Lisa Ceglia, MD

Postdoctoral Fellow in Nutrition - Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition
Research Center on Aging at Tufts University
Friedman Fellow in Diabetes and Metabolism (2004-2006)
Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA
Endocrinology Attending, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA

Mentors   Dr. Lechan & Dr. Pittas

Recent Work

In 2008, Dr. Ceglia joined the staff in the Division of Endocrinology at Tufts Medical Center. In July 2009, she will be appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Ceglia has been active in clinical care as the Director of the Metabolic Bone Diseases Clinic at Tufts Medical Center. Over the last several years, she has conducted clinical and translational research in the Bone Metabolism Laboratory under the direction of Dr. Bess Dawson-Hughes. In March 2007, she completed a clinical project examining the role of the calcium sensing receptor on calcium homeostasis and gastric acid secretion. A manuscript describing this work was recently published in Osteoporosis International. She played an important role in a second study that identified a positive association between intake of foods that are metabolized to alkaline byproducts (fruits and vegetables) and preservation of lean tissue mass in older men and women. She is senior author on this paper which was recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Dr. Ceglia has also recently completed a clinical study exploring the mechanisms by which the acid/base balance of the diet may affect the impact of dietary protein on muscle and bone metabolism in older men and women. Two manuscripts describing the study’s findings were recently published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism and Clinical Endocrinology. Dr. Ceglia has begun work on a translational research project examining the effects of vitamin D supplementation on skeletal muscle fiber composition in elderly women. She recently received a 2-year Career Development Award from the newly-funded Boston Claude and the KL2 Career Development Award to complete this translational project.

Dr. Ceglia contributes to the education of medical students as a lecturer in the Endocrinology section of the Pathophysiology course at the Tufts University School of Medicine. She is also a lecturer for the Friedman School graduate students in the Micronutrients course at the Friedman School of Nutrition and Policy at Tufts University, Boston, MA.

Dr. Ceglia has been a peer-reviewer for several medical journals in her specialty, and an active member of various professional societies including The Endocrine Society, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, Massachusetts Medical Society, and American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.