Elena Forouhar, M.D., is an assistant clinical professor in the department of Clinical Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism.
Dr. Forouhar has had extensive clinical and research training. After earning her medical doctorate from Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Iran, she shifted her focus to research. Dr. Forouhar served as research coordinator of the Islet Cell Transplantation Project at Tehran University of Medical Sciences before becoming a research associate in the Islet Cell Transplantation Lab at Leslie & Susan Goldschmied Diabetes & Genetic Research Center of City of Hope. Dr. Forouhar continued her training with an internal medicine internship and residency and an endocrinology fellowship at Medstar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, MD.
Board-certified in internal medicine and endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, Dr. Forouhar holds active memberships with several professional societies including the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the American Diabetes Association, and the American Society of Obesity Medicine. She has published and presented internationally on her main areas of interest in endocrinology, which include diabetes, obesity and metabolism, thyroid function and bone and mineral metabolism and osteoporosis.