Shulamit Lerner, MD is 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 taught students and residents, conducted
research and cared for patients for a decade as a member of
Columbia University's faculty practice.
Dr. Lerner directed the Pediatric Endocrine Testing Service for 10 years,
and was a clinician and participated in research in the Adolescent
Bariatric Surgery Program. She chaired the Gender Committee,
coordinating education and a team of specialists in supporting families
and children with disorders of sexual development and gender differences.
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
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 after
consultation with local doctors or pediatric endocrinologists.
For both patients and their physicians, she started writing a free newsletter and blog - Endocrine Explained: The Science Behind the Symptoms - practical information for doctors and parents, those curious about the answers to general endocrine questions and nutrients.
Dr. Lerner is committed to thoroughly educating parents who are seeking out a new way to have an old-fashioned, interactive conversation about their children's endocrine diagnoses. As a board-certified pediatrician and pediatric endocrinologist, she provides clear and comprehensive information to empower parents to choose appropriate care to optimize their child's health.
“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."
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.
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, 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.