Associate Professor, The Merinoff Center for Patient-Oriented Research,
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Chief, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology,
Steven & Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York
Professor of Pediatrics, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
Phone: (516) 472-3750
Dr. Speiser did her undergraduate work at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA. She received her MD from Columbia University, The College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY in 1979. Dr. Speiser went on to complete her internship & residency in Pediatrics at The Bronx Municipal Hospital Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, followed by a research fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at Cornell University Medical Center. After two years as a fellow, Dr. Speiser was appointed as assistant professor of Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics at Cornell, where she also held the position of assistant program director of the Children’s Clinical Research Center.
Dr. Speiser joined Northwell Health in 1993. In addition to her role at The Feinstein Institute, she holds the positions of professor of Pediatrics at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and chief of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York.
Dr. Speiser has had a long-standing interest in congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) and related disorders. She served as Chair of The Endocrine Society Task Force for Clinical Practice Guidelines for CAH and is on the Medical Advisory Boards of The CARES Foundation and the National Adrenal Diseases Foundation. Other clinical research interests include childhood growth, obesity and diabetes. Dr. Speiser has received foundation funding to study the natural history of diabetes risk factors in middle school children as part of a consortium of several metropolitan New York are hospitals, and has participated in TRIALNET, a multicenter diabetes trial sponsored by The National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Speiser is currently involved in an NIH-sponsored multicenter clinical trial to test the safety and efficacy of a novel drug for congenital adrenal hyperplasia in children. Our team is also participating in a study sponsored by Rhythm Pharmaceuticals to identify youngsters with genetic traits predisposing to early onset obesity. Such individuals may qualify for a novel type of drug treatment.
Clinical trial coordinator
Margaret Pellizzari, RN, CDE
Katherine Brunner, RN
Linda Bokor, PNP
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, New York, New York
Listed among The Best Doctors in New York Metro Area, Castle Connolly Medical Publishers, NY
Listed among The Best Doctors in New York, New York Magazine
Listed in Guide to Top Doctors published by the Center for the Study of Services, Washington, DC
Listed in America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals
Listed in Marquis’ Who’s Who in Medicine & Healthcare & Who’s Who in America
Listed in Best Doctors; Listed in Top Pediatricians in America
Listed in Best Doctors US News & World Report
Listed in Guide to America’s Top Physicians, Consumer Research Council of America
1975 BA Magna cum laude with Honors in Biology, Brandeis University
1990 Cardiovascular Review & Reports, Master Teacher Classic Award
2002 Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology, elected
2010 American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists H. Jack Baskin, MD Endocrine Teaching Award