Stephen Honig, MD

  • Specialty: Rheumatology
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-598-6367

About Me

While I was in medical school, I found rheumatology and clinical immunology to be the most interesting clinical disciplines. I was intrigued by the broad range of medical conditions rheumatologists often diagnose and manage. Throughout my years as a rheumatologist, I have found the field to be continuously challenging.

My main areas of interest are osteoporosis and metabolic bone diseases. At NYU Langone’s Osteoporosis Center at the Hospital for Joint Diseases, I evaluate people with a variety of issues related to abnormal bone health.

I consider myself a conservative physician, meaning that I carefully measure the need for treatment. Each person coming to me for treatment is unique, so there are different variables at play in treatment decisions. I often must balance the benefits and possible risks of medication before deciding on a patient’s treatment plan.

I never lose sight of the fact that the end goal of osteoporosis management is fracture prevention. The people with the highest risk of fracture at a particular time may need immediate treatment, but others may benefit from delayed treatment.

Currently, I am collaborating with colleagues to study new imaging techniques that would help us to better determine bone strength—beyond what we currently learn from bone density testing.

Conditions and Treatments

osteoporosis, metabolic bone disease, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, spinal arthritis


  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
  • Director, Osteoporosis Center
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Rheumatology), 1978
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine, 1975
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, NYU Medical Center, 1977
  • Residency, St. Vincent's Hosp & Med Center, Internal Medicine, 1975
  • MD from University Of Tennessee, 1972

Locations and Appointments

40 Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Indemnity
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Cigna EPO/POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • ElderPlan
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield MediBlue
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathways, Enhanced
  • HealthRepublic
  • HealthSmart (WTC)
  • Healthfirst
  • Humana Medicare
  • Local 1199 PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan/PHCS PPO
  • NY Medicaid
  • NYS Empire Plan
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Exchange
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford Liberty
  • Oxford Medicare
  • Tricare
  • United Exchange- Compass
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Top Tier
  • Visiting Nurse Service (VNS) Medicare
*Insurance listed above may not be accepted at all office locations. Please confirm prior to each visit. The information presented here may not be complete or may have been changed.
NYU Langone Osteoporosis Center

301 East 17th Street, Suite 1101
New York, NY 10003

Ambulatory Care Services - Osteoporosis Clinic

324 East 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010


Phone: 212-598-6321

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  • In vivo measurement reproducibility of femoral neck microarchitectural parameters derived from 3T MR images

    Hotca, Alexandra; Rajapakse, Chamith S; Cheng, Chen; Honig, Stephen; Egol, Kenneth; Regatte, Ravinder R; Saha, Punam K; Chang, Gregory
    Journal of magnetic resonance imaging. 2015 Nov. 42 (5): 1339-1345

  • Feasibility of three-dimensional MRI of proximal femur microarchitecture at 3 tesla using 26 receive elements without and with parallel imaging

    Chang, Gregory; Deniz, Cem M; Honig, Stephen; Rajapakse, Chamith S; Egol, Kenneth; Regatte, Ravinder R; Brown, Ryan
    Journal of magnetic resonance imaging. 2014 Jul. 40 (1): 229-238

  • Finite Element Analysis Applied to 3-T MR Imaging of Proximal Femur Microarchitecture: Lower Bone Strength in Patients with Fragility Fractures Compared with Control Subjects

    Chang, Gregory; Honig, Stephen; Brown, Ryan; Deniz, Cem M; Egol, Kenneth A; Babb, James S; Regatte, Ravinder R; Rajapakse, Chamith S
    Radiology. 2014 Apr. 272 (2): 464-474

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