Laila Tabatabai, MD

Metabolic Bone Disease, Endocrinology

Methodist Academic Medicine Associates

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Laila Tabatabai, MD

Methodist Academic Medicine Associates

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About Me

Laila S. Tabatabai, M.D., is the Director of the Houston Methodist Hospital Fracture Liaison Service and Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas.  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 the Program Director of the Houston Methodist Endocrinology Fellowship program.  She is a member of the National Osteoporosis Foundation Ambassadors Leadership Council.  Her didactic teaching includes a focus on the management of metabolic bone disease and osteoporosis and she 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 Director of the Fracture Liaison Service, she focuses 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.

Clinical Interests

Fracture Liaison Service
Parathyroid and Calcium Disorders
Bone and Mineral Disorders
Paget’s Disease
Pregnancy-Related Diabetes
Pregnancy-Related Thyroid

Accepted Insurance Plans

90 Degree/Entrust
Aetna Affordable Health Choices
Aetna Choice POS / Open Choice
Aetna Common Spirit Health KelseyCare
Aetna Common Spirit Minimum Value Plan
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna Health Network
Aetna International
Aetna Managed Choice / Elect Choice
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
Aetna Open Access
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Aetna QPOS
Aetna Select
Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna Signature Administrators Allied Benefits
Aetna Signature Administrators CoreSource
Aetna Signature Administrators TX Annual Conf of UMC
Aetna Student Health
Aetna Transplant
Aetna Workers' Comp
All Saver/United Healthcare
Beech Street PPO
Best Doctors International
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO/UT Care
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Edge
Blue Essentials
Blue Essentials Access
Care Improvement Plus Medicare Advantage
Cigna APWU
Cigna Allegiance Houston Methodist Employee Medical Plan
Cigna Allegiance OAP
Cigna Allegiance PPO
Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna EPO
Cigna Global Health Benefits (International)
Cigna Great West
Cigna HMO
Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage HMO
Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage PPO
Cigna Indemnity
Cigna LocalPlus
Cigna NALC
Cigna Network
Cigna Network Open Access
Cigna Open Access
Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP)
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Cigna Qualcare
Cigna Shared Administration OAP
Cigna Shared Administration PPO
Cigna SureFit
Coventry PPO
Erickson Advantage
Evolutions HealthCare PPO
First Health PPO
Galaxy Health Network PPO
HAA Preferred Partners (International)
HMO Blue
HealthSmart Accel PPO
HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart Payors Organization
Humana HMO / EPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus/Choice
Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana Military TRICARE-East Region
Humana Natl POS Open Access
Humana POS & Preferred POS
Humana PPO & Preferred PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
Imagine Health
Imagine Health GPA
Imagine Health Trustmark
Imagine Health/SISCO
Independent Medical Systems PPO (IMS)
Medica-UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus
Medicare Railroad
MultiPlan PPO
National Preferred Provider Network PPO (NPPN)
Olympus Managed Care (International)
Oscar Easy Care Medicare Advantage
PHCS Healthy Directions
Provider Select PPO
TRS-ActiveCare 2 Group 385002
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-South Texas Region Group 295430
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-West Texas Region Group 295781
TRS-ActiveCare HD Group 385000
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Group 385003
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Plus Group 385001
TRS-Care Medicare Advantage
TRS-Care Standard ALT A I Group 485002
TRS-Care Standard ALT A II Group 485003
TRS-Care Standard ALT B I Group 485005
TRS-Care Standard ALT B II Group 485006
TRS-Care Standard CMED Group 485001
TRS-Care Standard Group 485000
TexanPlus/Wellcare Medicare Advantage
Three Rivers Provider Network
UHC Dual Complete MCR
UHC Medicare Chronic Complete
UHC Medicare Complete
UHC Medicare Solutions
US Family Health Plan
USA Managed Care PPO
United Health Integrated Services
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
United Healthcare Nexus ACO
United Healthcare Plan of the River Valley
UnitedHealthcare Choice
UnitedHealthcare ChoicePlus
UnitedHealthcare Core
UnitedHealthcare Core Plus
UnitedHealthcare EPO
UnitedHealthcare Golden Rule
UnitedHealthcare HMO
UnitedHealthcare Navigate
UnitedHealthcare Navigate Plus
UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
UnitedHealthcare Oxford
UnitedHealthcare POS
UnitedHealthcare PPO
UnitedHealthcare Select / ERS
UnitedHealthcare Student Resources
UnitedHealthcare West
WellMed AARP Medicare Advantage Plan
WellMed AARP Medicare Complete
WellMed United Healthcare Dual Complete

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Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism | American Board of Internal Medicine
Albany Medical College-Albany, NY | 2009
University of Maryland Medical Center - Baltimore, MO | 2012
University of Maryland Medical Center - Baltimore, MO | 2012
Johns Hopkins Hospital - Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism | 2014
  • Houston Methodist Hospital


  • English
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