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Rita J. Louard, MD

Director of the Clinical Diabetes Program - Montefiore Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dr. Louard was recruited to the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA to build a program in Diabetes. While there, she was Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Comprehensive Diabetes Care Center for Medical College of Georgia. Prior to coming to Montefiore, she was a faculty member of the Atlanta Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Residency Program and director of the Diabetes Metabolic Center.

Areas of Expertise

  • Diabetes
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Diabetes Management
  • Diabetes Prevention
  • Prevalence of diabetes in minority populations
  • Endocrinology
  • Risk factors for diabetes
  • Importance of healthy lifestyle in managing diabetes

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Joel Zonszein, MD, CDE, FACE, FACP

Director of the Clinical Diabetes Center, Weiler Hospital, Montefiore Medicine Center

Professor of Clinical Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dr. Zonszein is certified by the American Boards of "Internal Medicine", "Endocrinology and Metabolism", and "Nuclear Medicine". He is a co-investigator in the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Diabetes Research and Training Center (DRTC), and collaborated in landmark NIH clinically trials such as the Diabetes Control and Complication Trial (DCCT), and the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). He is the principal investigator of the "Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation 2 Diabetes" (BARI2D) an ongoing NIH sponsored study to elucidate the best management of ischemic coronary heart disease in patients with type 2 diabetes. He has a special interest in understanding cardiovascular disease in individuals with diabetes and or the metabolic syndrome. He continues to collaborate in several projects for diabetes care delivery systems in underserved minority populations, and he participates as a faculty member in the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Hispanic Center of Excellence (HCOE). He is a consultant for the National Hispanic Medical Association, and a co-investigator and Scientific Director of the Bronx Center to Reduce and Eliminate Ethnic and Racial Health Disparities (BxCREED), supported by the NIH. He has created and actively participated in many educational programs, and serves in several advisory boards, especially those related to improve medical care in ethnically diverse populations.

Areas of Expertise

  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Diabetes Management
  • Diabetes Prevention
  • Endocrinology

Selected Media Coverage