Physician Profile

Faryal S. Mirza, M.D.

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

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:

Endocrinology
UConn Health
Outpatient Pavilion, 2nd Floor East
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
860-679-3245
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Center for Osteoporosis
UConn Musculoskeletal Institute
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
860-679-2160
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Board Certifications:
  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Education and Training:
TrainingInstitutionMajor/Specialty
Medical SchoolAga Khan UniversityMedicine
Undergraduate SchoolBahauddin Zakariya UniversityScience
FellowshipUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicineEndocrinology
FellowshipBrigham and Women's HospitalHypertension/Endocrinology
FellowshipHarvard Medical SchoolEndocrine Hypertension
FellowshipUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicineWomen's Health
InternshipGrant Hospital of ChicagoInternal Medicine
ResidencyWestlake Community HospitalInternal Medicine
ResidencyGrant Hospital of ChicagoInternal Medicine
ResidencyWestlake Community HospitalChief Resident
Hospital Affiliation:
  • 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

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.

Serum sclerostin levels negatively correlate with parathyroid hormone levels and free estrogen index in postmenopausal women. Mirza, Faryal S; Padhi, I Desmond; Raisz, Lawrence G; Lorenzo, Joseph A. (2010). The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, 4, (95), 1991-7.