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Mona Al Mukaddam, MD, MS

Mona Al Mukaddam, MD, MS Physician

Director, Penn Bone Center Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Al Mukaddam is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Diabetes
  • Endocrinology

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

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

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

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


American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, National International Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva Association, International International Society of Clinical Densitometry, International Penn Center for the Female Athlete, Local Philadelphia Endocrine Society, Local The Endocrine Society, National The International Clinical Council on Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Al Mukaddam is employed by Penn Medicine.

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.


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:

The FOP International Clinical Council: Edward C. Hsiao1, Maja Di Rocco, Amanda Cali, Michael Zasloff, Mona Al Mukaddam, Robert Pignolo, Zvi Grunwald, Coen Netelenbos, Richard Keen, Genevieve Baujat, Matthew A. Brown, Tae-Joon Cho, Carmen De Cunto, Patricia Delai, Nobuhiko Haga, Rolf Morhart, Christiaan Scott, Keqin Zhang, Robert J. Diecidue, Clive S Friedman, Fredrick S. Kaplan, and Elisabeth M.W. Eekhoff: Special Considerations for Clinical Trials in Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology : 2018 .

Agarwal R, Sayani F, Elsibai MS, Al Mukaddam M: Prevalence and Risk factors for Low Bone Mineral Density in Transfusion Dependent Anemia American Society of Bone and Mineral Research Meeting, Montreal, Canada : 2018.

Dhaliwal R, Foster NC, Boyle C, Al Mukaddam M, Weinstock RS, Rickels MR, Shah VN, DiMeglio LA: Determinants of fracture in adults with type 1 diabetes in the USA: Results from the T1D Exchange Clinic Registry J Diabetes Complications : 2018.

Frederick S. Kaplan, Edward C. Hsiao, Geneviève Baujat, Richard Keen, Carmen De Cunto, Maja Di Rocco, Matthew A. Brown, Mona M. Al Mukaddam, Donna R. Grogan, and Robert J.Pignolo: Palovarotene Reduces New Heterotopic Ossification in Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) American Society of Bone and Mineral Research Meeting, Montreal, Canada : 2018.

Lori McLeer Maloney, Jeremy Flood, Naji Alamuddin, Mona Al Mukaddam: Findings from a Diabetes Support Group: A Pilot Study American Diabetes Association Meeting, Orlando, Florida : 2018.

Shah VN, Wu M, Foster N, Dhaliwal R, Al Mukaddam M: Severe hypoglycemia is associated with high risk for falls in adults with type 1 diabetes Archives of Osteoporosis : 2018.

Robert J. Pignolo, Mona Al Mukaddam: Evaluation of Bone Fragility and Fracture Prevention Fractures in the Elderly, 2nd Edition : 2018.

Agarwal R,Kallish S,Al Mukaddam M: Hypoparathyroidism due to 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome Presenting as Acute Cardiomyopathy AACE Clinical Case Reports : 2018.

Frederick S. Kaplan, Robert J. Pignolo, Mona Al Mukaddam, Eileen M. Shore: Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva and Other Forms of Heterotopic Calcification Primer on Metabolic Bone Diseases and Disorders of Mineral Metabolism, 9th Edition : 2018.

Kaplan FS, Zeitlin L, Dunn SP, Benor S, Hagin D, Al Mukaddam M, Pignolo RJ: Acute and Chronic Rapamycin Use in Patients with Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva: A Report of Two Cases Bone : 2017.

Academic Contact Info

3rd floor Penn Medicine University City
3737 Market Street

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