ENDOCRINOLOGY, DIABETES AND NUTRITION

The Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the glands of the endocrine system, including the pancreas, thyroid, parathyroid, ovaries, testes, adrenals and pituitary.

This complex system produces hormones that trigger and control essential processes, such as reproduction, metabolism, growth and development. They also enable our bodies to generate energy and manage nutrition.


Diseases We Treat

Patients benefit from our board-certified endocrinologists' skills and experience in treating a broad range of endocrine-related disorders, including:
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Bone and Parathyroid diseases
  • Pituitary disorders
  • Adrenal gland disorders

These maladies can be complex and often involve interconnected systems and organs. We work closely with other specialists to develop the most effective treatment for each patient. In some instances, the most appropriate treatment may include surgery. 


The Diabetes Program

Patients with diabetes have too much sugar in their blood. If not properly managed, the disease can cause blindness or kidney failure, or result in amputation. Precise blood sugar control and control of blood pressure and other risk factors helps prevent serious eye, kidney, nerve and circulatory system damage.
 
We help our patients manage their diabetes and control blood sugar with diet and medications, including insulin. We also help them monitor their blood sugar and prevent other health problems. 

Our Diabetes Program specializes in the management and education for diabetes type 1 and type 2 patients, focusing on prevention and management of complications through tight control of glucose and cardiovascular risk factors. Read all about our endocrinologists and about our CDEs here.


Obesity and the Weight Control Program

We treat many obese patients whose conditions stem from metabolic and hormonal problems linked to thyroid, adrenal, ovarian and pituitary disorders. In addition to medical treatments, we help obese patients reduce and control their weight through personalized weight-loss programs. 

Jeanine Albu, MD and Carmen Pal, MD, specialize in obesity management. They work closely with the Institute for Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Mount Sinai West and The New York Obesity Nutrition Research Center's Weight Loss Program to help reduce obesity and related diseases through research and comprehensive patient care.


The Thyroid Program

The thyroid gland regulates the body's overall metabolism. Patients with thyroid disorders often develop problems with their energy levels. They may also have trouble with muscle strength, emotions, weight control and tolerating heat or cold. By balancing their hormones, we enable our patients to manage these problems. 

We also treat patients who have thyroid growths (nodules), swelling or cancer.

Ashita Gupta, MD specializes in the evaluation of thyroid disease providing in office ultrasound of the thyroid and ultrasound guided biopsies of thyroid nodules. 


Bone and Parathyroid Diseases

We diagnose and treat many bone diseases, such as osteomalacia (rickets), which causes bones to soften, and osteoporosis, which weakens the skeleton.

Certain hormones protect bone tissue. When these hormone levels drop, bones lose mass and weaken. Menopause, loss of testicular function and aging may put many patients at risk for bone breaks.

Four lentil-sized parathyroid glands regulate calcium levels in our bodies. This process enables our nervous and muscular systems to function properly.

The one major parathyroid disorder that we treat most often is over activity. Excessive amounts of parathyroid hormone cause a potentially serious calcium imbalance called hyperparathyroidism. It can weaken bones and produce kidney stones.

Oksana Davydov, MD specialize in the evaluation and management of bone diseases.


Pituitary Disorders

The pituitary is often called the body's master gland because it controls other glands. Over- or under production of pituitary hormones can cause infertility, menstrual disorders and diseases such as Cushing's Syndrome. It can also cause growth disorders in children. We help our patients control these conditions with medications. Some may require surgery. 

Jeanine Albu, MD and Robert S. Bernstein, MD specialize in the evaluation and management of pituitary disorders.


Adrenal Gland Disorders

Hormones produced by our two adrenal glands affect nearly every organ. They help our bodies control blood pressure and deal with stress. They also influence sexual development and reproduction.

Adrenal diseases that we treat frequently include Cushing's Syndrome, Addison's Disease and tumors affecting the glands' function.


Our Staff

The Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West is led by Jeanine Albu, MD, a highly experienced physician, and comprises clinical service and research components. It is staffed by skilled professionals, including endocrinologists, certified diabetes educators, advanced diabetes management practitioner, clinical and research fellows, PhD scientists, nutritionists, and research coordinators. 

In addition to Dr. Albu, our clinical health care providers include:


Deena Adimoolam, MD
Avigdor Arad, RDN, EP-C
Ella Ares, RN, ANP-BC, DNP, DCC
Robert S. Bernstein, M
Natalia Branis, MD
Oksana Davydov, MD
Francisco Diaz, BSN, MSN, NP-BC
Sylvaine Frances, PA, CDE
Rodolfo J. Galindo, MD
Ashita Gupta, MD, MPH
Linda Haselman, RN, MA, CDE
Carmen Pal, MD


Contact Us

For information, an appointment or a consultation, you can contact us at various locations in Manhattan, including the Upper West Side, West Harlem and Central Harlem.

Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice
425 West 59th Street, Suite 8A
New York, NY 10019
T 212-523-8672
F 212-492-5505

Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice
36 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023   
T 212-523-8672
F 212-819-6893 

Mount Sinai Multispecialty Physicians
638 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10024
T 212-523-8672

Mount Sinai Doctors Endocrinology and Diabetes Center
1111 Amsterdam Avenue 
Babcock Building, 10th Floor 
New York, NY 10025 
T 212-523-8672, Option 1
F 212-523-4206

Useful Links

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
American Diabetes Association
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
The Obesity Society
American Thyroid Association (ATA)
American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR)




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