Leon I. Igel, M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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Leon I. Igel, M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Gender: Male
Language: English, Spanish
Insurance: 39 accepted  View

Locations and Appointments

Credentials

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Internal Medicine
  • Bariatric Medicine (Weight Loss)

Expertise

  • Weight Loss
  • Obesity
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Pre-Diabetes
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Post Bariatric Surgery
  • Thyroid Disorder
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis

Qualifications

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Obesity

Clinical & Academic Positions

  • Assistant Attending Physician - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, 2010
  • B.A., Tufts University, 2002

Research

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Personal Statement

I believe that effective medical care requires a comprehensive patient evaluation in a comfortable and friendly environment. I take the time to listen to my patients, making sure their needs are met and their concerns are addressed. I always try to explain medical complexities in understandable terms, and I work hard to ensure the best possible results. I am surrounded by staff and colleagues who share the same commitment. I'm excited to be part of a department that not only delivers excellent care, but also contributes to advances in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism.

Biography

Leon I. Igel, MD, FACP, FTOS is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, and an Attending Endocrinologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is also Director of the West Side division of the Comprehensive Weight Control Center, as well as Program Director for Weill Cornell's Obesity Medicine fellowship.

Dr. Igel specializes in the care of patients with obesity and a broad spectrum of endocrine conditions. Dr. Igel's primary areas of expertise include: Obesity/weight loss, post-bariatric surgery care, diabetes mellitus, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and disorders of the bone (osteopenia/osteoporosis) and thyroid (hypothyroidism/hyperthyroidism).

Dr. Igel was born and raised in New York City. For high school he attended Trinity School in Manhattan. He then graduated with honors from Tufts University, and was subsequently accepted into the Harvard University Health Careers Program, ultimately receiving a diploma in Premedical Studies. 

Dr. Igel graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine with an M.D. degree with special distinction in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where he served as ambulatory chief resident. He subsequently completed a combined Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism fellowship at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and the Hospital for Special Surgery. 

Dr. Igel is board certified in Internal Medicine, Obesity Medicine, and Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism.

Dr. Igel was selected by his peers to New York Super Doctors® Rising Stars for both 2018 and 2019. While approximately 5% of the physicians within their respective states are named to Super Doctors, no more than 2.5% are named to the Rising Stars list.

 

Insurance

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 - PPO
  • AETNA - Medicare
  • AETNA - HMO
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Blue Priority Network
  • CIGNA
  • Emblem (HIP) Medicare Essential Network
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X Enhanced
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • VNSNY CHOICE - HMO

Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

Director, West Side division of the Comprehensive Weight Control Center

Program Director, Obesity Medicine Fellowship

New York Super Doctors Rising Stars 2018, 2019

Diplomat of the American Board of Obesity Medicine

Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP)

Fellow of The Obesity Society (FTOS)

Cornell Press Release Publication in Gastroenterology

Dr. Robert C. & Veronica Atkins Foundation Research Scholarship

Albert Einstein Senior Research Fellowship