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All patients should call Dr. Tabatabai’s secretary at (713) 807-4271 to book an appointment (please be prepared to provide/fax your clinical history records).

Laila S. Tabatabai, M.D.

Specialty Endocrinology
Degrees M.D.
Areas of Expertise

  • Fractures

  • Parathyroid and Calcium Disorders

  • Bone and Mineral Disorders

  • Paget’s Disease

  • Pregnancy-Related Diabetes

  • Pregnancy-Related Thyroid Disorders

Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine, 2012
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, 2014
Hospital Affiliation Houston Methodist Hospital
Office 2nd Floor
Phone (713) 807-4271
FAX (713) 578-1557

Laila S. Tabatabai, M.D. began seeing patients at MCH August, 2021. She is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Academic Institute at Houston Methodist Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical College.  She received her medical degree with distinction in research at Albany Medical College in Albany, New York.  Her postdoctoral training included an internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore and a fellowship in endocrinology at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

Dr. Tabatabai is a member of the National Osteoporosis Foundation Ambassadors Leadership Council. She previously was the Program Director of the Houston Methodist Endocrinology Fellowship program.  Her didactic teaching included a focus on the management of metabolic bone disease and osteoporosis and has presented at national meetings including the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), Endocrine Society, American Society of Bone and Mineral Research and the Endocrine Nurses Society Symposium.

As the former Director of the Houston Methodist Hospital (HMH) Fracture Liaison Service, she focused on providing education to reduce fracture risk and coordinating treatment programs for fracture patients. Dr. Tabatabai has been the recipient of numerous research grants in the area of osteoporosis.  She has authored peer-reviewed publications appearing in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism and in Endocrine Practice as well as book chapters and abstracts.  She is considered an expert in the field of anabolic agents for treatment of fragility fractures in high-risk osteoporosis patients.

Dr. Tabatabai is the Principle Investigator for the Disease Monitoring Program (UX023-CL401) for burosumab, an anti-FGF23 monoclonal antibody which corrects phosphate homeostasis in individuals with X-linked hypophosphatemic rickets.  She has chaired the Endocrine Society’s CME and MOC-certified educational program on hypophosphatemia.

Medical Education

Johns Hopkins HospitalFellowship, Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism

University of Maryland Medical Center - Baltimore, MOResidency and Internship

Albany Medical College-Albany, NYMedical School

Recognition and Awards

  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists – AACE, Member

  • American Diabetes Association – Member

  • FindaTopDoc: Top Doctor / Women in Medicine Top Doctor (2021)

  • Houstonia Magazine: Top Doctor: Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism (2021-2022)

  • Texas Monthly’s Texas Super Doctors® Rising Stars (2020, 2021)

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