Ira Goldberg, MD, Appointed Director of Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

New director to assume post May 1, 2014

The following is the announcement sent by Dr. Steven Abramson to the faculty and staff of the Department of Medicine:

I am pleased to announce that Ira Goldberg, MD, a world-renowned endocrinologist and expert in the field of diabetes and its complications, has been appointed as the new Director of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. Dr. Goldberg is currently the Dickinson Richards Professor of Medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Chief of the Division of Preventive Medicine and Nutrition.

Dr. Goldberg graduated from MIT, received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and served his internship and residency in medicine at New York University-Bellevue Hospital Medical Center. He subsequently completed fellowships in endocrinology and metabolism and atherosclerosis and metabolism, at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. Ira was appointed to the faculty of the Department of Medicine at Columbia University in 1983.

Dr. Goldberg is a distinguished physician-scientist, educator, and clinician. He is the author of over 200 papers and textbook chapters on lipid metabolism and its influences on cardiovascular disease and diabetes. He is internationally recognized for his research on the effects of hyperglycemia on white blood cells and atherosclerosis. At NYU Dr. Goldberg will continue his longstanding collaborations with Dr. Ed Fisher, Professor of Medicine in the area of cardiovascular complications of diabetes and will expand collaborative research studies with other scientists at NYU in the area of diabetes, inflammation and metabolism. Under his guidance I am confident that this distinguished division will achieve even greater success in both translational research as well as the care for patients with endocrinological diseases.

Dr. Goldberg will succeed Dr. Ann Danoff, an outstanding clinician educator, who will assume the role of clinical director and director of the endocrinology fellowship program. I’d like to thank Dr. Danoff for her dedication in leading the division since 2003, during which time the division has risen to #20 in the U.S. News and World Report rankings.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Goldberg on his return to NYU Langone Medical Center, and our major affiliates, Bellevue Hospital Center and the Manhattan VA Hospital.


Steven B. Abramson, MD
Frederick H. King Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine
Sr. VP and Vice Dean for Education, Faculty and Academic Affairs
NYU Langone Medical Center