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To schedule an appointment or refer a patient, please call 314-454-7775. Offices are open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

A premiere center for bone health

The Washington University Bone Health Program offers a comprehensive approach to diagnosing, treating, and preventing osteoporosis and many other skeletal disorders, including rare or genetic bone diseases, and calcium or phosphorus disorders. The program was established in the early 1990s and has since represented one of the premier programs in the U.S. with this mission.

The physician specialists of the Bone Health Program are leading experts in this specialty; some of them have decade-long clinical experience, and have served or are serving in leadership positions for national and international professional organizations.

Personalized assessment and recommendations

We combine world-renowned bone disorder specialists with advanced technology to deliver definitive evaluation and medical consultation. Services may include individualized tests, physical examination, measurement of bone mineral density, X-rays, and blood and urinary laboratory tests. In some complex cases, a bone biopsy may be ordered for advanced microscopic evaluation. With this careful analysis, the medical specialist formulates appropriate preventive or therapeutic action. Patients are seen at three different locations: Center for Advanced Medicine at Washington University Medical Center, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, and Center for Advanced Medicine-South County.

Innovative therapies

Many innovations in therapies and treatment for osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases have originated through the clinical research activities of the Division of Bone and Mineral Diseases. For information on current clinical trials on osteoporosis and other related bone health studies, visit the Clinical Research Unit page.

Educational opportunities

In addition to clinical care and research, the Division of Bone and Mineral Diseases is dedicated to prevention and education about bone diseases. The division offers community lectures and support groups for the public, and continuing medical education seminars for physicians and medical professionals. On this website, you can learn more about osteoporosis, Paget’s disease of bone, and other metabolic bone disorders.