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Diabetes Dream Team

The Diabetes Research Education And Management Team (DREAM Team)

Touro California's DREAM Team — part of the College of Osteopathic Medicine — is dedicated to raising awareness, educating, and empowering all those affected by prediabetes and diabetes.

Sumera Ahmed, MD

Assistant Professor, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Primary CareDirector, Diabetology Fellowship & Associate Medical Director, Metabolic Research Center, College of Osteopathic Medicine

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

Recent Publications

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, (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.

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

Teaching Responsibilities

  • 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