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Endocrinology

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Local Endocrinology Specialists

Your endocrine system involves the glands within your body and the hormones they produce. This includes the pituitary, thyroid, adrenals, ovaries, testes and pancreas. A disorder or imbalance in the endocrine system can have impacts on your entire body. At Richmond University Medical Center, the skilled physicians in our endocrinology department are specialists in diagnosing, treating, and managing the conditions that affect this complex and vital system within your body. Our specialists are trained and qualified to treat patients of all ages.  Under their care, our patients in Staten Island and nearby communities can find relief and improve their quality of life.

Conditions We Treat

Richmond University Medical Center’s endocrinology department treats a wide range of disorders. We can help if you or a loved one are suffering from any of the following:

  • Diabetes: We treat Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes by encouraging lifestyle changes and providing appropriate mediations and treatments.
  • Thyroid disease and disorders: These include hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, and thyroid nodules.
  • Obesity: For patients struggling with obesity, we can help with weight loss.
  • Calcium abnormalities: These include osteoporosis, hypercalcemia, and other anomalies.
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome: Also known as PCOS, this disorder is caused by an imbalance of reproductive hormones and results in infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods.
  • Additional gland disorders: These include diseases and abnormalities in the pituitary, parathyroid, adrenal, and reproductive glands.

Services Provided

Depending on your needs, our physicians can meet with you in a variety of ways. Office visits are available for patients who prefer to meet in person or require a physical examination. If you have a busy schedule or trouble with transportation, a telemedicine appointment may be an option if in-person attention is deemed unnecessary. We also offer the following special services:

  • Onsite thyroid ultrasonography
  • Ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration of the thyroid
  • Inpatient endocrinology consultations

Meet Our Endocrinology Team

The physicians in our endocrinology department are highly skilled specialists committed to excellence when it comes to the medical and surgical management of endocrine disorders. Our team includes:

Philip E. Otterbeck, M.D.

Dr. Otterbeck is the Chairman of the Department of Medicine and Chief of our Endocrinology Department. He is board-certified in internal medicine, diabetes, endocrinology, and metabolism, and has the following qualifications:

    • B.A. in Biology from New York University
    • M.D. at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
    • Residency in Internal Medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center
    • Fellowship in Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism at SUNY Downstate Medical Center

He practices from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, at 1366 Victory Blvd., Ste. A, Staten Island, NY 10301. His office can be contacted at 718-727-1366.

Miroslawa Kudej, M.D.

Dr. Kudej is board-certified in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism. She also has the following qualifications:

    • M.D. from Medical Academy in Poznan, Poland
    • Residency in Internal Medicine at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY
    • Fellowship in Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism at Interfaith Medical Center

She practices at 4434 Amboy Rd., Staten Island, NY, 10312, and can be reached at 718-984-9658 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.

Lina Leykina, M.D.

Dr. Leykina is board-certified in internal medicine, diabetes, endocrinology, and metabolism. She has the following qualifications:

    • B.S. from Wagner College in Staten Island, NY
    • M.D. from Ross University School of Medicine
    • Residency at Albany Medical Center
    • Fellowship in Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism at Albany Medical Center

She can be reached at the following locations and times:

    • Mondays, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
      • 800 Castleton Ave., Staten Island, NY, 10301
      • Phone: 718-818-2095
    • Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
      • 1366 Victory Blvd., Ste. A, Staten Island, NY 10301
      • Phone: 718-727-1366
    • Wednesdays, 12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
      • 1366 Victory Blvd., Ste. A, Staten Island, NY 10301
      • Phone: 718-727-1366
    • Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
      • 4360 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10312
      • Phone: 718-818-4360
    • Fridays, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
      • 4360 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10312
      • Phone: 718-818-4360

Ishita Kharode, M.D.

Dr. Kharode is  board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology. She has the following qualifications:

    • B.A. from Swarthmore College

    • M.D. from St. George’s University School of Medicine

    • Residency in Pediatrics at SUNY Upstate Medical University

    • Fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center

           She can be reached at the following locations and times:                                                                                   Tuesdays, 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    • 1366 Victory Blvd, Ste. A, Staten Island, NY 10301

    • Phone: 718-727-1366

          Wednesday, Thursday, and alternating Friday afternoons, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

    • 800 Castleton Ave., Staten Island, NY, 10301
    • Phone: 718-818-4570

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