Diabetes Dream Team
Finding answers. Helping people.
Touro University California's DREAM (Diabetes Research Education And Management) Team — part of the College of Osteopathic Medicine — is dedicated to education about, diagnosis and treatment of research into the international health crisis that is diabetes.
Sumera Ahmed, MD
Areas of Expertise
Diabetes Specialist and Hospital Medicine
Sumera Ahmed, MD, BC-ADM is Assistant Professor at Touro University California. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and is a fellowship trained Diabetologist. She is the Program Director of Diabetology Fellowship. She provides diabetes consultation services at Solano County FQHC serving adult patients with diabetes across the spectrum. Sumera Ahmed has coauthored publications on necessary evolution of diabetology fellowship program in the United States and developing national standards, on hospital management of diabetes and diabetes management during Ramadan fasting. She is a founding board member of American College of Diabetology.
- Diabetes Fellowship - East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine, Greenville, NC
- MD Residency - Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
- Medical School - Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) - Government Kilpauk Medical College, India
Kompella S, Shubrook JH, Ahmed S. A Review of Insulin Transition; Primary Care Reports, January 2023
Sumera Ahmed, Joseph Patrick Styers, Inpatient Diabetes Management, Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice, 2022, ISSN 0095-4543, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pop.2021.11.006. (Impact Factor 2.907,Cite Score 3.7)
Ahmed, S.; Khokhar, N.; Shubrook, J.H. Fasting during Ramadan: A Comprehensive Review for Primary Care Providers. Diabetology 2022, 3, 276–291. https://doi.org/10.3390/diabetology3020019
Ahmed S, Saeed S, Shubrook JH. Masqueraders: how to identify atypical diabetes in primary care. J Osteopath Med. 2021;121(12):899-904. Published 2021 Oct 5.
Healy A, Shubrook J, Feinberg H, Ahmed S. The necessary evolution of diabetes fellowships in the United States. Postgrad Med. 2021 Mar 4:1-3. doi: 10.1080/00325481.2021.1894055. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33612066.
Shubrook JH, Ramirez BF, Healy AM, Salzberg L, Ahmed S, Shutta M, Schwartz FL, Low Wang CC. Primary Care Diabetes Fellowship Programs: Developing National Standards; Clinical Diabetes 2021 Jan;39(1):88-89
Dugan J, Ahmed, S, Vincent M, Perry R, Young C. Managing Diabetes in the Digital Age. Physician Assistant Clinics. 2020 Apr; 5(2): 177-190
Young CF, Dugan J, Kuang HY, Ahmed S, and Shubrook JH. Insulin Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes: Social, Psychological, and Clinical Factors. Primary Care Reports. January 2019
S.Ahmed and R.J Tanenberg, Ketosis Prone Diabetes - American Diabetes Association’s Atypical diabetes by Boris Draznin, MD, PhD –book chapter, 2018
Poster presentation at International Association of Medical Science Educators(IAMSE):A Comprehensive Interprofessional Diabetes Curriculum on a Virtual Platform – June 2022
Memberships and Affiliations
- American Diabetes Association
- American College of Physicians
- IS-GERD course
- OD4 GI and Endocrine labs
- IPE Diabetes Week
- DREAM team didactics
- Preceptor for COM and PA clinical students on rotation with DREAM team at Solano County FQHC
- Program Director for Diabetology Fellowship