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The division of Pediatric Endocrinology provides state-of-the-art care to children and adolescents with diabetes and pediatric endocrine disorders. Our team, led by Dr. Zoltan Antal, incorporates the expertise of pediatric endocrinologists, a diabetes educator/ pediatric endocrine nurse, and a pediatric nurse practitioner. In addition, the division has access to nutritionists, social workers, and other specialists in the Department of Pediatrics.
The division provides comprehensive care for a full range of pediatric endocrine disorders, including:
In addition to providing outstanding patient care, the division is strongly committed to the research and education of young physicians and scientists in the field of Pediatric Endocrinology. Each year one trainee is accepted for our ACGME-accredited fellowship program in Pediatric Endocrinology. Our faculty is involved in clinical and basic research in the areas of metabolic bone disease, growth and adrenal disorders, and insulin signaling and pathogenesis of diabetes.
Our diabetes program cares for children with both type I and type II diabetes. We offer comprehensive, individualized, and intensive case management, with experience in insulin pump therapy from the first decade of life.
Our faculty participates in research protocols on the prevention of both type I and type II diabetes. Additional research projects are conducted in collaboration with basic researchers and are aimed at understanding the causes of autoimmune (juvenile) diabetes.
The division provides specialized care for a broad range of growth and metabolic bone disorders, particularly the treatment of growth problems associated with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) and adrenal disorders. Working with orthopedics specialists from the Hospital of Special Surgery, we provide comprehensive specialized medical care for children with frequent fractures and low bone density, osteogenesis imperfecta and fibrous dysplasia.
Our clinical service is supported by translational and clinical research, to improve the treatment strategies and enhance the understanding of disorders associated with increased rate of fractures in pediatrics.
The Weill Cornell Pediatric Endocrine team uses various approaches to address the growing threat of obesity and its devastating results. Our efforts range from prevention and education, to understanding the causes and testing new drugs.
Emphasizing prevention, we have launched the Kids and Teens Healthy Weight Program, a child-oriented group counseling program to encourage healthy lifestyles. The program features experts on nutrition, physical activity, and cognitive therapy.
In addition, we have developed community school-based research programs that focus on nutritional counseling and lifestyle modification. Our faculty is working closely with basic researchers at Weill Cornell with the hope of understanding the development of type II diabetes. We are testing promising new drugs on a select group of high risk patients.
To Schedule an Appointment or Endocrine Test
For an appointment with one of our physicians, or to schedule an endocrine test, please call us during office hours and one of our staff will assist you.
Phone: (646) 962-3442
Fax: (646) 962-0265
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
The office is closed on weekends.
For Pediatric Endocrinology Emergencies
We have an emergency beeper that is available 24 hours a day.
The number is 212-746-6700, pager # 17309.
The endocrine fellow who is "on call" will return your call, and will give you advice or contact your treating physician for further management. Please call this beeper if your child is sick and you do not know what to do.
If you need immediate emergency assistance, or if you cannot reach the endocrine emergency service, please call 911.