Medical School

  • Boston University School of Medicine , 2008 , Boston , MA

Graduate Degree

  • Harvard Medical School , 2015 , Boston , MA


  • Boston Combined Residency Program (BCRP) , 2009 , Boston , MA


  • Boston Combined Residency Program (BCRP) , 2011 , Boston , MA


  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2014 , Boston , MA


Dr. Hron is a general pediatric gastroenterologist with a focus in nutrition. Her research interests relate to dietary control of systemic inflammation. In Boston, she attends on the inpatient nutrition service. In Weymouth, she cares for general gastroenterology outpatients. 


  • American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology


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  1. Hron BM, Duggan CP. Pediatric undernutrition defined by body composition-are we there yet? Am J Clin Nutr. 2020 Oct 23. View abstract
  2. Hron BM, Cohen RD, Johnson SJ, Skup M, Chao J, Kahn SA. Letter: is unrealised adult height resulting from paediatric Crohn's disease associated with a potential reduction in lifetime earnings? Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2020 08; 52(3):559-560. View abstract
  3. Hron B, Rosen R. Viscosity of Commercial Food-based Formulas and Home-prepared Blenderized Feeds. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2020 06; 70(6):e124-e128. View abstract
  4. Hron B, Rosen R. Reply. J Pediatr. 2020 05; 220:268. View abstract
  5. Hron B, Rosen R. Viscosity of Commercial Food Based Formulas and Home Prepared Blenderized Feeds. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2020 Feb 07. View abstract
  6. Hron B, Fishman E, Lurie M, Clarke T, Chin Z, Hester L, Burch E, Rosen R. Health Outcomes and Quality of Life Indices of Children Receiving Blenderized Feeds via Enteral Tube. J Pediatr. 2019 08; 211:139-145.e1. View abstract
  7. Ebbeling CB, Klein GL, Luoto PK, Wong JMW, Bielak L, Eddy RG, Steltz SK, Devlin C, Sandman M, Hron B, Shimy K, Heymsfield SB, Wolfe RR, Wong WW, Feldman HA, Ludwig DS. A randomized study of dietary composition during weight-loss maintenance: Rationale, study design, intervention, and assessment. Contemp Clin Trials. 2018 02; 65:76-86. View abstract
  8. Hron BM, Ebbeling CB, Feldman HA, Ludwig DS. Hepatic, adipocyte, enteric and pancreatic hormones: response to dietary macronutrient composition and relationship with metabolism. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2017; 14:44. View abstract
  9. Hron BM, Ebbeling CB, Feldman HA, Ludwig DS. Relationship of insulin dynamics to body composition and resting energy expenditure following weight loss. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2015 Nov; 23(11):2216-22. View abstract
  10. Lo J, You SM, Wei J, Canavan B, Grinspoon S. Relationship of peak growth hormone to cardiovascular parameters, waist circumference, lipids and glucose in HIV-infected patients and healthy adults. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2009 Dec; 71(6):815-22. View abstract
  11. Lo J, You SM, Canavan B, Liebau J, Beltrani G, Koutkia P, Hemphill L, Lee H, Grinspoon S. Low-dose physiological growth hormone in patients with HIV and abdominal fat accumulation: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2008 Aug 06; 300(5):509-19. View abstract
  12. Lo J, Bernstein LE, Canavan B, Torriani M, Jackson MB, Ahima RS, Grinspoon SK. Effects of TNF-alpha neutralization on adipocytokines and skeletal muscle adiposity in the metabolic syndrome. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2007 Jul; 293(1):E102-9. View abstract
  13. Bernstein LE, Berry J, Kim S, Canavan B, Grinspoon SK. Effects of etanercept in patients with the metabolic syndrome. Arch Intern Med. 2006 Apr 24; 166(8):902-8. View abstract
  14. Canavan B, Salem RO, Schurgin S, Koutkia P, Lipinska I, Laposata M, Grinspoon S. Effects of physiological leptin administration on markers of inflammation, platelet activation, and platelet aggregation during caloric deprivation. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2005 Oct; 90(10):5779-85. View abstract
  15. Koutkia P, Canavan B, Breu J, Grinspoon S. Effects of growth hormone-releasing hormone on bone turnover in human immunodeficiency virus-infected men with fat accumulation. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2005 Apr; 90(4):2154-60. View abstract
  16. Schurgin S, Canavan B, Koutkia P, Depaoli AM, Grinspoon S. Endocrine and metabolic effects of physiologic r-metHuLeptin administration during acute caloric deprivation in normal-weight women. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2004 Nov; 89(11):5402-9. View abstract
  17. Koutkia P, Canavan B, Breu J, Grinspoon S. Growth hormone (GH) responses to GH-releasing hormone-arginine testing in human immunodeficiency virus lipodystrophy. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2005 Jan; 90(1):32-8. View abstract
  18. Koutkia P, Canavan B, Breu J, Torriani M, Kissko J, Grinspoon S. Growth hormone-releasing hormone in HIV-infected men with lipodystrophy: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2004 Jul 14; 292(2):210-8. View abstract
  19. Bernstein EL, Koutkia P, Ljungquist K, Breu J, Canavan B, Grinspoon S. Acute regulation of adiponectin by free fatty acids. Metabolism. 2004 Jun; 53(6):790-3. View abstract
  20. Koutkia P, Canavan B, Breu J, Johnson ML, Depaoli A, Grinspoon SK. Relation of leptin pulse dynamics to fat distribution in HIV-infected patients. Am J Clin Nutr. 2004 Jun; 79(6):1103-9. View abstract
  21. Koutkia P, Canavan B, Breu J, Johnson ML, Grinspoon SK. Nocturnal ghrelin pulsatility and response to growth hormone secretagogues in healthy men. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2004 Sep; 287(3):E506-12. View abstract
  22. Koutkia P, Meininger G, Canavan B, Breu J, Grinspoon S. Metabolic regulation of growth hormone by free fatty acids, somatostatin, and ghrelin in HIV-lipodystrophy. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2004 Feb; 286(2):E296-303. View abstract
  23. Koutkia P, Canavan B, Johnson ML, DePaoli A, Grinspoon S. Characterization of leptin pulse dynamics and relationship to fat mass, growth hormone, cortisol, and insulin. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2003 Aug; 285(2):E372-9. View abstract