Skip to Content


You are viewing the 1st of the 2 courses UPMC Physician Resources permits you to view without registering. To have full access to our FREE courses on our website, please register or log in now.

In this presentation, Pouneh Fazeli, MD, MPH, reviews the causes and treatment options for patients with hyperprolactinemia and associated prolactinomas.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the causes of hyperprolactinemia and the necessary studies/tests to order when evaluating individuals with hyperprolactinemia
  • Describe the potential clinical manifestations of hyperprolactinemia
  • Explain the current therapeutic algorithm for treating prolactinomas
  • Recall when dopamine agonist withdrawal is recommended when treating a prolactinoma


All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity have disclosed all financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. All of the relevant financial relationships for the individuals listed below have been mitigated.

Dr. Pouneh Fazeli receives;

  • Grant/Research Support: Corcept
  • Consultant: Xeris Pharmaceuticals, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Quest Diagnostics, Amryt, Camurus 

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh designates enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 5/25/2022 | Last Modified On: 5/31/2024 | Expires: 5/25/2025

take cme evaluation