Physician Profile

Faryal S. Mirza, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, UConn Health
UConn Musculoskeletal Institute

Dr. Mirza is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine and Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at UConn Health and the UConn School of Medicine.

She specializes in the management of patients with metabolic bone disease and osteoporosis, diabetes, thyroid and pituitary disorders, and women's health issues. After completing residency and working as a primary care physician for six years, she pursued fellowship in hypertension at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA, followed by women's health, and endocrinology and metabolism fellowships at the UConn School of Medicine. Her research interests include bone health and osteoporosis, gender biology and hypertension. Dr. Mirza's clinical experience and training provide her with special insight into women's health problems. She also actively teaches future physicians and is the director of the ambulatory medicine rotation for 3rd year medical students at the UConn School of Medicine.

Office Locations:

UConn Health
Outpatient Pavilion, 2nd Floor East
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030

Center for Osteoporosis
UConn Musculoskeletal Institute
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030

Board Certifications:
  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Education and Training:
Medical SchoolAga Khan UniversityMedicine
Undergraduate SchoolBahauddin Zakariya UniversityScience
ResidencyGrant Hospital of ChicagoInternal Medicine
InternshipGrant Hospital of ChicagoInternal Medicine
ResidencyWestlake Community HospitalInternal Medicine
ResidencyWestlake Community HospitalChief Resident
FellowshipBrigham and Women's HospitalHypertension/Endocrinology
FellowshipHarvard Medical SchoolEndocrine Hypertension
FellowshipUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicineWomen's Health
FellowshipUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicineEndocrinology
Honors and Awards:
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Best Teacher AwardEndocrine fellows
"Chugai Award," Awarded to Present Research at the 4th Bone Research Seminar in Tokyo, Japan Chugai Pharmaceuticals
Fellow of American College of EndocrinologyAmerican College of Endocrinology
Junior Investigator AwardAmerican Society of Bone and Mineral Research
Physician-Scientist Career Enhancement Travel Award from the Center for Molecular Medicine, to Present Research at the Annual Meeting of the Endocrine SocietyUConn Health Center
Award for “Best Abstract in the Pathogenesis of Osteoporosis,” at the Annual ASBMR Meeting in Denver, ColoradoASBMR
Travel Award for Outstanding Research Presented at the Annual MeetingThe Endocrine Society
Clinical Fellows Travel Grant Award Genentech
Travel Award by Women in Endocrinology, for Research Presented at the Annual MeetingWomen in Endocrinology
Best Intern Award, Rush Presbyterian-Grant Hospital of Chicago Residency Program, Chicago, IllinoisGrant Hospital of Chicago
Academic Scholarship Award for Clinical Elective Clerkships at Alberta, Canada in Medical SchoolUniversity of Calgary
Merit Scholarship Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, 1982-1987 Government of Pakistan
Gold Medal and National Talent Scholarship for First Class First position in Higher Secondary School Certification, 1978-1980 Government of Pakistan
Hospital Affiliation:
  • UConn John Dempsey Hospital
Clinical Interests:

Bone health and osteoporosis, metabolic bone disease, diabetes, menstrual abnormalities, thyroid and pituitary disorders and general endocrinology

Research Interests:

Bone health and osteoporosis, metabolic bone disease, gender biology, and physiological changes with menopause

Languages Other than English:
  • Punjabi
  • Urdu
Selected Publications:

Peer Reviewed Publications

Management of endocrine disease: Secondary osteoporosis: pathophysiology and management. Mirza, Faryal; Canalis, Ernesto. (2015). European journal of endocrinology / European Federation of Endocrine Societies, 3, (173), R131-51.

Changes in bone sclerostin levels in mice after ovariectomy vary independently of changes in serum sclerostin levels. Jastrzebski, Sandra; Kalinowski, Judith; Stolina, Marina; Mirza, Faryal; Torreggiani, Elena; Kalajzic, Ivo; Won, Hee Yeon; Lee, Sun-Kyeong; Lorenzo, Joseph. (2013). Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, 3, (28), 618-26.

Long-term treatment with raloxifene, but not bisphosphonates, reduces circulating sclerostin levels in postmenopausal women. Chung, Y E; Lee, S H; Lee, S-Y; Kim, S-Y; Kim, H-H; Mirza, F S; Lee, S-K; Lorenzo, J A; Kim, G S; Koh, J-M. (2012). Osteoporosis international : a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA, 4, (23), 1235-43.

Gonadal Hormones, Diseases and Emerging Therapeutics. Faryal S. Mirza, Liam Zakko, Pamela Taxel. (2012). Bone-Metabolic Functions and Modulators, 47-67.

Management of bone disease in patients undergoing hormonal therapy for breast cancer. Mirza, Faryal Sardar Ali. (2011). Endocrinology and metabolism clinics of North America, 3, (40), 549-62, viii.