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Pamela Taxel, M.D.

Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, UConn Health
UConn Musculoskeletal Institute
Academic Office Location:
Medicine
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-5456
Phone: 860-679-2160
860-679-2100
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Dr. Taxel is a 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.

Education
DegreeInstitutionMajor
B.S.University of PennsylvaniaPhysical Therapy
M.A.New York UniversityCardiopulmonary Physical Therapy
M.D.SUNY Health Science CenterMedicine

Post-Graduate Training
TrainingInstitutionSpecialty
ResidencyUniversity of South Florida College of MedicineMedicine
FellowshipUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicineEndocrinology
FellowshipUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicineGeriatrics

Awards
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Recognition, Kaiser Permanente Teaching AwardUConn 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 & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
Education Committee, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Professional/Scientific OrganizationAppointed MemberExternalNational20072010
Student Selectives Committee, UCHC, Farmington, CT. Review of 4th year student research projects. Education CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity20062012
Institutional Review Board, University of Connecticut Health Center Advisory CommitteeAppointed MemberUConn HealthUniversity20022007
Endocrine Self-Assessment Program Committee,The Endocrine Society Professional/Scientific OrganizationCommittee MemberExternalNational2001
The Endocrine Society Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2001
American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2001
American Diabetes Association Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2001
National Osteoporosis Foundation Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2001
Endocrine Self-Assessment Program Committee, The Endocrine Society Professional/Scientific OrganizationAppointed MemberExternalNational20012008

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.

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Management of bone health in men with prostate cancer.
    Taxel,P In Marcus and Feldman's Osteoporosis, 5th edition. Eds: David W. Dempster, Jane A. Cauley, Mary L. Bouxsein and Felicia Cosman. Academic Press, 2021. Pg 1407-17.

Case Reports

  • Fractures following percutaneous vertebral augmentation: The procedure or the underlying disease.
    Bakeri H, Taxel P. International Journal of Case Reports

Reviews

Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Osteoporosis UpdateLectureREI Grand Rounds201903/14/2019 UConn Health, Farmington, CT
Cancer and Bone Disease: A Tale of 2 HormonesLecture03/21/2019201903/21/2019 UConn Health, Farmington, CT
Osteoporosis UpdateLectureRheumatology Grant Rounds201904/10/2019 UConn Health, Farmington, CT
Osteoporosis in Older Men and WomenTalkPharmacy Group201905/02/2019 Cromwell, CT
Osteoporosis Medical Therapy UpdateTalkEndocrine Symposium for Baystate201905/07/2019 Worcester, MA
Osteoporosis in Older Men and WomenLectureGeriatrics Fundamentals201907/26/2019 UConn Health, Farmington, CT
Hypocalemia and Acute FractureLectureEndo Fellow Core Series201909/2019 UConn Health, Farmington, CT