Integrating Current Guideline Recommendations in Practice for the Management of T2DM: A Quality Improvement Initiative

Faculty & Disclosures


PatelMelvina Patel, MD
Primary Care Physician 
NewYork-Presbyterian Queens Medical Group
Queens, NY

Dr. Melvina Patel is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician practicing at NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Queens located in Astoria, NY. She received her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine and completed her Internal Medicine residency at NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Queens. Dr. Patel is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and has been in practice for more than 7 years.


LorberDaniel Lorber, MD, FACP, CDE 
Professor of Clinical Medicine 
Weill Medical College of Cornell University 
Director of Endocrinology, Associate Director, Lang Research Center 
NewYork-Presbyterian Queens 
Flushing, NY 

Dr. Daniel Lorber is Director of Endocrinology and Associate Director of the Lang Center for Research and Education at the NewYork-Presbyterian Queens in Flushing, New York. He is a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He is a past member of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) national Board of Directors. Dr. Lorber currently serves on the ADA’s Legal Advocacy Subcommittee and is Chair of the ADA National Advocacy Committee. Dr. Lorber is the ADA’s 2009 Outstanding Physician Clinician Awardee.

PontoneGregory Pontone, MD, FACC
Cardiology Attending
NewYork-Presbyterian Queens Hospital
Director, Outpatient Cardiology
NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Queens
Queens, NY

Dr. Pontone serves as a Cardiology Faculty member for the Department of Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. He is the Director of Outpatient Cardiovascular Services and Chief Ambulatory Quality and Safety Patient Officer for NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Queens. He has strong interests in preventive cardiology, lipid metabolism, and cardiovascular imaging.

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