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Jessica Rachel Starr, MD

Endocrinology, Metabolic Bone, Women’s Health
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About Dr. Starr


Dr. Jessica Rachel Starr is an endocrinologist with particular interests in women's reproductive health, bone health and menopause. She is an Assistant Attending Physician at HSS and is board certified in both endocrinology and internal medicine. Dr. Starr received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY and her medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. She completed a residency in internal medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Dr. Starr trained as a fellow in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. During her fellowship, she trained with leaders in endocrinology and bone metabolism, conducted peer-reviewed research on the effects of Type 2 Diabetes on bone quality and had the privilege to be a Women's Health Scholar with Dr. Michelle Warren at the Center for Menopause, Hormonal Disorders and Women's Health.

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Internal Medicine

Specialized Centers

Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Health

Special Expertise

Metabolic bone disease
Women’s health and menopause
General endocrinology

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Assistant Attending Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor, Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
Assistant Attending, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital


The North American Menopause Society - Certified Menopause Practitioner 2016
American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
Endocrine Society


Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
Diplomate, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Certified Menopause Practitioner, North American Menopause Society


ASBMR Young Investigator Travel Grant 2014
Endocrine Fellows Foundation, Marilyn Fishman Grant for Diabetes Research 2014
Edward Weinstein Award for Outstanding Scholarship and Human Commitment 2010
Dean's Recognition Award for Academic and Clinical Performance 2010


Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY, 2010
Internship: Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY, 2011
Residency: Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY, 2013
Fellowship: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, 2016

State Licensure


English, Spanish, Hungarian

For My Patients

Publications by Dr. Starr

Patient Education

Selected Journal Articles

Starr JR, Tabacco G, Majeed R, Omeragic B, Bandeira L, Rubin MR.  PTH and bone material strength in hypoparathyroidism as measured by impact microindentation.  Osteoporos Int. 2019 Nov.  PMID 31720712.

Starr JR, Tay YKD and Shane E. Current Understanding of Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Management of Atypical Femur Fractures. Current Osteoporosis Reports. 2018 Aug;16(4):519-529. PMID 29951870.

Starr JR, Bandeira LC, Agarwal S, et al. Robust Trabecular Microstructure in Type 2 Diabetes Revealed by Individual Trabecula Segmentation Analysis of HR-pQCT Images. JBMR. 2018 Sep;33(9):1665-1675. PMID: 29750829.

Furst JR, Bandeira LC, Fan WW, et al. Advanced Glycation Endproducts and Bone Material Strength in Type 2 Diabetes. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016 Jun;101(6):2502-10. PMID 27115060.

Flory J, Aleman J, Furst J, Seley J. Basal Insulin Use in the Non-Critical Care Setting. Is Fasting Hypoglycemia Inevitable or Preventable? J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2014 Jan 21;8(2):427-428. PMID: 4455403.

Selected Books/Chapters

Natalie Cusano.  Osteoporosis A Clinical Casebook.  Springer. 2021.  Chapter 9.  Relative Energy Deficiency in Sports/Functional Hypothalamic Amenorrhea.
Leppert, B and Kelly, C.  Netter’s Integrated Review of Medicine: Pathogenesis to Treatment.  Elsevier. 2020. Section 6. Endocrine diseases.  

Feldman, D, Pike, W, Bouillon, R, Giovannucci, E, Goltzman, D, and Hewison, M. Vitamin D: Volume 2: Health, Disease and Therapeutics. Fourth Edition. Elsevier. 2018. Chapter 76. Vitamin D and Organ Transplantation.

Pietschmann, Peter. Principles of Osteoimmunology. 2nd Edition: Molecular Mechanisms and Clinical Applications. Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016. Chapter 11. Osteoporosis in Organ Transplant Patients.

Bendich, A and Deckelbaum, R. Preventive Nutrition 5th Edition: The Comprehensive Guide for Health Professionals. Humana Press 2015. Chapter 22. The Effects of Diabetes and Obesity on the Skeleton.

Pasieka, J and Lee, J. Surgical Endocrinopathies 1st Edition: Clinical Management and the Founding Figures. Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015. Part III The Adrenal Glands, Adrenal Physiology.

Selected Presentations

Jessica R. Starr, Gaia Tabacco, Rukshana Majeed, Beatriz Omeragic, Maximo Gomez, Leonardo Bandeira, Mishaela R. Rubin. Bone Material Strength Index as Measured by Impact Microindentation in Patients with Primary Hyperparathyroidism and Hypoparathyroidism. American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada 2018.

Candace Haghighi, Bin Cheng, Jessica R. Starr, Jane B Peters, Tirissa J. Reid, Michelle P. Warren, Gabrielle Page-Wilson. Clinical, Imaging, And Biochemical Parameters Favoring The Diagnosis Of Cushing's Syndrome In Women Presenting With Suspected Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). Endocrine Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. 2018.

Beverly Tchang, Jessica Starr, and Susana Ebner. Pseudohyperthyroidism from High Dose Biotin. American Thyroid Association Annual Meeting. Victoria, BC, Canada 2017.

Case Report: Pseudo-hyperthyroidism from High Dose Biotin Use. Starr, JR, Ebner, SA. New York Thyroid Club, New York, New York, 4/2017.

JR Furst, L Bandeira, W Fan, Y Delgado, SJ Silverberg, MR Rubin. Advanced Glycation Endproducts Determine Bone Material Strength in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes. Endocrine Society Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, 4/2016.

Case Report: Radioactive iodine-induced Graves' disease. Furst, JR, Kuker, AP, Ebner, SA. New York Thyroid Club, Hackensack, New JeR Furst, L Bandeira, W Fan, Y Delgado, SJ Silverberg, MR Rubin. Advanced Glycation Endproducts Determine Bone Material Strength in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes. Endocrine Society Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. 2016.

Jessica Furst, Adriana Kuker, and Susana Ebner. Case Report: Radioiodine Ablation-Induced Graves' Disease. 15th International Thyroid Congress. Lake Buena Vista, FL. 2015.

Jessica Furst, Alice Abraham, Ira Tabas and Mishaela Rubin. A Case of Combined 25-hydroxyvitamin-D and 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin-D Mediated Severe Hypercalcemia. Endocrine Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. 2015.

JR Furst, LB Anderson, C Zhang, K Nishiyama, D Fink, SJ Silverberg, MR Rubin. Type 2 Diabetes has Adverse Effects on Cortical Bone Microarchitecture that are Distinct from those of Obesity. American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Annual Meeting, Houston, TX. 2014.

Dorothy Fink, Kim T. Nguyen, Jessica Furst, Salila Kurra, Susana Ebner, and John Bilezikian. Parathyroidectomy-Induced Thyrotoxicosis. Endocrine Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. 2014.


Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

HSS has a long history of supporting appropriate relationships with industry because they advance HSS's mission to provide the highest quality patient care, improve patient mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and their related disciplines through research and education.

As of May 11, 2024, Dr. Starr reported no relationships with the healthcare industry.

HSS and its physicians make this information available to patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Policy prohibits physicians from collecting royalties on products they develop that are used on patients at HSS.

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