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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.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Medicine
    • Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

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

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.

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • 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
  • 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 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:

Evaluation of osteoporosis and the effects of treatment/diseases on "bone quality" using high resolution imaging of bone (uMRI).

Selected Publications:

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.

Taleb, N., Salti, H., Al-Mokaddam, M., Merheb, M., Salti, I., Nasrallah, M.: Prevalence and determinants of albuminuria in a cohort of diabetic patients in Lebanon Ann Saudi Med 28 (6): 420-5,2008.

Academic Contact Info

3rd floor Penn Medicine University City
3737 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)