I subsequently attended Harvard Medical School, where I received my MD degree in 1983.
After a residency in Internal Medicine at the George Washington University Hospital, I completed a fellowship in Endocrinology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1988. During my fellowship I participated in clinical and bench research in diabetes and calcium disorders.
I then completed a one-year diabetes fellowship at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston.
After the completion of my fellowships, I became a staff physician at the Joslin Diabetes Center.
I was subsequently named an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
In 1989, I was selected to become the Medical Director of the Framingham Joslin Diabetes Clinic.
In 1991, I left the Joslin Diabetes Center to join a private clinical endocrinology practice in Rockville, Maryland.
In addition to a busy general endocrinology practice, with a special emphasis on diabetes, I've been actively involved in more than 40 diabetes related clinical trials since 2000.
Our research center's focus has been rapid and long acting insulin analogues, as well as new oral and injectable glucose lowering therapies.
We're also participating in several long-term clinical trials which will study the potential role of incretins in the prevention of heart disease in people with diabetes.
I've served as the Endocrinology Section Chief and Medical Liaison for Diabetes Education at Suburban Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine. I also served as the Medical Director of the Johns Hopkins Diabetes Course at Suburban Hospital.
I began two community based endocrinology clinics for underserved patients in Montgomery County.
I continue to see people with diabetes, as well as other endocrinologic problems, at both sites.
I'm a fellow of the American College of Endocrinology (AACE) and the American College of Physicians (ACP), as well as a member of the American Diabetes Association.
I'm a past Vice President, as well as a current board member and Treasurer of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.
I'm a member of the Clinical Research Committee of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.
I'm a former chair of the Community Outreach Committee of the Montgomery County Medical Society and member of the Board of Directors of the Montgomery County Medical Society. I'm currently a member of the Montgomery Cares Advisory Board.