Since its inception in 1965, the Division of Endocrinology at Montefiore Medical Center has evolved into one of the largest and most well respected in the New York metropolitan area. Delivering the highest quality care with a wealth of expertise behind them, our team of board-certified physicians focus on the treatment and management of the full spectrum of endocrine disorders, including those affecting the pituitary, adrenal, thyroid systems, as well as metabolic bone disease, diabetes and metabolism. Our faculty is also active in research, particularly in the areas of diabetes, obesity 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 work collaboratively with the pediatric endocrinologists at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore. Our multidisciplinary team of endocrinologists, nurse practitioners, diabetes nurse educators and nutritionists collaborate with specialists in nuclear medicine, women’s health and surgery. Specialized educational and treatment services are available for individuals with diabetes through our Clinical Diabetes Program. We provide a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to each patient's treatment with the goal of maintaining optimal health through advanced and patient-centered care.
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 is available in a variety of endocrine and metabolic disorders. Some of the conditions we treat include:
- Adrenal disorders: adrenal insufficiency, congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), and Cushing's syndrome
- Diabetes: type 1 and type 2 diabetes and its complications; diabetes prevention
- Lipid disorders
- Transgender care
- Metabolic bone disease, including parathyroid disorders and osteoporosis
- Pituitary diseases: diabetes insipidus, hypopituitarism and pituitary tumors
- Thyroid diseases: hyper and hypothyroidism, thyroid cancer, goiters and thyroid nodules
We also offer a variety of services and treatments, encompassing:
- ADA recognized diabetes self-management education program (PROMISED)
- Assessment for hormone deficiencies and excess syndromes
- Dynamic endocrine function testing
- Institution of pump therapy
- Individualized instruction for insulin therapy
- Mental health support for patients with endocrine diseases
- Nutrition counseling
- Referrals for endocrine surgery
- Testing for adrenal tumors
- Transition program for young adults with diabetes (SEAD program)
- Ultrasound of the thyroid gland
- Ultrasound of guided thyroid fine needle aspiration (biopsy)
The Division of Endocrinology maintains a robust basic and clinical research programs in diabetes, metabolism and obesity. Several faculty members are members of the Einstein-Sinai Diabetes Research Center. This center is a major site for NIH funded basic research 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 Program that demonstrated that dietary modification and modest exercise can reduce the development of diabetes and many others. These studies and other research endeavors are not only advancing 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.
In addition to patient education, the Division of Endocrinology has a commitment to training the Endocrinologist of the future.
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