Osama HamdyMSc, MD, PhD, FACE
Osama Hamdy, MD, Ph.D., FACE is the Medical Director of the Obesity Clinical Program, at Joslin Clinic and Director of the Inpatient Diabetes Program. He is Clinical Investigator and senior adult Endocrinologist at Joslin Diabetes Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Hamdy is a co-investigator of 2 landmark studies; the National Diabetes Prevention Program and the Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) Study. He translated the successful clinical research results of the lifestyle modifications clinical trials into a clinical practice model: the Why WAIT Program (Weight Achievement and Intensive Treatment), the world's first multidisciplinary clinical practice model for diabetes weight management.
Dr. Hamdy chaired the task force that developed the Joslin New Nutrition Guidelines and is the member of the Nutrition Guidelines Committee of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist that created the AACE Nutrition Guidelines for Healthy Americans, the Guidelines for Obesity Management and the Guidelines for Bariatric Surgery. He co-chairs the International Diabetes Nutrition Group that developed the Transcultural Diabetes Nutrition Algorithm (mtDNA). Dr. Hamdy is currently leading the effort to improve the quality of diabetes care across the globe through implementing an effective transcultural lifestyle intervention.