Professionals and experts in the field comprise the faculty of our comprehensive and interdisciplinary program that was designed to address skeletal related health issues. 


Beatrice Edwards, M.D., FACP,
Director, Bone Health & Osteoporosis Program. Dr Edwards is a Geriatrician who trained at Cayetano Heredia University in Peru and completed a residency in medicine at SIU School of Medicine in Springfield, Illinois, and a fellowship at St Louis University. She has been a member of the medical staff at Northwestern University since 1995. She is Assistant Professor in the Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, and the Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine. Her interest in osteoporosis stems from experience with older adults. Dr. Edwards is involved with local and regional medical educational campaigns to raise awareness about osteoporosis. Her research interests include: a) gait and balance factors responsible for falls and wrist fractures, and b) patientsí attitudes about osteoporosis. Dr Edwardís areas of expertise include postmenopausal osteoporosis, glucocorticoid induced osteoporosis, osteoporosis in males and other metabolic bone disease such as Ostegenesis imperfecta or Pagetís disease. Dr. Edwards developed an Osteoporosis and Fracture Intervention Program (OFIP) for her patients.

Anthony De Santis, M.D., Associate Director, Bone Health & Osteoporosis Program. Dr. Bunta is an orthopaedic surgeon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at NMH and the Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine. His interest in osteoporosis stems from his many years in orthopaedic practice caring for patients with varying types of fractures, especially in elderly patients. He is currently the Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and is intimately involved in hip and knee joint replacement surgeries when matters of bone health are important for the long-term function and survival of artificial joint components.

Andrew D. Bunta, M.D., Assistant Professor and Vice Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Bunta was born in Chicago graduated from Northwestern University Medical School in 1964 and completed his residency at Northwestern. From 1968 to 1970 he was the General Medical Officer in the United States Air Force. From 1978 to 1997 he was the director of the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Training Program at Lutheran General Hospital. He specializes in reconstructive orthopaedic surgery.

Margaret Sullivan, N.P., is a graduate of the Medical College of Virginia School of Nursing. She has a masterís degree in nursing with an emphasis on womenís health care. She manages the impatient portion of the program focusing on the evaluation, treatment and education of hospitalized patients. She also provides patient care in the Bone Health Clinic.