Zoltan Antal, M.D.

Pediatric Endocrinology

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Personal Statement

Pediatric endocrinologists diagnose and treat conditions caused by disturbances in hormone production or function. These conditions often require a multifaceted and coordinated approach among the medical teams, families, school staff, and most importantly the child being treated. I specialize in the care of children with type 1 diabetes, growth and pubertal disorders, thyroid disorders, and the multiple hormone disorders that can result following treatment for childhood cancer. I believe the most important part of a patient-doctor relationship is having an open and honest line of communication with patients and their families. Involving the children in decisions about their own care helps then overcome any fear and anxiety on their part, and leads to the most successful therapeutic outcomes.


Biographical Info

Dr. Zoltan Antal is the Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology at Weill Cornell Medicine and directs the Pediatric Diabetes Program in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology. He is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine and an Assistant Attending Pediatrician at NewYork-Presbyterian Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children's Health at Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Antal is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology.   Dr. Antal received a B.S. in Biology from Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York and completed his medical degree (M.D.) from St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies in combination with clinical rotations at Jamaica Hospital in Queens, New York City. He went on to complete his Residency in Pediatrics in Brooklyn, New York at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and Kings County Hospital, where he later served as chief resident. After residency, he remained in New York City and completed a fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx.   During his fellowship, Dr. Antal also conducted research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the immunology of diabetes. Specifically, he isolated islet cells from pancreata of diabetic mice and studied the targets of the islet infiltrating T cells. In addition, he was also in charge of the translational component of the research, which entailed examining the peripheral blood of children newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, searching for reactivity to the human counterparts of the murine T cell targets.   Finally, Dr. Antal and his colleagues analyzed the HLA supertypes of a subset of diabetic children, publishing the findings in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences in 2008.

Honors and Awards

New York Super Doctor, 2017

Leo M. Davidoff Society inductee for outstanding achievement in the teaching of medial students, May 2009

Pediatric Research Day Oral Presentation Award, April 2009

Fellows' resident teaching award, June 2007

Doctor's Day award, March 2006

Pulmonary Research Award, May 2005

Board Certifications
American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatric Endocrinology)
Clinical Expertise
Pediatric Diabetes
Thyroid Disease
Pituitary Disease
Disorder of Adrenal Gland
Growth Disorder
Pubertal Disorders
Short Stature
Thyroid Disorder
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
Ambiguous Genitalia
Type 1 Diabetes
  • M.D.
    St. George's University School of Medicine (Grenada)
  • B.S.
    State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • Associate Attending Pediatrician
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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