Diana Post, M.D.

Diana Post MD Assistant Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School Dr. Diana Post received her A.B. degree from Radcliffe College of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts and her medical degree from New York University School of Medical. She completed her internship and first year residency in internal medicine at the Harvard Medical Service of Boston City Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. She was a Senior Resident at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston Massachusetts. Dr. Post completed her fellowship in Rheumatology at the Robert Breck Brigham Hospital and Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. She was recruited to be the Rheumatologist at the Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge Massachusetts where she worked from 1977 to 1993. She also served as staff rheumatologist at the Robert Brigham Hospital from 1977 through 1980, and Consulting Rheumatologist for the Massachusetts Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation. Dr. Post then switched her clinical focus to primary care, working at Harvard University Health Services from 1993 through 1996. From 1995 through 2004 she was also the Director of the Spine Unit at Harvard Community Health Plan in Boston. In 1996 she joined the Primary Care faculty at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, where she remains at present. She was promoted to Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School in 2001. During her time at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, she has been an attending on the teaching service of the hospital and a preceptor in the outpatient clinical center. She prepared and presented clinical cases at Medical Grand Rounds at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and served as Mentor for the BWH Housestaff Mentoring Program of the Department of Medicine.. She was awarded the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Department of Medicine Faculty Mentoring Award in January, 2004. She also participated in BWH-sponsored and HMS-sponsored CME courses. In addition, during the years 1996 through 2012 Dr Post conducted clinical research with the Osher Center for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies at Harvard Medical School. The work there related to the efficacy and safety of complementary and alternative medicine in patients with low back pain and involved the design and implementation of a large NIH-funded acute low back pain study. After that study, she participated in the design and implementation of an academic center-based Integrative Medical Clinic starting with a pilot study of subacute low back pain using the model of the integrative clinic. Dr Post also worked with Harvard Publishing, writing articles and blogs for their online medical content every week. She also helped write CME booklets for Harvard Publishing on such topics as diabetes, coronary artery disease, and menopause. She worked with the Division of Medical Communications to develop a new curriculum on “Giving Bad News” in 2013, and present it to the MICU faculty and to the ITU house staff and faculty as well.