Vivian Rusinek Sobel, M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Vivian Sobel

My clinical interests focus on the intersection of Endocrinology and Reproductive Health, in areas such as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Hypogonadism in men and Premature Ovarian failure in women, Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia in adulthood, and Endocrine disorders in pregnancy such as thyroid disease and diabetes. I have a strong interest in thyroidology and treat many patients with both hyper- and hypothyroidism as well as thyroid cancer. I also see many patients with Type I Diabetes, or difficult-to-control Type II diabetes, and I work with patient using a wholistic approach that involves an assessment of diet, exercise and lifestyle both by me and by our dedicated nurses and nutritionists. I enjoy the practice of Endocrinology, and I enjoy the patient-care, interpersonal aspect of medicine as much as the scientific challenge to understand and treat Endocrinologic disorders.


Medical School: New York University School of Medicine, 1999

Residency in Internal Medicine: New York University School of Medicine/ Bellevue Hospital Center

Fellowship in Endocrinology: Weill Medical College of Cornell University/ Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


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]
  • Health Republic
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care


Sobel V, Schwartz BS, Zhu YS, Cordero J, Imperato-McGinley J, Bone mineral density in the Complete Androgen Insensitivity and 5a-Reductase-2 Deficiency syndromes, J Clin Endo Metab 91(8): 3017-23, 2006 Sobel V, Zhu YS, and Imperato-McGinley J, Fetal hormones and sexual differentiation. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am 31(4):837-56, 2004. Sobel V and Imperato-McGinley J, Gender identity in XY intersexuality. Child Adolesc Psychiatric Clin N Am 13:609-622, 2004 . Sobel V and Imperato-McGinley J, Hypergonadotrophic Hypogonadism in Encyclopedia of Endocrine Diseases, ed Martini L, Elsevier Science, London UK, vol 1, May 2004.

Honors and Awards

2005-2006 Weill Medical College GCRC Clinical Research Feasability Funds (CreFF) Program Award 2004-2006 New York State Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program Award