Welcome to the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at NYU Winthrop Hospital. We are committed to our goal of excellence in patient care, education, and research. Our faculty specializes in a variety of endocrine disorders including diabetes, thyroid disease, osteoporosis, and obesity. We have a dedicated team of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, nutritionists, diabetes educators, medical assistants, and administrative staff who work together to provide our patients with an outstanding clinical experience and contribute to the education of our endocrine fellows, medical residents, medical students and nurse practitioner students. Our graduates are well prepared for careers in Endocrinology and have achieved success in private practice and academic settings throughout the world. Through collaborative relationships within the NYU Winthrop Research Institute, there are a myriad of opportunities for participation in ongoing research studies. Thank you for visiting our Division.
Lawrence Shapiro, MD
The goal of the training program in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism is to develop expert medical consultants, teachers and researchers. Candidates who are motivated, talented and responsible will learn to be endocrinologists while functioning as representative team members of the Division in areas of patient care, teaching and research. Our curriculum is a comprehensive integration of didactic and practical teaching, literature review and close interaction with faculty in all clinical and research activities.
As a former graduate of the Endocrinology Fellowship at Winthrop, I can confidently say that our fellowship program provides outstanding subspecialty training. Our program aims to provide our fellows an outstanding clinical experience, comprehensive education and opportunities to collaborate in research under the mentorship of our accomplished faculty. I look forward to meeting you and have confidence that you will graduate prepared to pursue a rewarding career in endocrinology.
– Dr. Stan Klek
NYU Winthrop Hospital is a 591-bed university-affiliated medical center which proudly offers sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty of medicine and surgery. We are a major regional healthcare resource with a deep commitment to medical education and research, offering a full complement of inpatient and outpatient services. We are also Nassau County’s only American College of Surgeons certified adult Level 1 Trauma Center with full adult and pediatric capabilities.
Rest assured that whatever medical care you or your family may need, NYU Winthrop is committed to a profound guiding principle: “Your Health Means Everything”
NYU Winthrop Hospital has been a focal point of academic medicine on Long Island and is now very proud to partner with the NYU Long Island School of Medicine, a newly LCME accredited, innovative 3-year medical school located on the hospital campus with a mission to educate exemplary physicians and academic leaders in primary care. In addition, we sponsor over 30 medical and surgical residency and fellowship training programs where 300 physicians have chosen to pursue their post-graduate medical education.
NYU Winthrop has a vibrant multi-faceted research program. As part of its mission as a teaching hospital, NYU Winthrop physicians and scientists are engaged in groundbreaking basic and clinical biomedical research.
Ever changing and growing with the diverse community it serves, NYU Winthrop Hospital is, in many ways, a unique institution, simultaneously large and small, regional as well as local. We successfully blend the progressive philosophy, sophistication and advances of a teaching and research institution with a very personal approach to patient care – an approach that has become the cornerstone of our organization.
The fellowship is a two year program:
The first year primarily focuses on training in clinical endocrinology with the goal of developing the skills and knowledge base required to skillfully manage patients with a variety of endocrine disorders. As leader of the inpatient endocrine consult service, the fellow takes responsibility for managing patients on the service under the close supervision of a faculty attending endocrinologist. When not on Inpatient consult service each fellow participates in his/her own continuity clinic consisting of 3 half-day sessions per week. The clinic is designed to run as the fellow’s own private practice under close supervision by faculty attending endocrinologists. Fellows also have enhanced educational experiences in diabetes technology (TechMastery), osteoporosis/metabolic bone disease clinic, personalized “hands on” instruction in thyroid ultrasound and fine needle biopsy and pediatric endocrinology rotation. Fellows have the opportunity to learn about the integral role of diabetes self-management education by closely working with the staff at our nationally recognized Diabetes Education Center. Each incoming fellow will be enrolled in an online Certificate of Intensive Training in Motivational Interviewing. They will be taught how to appropriately choose and integrate Motivational Interviewing counseling interventions as an adjunct to their patient treatment plans. The Fellow is required to complete all components of the course to secure certification of intensive training. During the first year, each fellow is also expected to meet with faculty members to discuss, choose, and begin to plan a research project. This will enable the fellow to complete a scholarly project by the end of the second year.
The second year focuses on further developing and enhancing the fellow’s training in clinical endocrinology with greater in-depth exposure to endocrine subspecialties including: use of technology (insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors) in the management of patients with diabetes; obesity management; metabolic bone/osteoporosis treatment; pediatric endocrine rotation; and ophthalmology rotation. Additionally, the fellow participates in committees such as the Hospital Wide Insulin Safety Committee, which provides exposure to hospital systems and how they function. Outpatient continuity clinics continue throughout the second year while the focus shifts from inpatient management to research and completion of a scholarly project.
Najia Hussain, DO – 2021
Amy Patel, MD – 2021
Zulekha Atif, MBBS – 2020
Nushin Khan, MD – 2020
Rebecca Neril, MD – 2019
Huijuan Liao, MD – 2019
Khalilah Daley, MD – 2018
Paula Szczepanczyk, MD – 2018
Samia Talishinskiy, MD – 2017
Stan Klek, MD – 2016
Gary Rothberger, MD – 2016
Neha Bansal, MD – 2015
Lauren Maiorini, DO – 2014
David Sionit, MD – 2014
Varvara Alexiadis, MD – 2013
Iraklii Buziashvili, MD – 2012
Michael Favorito, MD – 2012
Tatiana Baron, DO – 2011
Cindy Bredefeld, DO – 2010
Raymond Lau, MD – 2010
* key faculty
*Neha Bansal, MD
Juan Batista, RDN, CDN, CDE
*Cindy Bredefeld, DO, FACE
Eileen A. Egan, DNP,FNP-C, CDE
Beena Jacob, MS, AGNP-C
*Stan Klek, MD
Paul Krumholz, RN
Raymond Lau, MD
Audrey Lavigne, BSN, RN, CDE
Lauren Maiorini, DO
*Mageda B. Mikhail, MD
Virginia Peragallo-Dittko, RN, BC-ADM, CDE, FAADE
Michael S. Radin, MD
*Gary Rothberger, MD
*Lawrence E. Shapiro, MD
Melanie Teslik, MS, RN, BC-ADM, CDE, CPHQ
Emily Vallone, NP-C, APRN, MS
NYU Winthrop Hospital’s graduate medical education programs create an atmosphere in which cultural and ethnic differences among patients, staff, and house staff are recognized, respected, understood and embraced. Residents participate in the care of a diverse group of patients and have the opportunity to work with colleagues from varied backgrounds. NYU Winthrop aims to bring the best residents, fellows and faculty from all ethnic, racial and gender groups to learn and care for patients in this diverse environment.
Housing accommodations, are available at market rates in apartment buildings and residential homes within close proximity to the NYU Winthrop Hospital campus. Any house staff member may apply for the housing lottery. PGY 1 and PGY 2 residents receive priority.
Salaries are highly competitive with other academic medical centers in the New York metropolitan area. Tax deferred annuity is available. House Staff meal stipend will be included in the salary for the 2021-2022 academic year.
2020-2021 Annual Salary
NYU Winthrop Hospital’s new house staff lounge is accessible 24/7. The spacious and comfortable lounge is equipped with computers, wifi, television, foosball table, lockers, lounge chairs, as well as coffee and tea.
NYU Winthrop Hospital residents and fellows receive four weeks of vacation (20 working days) within each contract year.
Residents are eligible for $1500 over the length of their program to attend an educational conference, at the discretion of the Program Director. Fellows are eligible for $1500 per year, to an approved professional conference, at the discretion of the Program Director.
Reimbursement for allowable educational expenses is available up to a maximum of $600.
The TransitChek Commuter Benefit Program is available. This program allows the resident/fellow to deduct pre-tax money to pay for mass transit or commuter parking (up to a predefined maximum).
NYU Winthrop Hospital is committed to providing residents with a comprehensive benefits program. Benefits include generous medical, pharmaceutical and dental coverage, as well as flexible spending accounts. Benefits are effective from the first day of residency/fellowship.
Residents/fellows are covered by short-term, non-occupational disability insurance (up to six months). To be eligible for disability insurance benefits, one must be on the payroll for a minimum of 20 work days (four consecutive weeks) and unable to work for more than seven calendar days, due an injury or illness that does not arise out of, or in the course of, employment. These benefits, which supplement lost income, are based on salary level and are payable for up to 26 weeks after the employee’s accrued sick time has been used.
The long-term disability benefit begins after six months of short term disability. It pays a monthly benefit for an extended illness or injury. The monthly benefit is offset by benefits from other sources, such as Workers Compensation and Social Security.
House staff receive compensation, in accordance with the Workers Compensation Law, for any illness or injury which is job related. Benefits include payment for medical expenses and lost pay.
In accordance with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993, NYU Winthrop Hospital will grant residents/fellows unpaid leave(s) for up to 12 weeks in a 12-month period. In order to be eligible, one must have worked 12 months at the Hospital and a minimum of 1,250 hours in the twelve-month period prior to the start date of the requested leave. FMLA leave may be granted for the birth, adoption or acceptance for foster care of a child; for the care of a child, spouse, or parent with a serious health condition; or for the employee’s own serious illness.
Residents/fellows may to return to their training program after a leave of absence, without loss of training status, if their leave does not exceed that allowed by the specialty boards.
NYU Winthrop’s residents/fellows are provided with professional liability coverage for the duration of their training through the Hospital’s self-insurance program. Coverage provides legal defense and protection against awards from claims reported or filed after the completion of graduate medical education if the alleged acts are within the scope of the education program.
Basic Life Insurance is provided by the hospital at no cost to the resident/fellow. This benefit equals 1x the resident/fellow’s annual salary payable to the beneficiary. Residents/fellows may purchase additional voluntary life insurance up to 3X their annual salary (combined basic and voluntary insurance may not exceed $500,000).
Provided by the hospital at no cost to the resident/fellow.
A Defined Contribution 403(b) Plan is available for voluntary pre-tax/after-tax contribution.
NYU Winthrop Hospital residents and fellows are provided with pre-employment physicals, annual health assessments, and Tuberculosis screenings, as well as vaccines and required health surveillance free of charge through the hospital’s Occupational Health Services. In addition, if a member of the house staff becomes ill while at work, he or she will be seen at no charge by an Occupational Health Services practitioner, or by the Emergency Room staff if a practitioner is not available.
Free assessment, referral and brief psychotherapy services are available on a confidential basis to members of the House Staff and their immediate families.
This free, confidential, crisis-response resource is available 24/7 to residents, fellows and their family members to assist with the following concerns –
The longest and largest island in the contiguous United States, Long Island stretches over 100 miles from New York City to Montauk Point. A celebrated summer vacation spot, Long Island offers seasonal beauty, professional sports events, art museums and galleries, and fabulous cuisine. Eastern Long Island has gained fame as for its vineyards, and is home to almost 20 wineries. From NYU Winthrop it is a short trip to Manhattan, where you can enjoy world class dining, museums, and endless cultural opportunities. From scenic Atlantic Ocean beaches to Fire Island, the Hamptons and Montauk Point, Long Island has something for everyone.
Convenient access to NY City is available by Long Island Railroad located directly adjacent to NYU Winthrop Hospital. Residents and fellows take advantage of the opportunity enjoy the myriad of cultural, social, and professional activities in New York City. Additionally, NYU Winthrop’s location in central Nassau County allows easy access to spectacular beaches.
The village of Mineola is a wonderful place to live and work. Mineola affords one the opportunity to enjoy the relaxed Long Island lifestyle, while living only 30 minutes away (via LIRR) from the attractions of NYC.
The close vicinity of the hospital, where most of the resident housing is located, is an excellent location for both families and single residents. Aside from a LIRR station leading directly into NYC, the area is surrounded by a quiet residential neighborhood and a large park with sports facilities, open fields, and a local library. The Roosevelt field mall, one of the largest retail centers on Long Island, is located less than a mile away from the hospital along with a large conglomerate of brand name stores and services.
You can also enjoy the wonderful things that Long Island itself has to offer You will find that living in Mineola is a sound choice from the economic perspective. While residents living in large cities incur significant living expenses, Mineola is very affordable.
Interested candidates can apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).
Completion of an ACGME-accredited residency program in Internal Medicine.
Required documents include
Residents and fellows can apply for a rotation with any department by contacting the academic coordinator for that program via email with a copy of your CV and the dates you are requesting for your rotation.
The department will review your CV and let you know if there are any rotation spots available for the time requested. If you are approved for the rotation the Office of Academic Affairs will contact you with the necessary paperwork.
Dr. Lawrence Shapiro
Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
NYU Winthrop Hospital
101 Mineola Blvd
Mineola, NY 11501