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Gender: Male
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Division of Endocrinology
211 East 80th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10075
P: 646-962-8690 | F: 646-962-0114
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Personal Statement

Endocrinology, with its emphasis on diagnostic reasoning and the interpretation of myriad metabolic profiles and hormonal feedback loops, has fascinated me since medical school.  During my clinical training as a medical resident, I witnessed the dramatic improvement in the health of patients when replacement therapy, such as insulin or thyroid hormone, is supplied to individuals with endocrine deficiencies.

The scientific interest and ability to significantly improve the lives of my patients led me to pursue a career in endocrinology.  For the past 24 years, I have been involved with research in the hormonal control of glucose metabolism as well as clinical studies evaluating the effect of glucose control on the complications of diabetes mellitus. 


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Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Insulin Dependent Diabetes
  • Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Disorder

Insurance Plans Accepted

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

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

  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [NYPH Employees Only]
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource


  • M.D., Brown University School of Medicine, 1980



Attending Physician
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Professor of Clinical Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University


Dr. David Brillon has been treating patients with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes for nearly 20 years. He has been involved in many diabetes studies (see Research Profile for current trials). He serves as the Program Director for the Fellowship Program in Endocrinology and Metabolism.