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Meet the Thyroid Program Physicians

Rubina A. Heptulla, MD

Practice Specialty
Pediatrics, Pediatrics - Endocrinology & Diabetes
Medical Education
University of Delhi
Rhode Island Hospital, Baystate Medical Center
Yale New Haven Hospital
Main Location
The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
3415 Bainbridge Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467-2403
Phone: (718) 741-2450
Fax: (718) 405-5609
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Montefiore Weiler Hospital
1825 Eastchester Road
Bronx, NY 10461-2301
Phone: (718) 920-4664
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Montefiore at 141 South Central Avenue
141 South Central Avenue
Hartsdale, NY 10530-2319
Phone: (914) 721-7120
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Academic Title
Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Administrative Title
Division Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
Clinical Focus
Pediatric and adult diabetes; thyroid, growth, puberty and adrenal disorders
Research Focus
Type 1 diabetes, especially the role of post-meal glucose mechanisms and the role of glucagon suppressors such as the role of amylin and GLP-1; use of the artificial pancreas and the closed loop system to deliver multi-hormonal therapy

As Division Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology at The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, Dr. Heptulla is transforming the division in many areas and is recruiting leading researchers in many areas of endocrinological research. An internationally recognized pediatric endocrinologist, Dr. Heptulla was awarded the McNair Scholar for Juvenile Diabetes by the Janice and Robert McNair Foundation. She is also the recipient of many grants from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Her areas of research expertise encompass all aspects of diabetes, from the artificial pancreas project to the use of innovative therapies to treat both type 1 and 2 diabetes. Dr. Heptulla has many peer-reviewed journal publications. In addition, she serves as a grant reviewer for the NIH and as a reviewer for many leading diabetes journals.