Oksana Lekarev, D.O.
Pediatric Endocrinology
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Oksana Lekarev, D.O.

Pediatric Endocrinology

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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Female
Language: English

About

Specialties and Expertise

Specialties

  • Pediatric Endocrinology

Expertise

  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
  • Disorder of Puberty
  • Adrenal Disorder
  • Short Stature
  • Growth Disorder
  • Sexual Development Disorders
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Irregular Menstrual Cycle
  • Thyroid Disorder

Personal Statement

I was drawn to the field of pediatric endocrinology not only because I found the science fascinating, but because it is a field that offers great continuity of care where I can build lasting relationships with my patients through the crucial years of growth and development. Such a relationship with a child and with his or her family is invaluable and can a make a significant difference in the patient’s care. 

Biography

Oksana Lekarev, DO is the Associate Medical Director of the Comprehensive Care Center for Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) at Weill Cornell Medicine, the first multi-disciplinary center of excellence in the United States dedicated to patients with CAH.  She is also an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine and Assistant Attending Pediatrician at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.  Dr. Lekarev is board certified in Pediatric Endocrinology and Pediatrics.
  
Dr. Lekarev received a BA in Linguistics from Barnard College of Columbia University in New York City, graduating cum laude and with departmental honors. She received her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry - School of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her Internship in Pediatrics at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center and went on to complete her Residency in Pediatrics at Tufts-New England Medical Center.  Dr. Lekarev then moved back to New York City where she completed a fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She remained at Mount Sinai for two more years as a faculty member in the Division of Adrenal Steroid Disorders, where she was actively involved in research, clinical practice and medical education. 
   
In addition to her expertise in CAH and adrenal steroid disorders, Dr. Lekarev’s areas of interest include disorders of growth, disorders of pubertal and sexual development, and thyroid disease. She has published a number of original and review articles in peer-reviewed journals and has presented her work at national and international meetings. 

 

Research

Credentials

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Endocrinology

Clinical and Academic Positions

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

Education and Training

  • D.O., School of Osteopathic Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 2004
  • B.A., Barnard College - Columbia University, 1999

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 - HMO
  • AETNA - PPO
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • CIGNA
  • Emblem Select Care
  • 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 - CHP
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Fidelis Care
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - HMO
  • WellCare of NY

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