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Division Chair

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)

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Belfer Building, Room: 705
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3187
shivani.agarwal@einstein.yu.edu

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

Erika F. Brutsaert, M.D.

Erika F. Brutsaert, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Montefiore Medical Center
1250 Waters Place
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 866.633.8255
ebrutsae@montefiore.org

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.

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

Tel: 718.430.3954
Fax: 718.430.3960
jeffrey.gonzalez@einstein.yu.edu

Gayotri Goswami, M.B.B.S.

Gayotri Goswami, M.B.B.S.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

North Central Bronx Hospital Center
3424 Kossuth Avenue
Room: 3H-18
Bronx, NY 10467

Tel: 718.519.3415
Fax: 718.519.3734
gayotri.goswami@nychhc.org

Fangxia Guan, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Tel: 718.839.7964
Fax: 718.430.8557
fangxia.guan@einstein.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@einstein.yu.edu

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.

Raphael Hulkower, M.D.

Raphael Hulkower, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Montefiore Medical Center
3411 Wayne Avenue
Room: 1
Bronx, NY 10467

Tel: 718.920.2017
Fax: 718.920.5202
rhulkowe@montefiore.org

Jae Hoon Jeong, Ph.D.

Jae Hoon Jeong, Ph.D.

Associate, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

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

Tel: 718.430.3495
Fax: 718.430.8557
jaehoon.jeong@einstein.yu.edu

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

Colette M. Knight, M.D.

Colette M. Knight, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

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

Tel: 718.430.4272
Fax: 718.430.8557
colette.knight@einstein.yu.edu

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

Cheuk Wun Li, Ph.D.

Cheuk Wun Li, Ph.D.

Instructor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

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.

Instructor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

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
angela.lombardi@einstein.yu.edu

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.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

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@einstein.yu.edu

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, Diabetes Research Center, Department of Medicine

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

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)

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 (CTSA). My research programs in the past 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@einstein.yu.edu

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

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

Yousin Suh, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 475
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1200
Fax: 718.430.8557
yousin.suh@einstein.yu.edu

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.

Assistant 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
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.

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
yan.tang@einstein.yu.edu

Elizabeth A. Walker, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Belfer Building, Room: 705
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3242
Fax: 718.430.8557
elizabeth.walker@einstein.yu.edu

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

Judith Wylie-Rosett, Ed.D.

Judith Wylie-Rosett, Ed.D.

Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Health Promotion and Nutrition Research)

Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Atran Foundation Chair in Social Medicine

Division Head, Division of Health Promotion and Nutrition Research, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health

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@einstein.yu.edu

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

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@einstein.yu.edu

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 mechanisms of obesity and affective behaviors by using systems neuroscience methods and metabolic assays, including chemo/optogenetics and electrophysiology

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

Joel Zonszein, M.D.

Joel Zonszein, M.D.

Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Montefiore Medical Center
1180 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 866.633.8255
Fax: 718.239.8285
joel.zonszein@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: Cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes Hypoglycemia

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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