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Violet S. Lagari-Libhaber, DO

General Information

Violet S. Lagari-Libhaber, DO


  • Fax: 305-243-6575


  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism


English, Spanish

Clinical Areas

Dr. Lagari has an interest in metabolic bone diseases including osteoporosis and diseases of calcium metabolism.


  • American Bd of Int Med-Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism


  • Asst. Professor of Clinical


  • McAninch EM, Xu C, Lagari VS, Kim B. Coccidiomycosis Thyroiditis in an Immunocompromised Hos Post-Transplant: Case Report and Literature Review. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014; May;99(5):1537-42.
  • Lagari VS, Gomez O, Levis S. Study design and baseline characteristics of particpants in the Vitamin D in Vulnerable Adults at the VA (the VIVA Study). Contemp Clin Trials. 2014 Sep;39(1):66-73.
  • Dang S, Levis S, Lagari VS. If you take it, it works. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2014 Mar;23(3):278.
  • Lagari VS, Levis S. Phytoestrogens in the prevention of postmenopausal bone loss. J Clin Densitometry. 2013; Oct-Dec;16(4):445-9.
  • Lagari V, Gomez O, Levis S. The Role of Vitamin D in Improving Physical Performance in the Elderly. J Bone Miner Res. 2013, Oct; 28(10):2194-201.
  • Levis S, Lagari V. The role of diet in osteoporosis prevention and management. Curr Osteopor Rep, 2012, Dec;10(4):296-302
  • Lagari V, Levis S. Differences in Vitamin D3 dosing regimens in a geriatric community-dwelling population. Endocr Pract. 2012 Nov 1;18(6):847-54
  • Ortiz GA, Lagari-Libhaber V, Prieto-Sanchez LM, Rabinstein AA. Propylthiouracil-induced lupus, antiphospholipid syndrome, and stroke in a patient with graves hyperthyroidism. Arch Neurol. 2011 Dec;68(12):1587-90.
  • Lagari V, Levis S. Phytoestrogens and Bone Health. Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes. 2010 Dec;17(6):546-53.
  • Lagari VS, McAninch EM, Baim S. Bisphosphonate Therapy for Osteoporosis: Considerations Regarding Adherence and Formulation. Postgrad Med, 2014, in press.


Junior Faculty Research Award from the University of Miami School of Medicine
Young Investigator Award from the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research


Internal Medicine Residency and Chief Residency
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
University of Miami School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Master of Public Health
University of Miami School of Medicine
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine


Dr. Lagari is Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at the University of Miami School of Medicine. She is also Associate Program Director of the Endocrinology Fellowship Program. Her clinical and research interests are in the area of metabolic bone diseases, and she has published numerous manuscripts in these areas. She is the recipient of the Young Investigator Award in 2012 from the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research.

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