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

Credentials

Positions
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
  • Director, Osteoporosis Center
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Rheumatology), 1977
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine, 1974
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, NYU Medical Center, 1977
  • Residency, St. Vincent's Hosp & Med Center, Internal Medicine, 1975
  • MD from University Of Tennessee, 1972
Departments

Locations and Appointments

41 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
  • GHI CBP
  • HealthSmart (WTC)
  • Healthfirst
  • Healthfirst Essential
  • Humana Medicare
  • Local 1199 PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan/PHCS PPO
  • NY Medicaid
  • NYS Empire Plan
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford Liberty
  • Oxford Medicare
  • Oxford Mosaic
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community & State Plan
  • UnitedHealthcare Core and Charter
  • 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

Contact

Phone: 212-598-6321

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Publications

  • 3 Tesla MRI detects deterioration in proximal femur microarchitecture and strength in long-term glucocorticoid users compared with controls

    Chang, Gregory; Rajapakse, Chamith S; Regatte, Ravinder R; Babb, James; Saxena, Amit; Belmont, H Michael; Honig, Stephen
    Journal of magnetic resonance imaging. 2015 Jun 12. 42 (6): 1489-1496

  • 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 Mar 30. 42 (5): 1339-1345

  • The NYU Osteoporosis Model of Care Experience

    Saxena, Amit; Honig, Stephen; Rivera, Sonja; Pean, Christian A; Egol, Kenneth A
    Geriatric orthopaedic surgery & rehabilitation. 2015 Dec . 6 (4): 276-281

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