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Leon Igel, MD, Endocrinology, New York, NY, New York-Presbyterian Hospital

LeonIgelMD

Endocrinology New York, NY

Diabetes, Lipid Metabolism, Obesity

Endocrinologist at Weill Cornell Medical College (https://weillcornell.org/ligel)

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  • Office

    2315 Broadway, Fl 2
    (https://weillcornell.org/ligel)
    New York, NY 10024
    Phone+1 646-962-2111
    Fax+1 646-962-0159
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Summary

  • 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.
  • Obesity Medicine Fellowship

    Leon I. Igel, M.D., Program Director

Education & Training

  • New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus)
    New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus)Fellowship, Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, 2013 - 2015
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus)
    New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus)Residency, Internal Medicine, 2010 - 2013
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva UniversityClass of 2010, MD, Distinction in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Harvard University
    Harvard UniversityDiploma in Premedical Studies, Diploma in Premedical Studies
  • Tufts University
    Tufts UniversityBA

Certifications & Licensure

  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 2022 - 2023
  • AR State Medical License
    AR State Medical License 2022 - 2023
  • MD State Medical License
    MD State Medical License 2021 - 2024
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 2021 - 2022
  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 2021 - 2023
  • GA State Medical License
    GA State Medical License 2021 - 2023
  • CA State Medical License
    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

Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Press Mentions

  • Avoiding Medications That Promote Weight Gain When Managing Obesity | Newsroom
    Avoiding Medications That Promote Weight Gain When Managing Obesity | NewsroomFebruary 22nd, 2017
  • These Common Meds Might Be the Reason You Can’t Lose Weight
    These Common Meds Might Be the Reason You Can’t Lose WeightFebruary 20th, 2017
  • First Competencies for Education in Obesity Medicine Created
    First Competencies for Education in Obesity Medicine CreatedApril 25th, 2020

Committees

  • 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

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish

Hospital Affiliations