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Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Clinical Chief of Endocrinology, UPMC Mercy
Dr. Sobel's specific clinical research interests are in the areas quality improvement with the use of diabetes technology, such as insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring devices.
As part of a multidisciplinary team at the University of Pittsburgh, it was found that a peri-operative glycemic management protocol developed for same day surgery procedures for individuals with insulin pumps was safe and effective for procedures less than 120 minutes long. In the outpatient setting, she is conducting a quality improvement study to see if a 7 day use of a continuous glucose monitoring device helps improve glycemic control in individuals with uncontrolled diabetes and reduce hypoglycemia in individuals with frequent hypoglycemia or hypoglycemic unawareness.
In addition, she provides mentorship to several Internal Medicine residents and supports their interest in quality improvement initiaves spanning from proper use of DKA protocol to utilization of the Certified Diabetes Educators in outpatient clinics.
Dr. Sobel's clinical interests span the gamut of endocrinologic diseases but she has a particular interest in diabetes management. She is very involved in Internal Medicine Resident education at UPMC Mercy as well as Medical Student education at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.