Prof. Felicia Cosman Columbia University, USA

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Dr. Felicia Cosman is Professor of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, NY and an osteoporosis specialist/endocrinologist, clinical scientist and medical director of the Clinical Research Center at Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw, NY. She is a graduate of Cornell University in Ithaca,... read moreNew York, and Stony Brook University School of Medical School in Long Island, New York. She received her internal medicine training and completed her endocrinology fellowship at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in NY.
Dr. Cosman's research has included studies on the causes of osteoporosis and how estrogen, SERMS, and vitamin D work as treatments for osteoporosis. Her major research focus is the use of teriparatide, a bone-building medication, in combination with antiresorptive agents, and in novel cyclic regimens, in the treatment of severe osteoporosis. She is the recipient of research grants from the National Institutes of Health for the last 25 years, the Department of Defense, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and multiple pharmaceutical companies.
Dr. Cosman has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles in the osteoporosis field, and has authored about 50 chapters is various osteoporosis and metabolic bone textbooks. She is the author of What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Osteoporosis (Warner Books) and co-editor of Osteoporosis: An Evidence Based Approach to the Prevention of Fractures (American College of Physicians). She has been the Review Editor for the journal Osteoporosis International for 10 years and Associate Editor of the journal Bone for 4 years and a regular reviewer for all bone related journals.
Dr. Cosman has served as clinical director or senior clinical director of the National Osteoporosis Foundation since 1996. She has won multiple awards in the field of osteoporosis including the Generations Award from the National Osteoporosis Foundation and the top abstract award from the ASBMR.