Bruce R. Troen MD

Bruce Troen

Bruce R. Troen
MD

Professor of Medicine & Chief, Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine

Department of Medicine

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Geriatric Medicine

Contact Information
UB-CTRC Room 8030 F
875 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 888-4865
troen@buffalo.edu


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Education and Training:

  • Clinical Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine, Geriatrics, University of Michigan School of Medicine (1990)
  • Research Fellowship, Molecular Biology, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, NCI, NIH (1988)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Barnes Hospital (1984)
  • MD, Harvard Medical School, cum laude in special studies (1981)
  • AB, Biochemistry, Harvard College, cum laude (1976)

Employment:

  • Professor, Department of Medicine, University at Buffalo, University of Buffalo (2013-present)
  • Chief, Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine, Medicine, University at Buffalo (2013-present)
  • Physician-Investigator, VA Western New York Healthcare System (VAWNYHS) (2013-present)
  • Professor of Medicine, Geriatrics, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami (2007–2013)
  • Physician-Investigator, Miami VA Healthcare System (2002–2013)
  • Associate Professor, Geriatrics, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami (2002–2007)
  • Associate Professor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine (2000–2002)
  • Physician-Invesigator, Bronx VA Medical Center (2000–2002)

Awards and Honors:

  • American Geriatrics Society Fellow (2015)
  • Best Paper Award, Biology of Aging - American Geriatrics Society (2002)
  • Bristol Myers Award for Excellence in Oncology Research (1991)

Research Expertise:

  • Biology of Aging
  • Frailty
  • Geriatrics & Gerontology
  • Osteoporosis
  • Vitamin D

Research Centers:

  • Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC)

UB 2020 Strategic Strengths:

  • Health and Wellness Across the Lifespan

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • March 2016–February 2021
    Center of Excellence in Alzheimer’s Disease
    State of New York, Department of Health
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    $2,400,000
  • April 2017–March 2018
    Exosomal biomarkers as predictors of sarcopenia and frailty in WHI participants
    University at Buffalo Clinical Translational Scientific Institute
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $49,350
  • November 2015–October 2017
    Integrated Therapies to Reduce Threats to Function among Older Patients Managing Cerebrovascular Disease
    CTSA / NIH
    Role: Contributor
    $200,000
  • April 2011–March 2015
    Differential impact of resveratorol and resveratrol mimetics upon aging bone
    Department of Veterans Affairs
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $618,780
  • January 2013–December 2014
    Physical performance in an animal model of vitamin D insufficiency
    Dep;artment of Veterans Affairs
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $200,000
  • November 2010–October 2012
    An animal model to study molecular determinants and modulators of aging and age related diseases
    Indian TRail Foundation
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $190,000

Journal Articles:

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Books and Book Chapters:

  • Duque G and Troen BR. Skeletal Aging..

Professional Memberships:

  • American Federation for Aging Research - Florida; President of the Scientific Advisory Council. Founding board member (2008–present)
  • American Society for Bone and Mineral Researh (1996–present)
  • Gerontological Society of America (1992–present)
  • American Federation for Aging Research (1991–present)
  • American Geriatrics Society; Program committee. Chair for the 2010 annual meeting and Vice Chair for the 2009 annual meeting. (1991–present)

Presentations:

  • "Osteoporosis: Falls and Fractures" UB Department of Medicine City Wide Grand Rounds, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2017)
  • "Endocrinology of Aging" Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2017)
  • "Falls and Their Prevention: A Geriatrics and Pharmacological Imperative" Public Health Live, NY State Department of Health, University at Albany School of Public Health and the New York Department of Health (2016)
  • "Healthspan and Frailty: Bedside to Benchtop (and Back?)" Geriatrics Division Grand Rounds, St. Louis University Medical School, St. Louis University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine (2016)
  • "Healthspan and Frailty: Bones, Muscles, and Aging?" Grand Rounds, Department of Medicine, Western University, Western University (2016)
  • "Osteoporosis: Thinking Beyond Bone" American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting, American Geriatrics Society, Plenary Symposium: That Was The Year That Will Be (2016)
  • "Falls and Their Prevention: A Geriatrics Imperative" Grand Rounds, Buffalo Psychiatric Center, Buffalo Psychiatric Center (2015)
  • "Healthspan and Frailty: Bones, Muscles, and Aging?" Grand Rounds, University of Maryland, University of Maryland, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (2015)
  • "Frailty and musculoskeletal system: From bench to bedside" International Conference on Frailty & Sarcopenia Research, Plenary Symposium: Frailty, Falls, and Fractures: Common Pathophysiology and Therapeutic Approach (2015)
  • "Healthspan and Frailty: Bedside to Benchtop (and Back)?" City-Wide Grand Rounds Department of Medicine, University At Buffalo, Professor & Chief, Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine (2013)
  • "Vitamin D: Beyond Skeletal Health - Implications for Frailty" Interprofessional Geriatrics Symposium (2012)
  • "Multidisciplinary Strategies for Preventing and Managing Osteoporosis in Frail High Risk Elderly in Long Term Care" Gerontological Society of America Annual Meeting, Gerontological Society of America (2011)
  • "Science of Aging Bone & Medical Management" Gerontological Society of American Annual Meeting, Gerontological Society of American (2011)
  • "Bone Biology During Aging: Impact on the Development of Osteoporosis and Subsequent Treatment Strategies - Understanding the RANK-RANKL-OPG Pathway & its Importance in Bone Matabolism" American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting, American Geriatrics Society (2011)
  • "New Advances in Osteoporosis Therapy in the Very Old, Frail, and Institutionalized Elderly: Reduction in Fractures and Improved Quality of Life" American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting, American Geriatrics Society (2011)
  • "Vitamin D: Skeletal Heath and Beyond (A Stealthy Epidemic)" American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting, American Geriatrics Society (2011)
  • "Osteoporosis: State of the Art Clinical Updates" American Geriatrics Society Annualk Meeting, American Geriatrics Society (2010)
  • "Prolongevity Compounds and Aging Bone" Dept. of Medicine Research Conference, University of Texas health ScienceCenter at San Antonio (2010)
  • "Why Do We Grow Old: Perspectives on the Biology of Aging" American Federation for Aging Research, American Federation for Aging Research (2010)
  • "Vitamin D and Osteoporosis" VISN8 Ambulatory Care Forum (2009)
  • "Frailty Syndrome: Assessment, Correlates, and Approach" Division of Aging Grand Rounds, University of Sydney, Nepean Clinical School (2009)
  • "Osteoporosis in the Nursing HOme: What is the Best Approach?" Consensus Conference ont eh Treatment of Osteoporosis in Long Term Care, Univeristy of Sydney, Nepean Clinical School (2009)
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Contact Information

UB-CTRC Room 8030 F
875 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 888-4865
troen@buffalo.edu

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