Osteoporosis Program

Osteoporosis Center
Joslin Diabetes Center
3229 East Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13214
Map & directions
Phone: 315 464-5726
Fax: 315 464-2510
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
Dr Dhaliwal Ruban Dhaliwal, MD, MPH
Dr Kelly Jennifer Kelly DO, FACE

The Osteoporosis Program, which is co-directed by Ruban Dhaliwal, MD, MPH and Jennifer Kelly, DO, FACE, provides patients in Central and Northern New York a uniquely comprehensive approach to the evaluation and management of osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases including osteoporosis imperfecta and Paget's disease. Our disciplinary team consists of adult and pediatric endocrinologists, osteoporosis nurse educators, an exercise physiologist, and a state of the art bone density (DXA) machine with a dedicated certified DXA technician. A PhD research scientist provides valuable input into our evaluations of difficult cases.

Commitment to Education

The Osteoporosis Program is recognized by the National Osteoporosis Foundation External Icon as a member of the Professional Partners Network. The Network assists our local group to provide accurate, timely information to patients, family members, at-risk individuals and the general public. Our educational programs are designed to increase awareness and knowledge of osteoporosis prevention, diagnosis and treatment by conducting on and off site community outreach conferences, health fairs and employee wellness programs.

  • For information about educational activities:
    Please call 315-464-9000


As an Upstate Medical Center facility, the physicians in the Program conduct clinical research projects on patients with metabolic bone problems on the Upstate Clinical Research Unit at the Institute of Human Performance.

Irene Sills, MD

Irene Sills, MD
Appointed 07/30/15
Joslin Diabetes Center
3229 East Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13214

315 464-8668

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Pediatrics

Research Programs and Affiliations

  • Medicine


Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, 1982
  • Residency: Children's Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, 1979
  • Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical Center, 1978
  • Internship: SUNY Upstate Medical Center, 1977
  • MD: New York University, 1976

Clinical Interests

  • Diabetes mellitus, thyroid diseases, disorders of puberty, short stature/growth failure, Turner Syndrome, pediatric gynecology, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, transsexual adolescents and children

Research Interests

  • Type 1 Diabetes

Clinical Trials

  • TrialNet Natural History Study of the Development of Type 1 Diabetes
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Specialties & Certification

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Endocrinology

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Diabetes
  • Gender Identity Disorder
  • Osteoporosis


  • Children


  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Diabetes Association (ADA)
  • Endocrine Society

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital
Clinical Profile Shortcut: http://www.upstate.edu/findadoc/sillsi
Faculty Profile Shortcut: http://www.upstate.edu/faculty/sillsi