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Services & Programs

Our mission is simple — to improve the health and well-being of children with diabetes and endocrine disorders.

Every one of our programs, from clinical trials to fellowship research, is aimed at furthering that goal.

The Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes at The Children's Hospital of Montefiore (CHAM) is one of only three centers in New York City approved by the American Diabetes Association.

In addition to treating children and adults alike, the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes participates in a wide range of research and clinical trials. CHAM's partnership with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine advances clinical and translational research. This radically accelerates our ability to offer new services and programs that benefit you, our patients.

SERVICES

We care for infants and children with endocrine disorders and diabetes mellitus, including disorders of:

 

  • Growth: short stature, tall stature, children with intrauterine growth retardation who have not caught up in height
  • Puberty: delayed, precocious
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Disorders of adrenal function such as congenital adrenal hyperplasia, Addison's disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Diabetes mellitus, Type 1 and Type 2
  • Hirsutism, androgen excess, menstrual abnormalities
  • Intersex disorders
  • Turner syndrome, Prader Willi syndrome, Klinefelter syndrome

In addition to careful and prompt clinical evaluation, we provide a full line of endocrine testing procedures (endocrine function testing, stimulation testing) under the careful supervision of our staff. Our Diabetes Care Team, consisting of physicians, Certified Diabetes Educators (CDEs), Nurse Practitioners (NPs), Nurses, a social worker and a nutritionist, provides in-depth evaluation and counseling for patients with diabetes mellitus. Diabetes education is provided regarding all aspects of diabetes care: skills assessment and teaching, insulin pump training, continuous subcutaneous glucose monitoring.

PROGRAMS & CENTERS

Adolescent Diabetes Support Group

Further help is offered through the Adolescent Diabetes Support Group, which meets Wednesdays at 5 pm. Please contact our social worker at 718-920-7767.

Comprehensive Thyroid Program

Our expert team of physicians at Montefiore Medical Center’s Comprehensive Thyroid Program diagnose and treat patients with the full spectrum of thyroid disorders — from routine nodules to hyperthyroidism, congenital hypothyroidism and complex conditions like Grave’s disease.

Pediatric Thyroid Cancer Program

The Pediatric Thyroid Cancer Program includes pediatric specialists from endocrinology, radiology, otolaryngology (ENT), surgical pathology and cytopathology and provides collaborative care for pediatric patients with thyroid diseases and thyroid cancer. Our tumor board meets bimonthly to discuss options and optimal treatments for every patient.

Disorders of Sex Development Program

A collaborative team of specialists manage and support children with ambiguous genitalia and disorders of sex development (DSD). Services include: Genetic testing and counseling, Surgical reconstruction, Hormonal therapies and Critical psychosocial support.