|Dr. Ed Laws has performed more than 5,000 surgeries on pituitary tumors.
In 2010, Brain Science Foundation organized Boston’s first ever Pituitary Day, bringing critical awareness to pituitary disorders. A consortium of world-class physicians presented the latest research and understandings of pituitary disease in hope of improving diagnosis and treatment. Sponsored by the Brain Science Foundation, Shield’s MRI, and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Pituitary Neuroendocrine Center, Pituitary Day hosted nearly one hundred patients, families, physicians, and health care providers.
Longtime BSF Principal Investigator Edward R. Laws, Jr., MD, Surgical Director of the BWH Pituitary/Neuroendocrine Center, sought to bring the program to Boston after many successful years in California. His primary reason was to raise awareness of the unnoticed abundance of pituitary disease in the population. Regular autopsies have revealed an estimated twenty-five percent of the population have some form of the disease; most never showing symptoms.