Stephen Honig, MD

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

Publications

  • Evaluation of Post Fracture Management in Males at a Veterans Affairs Health System [Meeting Abstract]

    Berman, Nicola; Smith, David; Pike, Virginia; Tenner, Craig; Pillinger, Michael; Honig, Stephen

    Arthritis & rheumatology. 2017 OCT; 69:?-?

  • Caffeine Consumption and Risk of Osteoporosis: A Cross Sectional Study of 3, 210 Patients from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey [Meeting Abstract]

    Berman, Nicola; Attina, Teresa; Cronstein, Bruce; Honig, Stephen; Pillinger, Michael

    Arthritis & rheumatology. 2017 OCT; 69:?-?

  • Agten, Christoph A; Ramme, Austin J; Kang, Stella; Honig, Stephen; Chang, Gregory

    Radiology. 2017 Jun 14; 285(2):506-517

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