Summary Writer: Claudia Hurwitz
Script Writer: Barath Arunasalam
Editor: Kirtan Ganda
Interviewee: Kirtan Ganda
Osteoporosis is common in women and men over the age of 50. James talks with Kirtan Ganda about the diagnosis and management of this condition.
Dr Kirtan Ganda is an Endocrinologist based in Concord, NSW Australia. Dr Ganda manages patients with a number of hormone related disorders such as osteoporosis, diabetes mellitus, thyroid, adrenal and pituitary disorders. His training in Endocrinology has been extensive with placements across Australia, with involvement in clinical and research activities.
Kirtan completed his PhD in 2014, which focused upon improving the management of patients with osteoporosis, the hallmark of which are minimal trauma fractures. The outcomes have been published in internationally reputed journals. Kirtan is engaged in speaking at national and international conferences. He also has a passion for patient education and speaking to public audiences about endocrine disorders such as osteoporosis, diabetes mellitus and Addison’s disease.
Kirtan holds appointments at Concord Hospital as a Consultant Endocrinologist as well as Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney, where he is engaged in teaching and coordination of education for Sydney Medical Program students. He is actively engaged in teaching and research. Dr Ganda was the recipient of the prestigious Professor Philip Sambrook for the Outstanding Early Career Investigator award in 2014.
With Dr Kirtan Ganda, Endocrinologist at Concord Hospital, Sydney, Australia
Case – A 65 year old female falls andpresents to the emergency department (ED) after tripping over while walking, landing on her wrist.Her X-ray shows a minimally displaced distal radius fracture. You consult the orthopaedics team who recommend a back slab.
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