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Jessica Rachel Starr, MD

Internal Medicine, Endocrinology
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Dr. Jessica Starr headshot

Jessica Rachel Starr, MD

Internal Medicine, Endocrinology
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Dr. Jessica Rachel Starr is an endocrinologist with particular interests in women's reproductive health, bone health and the impact of type 2 diabetes on the skeleton. She is an Assistant Attending Physician at Hospital for Special Surgery 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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Assistant Attending Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor, Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
Assistant Attending, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital


Internal Medicine

Special Expertise

Metabolic bone disease
Women’s health and menopause
General endocrinology


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


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


English, Spanish, Hungarian

Insurance Information

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Industry Relationships

One of the goals of HSS is to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and related disciplines for the benefit of patients. Physicians at HSS may collaborate with outside companies for education, research and medical advances. HSS supports this collaboration in order to foster medical breakthroughs; however HSS also believes that these collaborations must be disclosed.

As part of the disclosure process, this website lists physician collaborations with outside companies. The disclosures are provided by information provided by the physician and other sources and are updated regularly. Further information may be available on individual company websites.

As of November 18, 2019, Dr. Starr reported no relationships with healthcare industry.

By disclosing the collaborations of HSS physicians with industry on this website, HSS and its physicians make this information available to their patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest Policy does not permit physicians to collect royalties on products developed by him/her that are used on patients at HSS.


Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY, 2010


Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY, 2011


Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY, 2013


Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, 2016


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

State Licensure

Selected Books by Dr. Starr

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 Publications

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 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.