Vitamin D: Current Recommendations
Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
Thursday, October 11, 2012
8:00 AM: Forchheimer Medical Science Building First Floor
Speaker & Info
Michal Melamed, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology & Population Health
Division of Nephrology
Program Director, Nephrology Fellowship
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Repeated at 12:15 pm, Cherkasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center
Dr. Michal Melamed’s research interests include vitamin D and phosphate and multiple outcomes including mortality, cardiovascular disease and kidney disease. Her current research is funded by the National Institutes of Health and the American Society of Nephrology and includes evaluations of both vitamin D and alkali therapy in kidney disease. She has over 40 peer-reviewed publication including ones in well-respected journals such as JAMA and the Archives of Internal Medicine. Dr. Melamed is currently the Nephrology Fellowship Program Director at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/ Montefiore Medical Center.
Dr. Melamed received her medical degree and completed Internal Medicine residency and a nephrology fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She also obtained a Master’s in Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Upon completing her fellowship she joined the faculty at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine where she is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology & Population Health and is the Nephrology Fellowship Program Director.
Objectives - After attending this activity, participants will:
- Describe normal vitamin D physiology and determinants of vitamin D levels
- Identify patients who may be at risk for vitamin D deficiency
- Understand the spectrum of morbidity and mortality associated with vitamin D deficiency
- Treat patients with low vitamin D levels according to current recommendations
Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
Department of Medicine (Division of Nephrology)