Professor John Eisman AO
Senior Principal Research Fellow; Group Leader, Bone Research Program, and Director of Clinical Translation and Advanced Education, Garvan Institute of Medical Research; Professor of Medicine, The University of New South Wales; Staff Endocrinologist, St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney
Email: j.eisman 'at' garvan.org.au
Research Group: Fracture Prevention Clinical Studies, Bone Genetics and Epidemiology
1975 Fellow Royal Australian College of Physicians
1975 PhD University of Melbourne
1971 Member Royal Australian College of Physicians
1967 MBBS First Class Honours, Sydney University
1964 BSc (Medical) First Class Honours, Sydney University
Awards and Honours
1997 Order of Australia
1995 Sir Eric Sussman Award, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
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Areas of Interest
Epidemiology and costs of osteoporosis, genetics of osteoporosis, molecular and cell biology of bone, vitamin D receptor, clinical research, bone strength, fracture risk
When considering bariatric surgery think about bones
03 Nov 2012
Bariatric surgery, which significantly curtails the amount of food a person can eat, is the most effective treatment against obesity. Unfortunately, some types of bariatric surgery may also cause bone loss, and skeletal examination and treatment should be considered part of patient care, before and after procedures say Garvan endocrinologists.
International consensus on 'secondary fracture prevention'
01 Aug 2012
An international Task Force examining ‘secondary fracture prevention’, initiated and co-chaired by Garvan's Professor John Eisman, and under the aegis of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR), has published its report in the prestigious Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, now online.
A step towards preventing ‘bone failure’ in Australia
07 Nov 2011
In collaboration with pharmaceutical companies and other stakeholders, Garvan will be running awareness-raising seminars about ‘bone failure’, with separate sessions for members of the public and GPs. The program, known as Health Education for Longer Life in Osteoporosis (HELLO) has its inaugural sessions on 26 and 27 November. Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC, Governor General of Australia, will be opening the Patient Seminar on 27 November.