Steven Hodak, MD

  • Specialty: Endocrinology
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-418-1350

About Me

I’ve always gravitated toward medicine, even in high school, when I was fascinated by physiology, which is the study of how the body works. I chose to specialize in endocrinology because of my particular interest in the role of hormones—molecules made by glands, including the pituitary and thyroid. Hormones carry messages to organs about numerous body functions, from converting food into energy to our response to stress.

My specialty is in diagnosing and treating patients with calcium and bone conditions, such as osteoporosis, pituitary and adrenal gland tumors, and cancer of the thyroid. Tumors of the pituitary are usually never cancerous but can cause serious imbalances in the hormones that regulate growth, reproduction, and energy metabolism. Tumors of the adrenal gland can cause excessive production of hormones like adrenaline, aldosterone, and cortisol. The treatments we offer at NYU Langone help to prevent the seriously high blood pressure that is often caused by these imbalances.

My research has focused on minimally invasive fine-needle aspiration of thyroid tumors, in which a very thin needle is inserted into the thyroid to withdraw fluid and cells to see if cancer is present. I perform hundreds of these fine-needle biopsies in my office each year, so patients can receive the treatment they need all under one roof. 

In addition, I’ve helped to develop diagnostic molecular genetic testing for thyroid cancer. This rapidly evolving technique has significantly improved our ability to diagnose, treat, and observe the growth of thyroid cancer, especially when the cancer would otherwise be undetectable. It also allows us to identify the genetic makeup of the thyroid cancer cells, ensuring the best possible match between the treatment and the specific type of gene it is targeting.


Conditions and Treatments

multiple endocrine neoplasia, adrenal tumor, thyroid diseases, diabetes insipidus, pheochromocytoma, pituitary disorders, hyperthyroidism, pituitary tumor, autoimmune thyroid disease, neuroendocrine tumor, thyroid nodule, adrenal gland disorders, metabolic bone disease, prolactinoma, calcium disorders, osteoporosis, graves' disease, hypothyroidism, acromegaly, thyroid cancer, cushing's syndrome, parathyroid disease, thyroiditis, hypopituitarism
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Learn more about conditions we treat at NYU Langone:
Graves' Disease in Children, Congenital Hypothyroidism, Adrenal Tumors

Credentials

Positions

  • Member of the Faculty, Department of Medicine
  • Chief, Endocrinology at Tisch Hospital
  • Assoc Dir of Clinical Aff, Div of Endocrinology
  • Director, Medicine Faculty Group Practice
  • Director, Glycemic Control at Tisch Hos

Board Certifications

    2005
  • AB Internal Medicine (Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism)
    2004
  • AB Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine

Education and Training

  • 2014
  • MD from Georgetown University

Departments

Locations and Appointments

58 Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Indemnity
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Affinity
  • Affinity Exchange- Essential
  • Cigna EPO/POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthy NY
  • 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
  • Fidelis Child Health
  • Fidelis Exchange
  • Fidelis Family Health
  • Fidelis Medicaid
  • Fidelis Medicare
  • GHI CBP
  • HIP Access I
  • HIP Access II
  • HIP Child Health
  • HIP EPO/PPO
  • HIP Family Health
  • HIP HMO
  • HIP Medicare
  • HIP POS
  • HealthRepublic
  • 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
  • UPN Elite
  • United Exchange- Compass
  • UnitedHealthcare Community & State Plan
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Top Tier
  • WellCare Child Health
  • WellCare Family Health
  • WellCare Medicaid
  • WellCare Medicare
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NYU Diabetes & Endocrine Associates
530 1st Avenue, Suite 5F
New York, NY 10016

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Phone: 212-418-1350

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“My research focuses on the creation of genetic tests to better diagnose and treat people with thyroid cancer.”

Steven Hodak, MD  Endocrinologist

Publications

  • Surgeon volume and adequacy of thyroidectomy for differentiated thyroid cancer

    Adkisson, Cameron D; Howell, Gina M; McCoy, Kelly L; Armstrong, Michaele J; Kelley, Meghan L; Stang, Michael T; Joyce, Judith M; Hodak, Steven P; Carty, Sally E; Yip, Linwah 2014 Dec; 1453-1460, Surgery — id: 1370692, year: 2014, page: 1453, stat: Journal Article
  • PAX8/PPARgamma Rearrangement in Thyroid Nodules Predicts Follicular-Pattern Carcinomas, in Particular the Encapsulated Follicular Variant of Papillary Carcinoma

    Armstrong, Michaele J; Huaitao, Yang; Yip, Linwah; Ohori, Paul N; McCoy, Kelly L; Stang, Michael T; Hodak, Steven P; Nikiforova, Marina N; Carty, Sally E; Nikiforov, Yuri E 2014 May; 1369-1374, Thyroid — id: 957782, year: 2014, page: 1369, stat: JOURNAL ARTICLE
  • Identification of the transforming STRN-ALK fusion as a potential therapeutic target in the aggressive forms of thyroid cancer

    Kelly, Lindsey M; Barila, Guillermo; Liu, Pengyuan; Evdokimova, Viktoria N; Trivedi, Sumita; Panebianco, Federica; Gandhi, Manoj; Carty, Sally E; Hodak, Steven P; Luo, Jianhua; Dacic, Sanja; Yu, Yan P; Nikiforova, Marina N; Ferris, Robert L; Altschuler, Daniel L; Nikiforov, Yuri E 2014 Mar; 4233-4238, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) — id: 871472, year: 2014, page: 4233, stat: Journal Article
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