Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

Susan L. Greenspan, MD

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Professor of Medicine

Director, Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Center

Office: 1110 Kaufmann Building
3471 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Phone: 412-692-2220
Fax: 412-692-2486
E-mail: greenspn@pitt.edu
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Education
BA, Stanford University, 1975
MD, Harvard Medical School, 1979

Training
Intern, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 1980
Residency, Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 1982
Postdoctoral Fellow, Endocrinology, Massachusetts General Hospital, 1985
Postdoctoral Fellow, Geriatrics, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 1986

Area of Specialization/Research Interest  
Osteoporosis in elderly men & women
Combination therapy for treatment of osteoporosis
Osteoporosis in men with prostate cancer
 

Profile
Dr. Greenspan's NIH-funded research centers on osteoporosis in elderly women and included such topics as new therapies for osteoporosis; new ways to diagnose, assess, and monitor bone loss; bone loss in men with prostate cancer or androgen deprivation therapy; and the importance of falls in the etiology of hip fractures. Dr. Greenspan serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for the National Osteoporosis Foundation, the International Society for Clinical Densitometry, and the American Federation for Aging Research. Her honors include a Physician Scientist Award through the Nat'l Institute on Aging, New Investigator Award through the Gerontological Society of America, Best Doctors in America (5 years) and other numerous honors related to her expertise in osteoporosis.

Recent Grants
Title: Osteoporosis in Older Men and Women
Role: PI
Amount:
Funding Agency: NIH
Start Year: 2008
End Year: 2012
Title: Hip Strenth Across the Menopausal Transition
Role: Co-Investigator
Amount:
Funding Agency: NIH
Start Year: 2007
End Year: 2012
Title: University of Pittsburgh Clinical Translational Science Award
Role: Program Director, Braddock Clinical Translational Research Center
Amount:
Funding Agency: NIH
Start Year: 2006
End Year: 2011
Title: Maintenance of Skeletal Integrity in Frail Elders
Role: PI
Amount:
Funding Agency: NIH
Start Year: 2006
End Year: 2011

Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications
Title: The effect of risedronate on hip structural geometry in chemotherapy-induced postmenopausal women with or without use of aromatase inhibitors: a 2-year trial
Author(s): van Londen GJ, Perera S, Vujevich KT, Sereika SM, Battacharya R, Greenspan SL
Year: 2010
Journal: Bone
Volume: 46(3)
Page(s): 655-9
Title: Changes in trabecular microarchitecture in postmenopausal women on bisphosphonate therapy
Author(s): Greenspan SL, Perera S, Recker R, Wagner JM, Greeley P, Gomberg BR, Seaman P, Kleerekoper M
Year: 2010
Journal: Bone
Volume: 46(4)
Page(s): 1006-10
Title: Impact of prevalent fractures on quality of life: baseline results from the global longitudinal study of osteoporosis in women
Author(s): Adachi JD, Adami S, Gehlbach S, Anderson FA Jr, Boonen S, Chapurlat RD, Compston JE, Cooper C, Delmas P, Diez-Perez A, Greenspan SL, Hooven FH, LaCroix AZ, Lindsay R, Netelenbos JC, Wu O, Pfeilschifter J, Roux C, Saag KG, Sambrook PN, Silverman S, Siris ES, Nika G, Watts NB; GLOW Investigators
Year: 2010
Journal: Mayo Clin Proc
Volume: 85(9)
Page(s): 806-13
Title: Plasma inflammatory mediators associated with bone metabolism in COPD
Author(s): Bon JM, Zhang Y, Duncan SR, Pilewski JM, Zaldonis D, Zeevi A, McCurry KR, Greenspan SL, Sciurba FC
Year: 2010
Journal: COPD
Volume: 7(3)
Page(s): 186-91
Title: The Global Longitudinal Study of Osteoporosis in Women (GLOW): rationale and study design
Author(s): Hooven FH, Adachi JD, Adami S, Boonen S, Compston J, Cooper C, Delmas P, Diez-Perez A, Gehlbach S, Greenspan SL, LaCroix A, Lindsay R, Netelenbos JC, Pfeilschifter J, Roux C, Saag KG, Sambrook P, Silverman S, Siris E, Watts NB, Anderson FA Jr
Year: 2009
Journal: Osteoporos Int
Volume: 20(7)
Page(s): 1107-16
Title: Osteoporosis screening preferences of older adults
Author(s): Nayak S, Roberts MS, Greenspan SL
Year: 2009
Journal: J Clin Densitom
Volume: 12(3)
Page(s): 279-86
Title: Factors associated with osteoporosis screening and recommendations for osteoporosis screening in older adults
Author(s): Nayak S, Roberts MS, Greenspan SL
Year: 2009
Journal: J Gen Intern Med
Volume: 24(5)
Page(s): 585-91
Title: Factors associated with diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis in older adults
Author(s): Nayak S, Roberts MS, Greenspan SL
Year: 2009
Journal: Osteoporos Int
Volume: 20(11)
Page(s): 1963-7
Title: Prediction of changes in bone mineral density in postmenopausal women treated with once-weekly bisphosphonates
Author(s): Burnett-Bowie SM, Saag K, Sebba A, de Papp AE, Chen E, Rosenberg E, Greenspan SL
Year: 2009
Journal: J Clin Endocrinol Metab
Volume: 94(4)
Page(s): 1097-103
Title: Skeletal health after continuation, withdrawl, or delay of alendronate in men with prostate cancer undergoing adrogen-deprivation therapy
Author(s): Greenspan SL, Nelson JB, Trump DL, Wagner JM, Miller ME, Perera S, Resnick NM
Year: 2008
Journal: J Clin Oncol
Volume: 26(27)
Page(s): 4426-34
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