Pinar J Smith, MD

Endocrinology, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Internal Medicine
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Pinar Jaclyn Smith, MD joined the Columbia Thyroid Center as an endocrinologist in July 2020. Dr. Smith’s procedures include performing in-office thyroid ultrasounds and FNA biopsies. She also actively participates in thyroid tumor boards where she brings her patients' cases to the attention of a multidisciplinary group that includes surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, and pathologists to discuss their cancer management plans. Dr. Smith is serving on the American Thyroid Association Surgical Affairs Committee.

She completed her endocrinology fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, where she trained under Dr. Terry Davies. While there, she was recognized as an E. Chester Ridgway Trainee Recipient of the American Thyroid Association. Dr. Smith has presented case reports of thyroid disease at multiple conferences, including the American Thyroid Association, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and the Endocrine Society. She has been researching bone metabolism since 2008 while at the University of Virginia as both an undergrad and as a medical student and, later, at the Icahn School of Medicine.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Female

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161 Fort Washington Avenue
Suite 2-210
New York, NY 10032

Insurance Accepted

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Amida Care

  • Special Needs


  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • Medicare Managed Care

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care


  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care


  • Special Needs


  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs


  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • Residency: Loyola Medicine MacNeal Hospital
  • Fellowship: Mount Sinai / Icahn School of Medicine

Committees, Societies, Councils

  • American Thyroid Association Surgical Affairs Committee.

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Honors & Awards

  • University of Virginia (UVA) Echols Scholar, 2007-2011
  • UVA Department of Chemistry Distinguished Major Program, 2011
    Highest Distinction
  • UVA Department of Chemistry Merck Index Award, 2011


Selected Publications

Original, Peer-Reviewed Research Publications

  1. Haseltine K, Chukir T, Smith P, Jacob J, Bilezikian J, Farooki A. Bone Mineral Density - Clinical Relevance and Quantitative Assessment. J Nucl Med. 2020 Dec 11:jnumed.120.256180. doi: 10.2967/jnumed.120.256180. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33310738.
  2. Gera S, Sant D, Haider S, Korkmaz F, Kuo TC, Mathew M, Perez-Pena H, Xie H, Chen H, Batista R, Ma K, Cheng Z, Hadelia E, Robinson C, Macdonald A, Miyashita S, Williams A, Jebian G, Miyashita H, Gumerova A, Ievleva K, Smith P, He J, Ryu V, DeMambro V, Quinn MA, Meseck M, Kim SM, Kumar TR, Iqbal J, New MI, Lizneva D, Rosen CJ, Hsueh AJ, Yuen T, Zaidi M. First-in-class humanized FSH blocking antibody targets bone and fat. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2020 Nov 17;117(46):28971-28979. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2014588117. Epub 2020 Oct 30. PMID: 33127753; PMCID: PMC7682550.
  3. Yang X, Li CJ, Wan Y, Smith P, Shang G, Cui Q. Antioxidative fullerol promotes osteogenesis of human adipose-derived stem cells. Int J Nanomedicine. 2014 Aug 20;9:4023-31. doi: 10.2147/IJN.S66785. PMID: 25187705; PMCID: PMC4149442.

Other Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. “Armour Thyroid and Liothyronine Combination Potentiated Thrombosis” Tai Ho Shin, MD, Pinar Smith, MD, Peter Goulden, MD, SAT-519, Journal of the Endocrine Society, Volume 4, Issue Supplement_1, April-May 2020, SAT–519,
  2. “Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis as a Predisposing State for Acute Dural Venous Sinus Thrombosis” 2019 E. Chester Ridgway Trainee 89th Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association in Chicago, IL. Published electronically in Thyroid journal, supplemental issue, October 2019
  3. “Incidence of venous thromboembolism in patients undergoing lower limb surgical revascularization: Is thromboprophylaxis warranted?” European Hematology Association Open Access Library. 182050; Abstract P763, June 2017
  4. “Hashimoto Encephalitis.” American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists 26th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress in Austin, TX. Published in Endocrine Practice journal, May 2017