Claudia M. Nader, MD
Adjunct Associate Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

MD, Lebanese University



Dr. Nader is the Internal Medicine Residency Program Director and serves as Vice Chair for Educational Affairs in the Department of Medicine at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. She is board-certified in internal medicine and infectious disease. Dr. Nader received her medical degree from the Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon, and completed a residency in internal medicine at the Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, CT, followed by a fellowship in infectious disease at Yale University, New Haven, CT. In 2012, she joined St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center as a faculty member of the Division of Infectious Diseases and was appointed as Assistant Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program, and in 2015, became the Program Director.

Dr. Nader is a consummate clinician-educator and has an unwavering commitment to graduate medical education. Over the past 5 years, under her steady leadership, Dr. Nader has launched several initiatives to enhance the educational experience and well-being of medical residents, including the implementation of an Academic Enrichment Program, the creation of a Health & Wellness Program, and the establishment of a robust Quality Improvement Curriculum for the residency program. In addition to the launching of monthly medical jeopardy sessions with residents to reinforce key learning points provided by the Academic Enrichment Program, Dr. Nader coached a medical resident team to represent St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center annually at the American College of Physicians’ Massachusetts Chapter Doctor Dilemma competition. The St. Elizabeth’s team was the 2019 champion of the Doctor Dilemma state competition. Dr. Nader has a genuine interest in medical education and has been recognized through numerous teaching awards since her arrival at St. Elizabeth’s. As Program Director, Dr Nader is devoted to assisting each resident reach their full potential and career goals, and she strives to provide a supportive and nurturing environment for their professional and spiritual growth.

Dr. Nader maintains a busy outpatient clinical practice in infectious disease, focusing on the management of viral hepatitis and HIV, the prevention and management of STDs, and the care of the immunocompromised host. She enjoys her time teaching residents rotating on the infectious disease inpatient consult service and in the infectious disease clinic. Dr. Nader’s research focuses on medical education and infectious disease related topics. Dr. Nader is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Outside work, Dr. Nader enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and exploring different cuisines.

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  1. Balda J, Alpizar-Rivas R, Elarabi S, Jaber BL, Nader C. Recent Trends in Infective Endocarditis Among Patients with and Without Injection Drug Use: An Eight-Year Single Center Study. Am J Med Sci. 2021 12; 362(6):562-569. PMID: 34418358; DOI: 10.1016/j.amjms.2021.07.009;
     
  2. Dokmak A, Radwan A, Halpin M, Jaber BL, Nader C. Design and implementation of an academic enrichment program to improve performance on the internal medicine in-training exam. Med Educ Online. 2020 Dec; 25(1):1686950.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31707925; PMCID: PMC6853221; DOI: 10.1080/10872981.2019.1686950;
     
  3. Bekasiak A, Dammann F, Nader C. A Rare Cause of a Scrotal Abscess due to the Symbiotic Infection of Gardnerella vaginalis and Prevotella bivia in an Adult Male. Pathogens. 2020 Feb 01; 9(2). PMID: 32024139; PMCID: PMC7168626; DOI: 10.3390/pathogens9020093;
     
  4. Udomkarnjananun S, Takkavatakarn K, Praditpornsilpa K, Nader C, Eiam-Ong S, Jaber BL, Susantitaphong P. Hepatitis B virus vaccine immune response and mortality in dialysis patients: a meta-analysis. J Nephrol. 2020 Apr; 33(2):343-354. PMID: 31701375; DOI: 10.1007/s40620-019-00668-1;
     
  5. Almeqdadi M, Nair HK, Hill J, Sanchez-Cruz J, Nader C, Jaber BL. A quality improvement project to reduce overutilization of blood tests in a teaching hospital. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2019; 9(3):189-194. PMID: 31258856; PMCID: PMC6586109; DOI: 10.1080/20009666.2019.1601979;
     
  6. Ortiz GA, Trivedi HD, Nader C. Pharmacokinetics and drug interactions of medications used to treat hepatitis C virus infection in the setting of chronic kidney disease and kidney transplantation. Hemodial Int. 2018 04; 22 Suppl 1:S22-S35. PMID: 29694720; DOI: 10.1111/hdi.12648;
     
  7. Gordon CE, Nader C. Evolving therapies for hepatitis C virus in chronic kidney disease: the beginning of a new era. Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens. 2017 Mar; 26(2):129-135.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27906748; DOI: 10.1097/MNH.0000000000000298;
     
  8. Taimur S, Nader C, Lloyd-Travaglini C, Seldin DC, Sanchorawala V. Microbiologically documented infections in patients undergoing high-dose melphalan and autologous stem cell transplantation for the treatment of light chain amyloidosis. Transpl Infect Dis. 2013 Apr; 15(2):187-94.View Related Profiles. PMID: 23279695; DOI: 10.1111/tid.12037;
     
  9. Nader CM, Tsevat J, Justice AC, Mrus JM, Levin F, Kozal MJ, Mattocks K, Farber S, Rogers M, Erdos J, Brandt C, Kudel I, Braithwaite R. Development of an electronic medical record-based clinical decision support tool to improve HIV symptom management. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2009 Jul; 23(7):521-9. PMID: 19538046; PMCID: PMC3048777; DOI: 10.1089/apc.2008.0209;
     

This graph shows the total number of publications by year, by first, middle/unknown, or last author.

Bar chart showing 9 publications over 7 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 2019 and 2020

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2019 Doctor’s Dilemma 2019 Champions, ACP Massachusetts Chapter
2019 Excellence for Programmatic Innovation, 2019 APDIM Fall Meeting, Denver, CO
2016 St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center: Excellence in Teaching Award
2015 St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center: Excellence in Teaching Award
2014 St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center: Excellence in Ambulatory Education Award
2014 St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center: Excellence in Teaching Award
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Hepatitis C
HIV
Immunocompromised host
Infectious diseases
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