Andrea E Dunaif

Andrea E Dunaif, MD

  • PROFESSOR | Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease


Endocrine, Diabetes and Bone Diseases (Endocrinology)

Andrea Dunaif, M.D., is System Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease for the Mount Sinai Health System and the Lillian and Henry M. Stratton Professor of Molecular Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY.  She obtained her M.D. degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed her training in Internal Medicine at Presbyterian Hospital in New York City and her subspecialty training in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Dunaif has held a number of leadership positions in academic medicine, including the inaugural Director of Women’s Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Director of Harvard Medical School’s Center of Excellence in Woman’s Health.  At Northwestern University, she served as the Charles F. Kettering Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism and Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Molecular Medicine. She was Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-supported Northwestern University Specialized Center of Research on Sex Differences

Dr. Dunaif is an internationally recognized expert in endocrinology and women’s health.  Her research on polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the most common hormonal disorder of reproductive-age women, has shown that it is a leading risk factor for type 2 diabetes mellitus. More recently, she has made major advances in elucidating the genetic causes of PCOS and in discovering markers of PCOS risk in children and in male relatives.  She has had continuous NIH funding as a principal investigator for more than 3 decades and has published almost 200 scientific articles and book chapters.  She has received numerous awards and honors including the Endocrine Society’s highest award for patient-oriented research, the Clinical Investigator Award, the Arnold Adolph Berthold Medal Prize from German Endocrine Society and the Ricardo Azziz Career Award from the AEPCOS Society.  Dr. Dunaif has been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians.  She received a Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Athens Medical School.  She is a past president of the Endocrine Society, a former associate editor of The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism and of Obesity and a past Chair of the National Institutes of Health Integrative and Clinical Endocrinology and Reproduction Study Section. 

Read about Dr. Dunaif's Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) research on the Inside Mount Sinai blog


American Board of Endocrinology

American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical Focus


MD, Columbia College of P &S

Residency, Internal Medicine, Presbyterian Hospital

Fellowship, Endocrinology, Massachusetts General Hospital

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