Jonathan Adachi

Jonathan Adachi is Professor of Medicine at the Michael DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University and Director of the Hamilton Arthritis Centre at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He is the inaugural holder of the Alliance for Better Bone Health Chair in Rheumatology.

Professor Adachi is a graduate of McMaster University and received a fellowship in Internal Medicine and in Rheumatology. He is a Past President of Osteoporosis Canada and currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Committee of that organization. He is both a member of the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) Board and of the IOF Committee of Scientific Advisors.

Professor Adachi has conducted many clinical trials and published extensively on a wide variety of therapies for the prevention and treatment of postmenopausal and corticosteroid-induced osteoporosis. Due to his extensive knowledge in these fields, he has participated in the development of guidelines for the treatment of primary and corticosteroid-induced osteoporosis in Canada. Quality of life, the health economics of osteoporosis and adherence to therapy are other areas of interest. 

(last updated March 2012)