Alpana Shukla, MD
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
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Alpana Shukla, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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Gender: Female
Language: English


Personal Statement

My goal is to deliver personalized, compassionate, and comprehensive care to all patients, drawing upon my extensive clinical experience and further insight gained through research in obesity and type 2 diabetes. In collaboration with a dedicated, multidisciplinary group of obesity specialists, bariatric surgeons, and dietitians, we work to provide exemplary care for our patients.

Specialties and Expertise


  • Endocrinology
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism


  • Weight Loss
  • Weight Control
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes


Dr Alpana Shukla MD, MRCP(UK) is an Assistant Professor of Research in Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and an Assistant Attending Physician at New-York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr Shukla’s clinical interests and expertise include management of obesity and related metabolic complications including type 2 diabetes.

Dr Shukla obtained her medical degrees, MBBS and MD, from and completed internal medicine residency at Grant Medical College & J J Group of Hospitals in Mumbai, India. She subsequently trained in the UK as a senior house officer in Medicine, Specialist Registrar and Clinical Fellow in Endocrinology and as Registrar in Clinical Pharmacology in Australia over the next 5 years. While in the UK, she completed the training and examination requirements and was granted the MRCP(UK) degree.

Dr. Shukla was an attending physician at the Bombay Hospital in Mumbai before transitioning to New York in 2010. Under the mentorship of Dr. Louis J Aronne, Sanford Weill Professor of Metabolic Research at Weill Cornell Medicine, she pursued research in behavioral, pharmacologic, and minimally invasive interventions for obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Dr. Shukla is currently the Director of Clinical Research at the Comprehensive Weight Control Center and has mentored numerous graduate students, medical students, and residents in their obesity and metabolic disease research endeavors. A key area of Dr. Shukla’s research is a novel behavioral intervention, termed “food order,” for regulation of blood glucose in individuals with overweight /obesity, type 2 diabetes, and prediabetes(Saving carbs for last may help ward off blood sugar spike for diabetics )

Dr Shukla has 50 publications including articles in high-impact peer reviewed journals and book chapters. Dr Shukla is an active member of the Obesity Society (TOS), the American Diabetes Association, and serves on TOS’s Clinical, CME Oversight, and Program Committees.  



Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Associate Professor of Research in Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Associate Attending Physician - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Education and Training

  • M.D., University of the State of New York, 2013
  • M.D., Grant Medical College of Bombay University (India), 1994
  • M.B.,B.S., Grant Medical College of Bombay University (India), 1992


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this doctor is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee Managed Care Plan
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee PPO Plan
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • GHI - CBP
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare

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