You have questions about puberty.

Your daughter has breast development, and she's so young.
Your son is only a baby, and you found pubic hair.
Your daughter started puberty on the early side, and you're worried she may get her period before she's ready.
Your child is in high school, and hasn't started puberty yet.

Maybe your pediatrician told you all is normal, but
you're worried.
Maybe they've referred you to a pediatric endocrinologist, and while waiting for an appointment,
you have questions.
You've seen an endocrinologist, but you still have questions about the evaluation or treatment

Websites don't answer your specific questions,
or you don't know if you can trust their information.

Your doctors don't have time
to call you when you have more questions unless you schedule an appointment, and there isn't one available for weeks, if not months.

You want to know what you should do, and
you want to know if your child needs specialized care.

Dr. Lerner has spent the last twenty years
as a renowned educator,
and board-certified pediatric endocrinologist.
Now, she brings her expertise and compassion to parents worldwide who seek a personalized and comprehensive conversation about their child's endocrine diagnoses.

By providing clear and comprehensive 
information, she will
empower you to make decisions to
optimize your child's health,
relieve your anxiety, and 
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."


—  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 combined program at Montefiore and Jacobi Medical Centers, followed by a fellowship at Columbia University's Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian to 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. In 2015, she started her private practice, in which she has been able to provide more time and improved communication with families. 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 researching connections between other pediatric conditions and their effects on a child's endocrine health. With Endocrine Explained, Dr. Lerner 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.