Neil Binkley, MD

Geriatrics and Gerontology
Medical Sciences Center
1300 University Ave 2245
Madison WI 53706-1510
(608) 265-6410


  • University of Wisconsin Medical School – MD
  • Marshfield Clinic/St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield, Wisconsin – Residency in Internal Medicine
  • William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital Geriatrics Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), Madison, Wisconsin – Fellowship in Geriatrics
  • University of Wisconsin–Madison Institute on Aging – Postdoctoral Fellowship

Professional Activities

Dr. Neil Binkley is a faculty member of the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology within the Department of Medicine. He was instrumental in establishing the UW Osteoporosis Clinical Center and the Osteoporosis Clinical Research Program. He is also the associate director of the UW-Madison Institute on Aging. An internationally recognized expert in osteoporosis, sarcopenia and vitamin D, Dr. Binkley is also a past president of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry, a member of the Committee of Scientific Advisors of the International Osteoporosis Foundation and Associate Editor of Osteoporosis International. In 2016, he received a Champion in Women’s Health award from the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation.

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Binkley’s clinical specialties include osteoporosis and nutrition.

Research Interests

Dr. Binkley’s research interests include osteoporosis diagnosis, osteoporosis in men, the role of nutrition in skeletal status and the link between muscle, bone and fracture risk. His recent research has focused on vitamin D and sarcopenia, and the connections between biomarkers and psychosocial factors that characterize persons from young adulthood to old age.