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Chaim Vanek, M.D.

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Specialty:
Endocrinology & Diabetes
Special Interests:
Endocrinology, Endocrinology & Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism
Accepting Patients:
Yes
Languages:
English

"Endocrinology is a specialty of internal medicine that focuses on the glandular system. This includes the thyroid, pituitary, adrenal, and parathyroid glands. I am proud to have undergone the extra training to be part of this exciting field of medicine."

Biography

Dr. Vanek grew up in Los Angeles and received his medical training in Portland and Baltimore, Maryland. He certainly enjoys Portland more than any other city and is very happy to work at Oregon Health & Science University. His clinical focus is in the area of osteoporosis, vitamin D deficiency, and parathyroid gland disorders. He enjoys this area of endocrinology because so many great strides have been made in the past 20 years in the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis. For a long time it was thought that hip and spine fractures were a "normal part of aging" but we now know that these conditions can be prevented or effectively treated with a variety of options. Dr. Vanek wrote an article for Angie's List in August 2011 on this topic.

Education

  • Degree:
    M.D., Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, Portland, OR, 1999
  • Residency:
    Internal Medicine, University of Maryland Hospital / Baltimore VA Medical Center, 2002
  • Fellowship:
    Endocrinology, Oregon Health & Science University, 2006
  • Certification:
    American Board of Internal Medicine; Endocrinology (2006) and Internal Medicine (2002)
 

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