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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 and medical education.

Samar Hafida, M.D.

Following my training in Endocrinology, I spent time as a Post-Doctoral Fellow studying the effect of lead on glucose metabolism. My work in this field led me to become interested in how external factors such as various chemicals, including nutrients, influence the regulation of homeostasis. By completing a fellowship in obesity and clinic nutrition, I was able to gain further experience in treating weight disorders which led me to focus on treating diabetes using a weight-centered approach. Thus my interest is focused on using methods such as various low calorie diets, weight loss drugs and metabolic (bariatric) surgery for the management of the diabetic patient.

Robert Gabbay

Robert A. Gabbay, MD, PhD, FACP has 20 years of clinical and research experience and is the Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Joslin Diabetes Center, as well as a member of the faculty at Harvard Medical School. An American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) certified physician in endocrinology and medicine, he is a graduate of the State University of New York at Brooklyn School of Medicine and completed his residency in internal medicine at New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center. He was chief resident, Department of Medicine, New York Downtown Hospital, and served a fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. During his tenure at Penn State University, he served as faculty chair of Pennsylvania’s statewide Chronic Care Model-focused Patient-Centered Medical Home initiative. Dr. Gabbay was an early leader in alternative payment and delivery models in diabetes care, and is dedicated to bringing the patient-centered medical neighborhood model of diabetes care to his work at Joslin.

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.


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