Edward J. Shahady, MD, FAAFP

Medical Director, Diabetes Master Clinician Program; Clinical Professor, University of Florida, Gainesville

Dr. Shahady is a graduate of the West Virginia University School of Medicine in Morgantown. As medical director of the Diabetes Master Clinician Program, he visits physicians’ offices and teaches them how to use an Internet-based diabetes registry and conduct group visits. The program enables population-based achievement of quality goals for diabetes, lipids, and blood pressure. More than 500 physicians and 1,000 office staff use the program in several states. Dr. Shahady has contributed more than 190 scientific articles and five books to the medical literature in the areas of diabetes, lipidology, the metabolic syndrome, group medical visits, sports medicine, musculoskeletal medicine, behavioral science, physician retirement, the patient-centered medical home (PCMH), participatory teams, and the contribution of family medicine to effective health systems. He serves on the editorial boards of Consultant, Consultant for Pediatricians, and Journal of Clinical Lipidology. He created and manages three websites to help teach primary care physicians and their office staff: Diabetes Master Clinician Program(www.diabetesmasterclinician.org), Diabetes University(www.diabetesuniversitydmcp.com), and Family Medicine Teams(www.familymedicineteams.org).