Dr Robert A Gabbay

Dr.Gabbay, MD, PhD is Chief Scientific and Medical Officer of the American Diabetes Association and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School.He recently transitioned from his role as Chief Medical Officer at the Joslin Diabetes Center. His research focuses on innovative models of diabetes care, to improve and enhance diabetes outcomes and improve the lives of people with diabetes. To meet these goals, he has traversed many arenas including an initial career as a basic scientist researcher to the development of better patient communication tools. He was instrumental in creating the first broad scale diabetes registry, designing and implementing a care managementtraining program - one of the largest primary care transformation efforts in the US around thePatient Centered Medical Home. He defined the medical neighbourhood and the role of centers of excellence in diabetes and was one of the first to envision digital health as the latest member of the diabetesteam.

The reach of his work has been recognized through leadership roles in national and international activities to transform diabetes care including leading the International Diabetes Federation BRIDGES program that implements evidence based translational research to low resource global settings.Dr. Gabbay has received funding from the National Institute of Health Diabetes, Digestive and Kidneys Diseases (NIDDK), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation for his care transformation work. Along with an extensive peer reviewed publication record, his views have appeared in popular press such as the New York Times, CNN, the Washington Post, People, Oprah, and National Public Radio.