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Laura K. Bachrach

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Pediatrics (Endocrinology) at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital

Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Medicine Specialties Clinic 730 Welch Rd 2nd Floor Palo Alto, CA 94304
    Tel Work (650) 721-1811 Fax (650) 725-8375
  • Academic Offices
    Personal Information
    Email Tel (650) 723-5791
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview

Clinical Focus

  • Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Endocrinology/Diabetes, Pediatric

Academic Appointments

Honors and Awards

  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa (1970)
  • Member, Alpha Omega Alpha (1976)

Professional Education

Board Certification: Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics (1981)
Internship: UCSF Medical Center CA (1977)
Medical Education: Tufts University MA (1976)
Residency: UCSF Medical Center CA (1978)
Fellowship: Hospital for Sick Children, Canada (1982)
Residency: Stanford University Medical Center CA (1979)
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Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Prevention of osteoporosis begins in childhood and adolescence by optimizing acquistion of bone mineral during the critical adolescent years. Body mass, calcium nutriture, physical activity, growth and sex steroid hormones, and genetic factors are all thought to be important determinants of bone mass although the relative contribution of each remains controversial. My research interests are directed at the process of bone mineral acquisition during childhood in healthy young people and patients with disorders that place them at risk for premature osteoporosis. I am also exploring the optimal therapies for children with bone fragility. Finally, I have been comparing the value of newer non-invasive methods for assessing bone fragility in the pediatric population.


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