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Yomna T. Monla, M.D.Endocrinology

Yomna T. Monla, M.D.

Yomna T. Monla, M.D.

Staff Endocrinologist at the Center for osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease at Fondren Orthopedic group.

She works closely with the orthopedic doctors in the management and treatment of osteoporosis and helps to RIO hormonal / metabolic abnormalities which may be contributing to poor healing in some stress/ nonunion fractures.

She has received the Fracture liaison service (FLS) workshop certificate offered by the National osteoporosis foundation on May16, 2018.

She was voted

  • Between 2007 and 2012 as America's Top Physician in her specialty, by the Consumers' Research Council of America
  • In 2013 and 2014 as Top Doctor in Endocrinology, by Houstonia magazine, and
  • In 2015, 2016, and 2017 as Top Doctor in Endocrinology by H Texas magazine

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Houston Methodist Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Hospital - Memorial City
  • Select Specialty Hospital
  • St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
  • Texas Orthopedic Hospital
  • West Houston Medical Center

Board Certifications:

  • ABIM - Endocrinology
  • ABIM - Diabetes and Metabolism

Education/Postgraduate Training

College / University

  • B.S. (Biology / Chemistry) American University of Beirut, School of Arts and Sciences, Beirut, Lebanon [1977-1980]

Medical School

  • 1980 to 1985 M.D. American University of Beinst Medical School, Beirut, Lebanon with a rotating Internship in Medicine, Obstetrics, Pediatrics and Surgery, at the American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon, 1984-1985

Residency

  • Postgraduate Training in Diagnostic Radiology, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon [1985-1987]
  • Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine, St. Agnes hospital, Baltimore, Maryland [1987-1990]

Fellowship

  • Fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas [1990-1993]

Other

  • Postdoctoral research fellowship, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas [1993-1994]

Previous Professional Positions and Appointments

Academic Research:

May 1992 to June 1993

  • Bench research in molecular endocrinology at the laboratory of Robert F. Gagel M.D.; M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

October 1991 to May 1992

  • Work on regulation of transcription of the calcitonin gene by cyclic AMP; Bench research in molecular endocrinology at the laboratory of Robert F. Gagel M.D.; Veteran Administration Medical Center, Houston, Texas

My 1993 to October 1994

  • Work on induction of nitric oxide synthase by cytokines in pregnancy; Obstetrical Vascular Research Laboratory; Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Clinical

  • Kelsey-Seybold Clinic; Department of Internal Medicine: Medical Staff; 10/94 - 9/01
  • MacGregor Medical Association; Department of Endocrinology / Internal Medicine; Medical Staff; 10/01 - 5/02
  • The Endocrim Center; Staff endocrinologist; 10837 Katy freeway, suite 201, Houston, Texas 77079; 8/12/02 - 10/5/08

Hospital Appointments

  • Memorial Herman Hospital Memorial city; 12/3/2003 - present; current status: Courtesy
  • West Houston medical Center; Active status; 6/1/04 - present; current status: Affiliate
  • Texas Orthopedic Hospital; Houston, Texas; 2/2009-present; current status: Active
  • Houston Methodist Hospital; Houston, Texas; 4/2009-present; current status: Courtesy
  • St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital; Houston, Texas 1/2010- present; current status: Refer and Follow

Teaching Activity Hospital/Office Based

  • Lecture given at Spring Branch medical Center on November 23, 2004. The topic was about lipids and dysmetabolic syndrome. The lecture was an accredited CME activity. Spring branch hospital
  • Office based teaching: 3/12/12-4/19/12; 100 hours, Nurse Practitioner Precoptorship-Advanced clinical practice: The objective was to recognize the possible endocrine/metabolic reasons for poor bone healing in nonunion fractures and to learn how to treat vitamin D deficiency and osteoporosis.

Hospital Committee

  • CME committee at Spring Branch Medical Center between 2003 and 2005.

Honors and Awards

  • 1980 Dean's Honor List, American University of Beirut
  • 1987 Dean's Honor Lis, American University of Beirut
  • 1992 Young InvestigatorAward, Texas Mineralized Tissue Society (TMTS), San
  • 2001 AMA Physician's Recognition Award
  • 2007-2012 America's Top Physician, by Consumers' Research Council of America
  • 2013-2014 Top Doctor: Houstonia magazine
  • 2015-2017 Top Doctor: H Texas magazine

Professional and Society Memberships

  • American College of Physicians; Fellow (FACP), Active member; 1994 - present
  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists; Active member; 1995 - present
  • American College of Endocrinology; Fellow (FACE); 1996 - present
  • Harris County Medical Society / TMA; Active member; 2000 - present
  • Endocrine Society; Active member, 2001- present
  • National Osteoporosis Foundation/ Fracture Liaison service workshop; 2018

Presentations

  • April 1992 Monla YT, Peleg S, Gagel RF. Transcriptional regulation of the calcitonin gene in medullary thyroid carcinoma cells. The Basic and Clinical Oncology Research Seminar; The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas
  • May 1992 Monla YT, Peleg S, Gagel RF. Mapping functional cis-elements of the cAMP-induced enhancer of the calcitonin gene. The Fourth Annual Conference and Workshop of the Texas Mineralized Tissues Society (TMTS), San Antonio. Texas

Bibliography

Publications-Journals

  • Monla YT, Peleg S, Gagel RF. Cell type-specific regulation of transcription by cyclic adenosine 3, prime 5 prime-monophosphate-responsive elements within the calcitonin promoter. Mol Endo 1995;9:784-93.
  • Brinker MR, O’Connor DP, Monla YT, Earthman TP. Metabolic and Endocrine Abnormalities in Patients with Nonunions. J Orthop Trauma 2007;21:557-570

Abstracts

  • April 1992 Monla YT, Peleg S, Gagel RF. Transcriptional regulation of the calcitonin gene in medullary thyroid carcinoma cells. The Basic and Clinical Oncology Research Seminar; The Methodist Hospital. Houston, Texas
  • May 1992. Monla YT, Peleg S, Gagel RF. Mapping functional cis-elements of the cAMP-induced enhancer of the calcitonin gene. The Fourth Annual Conference and Workshop of the 'Texas Mineralized Tissues Society (TMTS), San Antonio, Texas
  • May 1993 Monla YT, Peleg S, Gagel RF. Characterization of factors binding to the cAMP-induced enhancer of the calcitonin gene. The Fifth Annual Conference and Workshop of the Texas Mineralized Tissues Society (TMTS), Houston, Texas
  • September 1993 Monla YT, Gagel RF, Peleg S. Characterization of factors binding to a novel cyclic AMP-induced element of the calcitonin gene. The Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, Tampa, Florida

Book Chapters

  • Monla YT. The Thyroid Stimulating Hormone. In: Schlaff WD, Rock JA, eds. Decision Making in Reproductive Endocrinology. Boston: Blackwell Scientific Publications, 1993:201.

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Affiliations

  • Texas Orthopedic Hospital
  • Joe W. King Orthopedic Institute
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery