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Dr. Nuha Ali El Sayed received her MD and MBBCh from Alexandria University’s Faculty of Medicine in 2001. She completed her internal medicine residency at Boston University’s Roger Williams Medical Center and a clinical and research fellowship in Diabetes and Obesity at Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School in 2007. She completed her clinical training in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism as a Friedman Fellow at Tufts Medical Center and the Jean Mayer USDA center in 2009.

Dr. El Sayed completed a Master of Medical Sciences in Medical Education at Harvard Medical School in 2019. She holds certificates in clinical investigation from the Sackler School of Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University (2011), Leadership in Healthcare and Medical Education, Medical Education for Health Professions, Medical Education Technology and Systems Approach to Assessments in Health Professions from the Harvard Macy Institute, Harvard Medical School (2017-2018)

At Joslin, Dr. El Sayed sees patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes with a focus on lifestyle medicine, weight management and the use of technology in diabetes care. She has a clinical and research interest in patient education, patient empowerment and shared decision making.

Dr. El Sayed oversees professional education and training at Joslin Diabetes Center. She leads Joslin faculty and staff to design, implement and assess domestic, national and international educational programs for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, dietitians, pharmacists, exercise physiologists and other care givers in the area of diabetes prevention and management. Her programs focus on improving education effectiveness, learner wellness, behavior change and quality improvement. Dr. El Sayed also creates and studies novel approaches to patient education using evidence based adult learning theories, memory/retention and behavior change.

Dr. El Sayed has research interests in:

  • Medical Education and Training
  • Patient Education
  • The Science of Learning
  • Lifestyle Medicine
  • Diabetes Technology 
  • Clinical and Shared Decision-Making

Alexandria University, Egypt

Medical School
Alexandria University, Faculty of Medicine

Boston University- Roger Williams Medical Center

Tufts University School of Medicine- Tufts Medical Center and Harvard Medical School - Joslin Diabetes Center

Board Certification
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and Internal Medicine

  • Adult
  • Type 1

The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman Foundation for Medical Research

Contact Information

Office Phone

(617) 309-2645