South Bronx is a food desert and as a result, we have a high prevalence of type 2 diabetes and obesity. The Endocrinology services provides a wealth of experience in managing complicated diabetes cases, as running dedicated clinics for thyroid and pituitary disorders as well as incidentalomas .

The clinic includes a Certified Nursing Diabetic Educators and Registered Dietitians to assist the physicians in caring for patients.


Tasneem Zahra, MD (Chief of Division). 30 years of experience. Attended Dow Medical College. Winner of the Bridges to Excellence Recognition award for diabetes care 2014-2016

Julia Vargas-Jerez, MD