Samar Malaeb, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism

Samar Malaeb

Contact Info

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 101
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Lab Address:
Diabetes and Endocrinology Clinic
909 Fulton St. SE
Mail Code 2121CI
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Sommer Wappel

Administrative Phone
612-624-5150

Administrative Email
srduffy@umn.edu

Administrative Fax Number
612-626-3133

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism


Medical School, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

Internal Medicine, Tufts University, Boston MA

Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

MNSP, Tufts University, Boston MA

BS, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

Summary

Dr. Samar Malaeb received her medical degree from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, where she graduated with honors and the Penrose Award. She completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, then a fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism from the University of Minnesota. She went on to establish a clinical practice in Endocrinology in Bemidji, MN, where there was not one before, and where she served the entire Northwestern part of the state. During that time, she also earned a Masters in Nutrition Science and Policy from Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition. Dr. Malaeb manages a variety of Endocrine issues, with a clinical and research interest in diabetes, nutrition and weight management. She is vested in incorporating nutrition education in medical curricula, as well as inpatient care, raising awareness about the role of diet in health and disease. In addition, she will work on developing multidisciplinary systems and protocols to improve health outcomes of patients with diabetes and metabolic issues. 

Expertise

  • Diabetes Management (Type 1, type 2, gestational)
  • Obesity Management
  • Nutrition Education
  • Calcium and bone metabolism
  • General Endocrinology

Awards & Recognition

  • Penrose Award – American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine (2006)
  • Naji Sahyoun Endowed Memorial Fund – American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine (2006)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha – Honor Medical Society (2005)
  • Philip Hitti Prize – American University of Beirut Faculty of Arts and Sciences (2002)
  • Merit Scholarship Award – American University of Beirut Faculty of Arts and Sciences (1999)
  • Rafiq Hariri Foundation Award (1999)
  • Makhzoumi Institution Award of Excellence (1999)
  • Lebanese Government Ministry of Education Award (1999)

Research

Research Summary/Interests

  • Nutrition Education in Medicine
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Education interventions to improve health
  • Multidisciplinary systems development
  • Nutritional Epidemiology

Clinical

Clinics

Clinics and Surgery Center

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM): Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM): Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD): Certified Clinical Densitometrist (CCD)

Clinical Interests

Diabetes: Type 1, Type 2, Gestational; Obesity and Nutrition; Calcium metabolism

Hospital Privileges

University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview