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Shulamit Lerner, MD has been a pediatrician and pediatric endocrinologist caring for children in the New York area and beyond since 2001.  Following fellowship training at the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New-York Presbyterian, she conducted research and saw patients for a decade as a member of the faculty practice.  She is now proudly affiliated with the Children's Hospital at Montefiore, providing care that incorporates a holistic philosophy with the latest research in pediatric endocrinology.  


In 2015, Dr. Lerner transitioned from the Columbia faculty practice to a solo private practice in Riverdale.  Patients and their families now have direct access to her, both through the patient portal for general concerns, as well as the above toll-free number for urgent matters/emergencies.  She is thrilled to be able to provide continued personal and personalized care to patients and their families.  

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Dr. Lerner's schedule:


Open for appointments:     Mon/Wed 2:30-5 pm

                                                Tues/Thurs, 8:30 am - 5 pm

                                                Tuesday 5 pm-7 pm


Friday AM appointments:   September 13

                                                November 1

                                                December 6

Office closed:                        July 3-4

                                                August 21-29

                                                September 2

                                                October 2-3, 16-17, 23-24

                                                November 27-28

                                                December 23-26, 31

To request or send documents to Dr. Lerner's office secure email, please use the link below


To Schedule an Appointment


If you are requesting a new patient appointment, please download, print, and complete a New Patient Registration Form from the link below.   Please send the completed registration form through the above link, or by sending it directly to:  


Dr. Lerner also recommends you send, in advance of the appointment, your child's growth records, blood test results, and results of any genetic testing.  If the child has had previous consultations with a pediatric endocrinologist, those records would be useful to retrieve and send prior to the first appointment.  If there is a question about growth or pubertal development, please bring a bone age image (on disk) to review at the time of the appointment. 

The initial appointment is a consultation scheduled for ninety minutes, during which time she will review the child's medical history, current state of health, family history, and results of previous testing, along with a careful physical examination. This will be performed with an eye towards the family's questions, and she will therefore review their medical concerns, and work with them to create a comprehensive path to explore, reassure, and clarify care.

Please note that Dr. Lerner cannot help recommend labwork drawn before an initial appointment, as she cannot know what an appropriate workup would be in advance of her initial consultation and evaluation of the child. 

To schedule follow-up appointments, please use the patient portal or email Dr. Lerner's office.

Insurance Participation:

Dr. Lerner has not been in network with insurance companies since January 2024, due to the lack of reimbursement by insurance companies for the time she extends with patients and families, in order to provide her comprehensive care.

Dr. Lerner will provide you with a Superbill for your insurance plan to reimburse you, per your insurance plan. 

Dr. Lerner's out-of-network status does not impact patients' costs for prescription medication or blood tests, as long as families continue to utilize in-network formularies and facilities, pharmacies, and laboratories.  

Fees are clear and transparent. 

A new consultation with Dr. Lerner is set at $400, and $250 for a follow-up appointment. Each visit assumes a brief call beyond the visit for clarification of an issue. 

For communication that is beyond a single concern, and for completion of forms and prior authorizations, her expertise is provided at a prorated hourly $250 fee.

About Shulamit Lerner

Dr. Lerner strives to provide scientifically-based, compassionate care of patients and attend to the needs of their families.  She aims to educate families to fully understand their child's condition, to work as a partner with parents to determine an appropriate course of therapy. 


Shulamit Lerner grew up in several states in the Northeastern United states, graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She trained in general pediatrics through a program combining Montefiore and Jacobi Medical Centers, followed by a fellowship at Columbia University's Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian to further specialize in Pediatric Endocrinology.


For the following ten years, Dr. Lerner remained at Columbia, teaching, conducting research, and seeing patients in both upper Manhattan and Riverdale. Dr. Lerner has a particular interest in nutrition, encouraging her patients to take steps toward a lifestyle that meets their body's needs for optimal well-being.   She is delighted to learn from and work with all medical practitioners, including integrative specialists, to maintain the teamwork required to optimize care of an individual child. With her private practice, she is thrilled to be more available, and bring even more personal attention to her patients' care. 


Outside of work, she enjoys exploring nature, cooking and eating world cuisines, and supporting local cultural venues with her family.

Specialized evaluations for:


  • Short stature

  • Slowed growth

  • Early puberty

  • Delayed puberty

  • Menstrual Irregularity/Absence

  • Overweight

  • Insulin resistance

  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

  • Adrenal insufficiency

  • Hypothyroidism 

  • Hyperthyroidism

  • Low or elevated calcium

  • Vitamin D deficiency

  • Pituitary Adenomas

  • Hormone replacement after brain tumor

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