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    Adult Diabetes/Endocrinology

    Adult Diabetes and specialty services in diabetes and other endocrine and metabolic disorders, including Graves disease, pituitary and thyroid disorders, lipid disorders and others.

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    New Patient Appointments: (617) 732-2440

     

    Martin J. Abrahamson, M.D.

    College & Medical School:


    University of Cape Town, 1977

    Internships & Residencies:

    Departments of Medicine and Surgery, Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, 1978-79; Senior House Officer, Department of Neurology, Groote Schuur Hospital, and Department of Pediatrics, Red Cross Hospital, Cape Town, 1979-80; Senior House Officer, Department of Medicine, Emergency Unit and Endocrinology, Groote Schuur Hospital, 1980-81; Registrar, Department of Medicine, Groote Schuur Hospital, 1981-83; Senior Registrar, Endocrine and Diabetes Unit, Groote Schuur Hospital, 1983-85

    Fellowships:

    MRC Research Fellow, MRC Regulatory Peptides Research Unit, University of Cape Town. 1985-87

    Board Certification:


    American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty Certification in Endocrinology and Medicine

    Teaching Appointment:


    Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

    Special Interests:


    Director, Continuing Medical Education, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; new treatments for diabetes, blood glucose monitoring devices, diabetes and heart disease, and gestational diabetes

     

    Elizabeth C. Bashoff, M.D.

    College:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984

    Medical School:

    State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1988

    Internship:

    New England Deaconess Hospital, 1988-89

    Residencies:

    New England Deaconess Hospital, 1989-91

    Fellowship:

    Joslin Diabetes Center, 1991-93, Lahey Clinic Medical Center, 1991-93

    Board Certification:

    American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty Certification in Endocrinology and Metabolism

    Teaching Appointment:

    Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

    Special Interests:

    Diabetes and Pregnancy

     

    Richard S. Beaser, M.D.

    Executive Director, Continuing Medical Education

    College:

    Trinity College, 1973

    Medical School:

    Boston University School of Medicine, 1977

    Internship:

    University of Massachusetts Medical Center, 1977-80

    Residencies:

    University of Massachusetts Medical Center, 1978-80

    Worcester Hahnemann Hospital, 1980

    Fellowship:

    Joslin Diabetes Center, 1980-81, Deaconess Hospital, 1980-82, Lahey Clinic Medical Center, 1981-82, in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

    Board Certification:

    American Board of Internal Medicine

    Teaching Appointment:

    Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

    Special Interests:

    Intensive diabetes therapy of IDDM

     

    Florence M. Brown, M.D.

    Director, Joslin-Beth Israel Deaconess Diabetes and Pregnancy Program

    College:

    Princeton University, 1978

    Medical School:

    Columbia University, 1982

    Internship:

    St. Lukes Hospital Center, 1982-85

    Residencies:

    St. Lukes Hospital Center, 1982-85

    Fellowship:

    Joslin Diabetes Center, 1986-89, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 1986-89

    Board Certification:

    American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty Certification in Endocrinology and Metabolism

    Teaching Appointment:

    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

    Special Interests:

    Diabetes in pregnancy and gestational diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism

     

    Enrique Caballero, M.D.

    Medical School:

    Medical School of the National University of Mexico, 1985

    Residencies:

    PEMEX Hospital, Mexico City, 1985-86

    Fellowships:

    Endocrinology and Metabolism, National Institute of Nutrition, SALVADOR ZUBIRAN, Mexico City, 1989-91
    Lahey Hitchock Medical Center and Joslin Diabetes Center/Harvard Medical School, 1994-95; Joslin Diabetes Center, 1995-97

    Board Certification:

    Endocrinology and Metabolism, Mexican Board of Endocrinology and Metabolism

    Teaching Appointment:

    Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

    Special Interests:

    Diabetes in minority populations, diabetes and cardiovascular disease

    Languages:

    Spanish

     

    Allison L. Cohen, M.D., MMSc

    College:

    Middlebury College, 1995

    Medical School:

    University of Connecticut, 2001

    Internship:

    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 2001-02

    Residencies:

    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 2002-04

    Fellowship:

    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Joslin Diabetes Center, 2004-07

    Board Certification:

    Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism

    Teaching Appointment:

    Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

    Special Interests:

    Diabetes in pregnancy

     

    Aaron M. Cypess, M.D., Ph.D.

    Medical School:

    Cornell University, Weill Medical College, 2000

    Residency:

    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Internal Medicine, 2003

    Fellowship:

    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, 2006

    Board Certification:

    American Board of Internal Medicine

    Robert A. Gabbay, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P. | Chief Medical Officer (click here)

    Nuha Ali El Sayed M.D. (click here)

    Jason L. Gaglia, M.D.

    Medical School:

    Harvard Medical School, 2001

    Residencies:

    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 2003

    Fellowship:

    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Joslin Diabetes Center 2006

    Board Certification:

    American Board of Internal Medicine

    Special Interests:

    Diabetes, thyroid disease, and parathyroid disease

     

    Om P. Ganda, M.D.

    College:

    Raj Rishi College, India, 1961

    Medical School:

    S.M.S. Medical College, India, 1966

    Internship:

    S.M.S. Hospital, 1966

    Residencies:

    All India Institute of Medical Sciences Hospital, India, 1967-71

    Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, 1971-72

    Fellowship:

    Boston Veterans Administration Hospital, 1972-73

    Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, 1973-76

    Board Certification:

    American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty Certification in Endocrinology and Metabolism, American Board of Nutrition

    Teaching Appointment:


    Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

    Language(s):

    Hindi

    Special Interest:

    Lipid Disorders, NIDDM

     

    Elizabeth S. Halprin, M.D

    College:

    University of California, Santa Cruz, 1983

    Medical School:

    Instituto Superior de Ciencias Medicas, Havana, Cuba, 1991

    Internship and Residency:

    Cambridge Hospital, 1994-97

    Fellowship:

    Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition, 1997-99

    Board Certification:

    American Board of Internal Medicine

    Teaching Appointments:

    Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

    Language(s):

    Spanish



    Osama Hamdy, M.D., Ph.D.

    Medical School:

    University of Mansoura, Egypt, 1981

    Graduate School:

    M.SC. (Internal Medicine),University of Mansoura, Egypt, 1985

    Graduate School:

    Ph.D. (Endocrinolgy),University of Mansoura, Egypt, 1989

    Internships & Residencies:

    Internship in Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Mansoura University Hospital, Mansoura, Egypt, 1981-1982
    Residency in Internal Medicine, Mansoura University Hospital, Mansoura, Egypt, 1982-1986

    Fellowships:

    Clinical Fellow/Demonstrator, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Mansoura University Hospital, Mansoura, Egypt, 1986-1989
    Clinical Fellowship, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, University of Missouri Hospital & Clinics, Columbia, Missouri, 1997-1998
    Clinical Fellowship, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Joslin Diabetes Center/BIDMC, 1998-1999

    Specialty:

    Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

    Teaching Appointments:

    Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

    Special Interests:

    Diabetes and obesity, metabolic sydrome, obesity and cardiovascular disease

    Language(s):

    Arabic

    Susan Botein Herzlinger, M.D. (click here)

    Edward S. Horton, M.D.

    College:

    Dartmouth College, 1954

    Medical School:

    Harvard Medical School, 1957

    Internship:

    Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1957-58

    Residencies:

    Dartmouth Medical School, 1961-62

    Duke University Medical Center, 1961-64

    Fellowship:

    Duke University Medical Center, 1964-67

    Board Certification:

    American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty Certification in Endocrinology and Metabolism

    Teaching Appointment:

    Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

    Special Interests:

    Exercise and Diabetes, Insulin Resistance, Energy Metabolism



    William C. Hsu M.D.

    College:

    Cornell University, 1992

    Medical School:

    Mount Sinai School of Medicine 1996

    Internship:

    Yale New Haven Hospital 1996-7

    Residencies:

    Yale New Haven Hospital 1997-9

    Fellowship:

    Clinical Fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Joslin Diabetes Center/Harvard Medical School, 1999-2001

    Board Certification:

    American Board of Internal Medicine; Subspecialty Certification in Endocrinology and Metabolism

    Teaching Appointment:

    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

    Language(s):

    Mandarin

    Special Interests:

    Insulin pump therapy, diabetes in Asian Americans

     

    Richard A. Jackson, M.D.

    College:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1972

    Medical School:

    Ohio State University Medical School, 1976

    Internship:

    Worcester Memorial Hospital, 1976-77

    Residencies:

    Worcester Memorial Hospital, 1977-79

    Fellowship:

    Duke University Medical Center, Endocrinology, 1979-82

    Brigham and Women's Hospital, Medicine, 1982-83

    Board Certification:

    American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty Certification in Endocrinology and Metabolism

    Teaching Appointment:

    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School



    C. Ronald Kahn, M.D.

    Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees

    College:

    University of Louisville, B.S., 1964, M.S., 1984

    Medical School:

    University of Louisville School of Medicine, 1968

    Internship:

    Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, 1968-1969

    Residency:

    Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, 1969-1970

    Fellowship:

    Clinical Associate and Senior Clinical Associate, Clinical Endocrinology Branch, National Institutes of Arthritis, Metabolism and Digestive Diseases, NIH, 1970-73

    Board Certification:

    American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty Certification in Endocrinology and Metabolism

    Teaching Appointment:


    Mary K. Iacocca Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

    Special Interests:

    Genetics of diabetes; pathophysioloogy of diabetes; NIDDM; insulin action; insulin resistance.



    George L. King, M.D.

    Chief Scientific Officer

    College:

    Johns Hopkins University, 1972

    Medical School:

    Duke Medical School, 1975

    Internship:

    University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals, 1976-77

    Residency:

    University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals, 1977-78

    Fellowships:

    Rheumatology, Duke Medical Center, 1976 Clinical Research Fellow, Diabetes Branch, National Institutes of Arthritis, Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH, 1978-81

    Board Certification:

    American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty Certification in Endocrinology and Metabolism

    Teaching Appointment:

    Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

    Special Interests:

    Diabetes

     

    Maria Koen, N.P., C.D.E.

    College:

    Boston College

    Graduate School:

    Regis College

    Board Certification:

    Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)

    Special Interests:

    Cultural Competency

     

    Joan Larrabee, M.D.

    College:

    Connecticut College, 1976; University of Massachusetts, 1983

    Medical School:

    Tufts University School of Medicine, 1993

    Internship:

    Boston University, 1993-1994

    Residency:

    New England Medical Center, 1994-96

    Fellowships:

    Endocrinology, Fletcher Allen Health Care, 1999-2001

    Board Certification:

    American Board of Internal Medicine

    Teaching Appointment:

    Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

     

    Paraskevi Mentzelopoulos, M.D.

    Staff Endocrinologist Joslin Diabetes Center/BIDMC

    Medical School:

    Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 1998

    Internship:

    Yale University Intarnal Medicine Program
    at Bridgeport Hospital 2002-03

    Residencies:

    Yale University Intarnal Medicine Program
    at Bridgeport Hospital 2003-05

    Fellowship:

    Washington University in St Louis/ Barnes Jewish hospital 2005-07

    Board Certification:

    American Board of Internal Medicine: American Board of Endocrinology

    Teaching Appointment:

    Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

    Special Interests: 

    Women's health, PCOS, gestational diabetes

     

    Lyle Mitzner, M.D.

    [Also participates in Thyroid Nodule Clinic at BIDMC]

    College:

    Yeshiva College

    Medical School:

    Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, 1994

    Residencies:

    Beth Israel Hospital 1994-97

    Fellowships:

    Endocrinology, Yale University School of Medicine, 1997-99

    Board Certification:

    American Board of Internal Medicine, Eligible for subspecialty in Endocrinology and Metabolism

    Special Interests:

    Diabetes and endocrinology

    Language(s):

    Hebrew

     

    Medha N. Munshi, M.D.

    [Also Director, Outpatient Geriatric Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center]

    College:

    M.S. University, Baroda, India

    Medical School:

    M.S. University, Baroda, India, 1985

    Internship:

    S.S.G. Hospital and M.S. University, 1989-90

    Residencies:

    Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, IN, 1990-92

    Fellowships:

    Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 1992-95

    Geriatric training:

    University of Arkansas for Medical Science, 1999-2000

    Board Certification:

    American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Endocrinology and Metabolism, American Board of Geriatric Medicine

    Teaching Appointment:

    Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

    Special Interests:

    Management of diabetes in older adults

     

    Mary-Elizabeth Patti, M.D.

    College:

    The Pennsylvania State University, 1983

    Medical School:

    Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, 1985

    Internship & Residencies:

    Hospitals of the University Health Center, University of Pittsburgh, 1985-1988

    Fellowship:

    Longwood Area Joint Program in Endocrinology and Metabolism,
    Brigham & Women's, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Joslin Diabetes Center and Harvard Medical School, 1992-95

    Board Certification:

    American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty Certification in Endocrinology and Metabolism

    Teaching Appointment:

    Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

    Special interests:

    Severe insulin resistance; lipodystrophy, and hypoglycemia.

     

    Greeshma K Shetty, M.D.

    College: Union College, 1997
    Medical School:

    Albany Medical College, 2000

    Internship:

    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 2000-01

    Residencies:

    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 2001-03

    Fellowship:

    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Joslin Diabetes Center, 2003-07

    Board Certification:

    Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism

    Teaching Appointment:

    Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

    Special Interests:

    Diabetes Technology, Insulin Pump Therapy

     

    Shanti Shih-Jutz Serdy, M.D.

    College:

    Yale University, 1994

    Medical School:

    Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons, 1998

    Internship:

    Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 1998-99

    Residency:

    Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 1999-2001

    Fellowship:

    Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 2001-02; Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Joslin Diabetes Center, 2002-04

    Board Certification:

    American Board of Internal Medicine, 2001; Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Board of Certification, 2003

    Teaching Appointment:


    Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

     

    Kenneth J. Snow, M.D.

    College:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982

    Medical School:

    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 1986

    Internship:

    Northwestern Memorial Hospital, 1986-87

    Residencies:

    Northwestern Memorial Hospital, 1987-89

    Fellowship:

    New England Medical Center Hospitals, Endocrinology, 1989-92

    Board Certification:

    American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty Certification in Endocrinology and Metabolism

    Teaching Appointment:

    Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

    Special Interests:

    Erectile dysfunction; male testosterone deficiency

     

    William M. Sullivan, M.D.

    [Also sees patients at Joslin at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Needham]

    College:

    Holy Cross College, 1976

    Medical School:

    Georgetown University School of Medicine, 1980

    Internship:

    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 1980-81

    Residencies:

    Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, 1981-83

    Fellowship:

    Joslin Diabetes Center, Diabetes/Endocrinology, 1988-89

    Yale-New Haven Hospital, Diabetes/Endocrinology, 1989-90

    Board Certification:

    American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty Certification in Endocrinology and Metabolism

    Teaching Appointment:

    Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

     

    Gordon C. Weir, M.D.

    College:

    Dartmouth College, 1963

    Medical School:

    Harvard Medical School, 1967

    Internship:

    University Hospitals, 1967-68

    Residencies:

    University Hospitals, 1968-70

    Fellowship:

    Massachusetts General Hospital, Endocrinology and Metabolism, 1970-72

    Harvard Medical School, Medicine, 1970-72

    Board Certification:

    American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty Certification in Endocrinology and Metabolism

    Teaching Appointment:

    Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

     

    Howard A. Wolpert, M.D.

    College:

    University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, 1982

    Medical School:

    University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, 1982

    Internship:

    Hillbrow Hospital, South Africa, 1983

    Residencies:

    New England Deaconess Hospital, 1984-87

    Fellowship:

    Joslin Diabetes Center, 1987-91
    Brigham and Women's Hospital,1987-88
    Lahey Clinic, 1987-88

    Board Certification:

    American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty Certification in Endocrinology and Metabolism

    Teaching Appointment:

    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

    Special Interest:

    Insulin pump therapy

     

    M. Donna Younger, M.D.

    College:

    Wheaton College, 1951

    Medical School:

    State University of New York, College of Medicine at NYC, 1955

    Internship:

    Flushing Hospital and Dispensary, 1955-56

    Residencies:

    Long Island College Hospital, 1956-59

    Fellowship:

    New England Deaconess Hospital, Metabolic Diseases, 1959-61

    Board Certification:

    American Board of Internal Medicine

    Teaching Appointment:

    Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

     

    Elizabeth Blair, A.N.P.

    College:

    Simmons College, 1976

    Graduate School:

    Simmons College, 1979

    Certification:

    American Nurses Association

    Certification as an Adult Nurse Practitioner

    NCBDE Certified Diabetes Educator

    Special Interests:

    Adult health care

     

     

    Ann R. Miller, MS, APRN-BC, CDE

    College:

    Boston University, 1971

    Graduate School:

    Boston University, 1976

    C.A.G.S.

    MGH Institute of Health Professions, 1996

    Certification:

    American Nurses Association

    Certification as an Adult Nurse Practitioner

    NCBDE Certified Diabetes Educator

    Special Interests:

    Adult health care

     


     

    Mental Health

    Short-term and long-term counseling services for people with diabetes and their families. Includes support groups and one-on-one counseling.

    Department Telephone: (617) 732-2594

    Anne Butler, M.D.

    College:

    Clark University, 1975

    Medical School:

    University of California at San Francisco, 1986

    Internship:

    Faulkner Hospital, 1986-87

    Residencies:

    Beth Israel Hospital, 1987-90

    Board Certification:

    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

    Teaching Appointment:

    Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

     

    Deborah Butler, L.I.C.S.W.

    College:

    Colby College, 1995

    Graduate School:

    Boston University School of Social Work, 1999

    Internship:

    Adcare Outpatient Services, Boston, 1998
    Children's Hospital, Boston, 1999

    Special Interest:

    Working with children and families

    Teaching Appointment:

    Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

     

    Ann E. Goebel-Fabbri, Ph.D.

    College:

    Wesleyan University, BA, 1991

    Graduate School:

    Boston University, Ph D, 1998

    Child Psychology Training:

    The Cambridge Hospital, 1995-1996

    Fellowships:

    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Joslin Diabetes Center 1997-1999

    Teaching Appointment

    Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

    Special Interests:

    Child, adolescent, and adult psychology; eating disorders treatment;
    women's health; behavioral medicine.

     

    Marilyn Ritholtz, Ph.D.

    College:

    University of California, Berkeley BA 1968

    Graduate School:

    California State University, Hayward, CA MS 1980
    University of Wisconsin, Madison, PhD 1986

    Psychology Training Internship:

    University Counseling Service, Madison 1983-1985
    McLean Hospital, Belmont MA 1985-1986

    Teaching Appointment:

    Assistant Professor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School

    Special Interests:

    Adult and adolescent therapy, depression

     

    John Zrebiec, L.I.C.S.W.

    Director, Behavioral and Mental Health Unit

    College:

    Boston College School of Social Work, 1974

    Board Certification:

    Academy of Certified Social Workers, 1976
    Certified Diabetes Educator, 1994
    Certified Group Psychotherapist, 1998

    Teaching Appointment:

    Lecturer in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

    Special Interests:

    Group treatment, interactive Internet technology

     


    Nephrology


    John E. Cook Renal Unit

    Home dialysis services; kidney transplant programs in conjunction with Deaconess Hospital; outpatient dialysis services
    in collaboration with REN Corporation; programs to slow renal disease progression, including educational services.

    Department Telephone: (617) 732-2477

     

    Robert C. Stanton, M.D.

    Chief, Joslin Nephrology

    College:

    Harvard University, 1975

    Medical School:

    Hahnemann Medical College, 1980

    Internship:

    Oregon Health Sciences University, 1980-81

    Residencies:

    Oregon Health Sciences University, 1981-84

    Chief Resident, 1983-84

    Fellowship:

    Brigham and Women's Hospital, Nephrology, 1984-87

    Board Certification:

    American Board of Internal Medicine

    American Board of Nephrology

    Teaching Appointment:

    Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

     

    John A. D'Elia, M.D.

    College:

    University of Notre Dame, 1958

    Medical School:

    Georgetown University School of Medicine, 1962

    Internship:

    Albany Medical College Hospital, 1962-64

    Residencies:

    St. Louis University Hospital, 1964-65

    Fellowship:

    St. Louis University School of Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, 1965-70

    Massachusetts General Hospital, Nephrology, 1972-74

    University Hospital, Nephrology, 1972-74

    Boston City Hospital, Nephrology, 1972-74

    Board Certification:

    American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty Certification in Endocrinology and Metabolism

    American Board of Nephrology

    Teaching Appointment:

    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

     

    Melanie P. Hoenig, M.D.

    College:

    Brown University, 1987

    Medical School:

    Albert Einstein College of Medicine 1991

    Internship:

    Beth Israel Hospital, Medicine, 1991-92

    Residency:

    Beth Israel Hospital, Medicine, 1992-94
    Beth Israel Hospital, Chief Resident in Medicine, 1995-96

    Fellowship:

    Beth Israel Hospital, Nephrology, 1996-97

    Board Certification:

    Internal Medicine 1994
    Subspecialty in Nephrology 1998

    Teaching Appointment:

    Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

     

    Antoine Kaldany, M.D.

    College:

    Lycee Francais de Beyrouth, Lebanon, 1964

    Medical School:

    Faculte Francaise de Medecine, Lebanon, 1971

    Internship:

    Hotel-Dieu de France, Lebanon, 1969-71

    Genesee Hospital, New York, 1971-72

    Residencies:

    New England Deaconess Hospital, 1972-74

    Fellowship:

    Harvard Medical School, Medicine, 1973-74

    Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Nephrology and Immunology, 1974-77

    Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Medicine, 1974-77

    Board Certification:

    American Board of Internal Medicine

    Teaching Appointment:

    Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

    Language(s):

    French, Arabic

     

    Bijan Roshan, M.D.

    Medical School:

    National University, Iran, 1989

    Internship:

    National University, 1988-89

    Residency:

    University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1994-97

    Fellowship:

    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Joslin Diabetes Center, 1997

    Board Certification:

    Internal Medicine, 1997; Nephrology, 2000

    Teaching Appointment:

    Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

     

    Mark E. Williams, M.D.

    College:

    Indiana University, 1972

    Medical School:

    Indiana University School of Medicine, 1977

    Internship:

    University of Southern California Medical Center, 1977-78

    Residencies:

    University of Southern California Medical Center, 1978-79

    Boston City Hospital, 1979-80

    Fellowship:

    Beth Israel Hospital, Nephrology, 1981-84

    Board Certification:

    American Board of Internal Medicine

    American Board of Nephrology

    Teaching Appointment:

    Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

     

    Sherry Smith-Ossman, A.N.P., C.D.E.

    College:

    Northeastern University, 1981

    Graduate School:

    Northeastern University, 1998

    Certification:

    American Nurses Association
    Certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner, 1998
    NCBDE Certified Diabetes Educator

    Special Interests:

    Renal hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia

     


    Ophthalmology

    William P. Beetham Eye Institute

    Complete ophthalmology services for diabetics and non-diabetics, including laser surgery, fluorescein angiography, ultrasonography,
    cataract surgery, general ophthalmology and optometry services including eyeglasses, contact lens prescriptions, and glaucoma screening.

    Department Telephone: (617) 732-2552

     

    Lloyd M. Aiello, M.D.

    Founding Director, Beetham Eye Institute

    College:

    Harvard College, 1954

    Medical School:

    Boston University School of Medicine, 1960

    Internship:

    Greenwich Hospital, 1960-61

    Residencies:

    Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, 1962-64

    Board Certification:

    American Board of Ophthalmology

    Teaching Appointment:

    Associate Clinical Professor in Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

     

    Lloyd Paul Aiello, M.D., Ph.D.

    Director, Beetham Eye Institute

    College:

    University of Pennsylvania, 1981

    Boston University School of Medicine, Ph.D., 1988

    Medical School:

    Boston University School of Medicine, 1988

    Internship:

    Framingham Union Hospital, 1988-89

    Residencies:

    Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1989-92

    Fellowship:

    Joslin Diabetes Center, Ophthalmology, 1992-94

    Board Certification:

    American Board of Ophthalmology

    Teaching Appointment:

    Associate Professor Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

    Special Interests:

    Von Hippel Lindau disease, Molecular biology of ischemic disease; growth factor mediation of ischemic
    retinal disease; hypertension interactions with ophthalmic disorders

     

    Paul G. Arrigg, M.D.

    Chief, Vitreo-Retinal Surgery

    College:

    Tufts University, 1977

    Medical School:

    Tufts University School of Medicine, 1982

    Internship:

    New England Medical Center Hospital, 1982-83

    Residencies:

    New England Eye Center, 1984-87

    Fellowship:

    Beth Israel Hospital, Ophthalmology, 1983-84

    Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Retina-Vitreous, 1987-89

    Board Certification:

    American Board of Ophthalmology

    Teaching Appointment:

    Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

     

    Timothy J. Murtha, M.D.

    College:

    Cook College of Rutgers University, 1981

    Medical School:

    University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Rutgers Medical School, 1985

    Internship:

    Hahnemann University Hospital, 1985-86

    Residencies:

    State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, 1986-89

    Fellowship:

    Joslin Diabetes Center, Retina/Diabetes, 1989-90

    Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Retina/Diabetes, 1989-90

    Board Certification:

    American Board of Ophthalmology

    Teaching Appointment:

    Clinical Instructor in Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

    Special Interests:

    Cataract surgery

     

    Deborah K. Schlossman, M.D.

    College:

    Brandeis University, 1983

    Medical School:

    Tufts University School of Medicine, 1988

    Internship:

    Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, 1988-89

    Residencies:

    Georgetown University Center for Sight, 1989-92

    Fellowship:

    Joslin Diabetes Center, Diabetic Eye Disease, 1992-93

    Board Certification:

    American Board of Ophthalmology

    Teaching Appointment:

    Instructor in Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

    Special Interests:

    Diabetic eye disease, cataract surgery

     

    Sabera T. Shah, M.D.

    College:

    Sarvanjanik College of Science, India, 1968

    Medical School:

    Government Medical College, India, 1972

    Internship:

    Government Medical College, India, 1972-73

    Residencies:

    M & J Institute of Ophthalmology, India, 1974-77

    Mt. Vernon Hospital, New York, 1978-79

    Fellowship:

    St. Vincents Hospital, New York, Glaucoma, 1979

    Brigham and Women's Hospital, Medicine, 1981-82

    Joslin Diabetes Center, Vitreo-Retinal Vascular, 1981-82

    Board Certification:

    American Board of Ophthalmology

    Teaching Appointment:

    Clinical Assistant in Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

    Special Interests:

    Cataract surgery in diabetes, diabetic eye disease

    Language(s):

    Hindi, Gujarati, Erdu

     

    George S. Sharuk, M.D.

    Chief, Clinical Practice

    College:

    International College, Lebanon, 1970

    American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 1973

    Medical School:

    American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 1977

    Internship:

    American University of Beirut Medical Center, Lebanon, 1976-77

    Residencies:

    American University of Beirut Medical Center, Lebanon, 1977-80

    Fellowship:

    Albany Medical Center Hospital, Vitreo-Retinal Diseases, 1981-84

    Joslin Diabetes Center, Diabetic Eye Disease, 1984

     

    Paolo S. Silva, MD


     

    Jennifer K. Sun, M.D., M.P.H.

    Chief, Center for Clinical Eye Research and Trials

    College:

    Harvard College, 1993

    Medical School:

    Harvard Medical School, 1999

    Teaching Appointment

    Instructor, Harvard Medical School

    Internship:

    Lahey Clinic Medical Center, 1999-2000

    Residencies:

    Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, 2000-03

    Fellowship:

    Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Vitreoretinal Surgery, 2003-05

    Board Certification

    American Board of Ophthalmology

    Special Interests

    Special Interests: Clinical trials for diabetic retinopathy and macular edema, biomarkers for diabetic eye complications

     

    Richard M. Calderon, O.D.

    Associate Chief, Clinical Practice

    College:

    The University of New Mexico, 1971

    Optometry School:

    New England College of Optometry, O.D., 1975

    Teaching Appointment:

    Associate Professor, New England College of Optometry

    Special Interests:

    Ophthalmic ultrasound; clinical research, intraocular lens implants

    Language(s):

    Spanish

     

    Jerry D. Cavallerano, O.D., Ph.D.

    College:

    Fordham University, 1970

    Graduate School:

    Fordham University, M.A., 1972

    Fordham University, Ph.D., 1976

    Optometry School:

    New England College of Optometry, O.D., 1981

    Teaching Appointment:

    Associate Professor, New England College of Optometry

     

    Phillip M. Silver, O.D.

    College:

    University of Connecticut, 1978

    Graduate School:

    Hofstra University, 1979-80

    Optometry School:

    New England College of Optometry, O.D., 1984

    Teaching Appointment:

    Adjunct Clinical Professor of Optometry, New England College of Optometry

    Special Interests:

    Low vision evaluation and treatment

     


    Peripheral Neuropathy

    Department Telephone Number: (617) 732-2440

     

    Christopher H. Gibbons, M.D.

    College:

    Dartmouth College, 1993

    Medical School:

    Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1999

    Internship:

    Greenwich/Yale New Haven Hospital, 1999-2000

    Residencies:

    Johns Hopkins Hospital, Neurology, 2000-2003

    Fellowship:

    Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Neurophysiology Fellow, 2003-2004

    Board Certification:

    Board eligible in Neurology and Neurophysiology

    Special Interests:

    Autonomic and peripheral neuropathy

     


    Pregnancy Service

    For women with diabetes who want to become pregnant, or are pregnant, and for women with gestational diabetes. Clinicians work in
    conjunction with a Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center obstetrician who specializes in high-risk pregnancy, along with certified diabetes educators, dietitians and social workers, or the patient's preferred obstetrician.

    Department Telephone Number: (617) 732-2496

     


    Florence M. Brown, M.D.

    Director, Joslin-Beth Israel Deaconess Pregnancy Program

    College:

    Princeton University, 1978

    Medical School:

    Columbia University, 1982

    Internship:

    St. Lukes Hospital Center, 1982-85

    Residencies:

    St. Lukes Hospital Center, 1982-85

    Fellowship:

    Joslin Diabetes Center, 1986-89, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 1986-89

    Board Certification:

    American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty Certification in Endocrinology and Metabolism

    Teaching Appointment:

    Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

    Special Interests:

    Diabetes in pregnancy and gestational diabetes

     

    Elizabeth Halprin, M.D

    College:

    University of California, Santa Cruz, 1983

    Medical School:

    Instituto Superior de Ciencias Medicas, Havana, Cuba, 1991

    Internship and Residency:

    Cambridge Hospital, 1994-97

    Fellowship:

    Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition, 1997-99

    Board Certification:

    American Board of Internal Medicine

    Teaching Appointments:

    Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

    Language(s):

    Spanish

     

    Shanti Shih-Jutz Serdy, M.D.

    College:

    Yale University, 1994

    Medical School:

    Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons, 1998

    Internship:

    Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 1998-99

    Residency:

    Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 1999-2001

    Fellowship:

    Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 2001-02; Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Joslin Diabetes Center, 2002-04

    Board Certification:

    American Board of Internal Medicine, 2001; Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Board of Certification, 2003

    Teaching Appointment:

    Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School


    Diabetes Education and Self-Management Training

    Individual training, group training, self-management programs for patients; Professional programs for adults.

    Department Telephone Number: (617) 732-2514

     

    Patricia Bonsignore, M.S., R.N., C.D.E.

    Manager for Clinical and Education Programs

    College:

    University of Massachusetts at Amherst

    Graduate School:

    University of Massachusetts at Amherst

    Board Certification:

    Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)

    Special Interests:

    Case Management, Motivational Interviewing

     


    Nursing

    Individual and group training in diabetes self-management

    Department Telephone Number: (617) 732-2454

     

    Suzanne Ghiloni, B.S.N, R.N., C.D.E.

    College:

    St. Anselm College

    Board Certification:

    Certified as a Diabetes Educator since 1986

    Special Interests:

    Adult diabetes, pregnancy, insulin pump therapy

     

    Patricia E. Heanue, R.N., R.D., M.S., C.D.E.

    Nurse Educator

    College:

    University of New Hampshire, B.S. in Nutrition, 1986
    University of New Haven, M.S. in Nutrition, 1995
    Quincy College, Associates in Nursing, 2008

    Internship:

    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dietetic Internship, 1987-88

    Board Certification:




    Massachusetts Licensed Registered Nurse, 2008
    Massachusetts Licensed Dietitian, 2001-2010
    Personal Trainer - American Council of Exercise, 2002-2008
    Certificate in Adolescent and Childhood Weight Management, 2003
    Registered Dietitian, 1989
    American Heart Association (CPR and AED), 2008
    Certified Diabetes Educator, 1993-2008

     

    Thecla Gordon, R.N., C.D.E.

    Nurse Educator

    College:

    Lasell Junior College 1975-78
    Salem State College 1983-85

    Medical School:

    Boston City Hospital 1978-88, NICU and High Risk Pregnancy

    Residencies:

    Harvard Community Health Services 1988-94, Internal Medicine

    Fellowship:

    Control Diabetes Services 1994-96, Diabetes Educator

    Joslin Diabetes Clinic 1996-Present, Diabetes Educator, Pump Educator,
    Geriatric Clinic Educator

    Board Certification:

    Certified Diabetes Educator 1997-2011
     

    Teaching Appointments:

    Adult Diabetes Education, specializing in Pump Education, Geriatric Clinic
    and training in CGM 

    Special Interests:

    Facilitating small group education

     

    Rebecca L. Longo, MSN, ACNP-BC, CCRN [click here]

     

    Joyce Lekarcyk, R.N., B.A., C.D.E.

    Diabetes Nurse Educator and Clinical Manager, Strategic Initiatives

    College:

    Lesley College

    Nursing School:

    Northern Essex Community College

    Special Interests:

    Insulin pump therapy
    Continuous glucose monitoring
    Helping adults learn to self-manage their diabetes by teaching classes or seeing patients individually

    Stacey A. O'Donnell, R.N., B.S., C.D.E.

    Nurse Manager

    College:

    Curry College 

    Board Certification:

    Certified Diabetes Educator

    Special Interests:

    Insulin Pump Therapy
    Continuous Glucose

     

    Cynthia A. Pasquarello, B.S.N., R.N., C.D.E.

    Nurse Manager

    College:

    University of Massachusetts at Amherst

    Special Interests:

    Intensive insulin therapy, young adult issues, pump therapy, school management issues

     

    Andrea Penney, B.S.N., R.N., C.D.E.

    Certified Diabetes Educator

    College:

    Salem State College

    Board Certification:


    Registered Nurse in MA and NH
    American Heart Association BCLS Instructor
    MA Teacher Literacy Certification
    Certified Food Service Manager
    Certified MA Board of Health Member

    Special Interests:

    Reading
    Crocheting
    Analyzing handwriting

     


    Clinical Exercise Physiology

    Individual exercise prescription and counseling, group exercise/weight loss programs

    Department Telephone Number: (617) 732-2421

     

    Jacqueline I. Shahar, M.Ed., R.C.E.P., C.D.E.

    Department Manager/Clinical Exercise Physiologist/Certified Diabetes Educator

    College:

    Kibbutzim College of Education, Israel, 1999

    Graduate School:

    Springfield College, 2002

    Internship:

    Mercy Hospital, Springfield, MA
    American College of Sports Medicine - Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist

    Board Certification:

    National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators - Certified Diabetes Educator

    Special Interests:



    Obesity
    Sports Performance
    Cardiovascular and Metabolic disease
    Health and Fitness
    Intensive Insulin Therapy (Multiple Daily Injections)
    Insulin Pump Therapy

     

    Michael B. See, M.S., R.C.E.P.

    Clinical Exercise Physiologist/ Diabetes Educator

    College:

    Marietta College

    Graduate School:

    University of Rhode Island

    Board Certification:

    American College of Sports Medicine - Exercise Specialist, Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist
    National Strength and Conditioning Association - Strength and Conditioning coach

    Special Interests:

    Health and Fitness
    Sports Conditioning
    Cardiovascular and Metabolic disease

     


    Nutrition Services

    Individual counseling, group classes, weight loss programs, Web discussion boards

    Department Telephone Number: (617) 732-2571

     

    Nora Saul, M.S, R.D., L.D.N., C.D.E.

    Manager, Nutrition Services

    College:

    Brandeis University, A.B., 1981
    Boston University, M.S., 1987

    Internship:

    Framingham Union Hospital, 1987

    Special Interests:

    Program development, group education

     

    Gillian Arathuzik, R.N., L.D.N., C.D.E.

    Nutrition Diabetes Educator

    College:

    University of Vermont

    Internship:

    Indiana University Medical Center

    Board Certification:

    CDE - National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators

    Special Interests:

    Obesity and diabetes, diabetes and pregnancy

     

    Sophia Cheung, MS, RD, CDE

    Clinical Nutritionist, Dietitian/Certified Diabetes Educator

    College:

    University of California, Berkeley

    Graduate School:

    Tufts University

    Internship:

    Tufts University, New England Medical Center

    Board Certification:

    Member of American Dietetic Association; Commission of Dietetic Registration; American Association of Diabetes Educators; Certified Diabetes Educator

    Special Interests:

    Dietary approaches in the Asian American population with diabetes, dietary modifications using continuous glucose sensing technology, diabetes self-management education programs in the Asian American population

     

    Amanda Kirpitch, M.A., R.D., C.D.E., L.D.N.

    College:

    Virginia Tech, BS in Nutrition

    Graduate School:

    Boston University, MA in Medical Nutritional Sciences

    Internship:

    University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

    Special Interests:

    Weight management, eating disorders, pump education

     

    Tracey Lucier, R.D., L.D.N.

    Registered Dietitian

    College:

    University of Rhode Island

    Internship:

    Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston

    Special Interests:

    Diabetes in pregnancy, continuous glucose monitoring, insulin pump therapy

     

    Elizabeth L. Staum, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

    Registered Dietitian

    College:

    Columbia College, Columbia University, BA in Psychology

    Graduate School:

    Teachers College, Columbia University, MS in Nutrition Education

    Internship:

    Teachers College, Columbia University, Dietetic Internship

    Board Certification:

    Commission on Dietetic Registration, 2005

    Special Interests:

    Latino patients, geriatrics, nephrology

     

    Emmy Suhl, M.S., R.D., C.D.E., L.D.

    Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator

    College:

    Barnard College

    Graduate School:

    New York University; Harvard School of Public Health

    Internship:

    Deaconess Hospital

    Board Certification:

    Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator

    Special Interests:

    Intensive diabetes management, including use of insulin pump and continuous glucose
    monitor technology; geriatric diabetes management; diabetes management during pregnancy;
    diabetes management following bariatric surgery

     


    Diabetes Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program (DO IT Program)

    An effective, economical 3½-day outpatient training program for those with difficult-to-manage diabetes, new diabetes, those looking
    to improve their diabetes management program, or those starting intensive insulin therapy.

    Department Telephone Number: (617) 732-2628

     

    Richard A. Jackson, M.D.

    Medical Director

     

     


    Clinical Laboratory Services

    All major lab tests are available on-site in Boston.

    Department Telephone Number: (617) 732-2533

     

    Arthur Rabson, M.D.

    Medical Director of Clinical Laboratories

     


    Clinical Administration

    Bridget Stewart, LPD, MBA

    Vice President, Clinical Services, Joslin Clinic

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