Associate Professor of Medicine
Center for Women's Health
Dr Ekta Kapoor is an assistant professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, and a consultant in the Women's Health Clinic (division of General Internal Medicine) and the division of Endocrinology Metabolism and Nutrition at Mayo Clinic. Dr Kapoor received her medical degree from the University of Delhi, India. She completed her medical residency and fellowship in endocrinology, nutrition and metabolism at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. Her clinical and research interests include menopause, obesity in women, and hormone therapy in postmenopausal women, especially those with premature menopause.
Dr Kapoor has a strong research focus in women's health, particularly she aims to improve the health and care of postmenopausal women. She is involved in multiple studies on hormone therapy in postmenopausal women and young women with surgical menopause. She leads several important research projects, including serving as the project lead for the clinical core of the recently funded Specialized Center of Research Excellence (SCORE) on Sex Differences from the Office of Research on Women's Health and the National Institute on Aging. She is a co-investigator on a large National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded multicenter trial: the Kronos Early Estrogen Prevention (KEEPS) Continuation study.
In 2018, Dr Kapoor was awarded a benefactor-funded career development award to lead a randomized placebo-controlled trial investigating the effect of estrogen dosing on cardiovascular disease risk parameters in women undergoing oophorectomy at a young age.
Dr Kapoor has published numerous medical articles and is a member of the Women's Health Workgroup, National Lipid Academy and the Education Committee, North American Menopause Society.