Robert Gabbay, MD

Robert Gabbay, MD, PhD, FACP

Endocrinology Boston, MA

Chief Medical Officer, Senior Vice President

Office Address

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  • One Joslin Place
    Boston, MA 02115


  • Robert A. Gabbay, MD, PhD, FACP is Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President at Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. He has over 35 years of clinical and research experience. His research focuses on improving primary care health care delivery to enhance diabetes outcomes and patients’ experiences. Dr. Gabbay served as faculty chair of Pennsylvania’s statewide Chronic Care Model-focused Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) initiative (Chronic Care Initiative) involving more than 150 primary care practices with support from 17 payers. He has also worked as Principal Investigator on two AHRQ-funded PCMH projects before coming to the Joslin. The first, studied the experience of 25 practices in the first regional rollout of the Pennsylvania initiative in Southeast Pennsylvania. Dr. Gabbay was also selected to help develop state-level infrastructure for primary care transformation under AHRQ’s IMPaCT program. Dr. Gabbay’s focus at the Joslin Diabetes Center is to foster innovation within the walls of Joslin as well as disseminating these approaches regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Dr. Gabbay's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Endocrinology: General Endocrinology, Diabetes
  • Clinical Interests: Quality of Health Care; Delivery of Health Care; Primary Health Care

Dr. Gabbay's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • LecturerHarvard Medical School
    Boston, MA
  • Active StaffBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Boston, MA
  • Chief Medical Officer, Senior Vice PresidentJoslin Diabetes Center
    Boston, MA

Dr. Gabbay's Education & Medical Training

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Beth Israel Medical CenterAlbert Einstein College of Medicine at Beth Israel Medical CenterFellowship, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell CampusNew York Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell CampusResidency, Internal Medicine
  • SUNY Hlth Sci Ctr at Brooklyn, Coll MedState University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of MedicineMedical School

Dr. Gabbay's Certifications & Licensure

  • PA State Medical LicensePA State Medical License1998 - 2014
  • MA State Medical LicenseMA State Medical License1994 - 2015
  • NY State Medical LicenseNY State Medical License1991 - 2014
  • American Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal MedicineEndocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Dr. Gabbay's Clinical Trials

Dr. Gabbay's Publications & Presentations

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  • 13th Annual Diabetes Symposium Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania - 11/10/2012

Grant Support

  • PA SPREAD: PA Spreading Primary Care Enhanced Delivery InfrastructureAgency For Healthcare Research And Quality
    2011 - 2011
  • A Multi-Payer Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative In PennsylvaniaAgency For Healthcare Research And Quality
    2010 - 2011
  • Impact Of Nurse Case Management On Diabetes Co-MorbidityNational Institute Of Diabetes And Digestive And Kidney Diseases
    2005 - 2009
  • Insulin Signaling Pathways Regulating Hepatic MetabolisNational Institute Of Diabetes And Digestive And Kidney Diseases
    1996 - 1998

Dr. Gabbay's Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Altius Provider Directory
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Tennessee Network 5
  • Capital BC Keystone Health Plan Central HMO
  • Capital Blue Cross PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Highmark BCBS ClassicBlue
  • Highmark BCBS PPOBlue
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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