Rekha B. Kumar, M.D., M.S.
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
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Rekha B. Kumar, M.D., M.S.

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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Not Accepting New Patients
Gender: Female
Language: English

About

Specialties and Expertise

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Expertise

  • Obesity and Weight Control
  • PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Thyroid Disease In Pregnancy
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Thyroid Disorder

Biography

Dr. Rekha B. Kumar currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Attending Endocrinologist at the Weill Cornell Medical College and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of various endocrine disorders, including obesity/weight management, type 2 diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), thyroid disorders, as well as metabolic bone disease.

 

Dr. Kumar completed her undergraduate studies at Duke University then received her masters degree in Physiology from Georgetown University. She continued on to receive her M.D. from New York Medical College and completed her residency training in Internal Medicine at the New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill-Cornell Medical College. Dr. Kumar obtained her clinical fellowship in the combined Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism program at the Weill-Cornell Medical College/New York Presbyterian Hospital and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

 

Dr. Kumar gained her clinical and research focus in obesity medicine/metabolic disease under the mentorship of Dr. Louis Aronne, a world-renowned obesity physician whom she practices with at 1165 York Ave. She has become a national leader on the topic of obesity and women's health. Dr. Kumar currently serves as the medical director of the American Board of Obesity Medicine and an Associate Editor of the journal Obesity. She is frequently quoted in the media on topics ranging from the diabetes epidemic in the United States to discussing fad diets and exercise trends.

 

Dr. Kumar has traveled abroad to India, China, and Tanzania in order to both learn and teach medicine to others and serves on the board of advisors to the Duke Global Health Institute.

 

Dr. Kumar is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism, and Obesity Medicine.

Research

Credentials

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Obesity

Clinical and Academic Positions

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

Education and Training

  • M.D., New York Medical College, 2007
  • M.S., Georgetown University, 2003
  • B.A., Duke University, 2002

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 - Medicare
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • CIGNA
  • Emblem (HIP) Medicare Essential Network
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • GHI - CBP
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY

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