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Project ECHO @ Joslin Staff

Natasha Kasid

Natasha Kasid, MD is a Staff Physician at the Joslin Diabetes Center as well as an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. An American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) certified physician in endocrinology and medicine, she is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine and completed an Internal medicine-primary care track residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center as well as an Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Joslin Diabetes Center. Her clinical and academic interests include diabetes in pregnancy as well as medical education.

Samar Hafida, M.D.

Samar Hafida, MD is a staff physician at the Joslin Diabetes Center, as well as an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School with board certification in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism, as well as specialized training in Obesity and Clinical Nutrition. Dr. Hafida established the Metabolic Surgery Clinic which focuses on management of the patient with diabetes treated with weight loss (bariatric) surgery, and runs a weight management clinic. Her clinical interests include Obesity medicine, medical nutrition therapy and treating diabetes using a surgical approach. She also is an active participant in the medical education department and care management programs.

Robert Gabbay

Robert A. Gabbay, MD, PhD, FACP is the Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Joslin Diabetes Centerand Associate Professor at   Harvard Medical School. An American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) certified physician in endocrinology, Dr. Gabbay’s focus at the Joslin Diabetes Center is to foster innovation within the walls of Joslin as well as disseminating these approaches regionally, nationally, and internationally. He is dedicated to creating a model for the patient-centered medical neighborhood for diabetes, a compliment to his patient centered medical home research. The medical neighborhood will ensure patient centered coordinated care between the team of health professionals that are required to meet the patient’s needs. He is also committed to providing the best quality possible to our diabetes patients while exceeding the highest national clinical quality measures. Before coming to the Joslin  Diabetes Center, during his tenure at Penn State College of Medcine , he served as faculty chair of Pennsylvania’s statewide Chronic Care Model-focused Patient-Centered Medical Home initiative working with 150 primary care practices.

Alana Barrett

Alana Barrett is Project Manager of Clinic Administration. Alana is passionate about the mission of Project ECHO @ Joslin and is involved in its planning and development. Alana received her undergraduate degree in 2017 and MPH in 2018 from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

 
Madeline Bennetti

Madeline Bennetti is a Project Manager in Clinic Administration. She earned her B.S. in Psychology from Juniata College in 2017 and worked as a Research Assistant on the Development of Self-Regulation Project at Penn State University before joining the Joslin team. Maddie’s interests are in chronic illness self-management and behavioral interventions that impact treatment adherence. Maddie is devoted to Project ECHO’s model of increasing access to specialized care and is excited to help organize virtual clinics.

Page last updated: September 18, 2019