Dr. Ariel Zisman, MD

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Dr. Ariel Zisman, MD
Ariel Zisman, MD, is Medical Director of the Endocrine Centers of Aventura and Coral Gables. Dr. Zisman is board certified in Internal Medicine with subspecialty certification in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. His clinical interests are in general adult endocrinology and his research interests include insulin resistance and beta-cell dysfunction in type 2 diabetes, as well as novel therapeutic strategies in diabetes. Dr. Zisman is a member of the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and The Endocrine Society. He has lectured extensively and presented at various national and international meetings and medical conferences. He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Diabetes, Nature Medicine, Molecular and Cellular Biology, The Journal of Clinical Investigation, and the British Medical Journal, and has authored book chapters and monographs on diabetes-related research. In addition, Dr. Zisman currently serves as ad-hoc reviewer for Diabetes, Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, American Journal of Medicine and Endocrine Practice. Dr. Zisman was born and raised in Venezuela, and earned his medical degree with Honors (Magna Cum Laude) from the Universidad Central de Venezuela, in Caracas, where he graduated at the top of his class. He completed internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas, followed by a clinical and research fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Harvard Medical School, based at the Joslin Diabetes Center, the Beth Israel/Deaconess Medical Center and the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. He joined the University of Miami as a full-time faculty in 2000. Dr. Zisman is the recipient of the prestigious John Miller Award for outstanding performance as a House Officer (UT Southwestern Medical School, 1997), the ADA Travel Award (1999), the Physician-Scientist Development Grant Award (University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, 2002), and has been included in the list of Best Doctors in America every year since 2005. He started The Endocrine Center of Aventura in 2007, a premier private practice devoted to excellence in the care of patients with endocrine disorders and obesity, as well as clinical research activities. He opened a new office in Coral Gables in 2015.

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To provide the most competent, attentive and compassionate specialized care to our patients. We believe in empowering our patients through health education on their conditions and treatment options.

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    4.3
    based on 96 total reviews (35 with comments)
    Dr. Zisman's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      EXCELLENT
    • Explains condition(s) well
      EXCELLENT
    • Answers Questions
      EXCELLENT
    • Time well spent
      EXCELLENT
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      VERY GOOD
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      EXCELLENT
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      EXCELLENT
    • Average wait time
      10 to 15 minutes
    Patient Comments (35)
    in Weston, FL |
    Dr Zisman is a great Endocrine physician, makes you feel very confortable and takes his time for complete evaluation. Highly recommend.
    in Ft Lauderdale, FL |
    Excellent attention, complete and specialized evaluation that offers you confidence and tranquility
    in Ft Lauderdale, FL |
    Excelent experience with Dr. Zisman. I was very worried, because I am pregnant, and Dr. Zisman answered very clear all my questions and calmed me. He ordered the necessary lab work and he will do the follow up.
    in Miami, FL |
    Worst experience ever. He only cares about to sell you his loss weight plan, and of course only works with his magic pills. I refuse to take the pill, I did the diet, it didn't work. He told me my problem was my mouth. and of course he was WRONG!!I change doctor and my TSH was 12.3!!!! the new doctor change my medication and guest what? I loose 20 pounds. As endocrinologist 0. I have hashimoto and not thyroid since 1992, I'm 42 years old and I know my body.
    in Miami, FL |
    My experience with Dr. Zismans, was great. He listens to you and explains every detail regarding your condition excellent. One thing I really liked was that he makes sure you understand what he is explaining. He made me feel very comfortable and I was able to tell him everything I had in mind about me condition. Office staff, amazing! I have absolutely no complains and very happy I decided to have chosen Dr. Zismand as my Endocrinologist. HV
    Miami, FL |
    Dr. Zisman is phenomenal in every way and so is his staff! He is patient, thorough, empathetic and kind. He took his time with me, answered many questions and never made me feel rushed to go on to his next patient. I am a very proactive patient which far too many physicians do not like. I, in no way, got that impression with Dr. Zisman...how refreshing! I waited under 15 minutes to be seen, another plus. I highly recommend Dr. Zisman and that speaks volumes coming from me.
    in Miami, FL |
    Dr. Zisman is the absolute best endocrinologist in the entire world....He is soooo kind and truly committed to help. He takes time to explain and answer questions ....he has diagnosed me with a rare disease (Cushing's Syndrome) when every other doctors were dismissing my symptoms....I am blessed to have met him and cannot wait to get better. Evelyne O.
    in Miami, FL |
    Dr. Zisman is the best Endocrinologist that we've ever met. Excellent doctor and very knowable. My diabetes was out of control and thanks to Dr.Zisman I've been doing great. I would recommend Dr.Zisman to everyone. Excellent doctor.
    in Aventura, FL |
    Dr. Zisman is the best doctor for Diabetes I have ever been to. He is very knowledgeable and takes a great approach as to how to manage you diabetes. He is always there to answer your questions and truly cares about the health of his patients.
    in Pompano Beach, FL |
    Dr. Zisman was very thorough, knowledgeable, professional and caring. The staff was very organized - I was invited in by the nurse literally 3 minutes after arriving. The doctor assessed all my records in order to come up with a treatment and diagnosis plan. I definitely felt being in good hands. Scheduling works great as well; I scheduled an appointment 3 weeks in advance, and the doctor had to go out of town urgently and cancel my appt. The staff was able to get me in 2 days later.
    in Miami, FL |
    Mi experiencia con el Dr. Zisman fue muy positiva. El Dr. me hablo de mi diagnostico con mucha seguridad y me hizo sentir en confianza. El personal que trabaja con el Dr. (asistentes y enfermera) son muy amables. Estoy satisfecha y complacida.
    in Miami, FL |
    Wow! What an amazing experience I had.! Working in healthcare myself, I really pay attention to details. This office and its entire team were welcoming, friendly and overall amazing to deal with. Dr. Zisman was very caring, knowledgeable in his field, and listened well to my concerns. I highly recommend him and his practice for an overall excellent experience. I will be his patient for a lifetime. Thank you Dr. Zisman for the great experience. Dr. Echenagucia
    in Miami, FL |
    I love Dr. Zisman. He is awesome, caring, patient, knowledgeable. My problem is with the staff girls that are employed there. Disrespectful know it Alls. Sometimes they sound annoyed if they need to answer an extra question or take an extra step to help. I am certain that if Dr Zisman heard how they speak to his patients, he would not be pleased.
    in Miami Beach, FL |
    Dr. Zisman is among the best professional caregivers you will find in South Florida. He is very intelligent. He listens to his patients, and relates to their concerns. I am fortunate to have discovered his practice.
    Dr. Zisman is a wonderful doctor. He has amazing bed side manners. With him , you are motivated to go the extra mile to take control of your health. He cares and that makes it powerful in an individual that deals everyday with a very dominant chronic disease. He listens, he puts himself in your shoes and he really legitimately fights with you to make things a little better.
    in Ft Lauderdale, FL |
    Dr Zisman is a very good doctor, thorough & very knowledgeable. My negative is with his office staff, rather immature & a lack of respect for the patients time. Even knowing travel time from me leaving work early & calling ahead they would tell me everything was on time. Then get to the office & have to wait over an hour. I left because he did not seem to have an regard to this fact that was reoccurring.
    in Aventura |
    I have seen dr Zisman a few times now. He is very patient, caring and thorough. The experience was very pleasant every time and I am sure that he cares for my well being. My husband is also seeing dr Zisman and he is also very happy with the doctor. The office help is also pleasant and helpful
    in Miami, FL |
    Dr. Zisman is an excellent physician. He has the patience to stay with the patients as long as they need to, he listen to all your questions and answer them with all the details you need. And the staff and the office environment are just great!
    in Ft Lauderdale, FL |
    I went to my first visit today and I was very impressed by his knowledge and he took his time. He didnt rush me and answered all my questions. I'm very hopeful that with Dr.Zisman I will get the results to my health I'm looking for.
    in Ft Myers, FL |
    I have been seeing Dr. Zisman for several years for my thyroid condition. He thoroughly examines me and reviews my labs at each visit. We discuss what medication i need and what to expect. A very caring and compassionate doctor.
    in Florida |
    Dr Zisman is not only a very good Dr. He is pleasant, considerate,whit great bedside manner.The staff is helpful and efficient.
    in Aventura, FL |
    Excellent!
    in Ft Lauderdale, FL |
    Dr. Zisman, more then anything else, authentically cares about you as a patient and treats you genuinely as an individual. He is emphatic, intelligent and flexible in his diagnoses. I have recommended him to friends. Additionally I have asked him to refer me to other doctors who I found also to be very genuine people. In the US health system, these doctors are harder and rarer to find. I'm grateful to Dr Zisman.
    in Miami Gardens, FL |
    I like the fact that Dr. Zisman spends time with me, and his concern for me, not rushing out the room.
    in Miami, FL |
    Very professional. He goes out of the way to explain everything and answer all questions. He is one of the Doctors that is not constantly checking his watch. Thanks to his treatment, I was able to control my type II diabetes with minimum medication. And with his weight loss recommendations, I lost over 40 lbs and completely beat Type II diabetes.
    in Fort Lauderdale, FL |
    Puntual. Organized and fact oriented Overall health evaluation and recomendations
    in Miami, FL |
    I've been a patient of Dr. Zisman for less than a year. He is very knowledgeable and excellent endocrinologist and caring Doctor . I would recommend him. His staff is very friendly and helpful.
    in Hallandale,fl |
    Hi my name is Juanita and I've been a patient of Dr. Ziisman for less than 1 year. I found Dr. Zisman because I was no longer satisfied with my present Dr. You see after 16 years of being a diabetic I came to realize that My previous Endronoligist doctor visits had become such a quick pat on the back now get out of my office on to the next patient thing. Guaranteed satisfaction!!!! Dr. Zisman is the best
    in Miami, FL |
    Hello ALL!!! I consider Dr Zisman to be my primary care physician. He has don an OUTSTANDING job at managing my thyroid condition. I highly recommend him!!!!
    in Miami, FL |
    Almost 9 years ago I had a big cyst on my thyroid , I was traveling to Australia and he did the small surgery on Thanksgiving day so I could travel safely . Since then I see him once a year and he has become my main doctor , he listens patiently and ask questions. I highly recommend him.
    Truly excellent doctor. He is very knowledgeable and sincerely cares about his patients and what is best for them.
    in Miami FL |
    Amazing!!! A true gem of a doctor. Best endocrinologist And caring Doctor
    in Pembroke Pines, FL |
    Truly surprise for the lack of cooperation from the Doctor and worst of all, his front office staff. After I paid in full, they have not fulfill the agreement, nor the Doctor returns calls and/or emails.
    in Ft Lauderdale, FL |
    The wait did take a bit but well worth it. Very dedicated doctor and friendly staff. Might be a little too busy for such a small office but the care speaks for itself.
    Hialeah, FL |
    (hyperthyroid) the medical assistant on staff was so rude and nasty. now they trying to bill me for a claim that they did not submit to my insurance. I found this out when there own assistant admitted to me at the time when she called me to tell me that. now they call me months later to let me know that they reported me to the collection agency I guess it was easier to file to a collection agency.instead of doing there job and making a claim to my insurance
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    Ariel Zisman, MD, is Medical Director of the Endocrine Centers of Aventura and Coral Gables. Dr. Zisman is board certified in Internal Medicine with subspecialty certification in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. His clinical interests are in general adult endocrinology and his research interests include insulin resistance and beta-cell dysfunction in type 2 diabetes, as well as novel therapeutic strategies in diabetes.

    Dr. Zisman is a member of the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and The Endocrine Society. He has lectured extensively and presented at various national and international meetings and medical conferences. He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Diabetes, Nature Medicine, Molecular and Cellular Biology, The Journal of Clinical Investigation, and the British Medical Journal, and has authored book chapters and monographs on diabetes-related research. In addition, Dr. Zisman currently serves as ad-hoc reviewer for Diabetes, Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, American Journal of Medicine and Endocrine Practice.

    Dr. Zisman was born and raised in Venezuela, and earned his medical degree with Honors (Magna Cum Laude) from the Universidad Central de Venezuela, in Caracas, where he graduated at the top of his class. He completed internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas, followed by a clinical and research fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Harvard Medical School, based at the Joslin Diabetes Center, the Beth Israel/Deaconess Medical Center and the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. He joined the University of Miami as a full-time faculty in 2000.

    Dr. Zisman is the recipient of the prestigious John Miller Award for outstanding performance as a House Officer (UT Southwestern Medical School, 1997), the ADA Travel Award (1999), the Physician-Scientist Development Grant Award (University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, 2002), and has been included in the list of Best Doctors in America every year since 2005.

    He started The Endocrine Center of Aventura in 2007, a premier private practice devoted to excellence in the care of patients with endocrine disorders and obesity, as well as clinical research activities. He opened a new office in Coral Gables in 2015.

    Dr. Zisman's Care Philosophy

    To provide the most competent, attentive and compassionate specialized care to our patients. We believe in empowering our patients through health education on their conditions and treatment options.

    Dr. Zisman's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
    •  Board certified in Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology and Internal Medicine
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
    • Internal Medicine

    Conditions Treated

    • Adrenal Gland Diseases
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
    • Bone Disorders
    • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
    • Cancer
    • Diabetes Type 1
    • Diabetes Type 2
    • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
    • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
    • Goiter
    • Hashimoto's Disease
    • Hypercalcemia
    • Hyperlipidemia
    • Hyperparathyroidism
    • Hyperthyroidism
    • Hypokalemia
    • Hypothyroidism
    • Lipid Disorders
    • Malaise and Fatigue
    • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
    • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
    • Obesity
    • Osteopenia
    • Osteoporosis
    • Overweight
    • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
    • Pituitary Disease
    • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
    • Symptomatic Menopause
    • Testicular Dysfunction
    • Thyroid Cancer
    • Thyroid Disease
    • Thyroid Nodule
    • Thyroiditis
    • Vitamin D Deficiency

    Education

    • Medical School
      Faculty Med University Ctrl Venezuela

      Graduated in 1993

    • Internship Hospital
      Ut Southwestern Med Center

      Completed in 1995

    • Residency Hospital
      Ut Southwestern Med Center

      Completed in 1997

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Harvard Medical School / Joslin Diabetes Ctr

      Completed in 2000

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Hebrew
    • Spanish

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    Specialties

    • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
    • Internal Medicine

    Procedures Performed

    • Chronic Diabetes Management
    • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
    • Diabetes Counseling
    • Insulin Pump Therapy
    • Nutritional Counseling
    • Spirometry
    • Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
    • Ultrasound, Thyroid
    • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy
    • Weight Loss Management