News Release

October 26, 2006

Contact: Maureen McGuire, 860-679-4523

Dr. Faryal S. Mirza Joins the Musculoskeletal Institute at UConn Health Center

Expertise in Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis

FARMINGTON, CONN. – Faryal S. Mirza, M.D., an endocrinologist with expertise in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, is now seeing patients at the University of Connecticut Health Center.

Dr. Mirza joins an experienced team with the UConn Center for Osteoporosis, which is led by an internationally recognized expert, Lawrence Raisz, M.D., and is part of the Musculoskeletal Institute.

“The UConn team has made significant contributions to our understanding of the mechanisms of osteoporosis,” Dr. Mirza said. “My role is to provide highly personalized care to help women prevent osteoporosis in the first place and treat it successfully if it occurs.”

An experienced clinician, Dr. Mirza completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Rush-Presbyterian, St. Luke’s Grant Hospital of Chicago and Westlake Hospital. She then worked as an internal medicine specialist at Lee County Community Hospital in Pennington Gap, Virginia for six years. During that time, she also served as the director and administrator of primary care services at Rose Hill Rural Health Clinic in Lee County.

Dr. Mirza went on to pursue a fellowship in hypertension at Harvard Medical School, with special interest in post-menopausal hypertension. She originally came to the UConn School of Medicine in 2003 and completed back-to-back fellowships in both women’s health and endocrinology.

“Dr. Mirza’s professional experience and superb training will be a true asset to our patients. She has a unique perspective with respect to managing all medical issues associated with osteoporosis,” said Jay R. Lieberman, M.D., director of the Musculoskeletal Institute.

The Musculoskeletal Institute offers world-class services to help men and women gain mobility and maintain overall health, including orthopaedic surgery and care for spinal diseases, osteoporosis, rheumatologic conditions and more.

Dr. Mirza is an assistant professor of medicine in the Department of Endocrinology and is also seeing patients with general endocrine problems in the Health Center’s endocrinology program.

For more information or to make an appointment, call 800-535-6232.

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