Michael Pfeifer, MD

Specialist in Internal Medicine (Endocrinology, Osteology)

Date of birth
May 16, 1963, Kehl/Germany

Institute of Clinical Osteology Gustav Pommer
Am Hylligen Born 7, 31812 Bad Pyrmont, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)5281/151414, fax: +49 (0)5281/151100
e-mail: iko_pyrmont(at)t-online.de
Website: Opens external link in new windowwww.klinik-der-fuerstenhof.de

Academic appointments

1991 Diploma MD University Heidelberg
1990-1992 University Clinic Heidelberg (Prof. Ziegler)
1992 Board certification
1992– Clinic "DER FÜRSTENHOF" (Prof. Minne)
Centre for Metabolic Bone Diseases
1994 Institute of Clinical Osteology Gustav Pommer
1998 ASBMR Working Group of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation (Mayo Clinic Medical School)
1999 MEDWISS BAD PYRMONT (multiple RCT`s concerning Osteoporosis and Vitamin D)
2007 Institute of Prevention, Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy (University of Hanover Medical School)

Professional activities


American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR)

1996– International Bone and Mineral Society (IBMS)
2000– German Bone and Joint Society

Founder of the "German Osteology Foundation" ("Deutsche Osteologie Stiftung") within the umbrella organization of the German Scientific Foundations ("Stifterverband der Deutschen Wissenschaften")

2012– Editorial Board Osteoporosis International
2016– Coordinator of German guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis and osteoporosis in men above 60 years of age

Selected recent publications:

Pfeifer M, Minne HW. Musculoskeletal rehabilitation of osteoporosis. European Musculoskeletal Review 2007; 1: 93-94.

Hadji P, Minne HW, Pfeifer M et al. Treatment preference for monthly oral ibandronate and weekly oral alendronate in women with postmenopausal osteoporosis: a randomised, cross-over study (BALTO II). Joint Bone Spine 2008;75: 303-310.

Pfeifer M, Begerow B, Minne HW et al. Effects of a long-term vitamin D and calcium supplementation on falls and parameters of muscle function in community-dwelling older individuals. Osteoporos Int 2009; 20: 315-322.

Jobke B, Pfeifer M, Minne HW. Teriparatide following bisphosphonates: initial and long-term effects on microarchitecture and bone remodeling at the human iliac crest. Conn Tissue Res 2009; 50: 46-54.

Lips P, Binkley N, Pfeifer M et al. Once-weekly dose of 8400 IU vitamin D3 compared with placebo: effects on neuromuscular function and tolerability in older adults with vitamin D insufficiency. Am J Clin Nutr 2010; 91: 985-991.

Lyritis G, Marin F, Barka C, Pfeifer M et al. for the EUROFORS Study Group. Back pain during different sequential treatment regimens of teriparatide: results from the EUROFORS Study Group. Curr Med Res Opin 2010; 26: 1799-1807.

Sinaki M, Pfeifer M, Preisinger E et al. The role of exercise in the treatment of osteoporosis. Curr Osteoporosis Rep 2010; 8: 138-144.

Pfeifer M, Minne HW. Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation after Hip Fracture: a Review. Arch Osteoporosis 2010; 5: 49-59.

Pfeifer M, Kohlwey L, Begerow B, Minne HW. Effects of two newly developed orthoses on trunk muscle, posture and quality of life in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2011; 90: 805-815.

Bischoff-Ferrari HA, Willett WC, Orav EJ, Lips P, Meunier PJ, Lyons RA, Flicker L, Wark J, Jackson RD, Cauley JA, Meyer HE, Pfeifer M et al. A pooled analysis of vitamin D dose requirements for fracture prevention. N Engl J Med 2012; 367 (1): 40-49.