Renee Amori, MD
Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA
Mentors Dr. Lechan & Dr. Pittas
During my Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman Foundation Fellowship at Tufts-New England Medical Center, now Tufts Medical Center, I had the opportunity to be involved in several areas of clinical research. This research involved Friedman Fellowship alum, Dr. Anastassios G. Pittas. With Dr. Pittas, I co-authored a meta-analysis of the data involving incretin-based therapies for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. We had the honor of having this published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in July 2007. Also with Dr. Pittas, along with Dr. Deeb Salem, Chair of the Tufts Medical Center Department of Medicine, I co-authored a cross-sectional analysis of a database to examine the frequency of medical errors involving anti-diabetes medications and which occur in the inpatient setting, published in the journal Endocrine Practice.
After completing my clinical fellowship, I returned to the Philadelphia area as a practicing Clinical Endocrinologist and have joined the faculty at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA, at the level of Assistant Professor of Medicine. In addition to the direct patient care in my busy outpatient practice, I also teach the DUCOM medical students and Internal Medicine residents both on our inpatient Endocrinology Consultation Service as well as in formal lecture series. I am also working with residents on inpatient quality improvement projects aimed at improving the quality and safety of care for patients with diabetes mellitus. My colleagues and I are also working to establish a clinical Endocrinology Fellowship and hope to submit our application to the ACGME in 2010.