Susan L. Greenspan, MD, FACP, received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University and her MD from Harvard Medical School. After training in Endocrinology and Geriatrics at Harvard Medical School she joined the faculty where she founded and directed the Osteoporosis Center. In 1999, she moved to Pittsburgh to become Professor of Medicine, Director of the Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Center at the University of Pittsburgh, and Director of Bone Health Program at Magee Women’s Hospital. She currently is the Principal Investigator of an NIA/NIH funded P30 Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center as well as a T32 program in Geriatrics and Gerontology to train the next generation of young investigators. She also has her own NIH funded R01’s and a K07 to establish a Long-term Care Research Network at the University of Pittsburgh. Her NIH-funded research centers on osteoporosis with a focus on bone health of older adults including those who reside in senior communities and bone loss related to cancer therapies.
Dr. Greenspan co-authored the US Surgeon General’s report on Osteoporosis and has over 200 peer-reviewed articles and invited papers. She has served on the Scientific Advisory Board for the National Osteoporosis Foundation and the International Society for Clinical Densitometry as well as several editorial boards of scientific journals. She was a council member of the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research from 2002-2005 and program chair for the 2006 annual meeting of the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research. She recently served on the Board of Scientific Counselors for the NIA and currently serves on the Clinical Trials Advisory Panel of the NIA. She has been featured in Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors in Pittsburgh and America’s Top Doctors. Dr. Greenspan currently serves as Vice President of the National Osteoporosis Foundation’s Board of Trustees.