Zahraa Sater, MD, MPH

Title: Physician
Company: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Location: Bethesda, Maryland, United States

Zahraa Sater, MD, MPH, physician at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in endocrinology.

Dr. Sater is a clinical endocrinologist specializing in obesity and metabolic disorders, through which she has distinguished herself as a faculty member of the Inter-Institute Endocrinology Training Program at the National Institutes of Health. Inspired by her uncle, a physician, and her passion for helping others to live full lives, she earned a Doctor of Medicine degree at both Beirut Arab University in 2008 and the American University of Beirut in 2011. Following the completion of her residency in internal medicine at Northwell Health in 2014, Dr. Sater spent the next three years as an internal medicine specialist before accepting a staff physician position with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK) in 2017.

Dr. Sater acknowledges that while endocrinology is a complex specialty, the majority of diseases that affect patients are lifestyle-based. She is driven by a desire to help both patients and providers understand how hormonal conditions and lifestyle factors interact and how to control them. Motivated by her interest in lifestyle diseases and equitable access to care, Dr. Sater continued her education at Purdue University, earning a Master of Public Health in 2018, and completed year-long clinical and research fellowships with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) before joining them as a physician in 2020.

Well regarded for her indelible impact on the field, Dr. Sater has been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals. Furthermore, she has drawn recognition for her innovative research with a 2019 Outstanding Abstract Award from the Endocrine Society and a $300,000 Clinical Research Award Bench to Bedside Grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Sater is a former chair and member of the advisory board of the NIDDK, has led clinical research in inflammation and cancer treatment regulations at the Georgia Cancer Institute, and is affiliated with the Endocrine Society, the American Diabetes Association, as well as the Ability Society. Known as a compassionate and dedicated clinician, she remains dedicated to finding effective ways to help her patients understand and manage their conditions, including studying hypnotherapy and other alternative techniques. Within five years, Dr. Sater hopes to establish her own clinic with a focus on equitable access to care and patient involvement.

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