Rubina A. Heptulla, MD

Division Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Contact Information

P: 718.741.2450 F: 718.405.5609 Email Doctor

Primary Location

The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore3415 Bainbridge AvenueBronx, NY 10467-2403
  • Specialties & Focus


    • Pediatrics
    Clinical Focus
    • Pediatric and adult diabetes
    • thyroid, growth, puberty and adrenal disorders
    Research Focus
    • Type 1 diabetes, especially the role of post-meal glucose mechanisms and the role of glucagon suppressors such as the role of amylin and GLP-1
    • use of the artificial pancreas and the closed loop system to deliver multi-hormonal therapy
  • Education & Training

    Medical Education

    University of Delhi


    Residency Program

    Rhode Island Hospital

    Baystate Medical Center


    Yale New Haven Hospital

  • Biography

    Personal Biography

    As Division Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology at The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, Dr. Heptulla is transforming the division in many areas and is recruiting leading researchers in many areas of endocrinological research. An internationally recognized pediatric endocrinologist, Dr. Heptulla was awarded the McNair Scholar for Juvenile Diabetes by the Janice and Robert McNair Foundation. She is also the recipient of many grants from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Her areas of research expertise encompass all aspects of diabetes, from the artificial pancreas project to the use of innovative therapies to treat both type 1 and 2 diabetes. Dr. Heptulla has many peer-reviewed journal publications. In addition, she serves as a grant reviewer for the NIH and as a reviewer for many leading diabetes journals.

  • Publications
  • Locations

    Primary Location

    The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore

    3415 Bainbridge AvenueBronx, NY 10467-2403

    P: 718.741.2450 F: 718.405.5609

    Additional Locations

    Montefiore Weiler Hospital
    1825 Eastchester RoadBronx, NY 10461-2301 P: 718.920.4664 Additional Details
    Montefiore at 141 South Central Avenue
    141 South Central AvenueHartsdale, NY 10530-2319 P: 914.721.7120 Additional Details