Professor John Eisman
Professor John Eisman AO (MB BS, PhD, FRACP) is Director of Clinical Translation and Advanced Education at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. From 1984 to 2011 he was Garvan's Director of Osteoporosis and Bone Biology. His medical and basic science training was in Sydney and Melbourne with post-doctoral studies in Madison, Wisconsin and Bern, Switzerland. Professor Eisman initiated and has run the Bone and Calcium clinic at St Vincent’s Hospital and the Dubbo Osteoporosis Epidemiology Study since their inception more than 20 years ago. John was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, is a past member of the Board of the International Bone and Mineral Society and of the Council of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. He is a co-founder and past President of the Australia and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society. John chaired the inaugural Australian National Health Priority Action Council’s National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Conditions Advisory Group and co-chaired its successor, the Australian Better Arthritis and Osteoporosis Expert Advisory Committee. He is currently co-chair of the NSW Health Agency for Clinical Innovation in Musculoskeletal conditions and chair of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) International Task Force on Osteoporotic Fracture. The focus of John’s research is the epidemiology and genetics of osteoporosis, encompassing population, family and twin studies as well as molecular and cellular mechanisms for gene effects. His major commitment and focus is translating osteoporosis research findings to real improvements in health care delivery to the general community through the education of patients and their doctors.
- 1995Sir Eric Sussman Award - Royal Australasian College of Physicians
- 1997Order of Australia
- 2013William F Neuman award of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
- 2022Journal of religion and health10.1007/s10943-022-01616-3
Australian Patient Preferences for the Introduction of Spirituality into their Healthcare Journey: A Mixed Methods Study.
- 2022BMJ open10.1136/bmjopen-2021-058983
Association between incident falls and subsequent fractures in patients attending the fracture liaison service after an index fracture: a 3-year prospective observational cohort study.
Bone remodeling during pregnancy and post-partum assessed by metal lead levels and isotopic concentrations.
- 2004Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research10.1359/JBMR.040905
Osteoporosis prevalence and levels of treatment in primary care: the Australian BoneCare Study.
- 2003Osteoporosis international : a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA10.1007/s00198-003-1452-x
Osteoporotic fracture: missed opportunity for intervention.