Grattan Woodson, MD FACP, a nationally recognized expert in the field of osteoporosis, is the Medical Director of the Osteoporosis Center of Atlanta (OCA). He is responsible for reading and interpreting all the bone density tests conducted at the OCA. He also provides osteoporosis consultations and ongoing physician care and follow-up visits to our patients. He has devoted his professional life to the management of patients with osteoporosis, to research into new treatments for this disease, and to the education of physicians on topics associated with osteoporosis. He obtained his MD at the Medical College of Georgia in 1980 and then completed a three year internal medicine residency training at the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, New York, an affiliate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, New York. In 1983, Dr. Woodson joined the full-time faculty of Emory University School of Medicine where he began his work in osteoporosis. In 1986 he left full-time academic life at Emory to form the Osteoporosis Center of Atlanta, where he focused his efforts on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with osteoporosis and osteoporosis research. Over his career, Dr. Woodson has participated in a large number of research studies that include all the agents currently US FDA approved for treatment and prevention of osteoporosis. He is the also the author of a number of articles on the diagnosis and treatment if this disease. He participates in physician education activities about one day each workweek and maintains his relationship with Emory University where he serves as a Clinical Instructor of Medicine.