Best Children's Hospitals - Diabetes 2017-2018

Our mission at the Children’s Hospital of Montefiore is to improve the overall health and well-being of children with diabetes and endocrine disorders. As one of only three American Diabetes Association approved facilities in New York City, our Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes is equipped with the staff and tools to diagnose and treat Type 1 and Type 2 pediatric diabetes mellitus.

Every diagnosis begins with state-of-the-art clinical research, but the treatment only works because our nationally-recognized consultation services include each patient as a partner in their own care.


Rubina Heptulla, MD

By setting goals, establishing a support system and evaluating outcomes, CHAM's patients, parents and caregivers work as a team to ensure a child's condition is kept under control and they are enjoying the best possible quality of life.

Rubina Heptulla, MD

Chief, Division of Endocrinology, CHAM
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Einstein

Patient Education


Our team is here with the information you need to take charge of your child's health. Check back regularly for information designed specifically with you and your child in mind.

We invite you to view our educational material:

Take Charge of Your Health



Our clinical focus is care for infants and children with endocrine disorders and type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus. We specialize in the treatment of:

Services & Treatment

  • Adrenal function disorders (Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia and Addison's Disease) 
  • Calcium and Bone Disorders
  • Delayed Puberty
  • Diabetes Mellitus - Types 1 and Type 2
  • Disorders of Sex Development Program
  • Growth Disorders
  • Hirsutism, androgen excess, menstrual abnormalities
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Klinefelter syndrome, Prader Willi syndrome, and Turner syndrome
  • Thyroid disorders


Education & Training

The Endocrinology and Diabetes fellowship program at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) is a full-time, three-year program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Our faculty, in partnership with the University Hospital of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, provides training through hands-on clinical experience, formal educational activities, and structured research opportunities. We consistently turn out intelligent, hardworking and well-rounded pediatric endocrine fellows trained for leadership in the field. Previous graduates have gone on to win grants and teaching awards, as well as secure various academic and clinical positions.

Learn About Our Fellowship Program


CHAM_Endocrinology_Heptulla_2013_06-18_316x210Dr. Heptulla, a nationally respected researcher and clinician, leads the division's research and treatment
efforts. The division of Endocrinology participates in a wide range of research from basic science to human clinical trials. Clinical research plays a crucial role and advances the division's treatment efforts in addition to conducting clinical trials aimed at exploring the effects of obesity and hyperglycemia on endothelial function and cardiovascular health members of the division are also working to understand the benefits of treatments such as individual and group nutrition counseling.   


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