Vafa Tabatabaie, MD

Director, Fracture Liaison Service
Attending Physician, Medicine
Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Surgery

  • Montefiore Greene Medical Arts Pavilion 3400 Bainbridge Avenue Bronx, NY 10467-2404

  • Endocrinology

  • (866) 633-8255

Biography

Dr. Vafa Tabatabaie received her medical degree from Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, Iran. After several years of research on thyroid cancer in Toronto, Canada, she came to Montefiore in 2007 as a researcher in the Division of Endocrinology under the direction of Drs. Norman Fleischer and Martin Surks. She graduated from the Internal Medicine Residency Program in 2011, during which her enthusiasm and teaching skills were recognized with the Award for Outstanding House Officer in Internal Medicine, and she completed the Endocrinology Fellowship Program in 2013. She joined the Einstein Montefiore Division of Endocrinology faculty later that year.

Dr. Tabatabaie is Director of the Fracture Liaison Service at Montefiore Medical Center. Her clinical research interests include endocrine issues in the elderly, especially metabolic bone disease and osteoporosis, as well as thyroid cancer.

Research Focus

Metabolic bone disease

Clinical Focus

Osteoporosis, glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis, osteoporosis associated with aromatase inhibitor therapy for breast cancer, osteoporosis associated with androgen deprivation therapy, osteomalacia, disorders of calcium metabolism and parathyroid gland, Paget’s disease, osteogenesis imperfecta, vitamin D deficiency

Education & Training

  • Medical School

    Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences

  • Residency

    Montefiore Medical Center

  • Fellowship

    Montefiore Medical Center

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