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Mona Al Mukaddam, MD

Mona Al Mukaddam, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Al Mukaddam is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism, 2012
  • Internal Medicine, 2010

Clinical Expertise:

  • Bone Scan
  • Calcium and Bone Disorders
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Osteomalacia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Paget's Disease
  • Parathyroid Disorders

Description of Clinical Expertise

Metabolic bone and calcium disorders including osteoporosis, Paget's disease, hypo- and hyper-parathyroidism as well as bone diseases related to transplant, medications (example aromatase inhibitors and glucocorticoids) and iron overload.
Rare bone disease including Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva and hypophosphatasia.

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: American University in Beirut
Residency: American University of Beirut Medical Center
Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, National International Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva Association, International International Society of Clinical Densitometry, International Philadelphia Endocrine Society, Local The Endocrine Society, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Al Mukaddam is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

Clinical research in Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva.
Evaluation of osteoporosis and the effects of treatment/diseases on "bone quality" using high resolution imaging of bone (uMRI).

Selected Publications:

Caitlin White, Farzana Sayani, Ravinder Singh, Dawn Milliner, Alan Wasserstein, Mona Al Mukaddam: Case report of hypercalciuria and markedly elevated 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D in a patient with Diamond Blackfan Anemia: Could 24 hydroxylase enzyme deficiency be the cause? American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, Atlanta, GA : 2016.

Wenli Sun, Chamith S. Rajapakse, Jeremy Magland, Mahdieh Bashoor-Zadeh, Mona M Al Mukaddam, Elizabeth A. Kobe, Michelle Slinger, Rhiannon Miller, Peter J. Snyder and Felix W. Wehrli: Sensitivity of Imaging Biomarkers for Detecting Postmenopausal Bone Loss American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, Seattle, WA : 2015.

Mona Al Mukaddam, Chamith Rajapakse, Mahdieh Bashoor Zadeh, Jeremy Magland, Wenli Sun, Helen Peachey, Peter Snyder, Felix Wehrli: Effects of Uncontrolled Type II Diabetes on Vertebral Bone Marrow Fat Distribution American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, Seattle, WA : 2015.

Bashoor-Zadeh M, Al Mukaddam M, Sun W, Phillips E, Rajapakse C, Wehrli F: Structural and Mechanical Properties of Trabecular Bone in the Distal Extremities Studied by Micro-MRI in Postmenopausal Women American Society of Bone and Mineral Research Meeting, Houston, TX : 2014.

Bashoor-Zadeh M, Rajapakse C, Li C, Sun W, Al Mukaddam M, Wright A, Wehrli F: MRI-derived porosity index provides quantitative insight into cortical pore architecture. American Society of Bone and Mineral Research Meeting, Houston, TX : 2014.

Al Mukaddam. M., Rajapakse, CS., Bhagat, Y., Wehrl,i FW., Guo, W., Peachey, H., LeBeau, SO., Zemel, SZ., Wang, .C,Swerdloff, R., Kapoor, SC., Snyder PJ.: Effects of Testosterone and Growth Hormone on the Structural and Mechanical Properties of Bone by MicroMRI in the Distal Tibia of Men with Hypopituitarism J Clin Endocrinol Metab 99 (4): 1236-1244,2014.

Al Mukaddam, M., Zubair, B., Rickels. MR: Letter to the Editor: Case 33-2012: A Woman with Altered Mental Status after Childbirth New England Journal of Medicine 368 (5): 486-87,2013.

Al Mukaddam M, Snyder PJ: Androgens Osteoporosis, 4th Edition. Elsevier 2 : 1827-36,2013.

Al Mukaddam, M., Rajapakse, CS., Bhagat, Y., Guo, W., Magland, JF., Wehrli, FW, Snyder, PJ.: Testosterone Treatment Has Differential Effects on Trabecular and Cortical Bone Strength in Men with Hypopituitarism American Society of Bone and Mineral Research Meeting, Minneapolis, MN : 2012.

Taleb, N., Salti, H., Al-Mokaddam, M., Merheb, M., Salti, I., Nasrallah, M.: Vascular Complications of Diabetes in Lebanon: Experience at the American University of Beirut British Journal of Diabetes and Vascular Disease 8 (80): 2008.

Academic Contact Info

3rd floor Penn Medicine University City
3737 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-9905
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)