Position title: Co-director
Dr. Binkley earned his MD degree from the University of Wisconsin Medical School and subsequently received his training in Internal Medicine at the Marshfield Clinic. After several years in private practice, he returned to the University of Wisconsin in 1990 and completed a geriatric fellowship. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. In 1994 he was instrumental in establishing the UW Osteoporosis Clinical Center and the Osteoporosis Clinical Research Program, offering treatment options unavailable in standard clinical practice. Additionally, his research efforts focus on osteoporosis diagnosis, osteoporosis in men and the role of nutrition in skeletal status and the link between muscle bone and fracture risk. Recent studies of vitamin D and sarcopenia (the age-related decline in muscle mass) are lending valuable data to the osteoporosis field. Dr. Binkley is an internationally recognized expert in osteoporosis, sarcopenia and vitamin D. He is past president of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry, on the Scientific Advisory Board of the International Osteoporosis Foundation and Editorial Board for the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.