Karl Insogna, MD

Ensign Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology); Director, Yale Bone Center; Ensign Professor of Medicine without Term; Associate Director, Yale Center for X-Linked Hypophosphatemia

Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: Diabetes Research Center | Endocrinology: Bone Center; Fellowship Training; Insogna Lab | Liver Center

Center for X-Linked Hypophosphatemia, Yale

Dean's Workshops

Discovery to Cure Internship

WHRY Pilot Project Program Investigators

Yale Cancer Center: Signal Transduction

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


Dr. Karl Insogna is a tenured Professor at Yale and an internationally recognized expert in the field of metabolic bone disease. He has published widely on the topic in the field's leading scientific journals, is quoted often in the lay press, and has frequently appeared on radio and television. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and was a member of the National Institutes of Health Consensus Conference, which established new recommendations for the optimal level of calcium intake for all Americans - now adopted nationwide. He is a leading researcher in the causes of bone loss in such diseases as osteoporosis and primary hyperparathyroidism, and is currently conducting studies in, among other areas, the role of diet in the development of osteoporosis.

Education & Training

MD University of Connecticut (1976)
Postdoctoral Fellow Yale University School of Medicine
Chief Resident University of Rochester
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (1979)
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism (1983)

Honors & Recognition

  • Champions of Hope, “RARE Champion of Hope –Medical Caregiver”The Global Genes Project (2014)

Professional Service

  • National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) (2012 - Present) Chair for the Audit Committee of the NOF

  • Raymond P. Wong Fellowship Committee (2008 - Present) The Raymond P Wong Award honors the legacy of Raymond Wong, MD, who was one of the most dedicated primary care physicians in our community and a prominent contributor to the education of our students and house staff. Originally established by Yale New Haven Hospital, the Yale Medical Board and the New Haven County Medical Association in 2009, the Fellowship is now supported by Yale New Haven Hospital, the Yale Medical Board and the Department of Internal Medicine. The Wong Award is given to a graduating member or recent graduate of the Internal Medicine, Primary Care, or Medicine/Pediatric Residencies at Yale New Haven Hospital who accepts a practice position in an urban care setting in New Haven, preferably, but not exclusively, at the Cornell Scott Hill Health Center, for at least 3 years.

  • Women's Health Research at Yale (1997 - Present) Member of the Scientific Review Committee

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Contact Info

Karl Insogna, MD
Patient Care Locations
Yale Endocrinology & MetabolismDana Clinic Building
789 Howard Avenue, Ste 2nd Floor

New Haven, CT 06519
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Yale Bone CenterYale New Haven Hospital
20 York Street, Ste EP- 10th Floor

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
EndocrinologyPO Box 208020
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8020

Insogna Lab