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Diabetes, Hormones & Metabolism (Endocrinology)

Diabetes, Hormones & Metabolism (Endocrinology)

Since its inception in 1965, the Division of Endocrinology at Montefiore Medical Center has evolved into one of the largest in the city, as well as across the nation. Delivering the highest quality care with a wealth of expertise behind them, our team of more than 40 board-certified physicians focus on the treatment and management of nearly every endocrine disorder, ranging from growth complexities to diseases of the parathyroid and pancreas. They are also active in extensive research, particularly with respect to diabetes and thyroid diseases. In fact, Montefiore was one of the first hospitals in the country to use radioactive iodine to treat hyperthyroidism.

Our division is a full-service destination, providing sophisticated lab and radiological service, as well as consultations. While we primarily treat patients 18 and older, we also manage various pediatric cases and work closely with the pediatric endocrinologists at The Children's Hospital at Montefiore. Our multidisciplinary team of endocrinologists, nurse practioners, diabetes nurse educators and nutritionists also collaborates with the nuclear medicine specialists, OBGYN and surgeons. Special educational and treatment services are available to diabetic patients through our Clinical Diabetes Program. We provide a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to each patient's treatment with the goal of regaining total normalization through the best possible management.

Expertise and Clinical Services

At the Division of Endocrinology, we boast a rich history of treatment, research and training, as our physicians are faculty members at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Expertise and experience is available in a variety of endocrine and metabolic disorders. Some of the various conditions we treat include:

  • Adrenal disorders: adrenal insufficiency, congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), and Cushing's syndrome
  • Bone disease and calcium metabolism disorders
  • Diabetes: Type 1, Type II and related cystic fibrosis complications
  • Lipid abnormalities
  • Growth and intersex disorders
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Pancreatic hormone complications and tumors
  • Parathyroid
  • Pituitary diseases: diabetes insipidus, growth hormone deficiency and hypopituitarism
  • Thyroid diseases, such as thyroid cancer, hyper and hypothyroidism

We also offer a variety of services and treatments, encompassing:

  • Assessment for hormone deficiencies and excess syndromes
  • Dynamic endocrine function testing
  • Institution of pump therapy
  • Instruction of insulin therapy
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Referrals for endocrine surgeons
  • Testing for adrenal tumors
  • Ultrasound guided biopsies
  • Ultrasound of thyroid

Research

The Division of Endocrinology maintains a robust basic and clinical research program in thyroid diseases and particularly in the area of obesity and diabetes. Many Divisional faculty members are participants in the Einstein Diabetes Research Center. This research center is a major site for NIH funded basic and clinical trials. These include the landmark Diabetes Control and Complications Trial which proved that good control of blood glucose levels prevents the complications of diabetes, the Diabetes Prevention Study that demonstrated that attention to diet and modest exercise can reduce the development of diabetes and many others. These studies and other research endeavors are not only perpetuating our goal of preventing and managing endocrinology-related illnesses, but they are also changing the landscape of our national healthcare system to ultimately provide patients with the knowledge and tools to live fuller, healthier lives.

Education

In addition to patient education, the Division of Endocrinology has a commitment to training the Endocrinologist of the future. Doctors who have completed their training in Internal Medicine are eligible to apply for a Fellowship in Endocrinology.