Susan D. Boulware, MD

Specialty

Pediatric Endocrinology, Pediatrics

Conditions & Treatments

Adrenal Disorders, Calcium Disorders, Diabetes, Growth Disorders, Thyroid Disease


Phone
(877) 925-3637
Accepting New Patients
Telehealth Visits

Biography

Susan D. Boulware, MD, is a pediatric endocrinologist who cares for patients with general pediatric endocrine disorders, including disorders of growth, puberty, the thyroid gland, adrenal glands, and pituitary gland. In addition, she is the Medical Director of the Yale Gender Program, an interdisciplinary program which provides family-centered care for children, teens, and young adults whose gender (internal sense of self) does not align with their assigned sex at birth and who are seeking gender-affirming consultation and treatment.

“The goal for our program is to bring these patients in and embrace them, their life, and their journey,” she says.

Dr. Boulware works with a large team of specialists that includes other endocrinologists, child and adolescent psychologists, child psychiatrists, affirming gynecologists, reproductive medicine specialists, a lawyer, a medical ethicist, a chaplain and liaisons/consultants from the transgender community. “These can be complicated cases, and we need to take into consideration all of the medical and psychological issues that these patients will face,” she says. Some patients have been subjected to transphobia that can become internalized, leading to poor self-esteem and in the most severe of cases can lead to self-hate. “They also come with other medical problems just as any patient would, and we want to make sure to really care for the entire patient,” she says.

Dr. Boulware finds her work to be both amazing and rewarding every day. Many patients come to us with some trepidation as they are not sure what to expect or how they will be treated, she says. The program incorporates the youth and their family into its care, supports extended families, and is willing to reach out to the patient’s school and place of worship if desired (or necessary). “I think we're able to really help bring these kids out of these shells,” she says, “and they leave supported and feeling hopeful.”

Gender

Female

Language(s)

English

Years In Practice

31

Affiliated With

Yale Medicine, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital

Locations

Yale Pediatric Specialty Center

One Long Wharf Drive
Suite 503
New Haven, CT 06511

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Monday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fax
(203) 737-7635

Yale Pediatric Specialty Center

633 Middlesex Turnpike
Old Saybrook, CT 06475

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Fax
(860) 388-8309

Yale Pediatric Endocrinology

Yale New Haven Children's Hospital
1 Park Street
New Haven, CT 06504

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Education & Training

Education

University of Texas Medical School

Residency

University of Texas Medical School

Fellowship

Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Accepted Insurance

Insurance coverage regularly changes, please contact the doctor’s office directly to verify that your specific insurance plan is accepted.

  • aetna
  • anthem bc/bs
  • berkeley care network
  • cigna healthcare
  • community care network
  • connecticare
  • corvel
  • first health network
  • focus healthcare
  • great west
  • husky
  • medicaid
  • medicare
  • multiplan
  • oxford health plans
  • railroad medicare
  • tricare/champus
  • united healthcare
  • us family health plan
  • wellcare