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Sharon E. Oberfield, MD

Board Certifications: 
Pediatric Endocrinology, Pediatrics
Accepting New Patients
Treats Children
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(212) 305-6559

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Credentials & Experience

America's Top Doctor
NY Top Doctor

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Pediatrics

Clinical Expertise

  • Growth Disorder
  • Adrenal Disorder

Education & Training

  • Cornell University Medical College, NY
  • Internship: New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center
  • Residency: New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center
  • Fellowship: New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center

About Sharon Oberfield

Dr. Oberfield is a Professor of Pediatrics and since 2004 has been the Director of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at Columbia University Medical Center. She is also the Program Director for the Fellowship Training program in Pediatric Endocrinology and the PI of a T32 training grant in Pediatric Endocrinology from the NIH National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases since 2005. She has been engaged in patient-oriented research for her entire career with a particular focus on disorders of adrenal hormone synthesis, adrenarche, and PCOS. She has conducted studies of body composition in children and continues to be involved in multiple studies of childhood obesity.

Since 1998, she has mentored 21 fellows and more than 30 pre-doctoral students including Endocrine Society, DERC, and Doris Duke summer fellows. Her clinical research has centered around the developmental/pediatric endocrinology, specifically the HPA axis which intimately affects metabolic function, interacting with adiposity, including studies of body composition in adrenarche and PCOS. She has been the author or co-author of 196 articles, multiple chapters and reviews, and is an invited speaker at national and international meetings, including the 2012 NIH-sponsored Evidence Based Methodology Workshop on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. She is currently an editor for the Journal of Pediatrics and is an Associate Editor for Hormone Research in Pediatrics. She continues to be listed in Castle Connelly’s “America’s Top Doctors” and NY Magazine’s “Best Doctors."

Academic Titles

  • Professor of Pediatrics at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

Gender

  • Female

Insurance Accepted

Affinity

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • NYP Employee Plan

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Healthfirst

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Contact & Locations

1
3959 Broadway
Suite 5 East
New York, New York 10032
Phone:
(212) 305-6559
Primary
2
51 West 51st Street
Suite 310
New York, New York 10019
Phone:
(212) 305-6559
Fax:
(212) 305-6559

Research

Grants

THE COLUMBIA CENTER FOR CHILDREN S ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2015 - Aug 31 2019

THE COLUMBIA CENTER FOR CHILDREN S ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH (Federal Gov)

Nov 1 1998 - Jun 30 2019

PRE- AND POSTNATAL PBDE EXPOSURE, THYROID HORMONES, AND NEURODEVELOPMENT (Federal Gov)

Jul 12 2012 - Apr 30 2018

EARLY-LIFE PHTHALATE EXPOSURE, THYROID FUNCTION AND CHILD COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT (Federal Gov)

Dec 1 2004 - Mar 31 2016

THE ROLE OF NOTCH IN ADIPOGENESIS SPARLING PES (Private)

Jul 1 2014 - Jun 30 2015

THE ROLE OF NOTCH IN ADIPOGENESIS (Private)

May 6 2013 - Jun 30 2015

PES TRAVEL AWARD - BREIDBART (Private)

Apr 24 2015 - Apr 27 2015

PES TRAVEL AWARD - SPALDING (Private)

Apr 24 2015 - Apr 27 2015

COLUMBIA CENTER FOR CHILDREN ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH - ADMIN CO RE (Federal Gov)

Nov 1 2003 - Sep 23 2014

EFFECTS OF BARIATRIC SURGERY ON ADOLESCENT BONE HEALTH (Private)

Jul 1 2012 - Jun 30 2013

POST MARKETING SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM FOR PROTROPIN (SOMATREM FOR INJECTION) NUTROPIN (SOMATROPIN FOR INJECTION)IRB#( (Private)

Jul 1 1994 - Dec 31 2011

BONE MINERAL DENSITY IN CHILDHOOD STUDY-CLINICAL CENTER (Federal Gov)

Aug 1 2001 - Sep 15 2009

ABDOMINAL ADIPOSE TISSUE DISTRIBUTION AND INTRAMYOCELLULAR L IPID IN PREPUBERTAL GIRLS WITH ADRENARCHE... (Private)

Sep 1 2004 - Dec 31 2008