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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

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Belfer Building, Room: 702
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3765
Fax: 718.430.8557
jill.crandall@einstein.yu.edu

Full-Time Faculty

Shivani Agarwal, M.D.

Shivani Agarwal, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Montefiore Medical Center
1180 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 347.498.2400
Fax: 718.239.6912
shivani.agarwal@einstein.yu.edu

Sandra Aleksic, M.D.

Sandra Aleksic, M.D.

Instructor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1225 Morris Park Avenue
Van Etten, Room: 3A-8D
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3880
Fax: 718.430.3839
saleksic@montefiore.org

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

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Belfer Building, Room: 701
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3144
nir.barzilai@einstein.yu.edu

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.

Noah A. Bloomgarden, M.D.

Noah A. Bloomgarden, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Montefiore Medical Center
1250 Waters Place
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 866.633.8255
nbloomga@montefiore.org

Min Cai, Ph.D.

Min Cai, Ph.D.

Associate, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 368
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1180
Fax: 718.678.1020
min.cai@einstein.yu.edu

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

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

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 511
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2986
Fax: 718.430.8557
streamson.chua@einstein.yu.edu

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;

Min-Hui Cui, Ph.D.

Min-Hui Cui, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
MRRC, Room: 215
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3210
Fax: 718.430.3399
minhui.cui@einstein.yu.edu

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

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 403
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2014
Fax: 718.430.8711
teresa.dilorenzo@einstein.yu.edu

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

Xue-Liang Du, M.D., Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 529
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3637
xueliang.du@einstein.yu.edu

Eric J. Epstein, M.D.

Eric J. Epstein, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Montefiore Medical Center
Medical Arts Pavilion
3400 Bainbridge Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467

Tel: 866.633.8255
Fax: 718.920.5202
eepstein@montefiore.org

Daorong Feng, Ph.D.

Daorong Feng, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 369
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1031
Fax: 718.678.1020
daorong.feng@einstein.yu.edu

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)

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Louis and Dora Rousso Building
1165 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 133
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 646.592.4506
jeffrey.gonzalez@yu.edu

Meredith A. Hawkins, M.D.

Meredith A. Hawkins, M.D.

Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Harold and Muriel Block Chair in Medicine

Director, Global Diabetes Institute

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Belfer Building, Room: 709
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3186
Fax: 718.430.8557
meredith.hawkins@einstein.yu.edu

Derek M. Huffman, Ph.D.

Derek M. Huffman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 236
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.4278
Fax: 718.430.8557
derek.huffman@einsteinmed.org

Areas of Research: My lab is focused on the biology of aging, with a particular interest on metabolism, IGF-1 signaling, and the role of cell autonomous and non-cell autonomous mediators of aging phenotypes utilizing heterochronic parabiosis.

Young-Hwan Jo, Ph.D.

Young-Hwan Jo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 505A
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3495
young-hwan.jo@einstein.yu.edu

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

Preeti Kishore, M.B.B.S.

Preeti Kishore, M.B.B.S.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Jacobi Medical Center
1400 Pelham Parkway South
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.928.5220
preeti.kishore@einsteinmed.org

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

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 374
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1091
irwin.kurland@einstein.yu.edu

Hanna Lee, M.D.

Hanna Lee, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Montefiore Medical Center
1180 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 347.498.2400
Fax: 718.239.6912
hlee8@montefiore.org

Stephanie L. Leung, Ph.D.

Montefiore Medical Center
1180 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 123
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 347.498.2491
Fax: 718.239.6912
stleung@montefiore.org

Cheuk Wun Li, Ph.D.

Cheuk Wun Li, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 702
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.8503
Fax: 718.430.8557
cheukwun.li@einstein.yu.edu

Angela Lombardi, Ph.D.

Angela Lombardi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 701
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.8503
Fax: 718.430.8557
angela.lombardi@einsteinmed.org

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

Rita Jean Louard, M.D.

Rita Jean Louard, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Montefiore-Einstein Liver Center
3400 Bainbridge Road
Room: 427
Bronx, NY 10467

Tel: 866.633.8255
Fax: 718.881.9415
rlouard@montefiore.org

Sofiya Milman, M.D.

Sofiya Milman, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Associate Professor, Department of Genetics

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Belfer Building, Room: 702B
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3462
Fax: 718.430.8679
sofiya.milman@einsteinmed.org

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

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 375
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1029
jeffrey.pessin@einstein.yu.edu

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

Yunping Qiu, Ph.D.

Yunping Qiu, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 368
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1180
Fax: 718.678.1020
yunping.qiu@einstein.yu.edu

Oana A. Sandu, M.D.

Oana A. Sandu, M.D.

Associate, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1225 Morris Park Avenue
Van Etten, Room: 4-B07
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.839.7557
oana.sandu@einstein.yu.edu

Ulrich K. Schubart, M.D.

Jacobi Medical Center
1400 Pelham Parkway South
Building 1, Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.918.4284
Fax: 718.918.3174
ulrich.schubart@einstein.yu.edu

Gary J. Schwartz, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Golding Building, Room: 501
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2263
Fax: 718.430.2204
gary.schwartz@einstein.yu.edu

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.

Harry Shamoon, M.D.

Harry Shamoon, M.D.

Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research

Director, Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Belfer Building, Room: 302
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3382
harry.shamoon@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: I lead the Einstein-Montefiore Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR). My own research programs have focused type 1 and type 2 diabetes, funded via mechanistic physiology grants and NIH clinical trials.

Kosaku Shinoda, Ph.D.

Kosaku Shinoda, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 355
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1189
Fax: 718.678.1020
kosaku.shinoda@einstein.yu.edu

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.

Rajat Singh, M.D.,

Rajat Singh, M.D.,

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 505D
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.4118
rajat.singh@einsteinmed.org

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

Mihaela Stefan, Ph.D.

Mihaela Stefan, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 702C
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.8560
mihaela.stefan@einstein.yu.edu

Simona Stefan, M.D.

Simona Stefan, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Montefiore Medical Center
1180 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 347.498.2400
Fax: 718.239.6912
sstefan@montefiore.org

Daniel T. Stein, M.D.

Daniel T. Stein, M.D.

Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Chair of the Institutional Review Board

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Golding Building, Room: G02A
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2446
daniel.stein@einstein.yu.edu

Nisha Suda, M.D.

Nisha Suda, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Montefiore Medical Center
1180 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 844.556.6683
Fax: 718.239.6912
nisuda@montefiore.org

Guangzhi Sui, M.D., Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: N525
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3635
Fax: 718.430.8557
guang-zhi.sui@einstein.yu.edu

Martin I. Surks, M.D.

Montefiore Medical Center
Medical Arts Pavilion
3400 Bainbridge Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467

Tel: 866.633.8255
Fax: 718.920.5202
msurks@montefiore.org

Vafa Tabatabaie, M.D.

Vafa Tabatabaie, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Montefiore Medical Center
3411 Wayne Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467

Tel: 718.920.7923
Fax: 718.920.5202
vtabatab@montefiore.org

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

Yan Tang, Ph.D.

Yan Tang, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 369
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1031
yan.tang@einstein.yu.edu

Beatrice Y. Wong, M.D.

Beatrice Y. Wong, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Montefiore Medical Center
1180 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 347.498.2400
Fax: 718.239.6912
bewong@montefiore.org

Judith Wylie-Rosett, Ed.D.

Judith Wylie-Rosett, Ed.D.

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

Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Atran Foundation Chair in Social Medicine

Interim Division Head, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health Division of Health Behavior Research & Implementation Science

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Belfer Building, Room: 1307
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3345
judith.wylie-rosett@einsteinmed.org

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,

Alus Michael Xiaoli, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 368
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1182
Fax: 718.678.1020
alus.xiaoli@einstein.yu.edu

Fajun Yang, Ph.D.

Fajun Yang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Associate Professor, Department of Developmental & Molecular Biology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 377
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1142
Fax: 718.678.1020
fajun.yang@einsteinmed.org

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

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

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 529A
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.8570
Fax: 718.430.8557
yunlei.yang@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: The focus of Dr. Yang's research is to study glial and neural control of obesity and affective behaviors with neuroscience methods and metabolic assays, including chemo/optogenetics and deep-brain monitor and manipulations.

Dou Yeon Youn, Ph.D.

Dou Yeon Youn, Ph.D.

Instructor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 369
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1031
Fax: 718.678.1020
douyeon.youn@einstein.yu.edu

Kehao Zhang, D.M.D.

Kehao Zhang, D.M.D.

Associate, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 523
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3630
Fax: 718.430.8557
kehao.zhang@einstein.yu.edu

Haihong Zong, M.D.

Haihong Zong, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 369
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1031
haihong.zong@einstein.yu.edu

Part-Time Faculty

Joan T. Albin, M.D.

Joan T. Albin, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, NY 10467

Tel: 914.235.8503

Gil Atzmon, Ph.D.

Gil Atzmon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Associate Professor, Department of Genetics

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Golding Building, Room: 502B
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3628
Fax: 718.430.8557
gil.atzmon@einstein.yu.edu

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

Shun Mei Liu, M.D.

Shun Mei Liu, M.D.

Associate, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 505
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.4118
shun-mei.liu@einstein.yu.edu

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