The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) elected Susan Bukata, M.D. to serve as a member of its Board of Trustees during its annual meeting, the Interdisciplinary Symposium on Osteoporosis, that was held in Miami from May 12-15. Dr. Bukata’s extensive background in orthopaedic surgery and oncology will greatly benefit the organization as it works to reduce the two million broken bones that occur each year due to osteoporosis.
An orthopaedic surgeon specializing in oncology, Dr. Bukata is a member of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) faculty with a significant research interest in bone fragility and bone healing. For more than 10 years, she has dedicated a portion of her practice to managing osteoporosis and metabolic bone patients. Prior to joining the UCLA Orthopaedic Center faculty, Dr. Bukata spent eight years on faculty at the University of Rochester, where she helped develop and implement the Geriatric Fracture treatment algorithm now followed around the world.
Dr. Bukata is also very involved in the development of fracture liaison services to help capture and treat post-fragility fracture patients with osteoporosis. She lectures world-wide on the role of orthopaedic surgeons in the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis after fragility fracture.
“I am thrilled to be joining the NOF Board of Trustees, especially at such a critical time in the field of osteoporosis care,” said Dr. Bukata. “With the emergence of the Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) model of care as one of the most efficient ways to close the osteoporosis care gap, I’m looking forward to working with NOF to advance the widespread implementation and adoption of FLS programs across the U.S. and reverse the recent national decline in osteoporosis testing and treatment.”
About the National Osteoporosis Foundation
Established in 1984, the National Osteoporosis Foundation is the nation’s leading health organization dedicated to preventing osteoporosis and broken bones, promoting strong bones for life and reducing human suffering through programs of awareness, education, advocacy and research. For more information on the National Osteoporosis Foundation, visit www.nof.org.