Faculty Profile

Dr. Vafa Tabatabaie, M.D.

Vafa Tabatabaie, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Areas of Research: prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, thyroid cancer, endocrine disorders in the elderly

Professional Interests

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 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 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.

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