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    Professional Practice Committee

    ASBMR recognizes there is an urgent need to bridge the gap between what we know about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of bone diseases and what is being practiced in the clinical setting. This committee has the responsibility for identifying the needs of ASBMR members who are in academic or community clinical practice.


    • Make recommendations to leadership on mechanisms to address key problems in clinical practice.
    • Make recommendations and provide comments in response to requests made by government agencies, associations and other entities for input on clinically relevant topics on behalf of ASBMR.
    • Advise other ASBMR committees and task forces on clinical topics as needed. 


    Committee Members

    Benjamin Leder, M.D., Chairperson
    Douglas Bauer, M.D.
    Sarah Berry, M.D.
    Jan Bruder, M.D.
    Ghada El-Hajj Fuleihan, M.D., MPH
    Nuria Guanabens, M.D.
    Eric Hesse, M.D., Ph.D.
    Luisa Plantalech, M.D.
    Pamela Taxel, M.D.
    Catherine Van Poznak, M.D.
    Peter Vestergaard, M.D., Ph.D.
    Bart Clarke, M.D., Council Liaison
    Douglas Fesler, Staff Liaison
    Lynn Mirigian, Staff Liaison 
    Ann Elderkin, Staff Liaison