Experts in Metabolic Bone Health

Woman holding a bone scan of her lower leg and ankle.
More than 40 million people in the U.S. have osteoporosis or are at high risk of developing it.

Osteoporosis is a metabolic bone disorder that often occurs in conjunction with other diseases and conditions, notably menopause and endocrine disorders.

Led by Deborah Kado, MD, MS, our bone health team includes researchers at the forefront of new discoveries, who are experts in tailoring osteoporosis therapy to treat co-occurring conditions that may alter the course of standard care.

See how osteoporosis is diagnosed at UC San Diego Health and learn more about this common bone disorder.

Meet our bone health experts.

Shared Medical Appointments

Get support from others and have more time with your doctor at a shared medical appointment. Learn more about SMAs at UC San Diego Health.

Education & Support Group

Join us for up-to-date information on your disease and share your concerns. The group meets the first Wednesday of every month except July from noon to 1 p.m. in room 1-603 on the first floor of Jacobs Medical Center. The group is led by Heather Hofflich, MD.

Preventive Medicine

New research suggests that the best way to prevent osteoporosis is to reach your peak bone mass in your 20s. Our primary care physicians can help you develop healthy lifestyle habits for good bone health. ​Prevention tips and tricks.

Check Your Risk

Are you or a loved one at risk for osteoporosis? Find out.

Non-Drug Approaches

The standard of care for people with low bone mineral density has changed since 2008 and non-drug approaches are now a viable option for many. More on this and other FDA-approved treatment options.

Research & Clinical Trials

UC Health Clinical Trials
This database includes clinical trials at all UC campuses. You can choose to search for trials in San Diego.

Find a Clinical Trial at UC San Diego Health
General information about searching for clinical trials conducted at UC San Diego.

Appointments & Referrals

Bone Health Clinic Locations

La Jolla
Perlman Medical Offices

Medical Offices North
Medical Offices South

Garden View Road