Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

Medicine Grand Rounds - Secondary Prevention of Osteoporotic Fractures: Closing the Treatment Gap
Introducing Fracture Liaison Services at Montefiore

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, October 29, 2015

8:00 AM: Forchheimer Medical Science Building 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

Speaker & Info

Vafa Tabatabaie, MD
Assistant Professor
Site Director, Department of Medicine 3rd Year Medical Student Clerkship
Montefiore Einstein

Repeated at 12:15 pm, Cherkasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center.

Dr. Vafa Tabatabaie received her medical degree from Shahid Beheshti Medical University in Tehran, Iran. After several years of research on thyroid cancer in Toronto, Canada, she came to Montefiore in 2007, initially as a clinical observer and then as a researcher in the Division of Endocrinology under the direction of Drs. Norman Fleischer, Nir Barzilai and Martin Surks. She graduated from the Internal Medicine Residency Program in 2011, during which her enthusiasm and teaching skills were recognized with the Award for Outstanding House Officer in Internal Medicine, and completed the Endocrinology Fellowship Program in 2013. She joined the Einstein Montefiore Division of Endocrinology faculty later that year.

Dr. Tabatabaie is Director of the Department of Medicine third-year medical student clerkship site on the Montefiore Medical Center Moses Campus. Her clinical and research interests include endocrine issues in the elderly, especially metabolic bone disease and osteoporosis, as well as thyroid cancer. She has contributed to the field of endocrinology by writing journal articles, presenting posters at national endocrine meetings, and authoring a web-based education product focusing on nodular thyroid disease. In a joint initiative and in collaboration with departments of Orthopedic Surgery and Geriatrics, she launched "Fracture Liaison Services" in January 2015.

After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Appreciate the burden of osteoporotic fractures
  2. Describe the fragility fracture cycle and the importance of secondary prevention
  3. Understand the treatment gap in management of osteoporotic fractures
  4. Become familiar with the importance of implementing Fracture Liaison Services

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Host: Department of Medicine (Division of Endocrinology & Diabetes)

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