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Shira Eytan

Shira Eytan, M.D.

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Shira Eytan, M.D. FACE, practices endocrinology on the upper east side of Manhattan and is affiliated with NYU, Lenox Hill, and Mount Sinai Hospitals. She attended Rutgers University and then received her medical degree from Sackler School of Medicine at the Tel Aviv University-American Program. Her internship and residency training were completed in Internal Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan and she then proceeded to complete her fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at Rutgers University-New Jersey Medical School.

Dr. Eytan is ABIM Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. She is a member of the Endocrine Society and American Association of Clinical Endocrinology. Her specialization includes all aspects of general endocrinology, especially thyroid disorders, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and weight management.

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