Division Chief

Jill P. Crandall, M.D.

Jill P. Crandall, M.D.

Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Jacob A. and Jeanne E. Barkey Chair in Medicine

Chief, Division of Endocrinology

718.430.3765

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Smita B. Abraham, M.D.
Shivani Agarwal, M.D., M.P.H.

Shivani Agarwal, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

347.498.2460

Areas of Research: Type 1 Diabetes; Emerging Adults/Young Adults; Racial/Ethnic Disparities; Pediatric to Adult Transitions in Care; Clinical and Behavioral Interventions; Health Services Research; Community-Based Participatory Research; COVID-19 and Diabetes

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Sandra Aleksic, M.D.

Sandra Aleksic, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

718.839.7614

Areas of Research: Metabolic and endocrine aspects of aging; neuroendocrine regulation of aging; central regulation of metabolism in humans.

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Gil Atzmon, Ph.D.

Gil Atzmon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Associate Professor, Department of Genetics

718.430.3628

Areas of Research: My research focus is on the role of epigenetics in diseases, aging and longevity.

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Nir Barzilai, M.D.

Nir Barzilai, M.D.

Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Professor, Department of Genetics

Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair in Aging Research

Director, Institute for Aging Research

718.430.3144

Areas of Research: We study the genetic of longevity, hypothesizing that centenarians have protective genes that allows the delay of aging and protect against age-related diseases.

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David K. Bloomgarden, M.D.

David K. Bloomgarden, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

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Noah A. Bloomgarden, M.D.

Noah A. Bloomgarden, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

866.633.8255

Areas of Research: Thyroid Cancer, Neuroendocrine Tumors, Endocrine Tumors, Parathyroid disease, Adrenal Hypertension (Primary Hyperaldosteronism),

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Michael A. Brownlee, M.D.

Michael A. Brownlee, M.D.

Professor Emeritus, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Professor Emeritus, Department of Pathology

Anita and Jack Saltz Chair in Diabetes Research Emeritus

718.430.2753

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Min Cai, Ph.D.

Min Cai, Ph.D.

Principal Associate, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

718.678.1180

Areas of Research: Perform Widely Targeted metabolomic and lipidomic profiling for both polar or none-polar metabolites and lipids by LC-MS/MS

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Streamson C. Chua, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.

Streamson C. Chua, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.

718.430.2986

Areas of Research: Hypothalamic regulation of energy balance and feeding; Melanocortin regulation of fertility and reproduction; FGF signaling and glucose control; Leptin and leptin receptor models of obesity and diabetes;

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Min-Hui Cui, Ph.D.

Min-Hui Cui, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

718.430.3210

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Teresa P. DiLorenzo, Ph.D.

Teresa P. DiLorenzo, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Diane Belfer, Cypres & Endelson Families Faculty Scholar in Diabetes Research

718.430.2014

Areas of Research: autoimmune diseases and autoantigens; immunopathogenesis of type 1 diabetes; humanized disease models; immunomodulatory therapies

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John Eng, M.D.

John Eng, M.D.

Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

718.584.9000

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Daorong Feng, Ph.D.

Daorong Feng, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

718.678.1031

Areas of Research: Adipocyte cell death in pathology and physiology condition, intercellular crosstalk within adipose tissue

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Ruth Freeman, M.D.

Ruth Freeman, M.D.

Professor Emerita, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health (Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility)

Professor Emerita, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

718.405.8152

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Jeffrey S. Gonzalez, Ph.D.

Jeffrey S. Gonzalez, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Health Behavior Research & Implementation Science)

Director, New York Regional Center for Diabetes Translational Research

646.592.4506

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Meredith A. Hawkins, M.D., M.S.

Meredith A. Hawkins, M.D., M.S.

Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Harold and Muriel Block Chair in Medicine

Director, Global Diabetes Institute

718.430.3186

Areas of Research: Central regulation of glucose metabolism (humans and rodents) Adipose tissue inflammation Malnutrition-Modulated Diabetes Mellitus Hypoglycemia-Associated Autonomic Failure

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Claire J. Hoogendoorn, Ph.D.

Claire J. Hoogendoorn, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

646.592.4569

Areas of Research: Behavioral Medicine; Type 2 Diabetes; Emotional Distress; Medication Adherence; Homeostatic Dysregulation; Bio-behavioral Pathways; Aging; Cognitive Function; Social Determinants of Health; Behavioral Interventions; Ecological Momentary Assessment

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Young-Hwan Jo, Ph.D.

Young-Hwan Jo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

718.430.3495

Areas of Research: Neurobiology of obesity, Electrophysiological analysis of hypothalamic neurons, Neuronal mapping of feeding-related circuits, Behavioral evaluation of cell type-specific circuit connections using optogenetics

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Irwin J. Kurland, M.D., Ph.D.

Irwin J. Kurland, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Director of the Stable Isotope & Metabolomics Core Facility of the Diabetes Research Center Department of Medicine

718.678.1091

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Angela Lombardi, Ph.D.

Angela Lombardi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

718.430.8503

Areas of Research: Immunotherapies; Autoimmunity and autoantigens; Humanized mice models; Antigen presentation; Proinflammatory cytokines; Beta cell dysfunction; Pathophysiology of type 1 and type 2 diabetes; Thyroid autoimmunity; Endoplasmic Reticulum stress

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Rita J. Louard, M.D.

Rita J. Louard, M.D.

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

866.633.8255

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Jeffrey E. Pessin, Ph.D.

Jeffrey E. Pessin, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Judy R. and Alfred A. Rosenberg Professorial Chair in Diabetes Research

Director, Department of Medicine Diabetes Research Center

718.678.1029

Areas of Research: Regulation of glucose metabolism Epigenetic modifications regulating metabolism Regulation of lipogenic gene transcription and de novo lipogenesis Cardiometabolic health adipocyte and liver biology Integrative metabolic signaling

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Gary J. Schwartz, Ph.D.

Gary J. Schwartz, Ph.D.

718.430.2263

Areas of Research: Obesity/ diabetes, gut-brain neuroendocrine communication in the control of feeding and energy balance, neuronal nutrient sensing, neural control of thermogenesis, lipolysis and gastrointestinal function.

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Kosaku Shinoda, Ph.D.

Kosaku Shinoda, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

718.678.1189

Areas of Research: My lab is focused on the biology of adipocytes. Understanding basic biology of adipocytes is fundamental to the treatment and prevention of type 2 diabetes/obesity.

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Rajat Singh, M.D.,

Rajat Singh, M.D.,

Adjunct Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Adjunct Professor, Department of Developmental & Molecular Biology

310.206.0517

Areas of Research: We are interested in understanding the roles of autophagy in metabolic regulation in physiology, during obesity, and with age.

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Vafa Tabatabaie, M.D.

Vafa Tabatabaie, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

718.920.7923

Areas of Research: prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, thyroid cancer, endocrine disorders in the elderly

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Elizabeth A. Walker, Ph.D.

Elizabeth A. Walker, Ph.D.

Professor Emerita, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Professor Emerita, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Health Behavior Research & Implementation Science)

718.430.3242

Areas of Research: Evidence-based behavioral interventions to improve diabetes self-management and diabetes prevention. Focus on medication adherence for therapeutic and preventive medications. Risk perception re: diabetes. Global health care

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Judith Wylie-Rosett, Ed.D.

Judith Wylie-Rosett, Ed.D.

Professor Emerita, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Health Behavior Research & Implementation Science)

Professor Emerita, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Atran Foundation Chair in Social Medicine

718.430.3345

Areas of Research: Role of diet and other lifestyle variables in the development of chronic diseases, prevention, and control of obesity-related cardiometabolic diseases, diabetes,

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Fajun Yang, Ph.D.

Fajun Yang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Associate Professor, Department of Developmental & Molecular Biology

718.678.1142

Areas of Research: Regulation of gene transcription, lipid and glucose metabolism, hepatocyte and adipocyte biology, metabolic diseases

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Yunlei Yang, M.D., Ph.D.

Yunlei Yang, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Associate Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

718.430.8570

Areas of Research: Glial and neuronal mechanisms of adipose tissue lipid metabolism and affective behaviors. Neural circuits orchestrating brain-adipose tissue communications. Key words: Astrocyte; Neural circuits; Adipose tissue; Anxiety; Depression; Diabetes; Obesity

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Joel Zonszein, M.D.

Joel Zonszein, M.D.

Professor Emeritus, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

866.633.8255

Areas of Research: Cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes Hypoglycemia

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