Dr. Leon Igel, MD

Dr. Leon Igel, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism  ·  
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Dr. Leon Igel, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist in New York, NY. He graduated from A Einstein Col Med Yeshiva Univ and specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism, internal medicine, and more.Read his story

1165 York Ave Fl 1

New York, NY 10065

Contact Information

(646) 962-2111

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Igel performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Obesity
very high
more than 97% of peers
Overweight
high
more than 89% of peers
Vitamin D Deficiency
high
more than 85% of peers

Dr. Igel's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Igel's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Igel "Leon I. Igel, MD, FACP is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, and an Attending Endocrinologist at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Igel specializes in the care of patients with obesity and a broad spectrum of endocrine conditions. Dr. Igel's primary areas of expertise include: Obesity/weight loss, post-bariatric surgery care, diabetes mellitus, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and disorders of the bone (osteopenia/osteoporosis) and thyroid (hypothyroidism/hyperthyroidism). Dr. Igel was born and raised in New York City. For high school he attended Trinity School in Manhattan. He then graduated with honors from Tufts University, and subsequently spent 2 years at Harvard University in the Health Careers Program, ultimately receiving a diploma in Premedical Studies. During medical school training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, he gained extensive clinical and research experience working closely with world-renowned obesity expert Dr. Louis Aronne, who has served as his mentor since this time. Dr. Igel and Dr. Aronne now work together at the Comprehensive Weight Control Center. Dr. Igel graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2010 with an M.D. degree with special distinction in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center in 2013, where he served as ambulatory chief resident. In 2015, he completed a combined Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism fellowship at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and the Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Igel is board certified in Internal Medicine, Obesity Medicine, and Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Igel "I believe that effective medical care requires a comprehensive patient evaluation in a comfortable and friendly environment. I take the time to listen to my patients, making sure their needs are met and their concerns are addressed. I always try to explain medical complexities in understandable terms, and I work hard to ensure the best possible results. I am surrounded by staff and colleagues who share the same commitment. I'm excited to be part of a department that not only delivers excellent care, but also contributes to advances in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism."

3  Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Internal Medicine
  • Obesity Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

27  Conditions Treated

1  Procedures

  • Diabetes Counseling

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Harvard University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Tufts University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • A Einstein Col Med Yeshiva Univ
    Medical School | Graduated
  • New York Presbyterian Cornell University
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • New York Presbyterian Hosp Cornell
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • New York Presbyterian Hosp Cornell Univ
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Igel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Igel's Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Igel to family and friends
13 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Igel's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

All my life I have struggled to loose and keep weight off. Dr. Igel is the first doctor who has been able to give me practical and sustainable strategies and I have now lost nearly 40 lbs. There are no silver bullets and each person is different but Dr Igel's advice was excellent and effective.
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I've been a type 1 diabetic for 16 years he is the only doctor that actually helped me loss weight and control my sugar hes is the best Endocrinologist
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I saw Dr. Igel today for the first time. I was SUPER IMPRESSED! He was VERY thorough, listened and explained everything. He even showed me pictures explaining what was going on in my body. For a change I didn't feel rushed. Towards the end of my appointment he asked me if I understood everything...more
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Took a while to get an appointment but it was worth it! Dr. Igel is a great doctor... some doctors you know care about you and Dr. Igel is one of them.
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Dr. Igel is the best doctor I have ever worked with! I initially went to his office for weight loss, but after mentioning to him my other issues/concerns, he referred me to great doctors in those respective areas AND followed up with me about those issues a few weeks later! I am already down 45lbs...more
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