Wael Taha, M.D.

Wael Taha, M.D.

M.D., Assistant Professor (Clinician-Educator), Program Director Endocrinology Fellowship, Medical Fellow/Resident/Student Instruction

University Health Center
4201 St. Antoine, Suite 4H
Detroit, MI 48201



Wael Taha, M.D.

I welcome you to the Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University fellowship program in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. My area of interest is bone and mineral metabolism. As Program Director I take great pride in working hard to prepare trainees to become excellent clinicians and scientists. I encourage you to engage in discussion with our faculty and fellows and to attend our educational sessions, especially grand rounds. Here at Wayne State/DMC you will be exposed to a diversity of pathology that is second to none!

Post Graduate Training

Dr. Taha received his medical degree at Aleppo University School of Medicine in Syria and completed Residency in Lab-Medicine at Damascus University. He completed his residency training in Internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center. He served as Chief Fellow during his Endocrinology fellowship. Dr. Taha was a Research Fellow and T32 NIH grant recipient at Wayne State University. He also served as Clinical Assistant Professor before becoming Assistant Professor and Program Director of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism.

Areas of Interest

Bone and mineral metabolism


Calcium Homeostasis and Major Hypercalcemic disorders
Metabolic Bone Diseases Osteoporosis, IM grand round, Department of Medicine, WSUSOM

Paget disease of the Bone, Rheum grand round, WSUSOM

Calcium Physiology & Major Calcium Disorders, ENT, grand round, WSUSOM

Vitamin D, Concepts, Methods and Path to Endocrine Research Course, Division of Endocrinology, WSUSOM 

Osteoporosis: Challenges in Therapy, Rheumatology Annual Symposium Calcium
Physiology & Calcium Disorders, Endocrine grand round, WSUSOM Osteoporosis, public education session, DMC

Glucocorticoid induced osteoporosis, Rheum grand round, WSUSOM
Prevent The Fracture, Rheum grand round, WSUSOM

Calcium Homeostasis and Metabolic Bone diseases, Med/Ped grand round
Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency, Annual Endocrine Symposium

Approach to Fragile Bone, Dept. of Internal Medicine grand round

CKD-MBD, Endocrine Division grand round

Calcium Homeostasis and Disorders of Calcium Metabolism

Pathophysiology and Management of Diabetes in Obesity,
SAMS-NAAMA Joint Symposium, Southfield, MI




Hani Shalabi and Wael Taha. Aldosterone Secreting Adrenal Adenoma with Primary Hyperparathyroidism and Cushing's Disease. International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR). (online) Volume 4 Issue 8, August 2015

Taha W, Singh N, Flack JM, Abou-Samra AB. Low Urine Calcium Excretion in African American patients with Primary Hyperparathyroidism. Endocrine Practice. 2011, Nov-Dec; 17(6):867-72

Taha W, Chin D, Silverberg AI, Lashiker L, Khateeb N, Anhalt H. Reduced spinal bone mineral density in adolescents of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn. Pediatrics, 2001; 107(5): e79

Review Articles:

Reddy V, Taha W, Kundumadam S, Khan M. Atrial fibrillation and hyperthyroidism: A literature review. Indian Heart J. 2017 Jul - Aug;69(4):545-550.

Letters to the Editor:

Taha W. Paz-Priel I. Anhalt H. Are TNFR2 levels associated with age? Diabetes Care. 2000; 23(11), 1713-1714

Dania Abushanab MD and Wael Taha MD. An interesting case of cystic macroprolactinoma responding nicely to dopamine agonist therapy with no surgery required. Endo Society Meeting 2018. Chicago, IL

Dania Assad MD and Wael Taha MD. Safety and Efficacy of Denosumab in an HIV-Infected Patient with Osteoporosis. Endo Society Meeting 2017. Orlando, FL

Amer Issa, MD and Wael Taha, MD. Pheochromocytoma with steady Low Secretory Activity, Can we Observe? Endo Society Meeting 2017. Orlando, FL

Krishna Chalasani MD, Dania Assad MD, Julie Samantray MD and Wael Taha MD. Severe Symptomatic Hypercalcemia Due to Primary Hyperparathyroidism and Hyperthyroidism in Pregnancy, a Management Challenge. Endo Society Meeting 2017. Orlando, FL

Sophia Ali, MD, Julie Samantray, MD and Wael Taha, MD. A Positive P63 Immunostaining in Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer. #FRI311. Endo Society Meeting 2016. Boston, MA

Ali A. Achira, MD, Maria Diab, MD, Krishna Chalasani, MD, Dania Abushanab M.D, Bayan Chaker, MD and Wael Taha, MD. Retrospective Study of the Nephrotoxicity of Zoledronic Acid in CKD. ASBMR Meeting 2015, Seattle, WA

Ahmad Elayyan, Joseph Ramzy, Vaishali Thudi, Kamran Mushtaq, Susan Smith and Wael Taha. Antipsychotic-Induced Hyperprolactinemia; A Common Entity with Unusual Presentation. Endo Society Meeting 2015. San Diego, CA

Ali Alexandru Achira, Wael Taha and Maria Diab. Acute Psychosis? Don't Forget Your Thyroid: An Interesting Case of Hashimoto's Encephalopathy/Endo Society Meeting 2015. San Diego, CA

Achemeyer A, Kawji M, Taha W. Improvement of asymptomatic hypoglycemia and lactic acidosis after chemotherapy in a patient with Burkitt’s lymphoma. Endo Society Meeting 2014, Chicago, IL

Taha B, Achira A, Abushanab D, Taha W. Retrospective study of the nephrotoxicity of Pamidronate in CKD. ASBMR Meeting 2013, Baltimore, MD 

Achira AA, Abushanab D., Taha W. Adrenal Insufficiency Secondary To Tuberculous Adrenalitis In a Patient Without Active Pulmonary Tuberculosis. Endo Society Meeting 2013. San Diego, CA

Zmeili O, Taha W, Abou-Samra AB. Iatrogenic Cushing’s Syndrome with Adrenal Suppression in HIV-Infected Patient Receiving Inhaled Fluticasone and Ritonavir. Endo Society Meeting 2012; SAT 463, Houston, TX

Abdullah Mallisho, MD, Fateh Elkhatib, MD, Nesreen Saadeh, MD, Wael Taha, MD, Amer Alkhatib, MD, Abdul Abou-Samra, MD, PhD: Admission Serum Blood Glucose and Hemoglobin A1c Levels Strongly Correlate with the Need for Insulin Treatment in Patients Receiving High Dose of Methylprednisolon Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis Exacerbation. Endo Society Meeting 2011

Taha W, Singh N, Flack JM, Abou-Samra A. Low Urine Calcium Excretion in African Americans with Primary Hyperparathyroidism. 2010 Endoc Society Meeting, San Diego, CA

Taha W, Ahmed Y, AvRuskin WT, Anhalt H. The Relationship Between Tumor Necrosis Factor System Activity and Dyslipidemia and Insulin Resistance in Children. Pediatr Res, 2001; 49(2): 101A

Paz-Priel I, Khan N, Taha W, Lashiker L, Chin D and Anhalt H. The Relationship between serum TNF-a levels and anthropometric measurements in morbidly obese Children. Pediatr Res, 2000;47:135A

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