Dr Kirtan Ganda

Endocrinologist & Clinical Lecturer
Medicine, Concord Clinical School

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Biographical details

  • Consultant Endocrinologist
  • Graduated in 2000 from UNSW (BSc(Med) MBBS)
  • FRACP in 2010
  • PhD in 2014 from USyd
  • Dr Ganda has a strong interest in bone health management, clinicial research and education
  • He has authored a number of excellent quality articles in the field of bone health and endocrinology

Research interests

  • Osteoporosis management
  • Secondary fracture prevention programs
  • Clinical research in endocrinology
  • Education: of patients, students, junior and senior health professionals

Teaching and supervision

  • Coordinate the establishment of MD research projects for medical students in Concord Clinic School (USyd)
  • Research tutor for endocrine topic areas
  • Interviewer for Stage 2 PPD portfolios
  • Examiner for Stage 4 students – long cases
  • Participate in PBL’s for Stage 4 students (on behalf of Prof Seibel) 2014
  • Supervising endocrinology advanced trainees with presentations and patient management

  • Participation in FRACP examination preparation for Basic Physician Trainees (examiner for short case and long case practice sessions)

  • FRACP candidates: talk on Adrenal disorders (2012)

  • Interns and Pre-interns lecture on diabetes management (2012-13)

  • Medical students (weekly communication skills tutorial)

  • Contribution to setting endocrinology examination questions for The University of Sydney medical student program (2012)

Current projects

  • Manuscript in preparation: Position statement relating to secondary fracture prevention in Australia and New Zealand
  • Part of team leading project to improve secondary fracture prevention in the primary care setting
  • Part of team leading a project to develop minimum dataset for Secondary Fracture Prevention programs

Manuscripts in Preparation

  • Mitchell P, Ganda K, Seibel MJ. Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society Positon Paper on Secondary Fracture Prevention programs
  • Suryawanshi A, Middleton T, Ganda K. Late identification of X-linked Adrenoleukodystrophy: a case report

Associations

  • The University of Sydney
  • Concord General Repatriation Hospital
  • Deputy Chair of Osteoporosis Working Group, a branch of the musculoskeletal network of the Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI).
  • Endocrine Society of Australia
  • Australian Diabetes Society
  • Australia and New Zealand Bone Mineral Research Society
  • The Endocrine Society
  • American Society for Bone and Mineral Research

Awards and honours

  • Recipient of the Professor Philip Sambrook Award for outstanding early career research (ANZBMS 2014)
  • Amgen-ANZBMS Outstanding Abstract Award (ANZBMS 2014)
  • Achieved high acclaim for work as part of the Concord Hospital Fracture Liaison Service:
  • Winner of Sydney Local Health District, Quality Award and Premier’s Award for Public Service (2012)
  • Finalist in National Clinicians Network Forum (2013), Awards for Excellence.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Ganda K, Schaffer A, Seibel MJ (2014) Predictors of refracture in patients managed within a fracture liaison service: a 7-year prospective study. Osteoporosis International
  • Ganda K,Seibel MJ (2014) Osteonecrosis of the jaw and its implications for osteoporosis therapies. Endocrinology Today. July 2014
  • Ganda K, Seibel MJ (2013) Rapid response to denosumab in fibrous dysplasia of bone: report of two cases. Osteoporosis International 25(2):777-82
  • Ganda K, Schaffer A, Pearson S, Seibel MJ (2014) Compliance and persistence to bisphosphonate therapy following initiation within a secondary fracture prevention program: a randomised controlled trial of specialist vs. non-specialist management. Osteoporosis International; 25(4):1345-55
  • Ganda K, Nguyen T, Pocock N. (2014) Gender disparity in BMD conversion: a comparison between Lunar and Hologic densitometers. Arch Osteoporos; 9:180
  • Ganda K, Puech M, Chen JS, Speerin RS, Bleasel J, Center JR, Eisman JA, March L, Seibel MJ (2013) Models of care for the secondary prevention of osteoporotic fractures: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Osteoporosis International. 24(2):393-406
  • Ganda K, Seibel MJ (2012) The Role of Fracture Liaison Services in Re-Fracture Prevention. In: Primary Care at a Glance, O. Capelli (ed.), pp 279-322.
  • Lih A, Nandapalan H, Kim M, Yap C, Lee P, Ganda K, Seibel MJ (2011) Targeted intervention reduces refracture rates in patients with incident non-vertebral osteoporotic fractures: a 4-year prospective controlled study. Osteoporosis International 22 (3):849-858.
  • Perampalam S, Ganda K, et al. (2011) Vitamin D status and its predictive factors in pregnancy in 2 Australian populations. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 51 (4):353-359.
  • Diamond TH, Rajagopal R, Ganda K, Manoharan A, Luk A (2004) Plasmapheresis as a potential treatment option for amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis. Intern Med J 34 (6).

Manuscripts in Preparation

  • Mitchell P, Ganda K, Seibel MJ. Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society Positon Paper on Secondary Fracture Prevention programs
  • Suryawanshi A, Middleton T, Ganda K. Late identification of X-linked Adrenoleukodystrophy: a case report

Posters

  • Endocrine Society of AustraliaAnnual Scientific Meeting (2013):
    1. Middelton T, Suryawanshi A, Ganda K. Late identification of X-linked Adrenoleukodystrophy: A Case Report
  • Australian Diabetes SocietyAnnual Scientific Meeting (2013):
    1. Suryawanshi A, Celermajer DS, Ganda K, Twigg SM. People with diabetes admitted for Acute Heart Failure have prolonged hospital stay and under-recognised diastolic dysfunction
  • Rajagopal R, Ganda K, Depczynski B. Poster at Australian Diabetes Society annual meeting (2008). False positive ethylene glycol levels in Diabetic Ketoaciosis.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Ganda, K., Seibel, M. (2012). The Role of Fracture Liaison Services in Re-Fracture Prevention. In Oreste Capelli (Eds.), Primary Care at a Glance - Hot Topics and New Insights, (pp. 279-322). Croatia: InTech Publishers.

Journals

  • Ganda, K., Seibel, M. (2014). Rapid biochemical response to denosumab in fibrous dysplasia of bone: report of two cases. Osteoporosis International, 25(2), 777-782. [More Information]
  • Ganda, K., Puech, M., Chen, J., Speerin, R., Bleasel, J., Center, J., Eisman, J., March, L., Seibel, M. (2013). Models of care for the secondary prevention of osteoporotic fractures: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Osteoporosis International, 24(2), 393-406. [More Information]
  • Lih, A., Nandapalan, H., Kim, M., Yap, C., Lee, P., Ganda, K., Seibel, M. (2010). Targeted intervention reduces refracture rates in patients with incident non-vertebral osteoporotic fractures: a 4-year prospective controlled study. Osteoporosis International, 22(3), 849-858. [More Information]

2014

  • Ganda, K., Seibel, M. (2014). Rapid biochemical response to denosumab in fibrous dysplasia of bone: report of two cases. Osteoporosis International, 25(2), 777-782. [More Information]

2013

  • Ganda, K., Puech, M., Chen, J., Speerin, R., Bleasel, J., Center, J., Eisman, J., March, L., Seibel, M. (2013). Models of care for the secondary prevention of osteoporotic fractures: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Osteoporosis International, 24(2), 393-406. [More Information]

2012

  • Ganda, K., Seibel, M. (2012). The Role of Fracture Liaison Services in Re-Fracture Prevention. In Oreste Capelli (Eds.), Primary Care at a Glance - Hot Topics and New Insights, (pp. 279-322). Croatia: InTech Publishers.

2010

  • Lih, A., Nandapalan, H., Kim, M., Yap, C., Lee, P., Ganda, K., Seibel, M. (2010). Targeted intervention reduces refracture rates in patients with incident non-vertebral osteoporotic fractures: a 4-year prospective controlled study. Osteoporosis International, 22(3), 849-858. [More Information]

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