Kathryn M. Diemer, MD, Promoted to Professor of Medicine

Kathryn M. Diemer, MD

Kathryn Diemer, MD, has been promoted to the rank of Professor of Medicine on the Clinician Track effective July 1st, 2018. Diemer is a nationally recognized expert in osteoporosis and metabolic bone diseases and has been at the forefront in the application of bone densitometry in clinical practice to assess fracture risk. She is an outstanding educator for medical students, residents and specialty fellows, and the most prominent physician and Clinical Director of the Bone Health Program. Diemer has been affiliated with the Division of Bone and Mineral Diseases since the early 1990s, after training under the guidance of Louis V. Avioli, MD, the former Division Chief and Founder; and has continued uninterrupted her affiliation with the Bone Health Program to this date, functioning as its Clinical Director since 2010. She is widely recognized as the “bone doctor” within the local medical community, and a much sought-after speaker by academic institutions and local educational programs. She is a true patient advocate, and over the years she has grown a vast patient base and a wide network of referring physicians. Throughout her career, Diemer has mentored countless medical students, residents, and fellows on the nuances of managing patients with low bone mass and metabolic bone disorders. Originally instrumental in developing the Primary Care Residency Program in the Department of Medicine, Diemer currently serves as Assistant Dean for Career Development, helping medical students navigate the complex process of finding a matching residency program. Diemer has contributed to the leadership of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD), leading the effort of producing recommendations and clinical guidelines for the application of bone densitometry for the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis. She has served as a member of the ISCD board of directors for two 3-year terms, and Chair of the ISCD Continuing Medical Education Committee.