Center for Diabetes & Metabolic Health Care Team

At NYU Langone’s Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Health, our patients are cared for by a team of medical professionals who are specially trained to help people learn how to manage diabetes.

Dr. Michael Bergman with Clinical Nutrition Coordinator Emily Johnston and Nurse Courtney Albert

Dr. Michael Bergman talks with clinical nutrition coordinator Emily Johnston and nurse Courtney Albert.

Inpatient Glycemic Management Service

Our inpatient nurse practitioners care for people who have diabetes and glucose problems while they are in the hospital, and provide inpatient discharge services that help you transition to managing your condition at home. Our inpatient services are available to people at NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital and NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital.

E. Dessa Garnett, MSN, FNP-BC, CDE, Nurse Practitioner

Ms. Garnett is a board-certified nurse practitioner and certified diabetes educator. She works with patients while they are in the hospital to help them achieve a healthy blood glucose level, and creates plans to help maintain their health at home. Ms. Garnett earned her master of science degree in nursing from SUNY Downstate.

Yonit Lipkind, MSN, FNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner

Ms. Lipkind is a board-certified family nurse practitioner. She works with people who have diabetes while they are in the hospital to help them achieve a healthy blood glucose level. She also educates patients on ways they can properly control their blood glucose levels once they return home.

Annie D. Lu, MSN, ANP-BC, BC-ADM, Nurse Practitioner

Ms. Lu is a board-certified adult nurse practitioner who has more than 10 years of experience helping people with diabetes better manage the condition. She is board certified in advanced diabetes management and specializes in providing diabetes care in a hospital setting and helping people as they transition back home. She earned her master of science degree in nursing from Columbia University.

Victoria Maffey, MSN, RN, CDE, Nurse Practitioner

Ms. Maffey is a board-certified family nurse practitioner and certified diabetes educator who helps patients who are newly diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes learn how to control blood glucose levels. She also helps patients struggling with glucose control learn better ways to manage the condition. Her goal is to improve her patients’ overall health and teach them ways to easily and actively manage diabetes in their everyday lives.

Iryna Sasinovich, MSN, RN, CDE, Nurse Practitioner

Ms. Sasinovich is a board-certified adult nurse practitioner and certified diabetes educator. She assists doctors and nurse practitioners to help hospitalized patients who have type 1 and 2 diabetes achieve better glycemic control. This can shorten the length of a hospital stay and reduce the risk of infection. She also specializes in helping people who are newly diagnosed or have poorly controlled diabetes better manage the condition.

Sandra Waugh, DNP, FNP-BC, MSN, RN, Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Waugh, who holds a doctorate in nursing practice, is a board-certified family nurse practitioner. She educates patients and their families about diabetes and how best to manage the condition in everyday life. Her goal is to help patients maintain a healthy blood glucose level, which in turn improves their overall health. Dr. Waugh received her doctorate from Robert Morris University and both her master of science degree in nursing and family nurse practitioner degree from Molloy College.

Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology Outpatient Care Team

Our team of certified diabetes educators, registered dietitians, and registered nurses assist patients at several of our outpatient locations.

Courtney Albert, BSN, CDE, Registered Nurse

Ms. Albert, a certified diabetes educator, takes an individualized approach to educating patients on the best ways to manage diabetes. This includes helping people adapt to life with diabetes, understand their medications, and manage symptoms that can accompany the condition. She also helps patients identify and put into practice the lifestyle modifications that are most likely to improve their overall health.

Angela T. Amendola, MS, PA-C, RD, CDE, Physician Assistant

Ms. Amendola is a physician assistant, certified diabetes educator, and registered dietitian. She earned her master of science degree in applied physiology and nutrition from Columbia University and completed her physician assistant studies at Hahnemann University. She provides diabetes education and nutrition counseling to patients. She also educates and advises them on ways to improve their glycemic control and diabetes management.

Abigail Kennedy-Grant MS, RD, CDE, CDN, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator

Ms. Kennedy-Grant completed her master of science degree in clinical nutrition and dietetic internship at New York University. She specializes in diabetes and nutrition education, especially for those who have type 1 diabetes. She is a certified dietitian nutritionist and a certified trainer on multiple insulin pump models and continuous glucose monitors. Ms. Kennedy-Grant is excited to help patients master the healthy habits that lead to achieving diabetes control, weight goals, and best health.

Sunhi Shin, MA, RN, CDE

Ms. Shin is a registered nurse and certified diabetes educator. She is passionate about diabetes education and uses education and lifestyle changes to help her patients manage their health. Ms. Shin practices at Concorde Medical Group.

Diana Ventimiglia, RN-BC, BSN, Registered Nurse

Ms. Ventimiglia is a board-certified medical–surgical registered nurse. She educates patients on ways to manage diabetes, including proper use of medication, and provides support to help them achieve their diet and exercise goals.