Pamela Taxel, M.D.Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, UConn Health
UConn Musculoskeletal Institute
Dr. Taxel is an associate professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at UConn Health. She received her medical degree from the State University of New York at Downstate College of Medicine. She completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of South Florida and UConn School of Medicine. She went on to specialty training in geriatrics, as well as endocrinology and metabolism, at the UConn School of Medicine.
Currently, she serves as the fellowship director in Endocrinology and Metabolism. Her clinical area of focus is in the treatment of patients with osteoporosis, with a special interest in the treatment of men and women receiving cancer therapies that impact bone health. She collaborates with School of Dental Medicine colleagues in several research projects including a study assessing the impact of bone health on implant success or failure, as well as another project on the identification of risk factors for osteonecrosis of the jaws in patients receiving bone-modifying therapies for advanced cancers.
|B.S.||University of Pennsylvania||Physical Therapy|
|M.A.||New York University||Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy|
|M.D.||SUNY Health Science Center||Medicine|
|Residency||University of South Florida College of Medicine||Medicine|
|Fellowship||University of Connecticut School of Medicine||Endocrinology|
|Fellowship||University of Connecticut School of Medicine||Geriatrics|
|Name of Award/Honor||Awarding Organization|
|Recognition, Kaiser Permanente Teaching Award||UConn Health Center|
|"Excellence in Teaching" Award|
|"Resident of the Rotation" Award|
Dr. Taxel runs the Fellowship Program in Endocrinology and Metabolism and also teaches in the first year medical school course, PCM 1.
|Name & Description||Category||Role||Type||Scope||Start Year||End Year|
|Education Committee, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research||Professional/Scientific Organization||Appointed Member||External||National||2007||2010|
|Student Selectives Committee, UCHC, Farmington, CT. Review of 4th year student research projects.||Education Committee||Member||UConn Health||University||2006||2012|
|Institutional Review Board, University of Connecticut Health Center||Advisory Committee||Appointed Member||UConn Health||University||2002||2007|
|Endocrine Self-Assessment Program Committee,The Endocrine Society||Professional/Scientific Organization||Committee Member||External||National||2001|
|The Endocrine Society||Professional/Scientific Organization||Member||External||National||2001|
|American Society for Bone and Mineral Research||Professional/Scientific Organization||Member||External||National||2001|
|American Geriatrics Society||Professional/Scientific Organization||Member||External||National||2001|
|American Diabetes Association||Professional/Scientific Organization||Member||External||National||2001|
|National Osteoporosis Foundation||Professional/Scientific Organization||Member||External||National||2001|
|Endocrine Self-Assessment Program Committee, The Endocrine Society||Professional/Scientific Organization||Appointed Member||External||National||2001||2008|
The effect of The effect of androgen deprivation therapy on bone in men with prostate cancer.
The effect of aromatase inhibitors on markers of bone turnover and bone density in women with breast cancer.
Osteoporosis and bone augmentation/implant outcomes: an observational study.
Bone and oral health in pateients on bone-modualting therapies for cancer treatment.