Meet the Expert Clinicians

This session duration is 30 minutes.

This session will allow the audience to discuss challenging questions in metabolic bone diseases with a panel of experts.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss challenging questions in metabolic bone diseases
  • Review conundrums in musculoskeletal health
  • Evaluate bone and calcium metabolism clinical cases

Robert Wermers, Doctor

Consultant and Chair Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism and Nutrition

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota U.S.A.

ROBERT WERMERS, M.D. is a Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science and a Consultant in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism, and Nutrition at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Wermers obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska and his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. He completed his training in internal medicine training and fellowship in Endocrinology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Wermers clinical interests include metabolic bone disease and transplant endocrinology. His research has focused on metabolic bone disorders including primary hyperparathyroidism, hypercalcemia, Paget’s disease of bone, osteoporosis, and other metabolic bone diseases. Dr. Wermers is chair of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism and Nutrition at the Mayo Clinic Rochester. He is also chair of the Enterprise Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Mayo Clinic Midwest Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.

Disclosures: No relationships to disclose.

Jad G. Sfeir, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Mayo Clinic

Jad G. Sfeir, MD, MS is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science in Rochester, Minnesota where he holds a dual appointment in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism and Nutrition and the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology in the Department of Medicine. Dr. Sfeir was the inaugural Kogod Scholar at the Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging where he continues to study biomarkers of cellular senescence in the musculoskeletal system as well as mechanisms of targeting cell senescence to prevent age-related bone loss and frailty. His clinical interests include diagnosis and management of osteosarcopenia as well as secondary fracture prevention; he is working on expanding the fragility fracture clinic to underserved populations. Dr. Sfeir earned both his B.S. and M.D. degrees from the American University of Beirut and completed residency training in internal medicine at Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood, PA. He then joined Mayo Clinic where he completed fellowship training in endocrinology and later in geriatric medicine. He also earned a Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences postdoctoral Master’s degree through Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Throughout his training, Dr. Sfeir has received many awards and honors, including the Randall G. Sprague Award for Excellence in Endocrinology, the Outstanding Achievement in Geriatric Medicine Award, and the Young Investigator Award from the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR). He was selected in 2020 to join the Young Investigator Initiative of the U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI).

Disclosures: No relationships to disclose.

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04/01/2022 at 9:00 AM (EDT)   |  30 minutes
04/01/2022 at 9:00 AM (EDT)   |  30 minutes
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