Richard A. Haas, M.D., F.A.C.E.

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School

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Dr. Richard Haas has been a member of the Diabetes Division of the UMass Memorial Medical Group since November of 2012. Prior to joining UMass, he had been in solo private practice of endocrinology in Worcester, MA for thirty years. After attending medical school at the University of California San Francisco, he completed an internal medicine residency at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and then a fellowship in endocrinology at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, also in New York. His practice has been in general clinical endocrinology with a particular interest in diabetes and lipid disorders. Dr. Haas has been on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester since entering practice and is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine. He has been conducting attending rounds on the medical service of one of the UMass hospitals at least once a year since entering practice. He has also trained many medicine and family practice residents in endocrinology in his office and given numerous house staff lectures. He is particularly proud of the many medicine residents he has helped to mentor who have gone on to become clinical endocrinologists.

Dr. Haas has been actively involved in health care policy, since entering practice. He served for many years as a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Committees on Tax-Supported Health Care and Managed Care. He was a member of the Board of Directors of UMass Memorial Managed Care from 2001 until 2013. He has been an active member of the MMS’s House of Delegates and has authored a number of resolutions which have become MMS policy.

Dr. Haas became a charter member of AACE in 1991. He served on the AACE Task Force on Chapter Development before helping to rejuvenate the New England Chapter of AACE, which had been dissolved several years previously. He served as the first President of the rejuvenated Chapter for two years and helped make it into a successful organization. Dr. Haas has also served on numerous other AACE committees and task forces.