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Yaron Tomer, MD

Gender
M
Department
Medicine
Practice Specialty
Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism, Internal Medicine
Medical Education
Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
Residency
Sheba Medical Center, Mount Sinai Hospital
Fellowship
Mount Sinai Hospital
Main Location
Montefiore Weiler Hospital
1825 Eastchester Road
Bronx, NY 10461-2301
Phone: (866) 663-8255
Fax: (718) 904-2827
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Montefiore Medical Center
111 East 210th Street
Bronx, NY 10467-2401
Phone: (718) 920-2961
Fax: (718) 920-2058
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Montefiore Wakefield Campus
600 East 233rd Street
Bronx, NY 10466-2604
Phone: (718) 920-9889
Fax: (718) 920-9036
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Montefiore Medical Group-Comprehensive Family Care Center (CFCC)
1621 Eastchester Road
Bronx, NY 10461-2604
Phone: (718) 405-8040
Fax: (718) 805-8050
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Academic Title
Professor and University Chair, Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Administrative Title
Anita and Jack Saltz Chair in Diabetes Research, Department of Medicine, Montefiore
Clinical Focus
Dr. Tomer’s research focuses on thyroid diseases, pituitary diseases, female reproduction, and calcium and bone disorders.
Research Focus

Dr. Tomer is a physician scientist, and his research program focuses on the immunogenetic, epigenetic and environmental mechanisms underlying thyroid autoimmunity and type 1 diabetes, and on targeting these mechanisms in order to develop novel therapies. His group has made several important discoveries, including: identifying new genes and mechanisms underlying the strong association between type 1 diabetes and autoimmune thyroiditis; demonstrating that CD40 and thyroglobulin are major susceptibility genes for thyroid autoimmunity; identifying a unique amino acid variant in the peptide binding pocket of HLA-DR that is key for the development of thyroid autoimmunity; dissecting the epigenetic mechanisms by which polymorphisms in the thyroglobulin and TSHR genes interact with environmental agents (e.g., viruses) to trigger thyroid autoimmunity; demonstrating that the hepatitis C virus can trigger autoimmune thyroiditis by directly infecting thyroid cells; and identifying a novel compound that can block antigen presentation in autoimmune thyroiditis.

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Publications

Dr. Tomer has served on the editorial boards of Endocrinology and the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, among other journals.

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Biography

Yaron Tomer, MD, FACP graduated magna cum laude from the Sackler School of Medicine of Tel Aviv University. He trained in internal medicine at Sheba Medical Center, Israel, and in endocrinology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York.

He is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and a fellow of the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Tomer is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the American Thyroid Association’s Van Meter Award and the Abbot Thyroid Clinical Research Mentor Award.

Yaron Tomer, MD, Anita and Jack Saltz Chair in Diabetes Research, Department of Medicine, Montefiore, Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism, Internal Medicine