Samy I. McFarlane
Dr. McFarlane is Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Currently he holds key educational and administrative positions: 1) Director for education in the third year clerkship in Internal Medicine, 2) Director of the sub-specialty Fellowship Program in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension, and 3) Director of the University Hospital and Kings County Hospital Center Osteoporosis and Bone Densitometry units. He developed and taught several courses including Bone Densitometry Training for the radiology residents and Basic skills in Clinical Research for the endocrinology fellows. He is also one of five mentors in an important NIH-training grant: Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health. As a mentor, Dr. McFarlane has won 2 international Awards in 3 years for research projects conducted by his fellows. He is the PI on several clinical trials, and has been extraordinarily successful in recruiting the largest number of patients for the DREAM study, which is an international trial to determine whether or not commonly prescribed drugs could prevent diabetes. The trial success was due, in part, to Dr. McFarlane's involvement in Brooklyn's minority communities. Dr. McFarlane's is a co-founder of the Brooklyn Diabetes Task Force, an organization aimed at empowering the community through education and advocacy. He has published over 40 articles over the past 2 years including book chapters, reviews and original research in major journals. He also serves as the Associate Editor for "Endocrine Today", guest and section editor for several medical journals.
Biography Updated on 30 June 2010