Physician Profile

Pamela Taxel, M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, UConn Health Center
New England Musculoskeletal Institute
Overview:

Dr. Taxel is an associate professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the UConn Health Center. She received her medical degree from the State University of New York at Downstate College of Medicine. She completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of South Florida and UConn School of Medicine. She went on to specialty training in geriatrics, as well as endocrinology and metabolism, at the UConn School of Medicine.

Currently, she serves as the fellowship director in Endocrinology and Metabolism. Her clinical area of focus is in the treatment of patients with osteoporosis, with a special interest in the treatment of men and women receiving cancer therapies that impact bone health. She collaborates with School of Dental Medicine colleagues in several research projects including a study assessing the impact of bone health on implant success or failure, as well as another project on the identification of risk factors for osteonecrosis of the jaws in patients receiving bone-modifying therapies for advanced cancers.


Office Locations:

UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
800-535-6232
860-679-7692
Directions

Board Certifications:
  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Geriatric Medicine
Education and Training:
TrainingInstitutionMajor/Specialty
Undergraduate SchoolUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhysical Therapy
Graduate SchoolNew York UniversityCardiopulmonary Physical Therapy
Medical SchoolSUNY Health Science CenterMedicine
ResidencyUniversity of South Florida College of MedicineMedicine
ResidencyUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicineMedicine
FellowshipUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicineEndocrinology
FellowshipUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicineGeriatrics
Hospital Affiliation:
  • John Dempsey Hospital
Honors and Awards:
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Recognition, Kaiser Permanente Teaching AwardUConn Health Center
"Excellence in Teaching" Award
"Resident of the Rotation" Award
Research Interests:

The effect of The effect of androgen deprivation therapy on bone in men with prostate cancer.

The effect of aromatase inhibitors on markers of bone turnover and bone density in women with breast cancer.

Osteoporosis and bone augmentation/implant outcomes: an observational study.

Bone and oral health in pateients on bone-modualting therapies for cancer treatment.

Selected Publications:


Peer Reviewed Publications

Osteonecrosis of the jaw and rheumatoid arthritis. Is it the disease or the drugs?. Landesberg, Regina; Taxel, Pamela. (2013). The Journal of rheumatology, 6, (40), 749-51.

The relationship between implant stability and bone health markers in post-menopausal women with bisphosphonate exposure. Taxel, Pamela; Ortiz, Denise; Shafer, David; Pendrys, David; Reisine, Susan; Rengasamy, Kandasamy; Freilich, Martin. (2013). Clinical oral investigations, 1, (18), 49-57.

Quality of life improves among post-menopausal women who received bone augmentation during dental implant therapy. Reisine, S; Freilich, M; Ortiz, D; Pendrys, D; Shafer, D; Taxel, P. (2012). International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery, 12, (41), 1558-62.

The management of osteoporosis in breast cancer survivors. Taxel, Pamela; Choksi, Palak; Van Poznak, Catherine. (2012). Maturitas, 4, (73), 275-9.

Wilson's disease followed by liver transplant in a 20-year-old female: considerations for bone health--case report and review of the literature. Boldo, Angela; Taxel, Pamela. (2009). Connecticut medicine, 2, (73), 73-8.