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The Center for Diabetes Medicine provides a specialty service for patients with, and at risk of, diabetes and its complications. We also provide cutting-edge care through a commitment to research and development with our affiliated institution.

The Center provides diabetes educators who can answer questions about specific needs and design a personalized program. Working closely with primary care physicians, our specialists will develop a plan of care customized to your lifestyle and your specific medical needs.

Diabetes education covers a wide range of topics, including:

  • Understanding the diabetes disease process 
  • Nutrition 
  • Physical activity 
  • Therapeutic strategies
  • Self-management 
  • Crisis intervention 
  • Preventing, detecting and treating complications 
  • Emotional/lifestyle changes 
  • Insulin pump therapy
  • Special groups for young adults

The Center for Diabetes Medicine at Richmond University Medical Center is under the leadership of Harold E. Lebovitz, M.D.

Our Physician 

  • Marjan Vahedi, M.D., Endocrinologist

Our Extended Team 

  • Sonylma Ramos, MS, RD, CDE, CDN, Dietitian
  • Gari Wasser, RD, Dietitian
  • Trude Vitarelli, RN, MNE, Nurse Educator

By working with the specialists at Richmond University Medical Center, you will benefit from additional services, including: 

  • Exercise program 
  • Access to experts in medical subspecialties, including cardiology, nephrology, ophthalmology, podiatry and neurology
  • Wound Care: The Center for Wound Healing provides treatment for difficult-to-heal wounds through surgical and podiatric methods. RUMC also houses a hyperbaric oxygen chamber.
  • Interventional Radiology and the Endovascular program, currently part of the National Institutes of Health’s CREST Study
  • Vascular Surgery Program
  • The Heart Institute of Staten Island, a co-venture between Richmond University Medical Center and Staten Island University Hospital
  • The Adolescent Obesity Clinic

To make an appointment, call 718-818-1502.

Patients are seen at our office, located near the hospital, at 800 Castleton Avenue.

Fax: 718-981-5869