Dr. Leon Igel is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Weill Cornell Medicine, and an Attending Endocrinologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He was previously the Director of Weill Cornell’s West Side division of the Comprehensive Weight Control Center, as well as the former Program Director for Weill Cornell’s Obesity Medicine and Obesity Medicine/Bariatric Endoscopy fellowships.
Dr. Igel has significant knowledge and experience in treating a broad spectrum of endocrine conditions in addition to obesity. His primary areas of expertise include obesity/weight loss, post-bariatric surgery care, diabetes mellitus, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and disorders of the bone (osteopenia/osteoporosis) and thyroid (hypothyroidism/hyperthyroidism).
Dr. Igel is board certified in internal medicine; obesity medicine; and endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and The Obesity Society.
Dr. Igel graduated with honors from Tufts University and subsequently received a diploma in premedical studies from the Harvard University Health Careers Program. He received his medical degree with special distinction in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He subsequently completed a combined endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism fellowship at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and the Hospital for Special Surgery.