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Roberto Civitelli, MD

Sydney M. and Stella H. Schoenberg Professor, Medicine
Division of Bone & Mineral Diseases
Chief, Division of Bone and Mineral Diseases
Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Professor, Cell Biology and Physiology

Specialty Areas

Osteoporosis
Bone and Mineral Diseases
Paget's Disease of Bone
Metabolic Bone Diseases

Languages

Italian

Areas of Clinical Interest

Diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis, osteopenia, measurement of bone density, bone metabolism, bone disease, mineral disease, Paget's disease of bone, disorders of phosphate metabolism, hypercalcemia, hypocalcemia

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  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Center for Advanced Medicine
Medicine Multispecialty Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: C
Floor: 5
Office Phone: 314-454-7775
Fax: 314-454-5047

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Medical Building Two

10 Barnes West Drive
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Suite: Suite 200
Office Phone: 314-454-7775
Fax: 314-996-3087

Education

Education

Fellowship: Endocrinology & Metabolism, The Jewish Hospital of St. Louis, Missouri 1989
Residency: Internal Medicine, Siena University, School of Medicine, Siena, Italy 1985
Medical Degree: Siena University School of Medicine, Siena, Italy 1980

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

NLRP3 mediates osteolysis through inflammation-dependent and -independent mechanisms.
Qu C, Bonar SL, Hickman-Brecks CL, Abu-Amer S, McGeough MD, Peña CA, Broderick L, Yang C, Grimston SK, Kading J, Abu-Amer Y, Novack DV, Hoffman HM, Civitelli R, Mbalaviele G
FASEB J. 2015 Apr; 29(4)1269-79. doi: 10.1096/fj.14-264804.

PMID:
    25477279
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Depression, antidepressants, and bone health in older adults: a systematic review.
Gebara MA, Shea ML, Lipsey KL, Teitelbaum SL, Civitelli R, Müller DJ, Reynolds CF 3rd, Mulsant BH, Lenze EJ
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Aug; 62(8)1434-41. doi: 10.1111/jgs.12945.

PMID:
    25039259
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Genetic variation in the serotonin transporter and HTR1B receptor predicts reduced bone formation during serotonin reuptake inhibitor treatment in older adults.
Garfield LD, Müller DJ, Kennedy JL, Mulsant BH, Reynolds CF 3rd, Teitelbaum SL, Civitelli R, Dixon D, Todorov AA, Lenze EJ
World J Biol Psychiatry. 2014 Jul; 15(5)404-10. doi: 10.3109/15622975.2013.832380.

PMID:
    24074042
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Embryonic ablation of osteoblast Smad4 interrupts matrix synthesis in response to canonical Wnt signaling and causes an osteogenesis-imperfecta-like phenotype.
Salazar VS, Zarkadis N, Huang L, Norris J, Grimston SK, Mbalaviele G, Civitelli R
J Cell Sci. 2013 Nov 1; 126(Pt 21)4974-84. doi: 10.1242/jcs.131953.

PMID:
    24006258
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Cell-cell signaling: broadening our view of the basic multicellular unit.
Sims NA, Civitelli R
Calcif Tissue Int. 2014 Jan; 94(1)2-3. doi: 10.1007/s00223-013-9766-y.

PMID:
    23893015
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Molecular mechanisms of osteoblast/osteocyte regulation by connexin43.
Stains JP, Watkins MP, Grimston SK, Hebert C, Civitelli R
Calcif Tissue Int. 2014 Jan; 94(1)55-67. doi: 10.1007/s00223-013-9742-6.

PMID:
    23754488
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Cadherin-mediated cell-cell adhesion and signaling in the skeleton.
Marie PJ, Haÿ E, Modrowski D, Revollo L, Mbalaviele G, Civitelli R
Calcif Tissue Int. 2014 Jan; 94(1)46-54. doi: 10.1007/s00223-013-9733-7.

PMID:
    23657489
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Risedronate increases osteoblastic differentiation and function through connexin43.
Jeong HM, Jin YH, Choi YH, Chung JO, Cho DH, Chung MY, Civitelli R, Chung DJ, Lee KY
Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2013 Mar 1; 432(1)152-6. doi: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2013.01.068.

PMID:
    23376077
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor therapy in late-life depression is associated with increased marker of bone resorption.
Shea ML, Garfield LD, Teitelbaum S, Civitelli R, Mulsant BH, Reynolds CF 3rd, Dixon D, Doré P, Lenze EJ
Osteoporos Int. 2013 May; 24(5)1741-9. doi: 10.1007/s00198-012-2170-z.

PMID:
    23358607
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Casting new light on the sunshine vitamin.
Ralston SH, Civitelli R, Bischoff-Ferrari H
Calcif Tissue Int. 2013 Feb; 92(2)75-6. doi: 10.1007/s00223-012-9692-4.

PMID:
    23329273
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Calcium and phosphate homeostasis: concerted interplay of new regulators.
Civitelli R, Ziambaras K
J Endocrinol Invest. 2011 Jul; 34(7 Suppl)3-7.

PMID:
    21985972
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Osteoblast connexin43 modulates skeletal architecture by regulating both arms of bone remodeling.
Watkins M, Grimston SK, Norris JY, Guillotin B, Shaw A, Beniash E, Civitelli R
Mol Biol Cell. 2011 Apr 15; 22(8)1240-51. doi: 10.1091/mbc.E10-07-0571.

PMID:
    21346198
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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One-year effects of vitamin D and calcium supplementation on chronic periodontitis.
Garcia MN, Hildebolt CF, Miley DD, Dixon DA, Couture RA, Spearie CL, Langenwalter EM, Shannon WD, Deych E, Mueller C, Civitelli R
J Periodontol. 2011 Jan; 82(1)25-32. doi: 10.1902/jop.2010.100207.

PMID:
    20809866
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Cross-sectional study of vitamin D and calcium supplementation effects on chronic periodontitis.
Miley DD, Garcia MN, Hildebolt CF, Shannon WD, Couture RA, Anderson Spearie CL, Dixon DA, Langenwalter EM, Mueller C, Civitelli R
J Periodontol. 2009 Sep; 80(9)1433-9. doi: 10.1902/jop.2009.090077.

PMID:
    19722793
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Alveolar bone measurement precision for phosphor-plate images.
Hildebolt CF, Couture R, Garcia NM, Dixon D, Miley DD, Shannon W, Mueller C, Langenwalter E, Spearie CA, Civitelli R
Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2009 Sep; 108(3)e96-107. doi: 10.1016/j.tripleo.2009.05.024.

PMID:
    19716499
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Patient satisfaction in postmenopausal women treated with a weekly bisphosphonate transitioned to once-monthly ibandronate.
Bonnick SL, Silverman S, Tanner SB, Martens M, Bachmann G, Kohles JD, Civitelli R
J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2009 Jul; 18(7)935-43. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2008.1064.

PMID:
    19563245
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Calcium and vitamin D use among adults in periodontal disease maintenance programmes.
Dixon D, Hildebolt CF, Miley DD, Garcia MN, Pilgram TK, Couture R, Anderson Spearie C, Civitelli R
Br Dent J. 2009 Jun 27; 206(12)627-31; discussion 617. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2009.519.

PMID:
    19557061
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Bone turnover in bone biopsies of patients with low-energy cortical fractures receiving bisphosphonates: a case series.
Armamento-Villareal R, Napoli N, Diemer K, Watkins M, Civitelli R, Teitelbaum S, Novack D
Calcif Tissue Int. 2009 Jul; 85(1)37-44. doi: 10.1007/s00223-009-9263-5.

PMID:
    19548019
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Bone turnover markers: understanding their value in clinical trials and clinical practice.
Civitelli R, Armamento-Villareal R, Napoli N
Osteoporos Int. 2009 Jun; 20(6)843-51. doi: 10.1007/s00198-009-0838-9.

PMID:
    19190842
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Epidemiology of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis.
Civitelli R, Ziambaras K
J Endocrinol Invest. 2008 Jul; 31(7 Suppl)2-6.

PMID:
    18791344
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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