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 Columbia University's faculty practice.  


In 2015, Dr. Lerner transitioned from the Columbia faculty practice to a solo private practice in Riverdale. She enthusiastically provides care that incorporates a holistic philosophy with the latest research in pediatric endocrinology.  


In 2021, Dr. Lerner founded Endocrine Explained, to provide patient-specific teaching regarding the endocrine conditions parents are concerned about, or have ongoing questions regarding diagnoses by local pediatricians or pediatric endocrinologists 

Dr. Lerner is committed to thoroughly educating parents who are seeking an interactive conversation about their children's endocrine diagnoses. As a board-certified pediatric endocrinologist, she provides clear and comprehensive information to empower parents to choose appropriate care, to optimize their child's health, and help avoid costly and/or unnecessary treatment.

“Dr. Lerner is a very special person and a superb physician. Her care and thoroughness is a rare find these days and her ability to dig deep to find answers is unbelievable. She explained every aspect of our concerns in incredible detail and with such a caring manner. Dr. Lerner is simply a brilliant and kind person who deeply cares for her patients. I am beyond thrilled to have her as our child's doctor and could not recommend her more!


—  AW

More About Shulamit Lerner

Dr. Lerner provides a scientifically-based review of a child's medical care, and attends to a family's need to be educated about their child's endocrine condition.  She aims to understand an individual child's health and environment, to tailor education for their parents. As needed, she works as a partner with parents and a local pediatrician or pediatric endocrinologist to suggest exploring an alternate diagnosis or other 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 exercise and 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.  She enjoys delving into researching rare conditions and exploring their effects on a child's endocrine health. With Endocrine Explained, a Personalized Parent Education service, she is thrilled to be available to teach families around the globe, bringing up-to-date, interactive, comprehensive, and personalized education about a child's condition to their family.