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Leah E. Kang-Oh DO
Board Certified: Internal Medicine
Languages: English, Spanish, Korean
Medical School/Degree: D.O. - Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, New York, NY
Hospital Affiliations: Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Residency: Internal Medicine - Mount Sinai St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY
Fellowship: Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism - Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY
Undergraduate: B.A. Spanish and Latin American Studies - Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Diabetes, thyroid disease, osteoporosis, lipid metabolism, adrenal disorders, pituitary disorders, obesity.
Year Joined: 2016
What made you want to become a health care provider or what is your earliest memory of wanting to be one?
I always knew I wanted to spend my life helping others and I loved volunteering ever since a young age. I realized that being a physician is the most fulfilling way to make a difference in others' lives.
What do you love most about your specialty? / Why did you choose your specialty?
I love Endocrinology because the various diseases in the field are fascinating, and the patients we encounter in our practice are even more interesting. When treating an endocrinopathy, we end up building a close relationship with the patient since their social and medical history go hand in hand. I believe the best way to provide excellent medical care is to really get to know your patients.
How do you connect with your patients?
I try to focus on the problematic areas that patients may face as these areas may interfere with their medical care. Then the patient and I formulate plans to overcome those obstacles to provide the best care possible.
What are your interests outside of the office (hobbies, activities)?
Fishing, traveling, trying new restaurants.
What is your advice for your patients?
I tell patients that I am always available to help them and answer their questions, but also encourage them to take control of their health and have fun with it.