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, New York 14203
Phone: (716) 888-4865
troen@buffalo.edu


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Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Geriatrics, University of Michigan School of Medicine (1990)
  • Fellowship, Molecular Biology, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, NCI, NIH (1988)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Barnes Hospital (1984)
  • MD, Harvard Medical School, Cum Laude (1981)
  • Biochemistry, Harvard College, Cum Laude (1976)

Employment:

  • Director, University at Buffalo Center of Excellence for Alzheimer‘s Disease Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2018-present)
  • Director, University at Buffalo Center for Successful Aging (2016-present)
  • Director, Geriatric Services, Erie County Medical Center (2015-present)
  • Chief, Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2013-present)
  • Physician-Investigator, VA Western New York Healthcare System (VAWNYHS) (2013-present)
  • Professor, Department of Medicine, University at Buffalo University of Buffalo (2013-present)
  • Director, Medicine, University at Buffalo Center of Excellence for Alzheimer's Disease Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
  • Co-Director, University at Buffalo Center of Excellence for Alzheimer‘s Disease Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2016–2018)
  • 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 Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2000–2002)
  • Physician-Invesigator, Bronx VA Medical Center (2000–2002)
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Awards and Honors:

  • UB Exceptional Scholar Sustained Achievement Award (2020)
  • Senior Leadership Award, Amherst Senior Citizens Foundation (2018)
  • 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:

  • May 2019–April 2024
    Enhancing Geroscience Faculty Development and Scholarship in Order to Minimize Frailty and Maximize Healthspan
    NIH / National Institute of Aging
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $750,000
  • October 2018–September 2023
    Post-Transcriptional Control of Aging-Associated Inflammation and Bone Homeostasis
    NIH NIDCR
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $1,250,000
  • July 2019–June 2023
    High intensity interval training and nicotinamide riboside treatment to enhance functional capacity and reduce frailty during aging
    Veterans Affairs
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $645,000
  • January 2019–January 2023
    Translational Models to Study Frailty
    Indian Trail Foundation
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $200,000
  • May 2019–April 2021
    Community-Based Participatory Research for Reducing Medication Harm among Retirees
    Retirement Research Foundation
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $200,000
  • March 2016–February 2021
    Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease
    State of New York, Department of Health
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $2,400,000
  • October 2018–September 2020
    Enhancing functional capacity in older adults with short session high intensity interval training
    Veterans Affairs
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $200,000
  • September 2018–June 2020
    Alzheimer’s and related dementias Care improvement Through Data Science Education (ACT-DSE): Custom training for Research
    National Institutes of Health
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $270,000
  • September 2019–September 2019
    Keyence BZ-X800E All-in-One Fluorescence Microscope – ORD Shared Equipment Program
    Veterans Affairs
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $301,070
  • June 2018–June 2019
    Collaborative Drug Safety Management with Frail Elders & Caregivers for Successful Aging
    University at Buffalo, Innovative Micro-Programs Accelerating Collaboration in Themes (IMPACT)
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $35,000
  • 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
  • August 2015–August 2015
    Extracellular Flux Analyzer, ORD Shared Equipment Program
    Veterans Affairs
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $175,024
  • 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
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Journal Articles:

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Books and Book Chapters:

  • Duque G and Troen BR. (2006) Geriatric Nutrition: The Health Professional’s Handbook. In: Skeletal Aging. Jones and Bartlett, 325-343.

Professional Memberships:

  • 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, New York 14203
Phone: (716) 888-4865
troen@buffalo.edu

This faculty member is affiliated with UBMD, practicing physicians who are also professors in the Jacobs School.

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