- Assistant Professor of Medicine
- Director, Endocrine Hospitalists, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians
- Chief of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Suburban Hospital
- Director, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians Academy of Clinical Excellence
- Treasurer, Medical Staff at Suburban Hospital
- Associate Professor of Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism Services at Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, MD.
Suburban Hospital offers an Inpatient Diabetes Management Service (IDMS), which is a special diabetes clinical consultation service designed to promote better glycemic (blood sugar levels) control and reduce hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and glucose-related safety challenges in hospitalized patients. This unique program is modeled after a successful IDMS at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, where it has improved the care of people living with diabetes and decreased patients' length of stay. The service allows the hospital to tailor care for patients that accommodates their diabetes, as well as identify previously undiagnosed cases. This is essential for providing optimal care.
IDMS is currently providing this service in all patient-care areas of the hospital. Any inpatient who has difficulty managing blood glucose levels or is on an insulin pump can be seen by the diabetes specialist. Physicians and nurses can request an endocrinology consult as well.
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How to Find Us
8600 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, MD 20814
Our Inpatient Endocrine Hospitalist Team
- Leni Barry, MA, BSN, RN-BC, CDCES
- Diala El-Maouche, M.D., M.S.
- Regina Kundell, C.R.N.P.
- Donna Westervelt, C.R.N.P.
- Jun Bie, C.R.N.P.
- Julia Jankowski, RDN, CDE
- Mahsa Motevalli, C.R.N.P., D.N.P.
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Diabetes Programs and Events at Suburban
Suburban Hospital’s outpatient diabetes education programs provide the foundation and support you need to thrive and live a healthy life.
Patient Guide to Diabetes
The Johns Hopkins Patient Guide to Diabetes offers important information that you need to know about living with and managing diabetes.
Johns Hopkins Medicine Diabetes Prevention and Education Program (DPEP)
At Johns Hopkins, we are carrying the fight against diabetes forward with an integrative comprehensive approach to care for all patients affected by diabetes.