Message from the Chief
The field of endocrinology was revolutionized with the advent of the radioimmunoassay (RIA) by Mount Sinai faculty members Rosalyn Yalow, PhD, and Solomon Berson, MD. Dr. Yalow accepted the Nobel Prize for their work in 1977, five years after Dr. Berson’s death.
While not the first important advance in the field at Mount Sinai — the first clinic in New York and the second in the nation for diseases of metabolism were established here – the development of the RIA radically changed research in a way few discoveries can.
Today, our faculty live up to this legacy, conducting basic, clinical, and translational research with a constant focus on how their work can improve the lives of our patients.
The Mount Sinai Diabetes Center is considered a leader in the field of diabetes treatment. Mount Sinai sits among one of the poorest communities in America, East Harlem, where diabetes rates are among the highest in the nation. Our goal is to provide comprehensive outpatient and inpatient care, conduct research, and educate the local community about disease prevention.
Patients with complicated conditions related to other endocrine glands, including the thyroid, bone and pituitary, are frequently referred to our physicians from throughout the New York area and around the world.
Many of our faculty members are members of the Mount Sinai Metabolism Institute. This institute, of which I am director, was created in response to urgent and chronic health care needs of people with diabetes and obesity. Our faculty are developing collaborations with public health experts, pediatricians, geriatricians, psychiatrists, surgeons, and others to develop new paradigms to address the obesity epidemic.
Our fellowship program provides an in-depth understanding of a range of endocrine and metabolic disorders. We received a full five-year accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education in 2008, with the highest review score among all reviewed programs.
Whether you are a current or prospective faculty member, trainee, supporter or patient, our division can provide you with amazing opportunities and advantages. I encourage you to explore our website and learn about our division.
Yaron Tomer, MD, FACP
Chief, Hilda & J. Lester Gabrilove Division of Endocrinology
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