Joanna Mitri M.D.

​Dr. Joanna Mitri received her medical degree from Lebanon and completed her training in Advanced Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Fellowship at Tufts Medical Center and completed the Master's Program in Clinical and Translational Science at Tufts University. During her career, she has published her research findings on vitamin D and cardiometabolic disease in high-impact peer-reviewed journals. Her clinical interest is cardiovascular disease prevention in patients with diabetes. She has a lipid clinic at Joslin diabetes Center and is a Research Associate in the Section on Clinical, Behavioral, and Outcomes Research Center. In the lipid clinic, she treats patients with complex lipid disorders. She has played an important role in the Joslin Nutrition guidelines for patients with diabetes and works closely with the nutritionists at Joslin Diabetes Center to coordinate the efforts in improving lifelong cardiovascular risk of insulin resistance and hyperlipidemia. She is also a member of the American Diabetes Association nutrition guidelines committee. She is an investigator on multiple trials, including an NIH-funded study looking at metabolic pathways of increased cardiovascular risk in Type 2 diabetes, a trial looking at the effect of consumption of dairy products on body weight and cardiovascular risk factors in patients with Type 2 diabetes, as well as a multi-institutional trial looking at the effect of pemafibrate on cardioavascular outcomes in patients with diabetes.