DEPARTMENT OF PEDIATRICS

Current Research Topics

The NYU Pediatric Endocrinology faculty is a distinguished and dedicated group of individuals. They are widely recognized for their excellence and commitment about patient care, scholarship, and teaching. They are frequently invited to deliver lecture at scientific conferences and academic medical centers. The faculty members have diverse areas of interest within the field of Pediatric Endocrinology. All the faculty members have been actively involved in research activities with the medical students, residents and fellows. These have resulted in many publications in the peer reviewed journals.   If you are interested in the NYU School of Medicine’s “Curriculum for the 21st Century (C21)” and would like to learn more about engaging in a research project with one of our physicians please visit the Pediatrics Medical Student Concentrations webpage.

FACULTY PROFILES 

Brenda Kohn, MD    
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Division Chief, Pediatric Endocrinology 
Associate Professor of Pediatrics 

E-mail: Brenda.Kohn@nyumc.org 
Clinical and Research Interests: 

  • Neuroendocrinology 
  • Brown fat metabolism in obesity 
  • Measurement of salivary cortisol and to correlate with serum levels 
  • Panhypopituitarism
  • Diabetes Insipidus

Raphael David, MD 
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Senior attending, Pediatric Endocrinology 
Professor of Pediatrics 

E-mail: Raphael.David@nyumc.org 
Clinical and Research Interests: 

  • Puberty 
  • Mini puberty 
  • Disorders of sexual differentiation
  • Congenital Hypothyroidism

Bina Shah, MD 
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Program Director, Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Training Program 
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
 
E-mail: Bina.Shah@nyumc.org 
Clinical and Research Interests: 

  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome 
  • Pubertal induction with transdermal hormones 
  • Ovarian and adrenal ultrasound
  • Turner syndrome
  • Thyroid disorders

Bonita Franklin, MD 
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Director, Pediatric Diabetes Center 
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics 

E-mail: Bonita.Franklin@nyumc.org 
Clinical and Research Interests: 

  • Pediatric Diabetes 
  • Cystic Fibrosis related diabetes 
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Insulin resistance

Preneet Brar, MD 
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Attending, Pediatric Endocrinology 
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics 

E-mail: Preneet.Brar@nyumc.org 
Clinical and Research Interests: 

  • Insulin resistance and cardiovascular changes 
  • Vitamin D and insulin resistance 
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Markers of insulin resistance and beta cell reserve