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Office2315 Broadway, Fl 2
New York, NY 10024Phone+1 646-962-2111Fax+1 646-962-0159
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- Leon I. Igel, MD, FACP, FTOS is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, and an Attending Endocrinologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is Director of the West Side division of the Comprehensive Weight Control Center, as well as Program Director for Weill Cornell's Obesity Medicine fellowship.
Dr. Igel specializes in the care of patients with obesity and a broad spectrum of associated endocrine conditions. Dr. Igel's primary areas of expertise include: Obesity/weight loss, post-bariatric surgery care, diabetes mellitus, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and disorders of the bone (osteopenia/osteoporosis) and thyroid (hypothyroidism/hyperthyroidism).
Dr. Igel was born and raised in New York City. For high school he attended Trinity School in Manhattan. He then graduated with honors from Tufts University and was subsequently accepted into the Harvard University Health Careers Program, ultimately receiving a diploma in Premedical Studies.
Dr. Igel graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine with an M.D. degree with special distinction in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where he served as ambulatory chief resident. He subsequently completed a combined Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism fellowship at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and the Hospital for Special Surgery.
Dr. Igel is board certified in Internal Medicine, Obesity Medicine, and Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism.
Dr. Igel has been selected by his peers to New York Super Doctors® Rising Stars for 2018, 2019 and 2020. While approximately 5% of the physicians within their respective states are named to Super Doctors, no more than 2.5% are named to the Rising Stars list.
Education & Training
- New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus)Fellowship, Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, 2013 - 2015
- New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus)Residency, Internal Medicine, 2010 - 2013
- Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva UniversityClass of 2010, MD, Distinction in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
- Harvard UniversityDiploma in Premedical Studies, Diploma in Premedical Studies
- Tufts UniversityBA
Certifications & Licensure
- MA State Medical License 2022 - 2023
- AR State Medical License 2022 - 2023
- MD State Medical License 2021 - 2024
- PA State Medical License 2021 - 2022
- IL State Medical License 2021 - 2023
- GA State Medical License 2021 - 2023
- CA State Medical License 2021 - 2023
- American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
- American Board of Internal Medicine Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
- American Board of Obesity Medicine Obesity Medicine
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Awards, Honors, & Recognition
- Dr. Robert C. & Veronica Atkins Foundation Research Scholarship 2012
- Einstein Senior Research Fellowship Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2010
- Trial of an Intervention to Improve Metformin Persistence and Adherence Start of enrollment: 2018 Feb 09
Publications & Presentations
- Impact of Adjunctive Pharmacotherapy With Intragastric Balloons for the Treatment of Obesity.Amit Mehta, Shawn L. Shah, Enad Dawod, Kaveh Hajifathalian, Rekha B. Kumar, Leon I. Igel, Katherine H. Saunders, Vivek Kumbhari, Jad Farha, Dilhana Badurdeen, Mohamad ...> ;American Surgeon. 2021 Aug 12
- 19 citationsBest Practices in the Management of Overweight and Obesity.Beverly G. Tchang, Katherine H. Saunders, Leon I. Igel> ;Medical Clinics of North America. 2021 Jan 1
- 6 citationsMetformin-induced weight loss in patients with or without type 2 diabetes/prediabetes: A retrospective cohort study.Tariq Chukir, Lindsay Mandel, Beverly G. Tchang, Nada A. Al Mulla, Leon I. Igel, Rekha B. Kumar, Jonathan A. Waitman, Louis J. Aronne, Alpana P. Shukla> ;Obesity Research & Clinical Practice. 2021 Jan 1
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- Avoiding Medications That Promote Weight Gain When Managing Obesity | NewsroomFebruary 22nd, 2017
- These Common Meds Might Be the Reason You Can’t Lose WeightFebruary 20th, 2017
- First Competencies for Education in Obesity Medicine CreatedApril 25th, 2020
- Co-chair - Track 3, Program Committee 2019 - Present
- Chair - Obesity Medicine Fellowship Development Committee, Obesity Medicine Fellowship Council 2018 - Present
- Education Committee, The Obesity Society 2017 - 2019
- CME Oversight Committee, The Obesity Society 2016 - 2019
- Item Writing Committee, American Board of Obesity Medicine 2016 - 2017
- The Obesity SocietyFellow
- New York-Presbyterian HospitalNew York, New York
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