medicine

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BA – Occidental College

MD – Boston University School of Medicine

MSc (Epidemiology) – Boston University School of Public Health

General field of research:


Affiliations other than medicine:

Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition

Contact information:


88 East Newton Street, Evans 201, Boston MA 02118

Phone: (617)-638 8521

Fax: (617)-638 7221


Endocrinology; Thyroid; Iodine; Pregnancy; Lactation

Summary of research interest:

Iodine nutrition in the U.S.; thyroid disease during pregnancy and lactation; environmental perchlorate and thiocyanate exposures in relation to iodine sufficiency and thyroid function; use of I-131 for the shrinkage of multinodular goiter.

Recent publications:

Leung AM, Pearce EN, Braverman LE.  2007.  A Dietary Iodine Questionnaire: Correlation with Urinary Iodine. Thyroid; 17(8):755-62. PMID 17725433.

Pearce EN, Leung AM, Blount BC, Bazrafshan HR, He X, Pino S, Valentin-Blasini L, Braverman LE.  2007.  Breast Milk Iodine and Perchlorate Concentrations in Lactating Boston-Area Women. J Clin Endocrinol Metab; 92(5):1673-7. PMID 17311853.

Leung AM, Sasano H, Nishikwa T, McAneny DB, Malabanan AO.  2008.  Multiple Unilateral Adrenal Adenomas in Primary Hyperaldosteronism. Endocr Pract; 14(1):76-9. PMID: 18259865.

Leung AM, Farwell AP.  2008.  Unsatisfactory consequences from fine-needle aspiration biopsy of thyroid nodules. Thyroid; 18(5):491-2. PMID: 18426364.

Leung AM, Pearce EN, Hamilton T, He X, Pino S, Merewood A, Braverman LE.  2009.  Colostrum iodine and perchlorate concentrations in Boston-area women: a cross sectional study. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf); 70:326-30. PMID: 18616704.

Leung AM, Pearce EN, Braverman LE.  2009.  Iodine content of U.S. prenatal multivitamins. N Engl J Med: 360;939-40. PMID: 19246372.

Graf H, Fast S, Pacini F, Pinchera A, Braverman L, Vaisman M, Reiners C, Wemeau J, Huysmans D, Harper W, Driedger A, Noemberg De Souza JH, Castagna MG, Antonangeli L, Leung A, Corbo R, Duren C, Proust-Lemoine E, Edelbroek MA, Marriott C, Rachinsky I, Magner J, Hegedus L.  2009.  Modified-release recombinant human TSH (MRRHTSH) augments the effect of 131I in moderately-sized benign multinodular goiters: results from a global, randomized, placebo-controlled study. American Thyroid Association 80th Annual Meeting; Palm Beach, 2009. Thyroid; 19:S-24.

Leung AM, Farwell AP.  2010.  Thyroid Function Testing in Ambulatory Practice. In: Thyroid Function Testing, ed: Brent G.; 1:155-172.

Leung AM, Pearce EN, Braverman LE.  2010.  Perchlorate, Iodine, and the Thyroid. In: Best Practice & Research: Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, ed: Zimmermann M.; 24:133-41.