Dr. Sherry Sussman is Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology at Stony Brook University Medical Center where she obtained her medical degree as well as her subspecialty training. She is double-boarded in both Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism. She is the Section Chief of the Division of Endocrinology at John T. Mather Memorial Hospital and St. Charles Hospital, both located in Port Jefferson, New York.
Dr. Sussman is a member of the American Diabetes Association and its Interest Group on Clinical Endocrinology, Health Care Delivery and Public Health. She is also an active member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. In 2004, the degree of Fellow, American College of Endocrinology (FACE) was conferred upon Dr. Sussman. In 2012, she received the Endocrine Certification in Neck Ultrasound (ECNU), which is a professional certification in the field of neck ultrasonography for physicians who perform consultations and diagnostic evaluations for thyroid and parathyroid disorders through both diagnostic ultrasound and ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (UGFNA).
Melanie Perlson is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. Melanie is an active member of the American Association of Diabetes Educators and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She attended Indiana University for her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Public Health and obtained her Master of Science in Health Care Policy and Management with a focus on Nutrition from Stony Brook University Medical Center. Melanie has worked for the North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System as a registered dietitian and diabetes educator. Melanie has the experience and ability to educate patients from all nutrition backgrounds, but specializes in endocrinology, cardiac, and eating disorder patients.
Dr. Gerald Esmond is a seasoned podiatric surgeon who specializes in diabetic footcare with an emphasis on preventative surgery and diabetic limb salvage. He has over 16 years of experience in a private practice setting and is currently the sole podiatrist at East End Endocrine and Associates in Riverhead, NY and Middle Country Endocrinology in Smithtown, NY. Dr. Esmond also practices in Manhasset and Floral Park at North Shore Podiatry, PC. He is an active attending at the Department of Surgery, Peconic Bay Medical Center /NS-LIJ.
Dr. Esmond’s professional areas of expertise include diabetic footcare and sports-related injuries. He places a strong emphasis on a “team” approach making appropriate referrals and implementing a patient education program so patients can understand their disease and its affects. Since patient education is a top priority, he helps patients set realistic goals and is known for communicating with patients in ways that empower them to make informed choices about their health.
Dr. Esmond completed his surgical residency at Northport Veterans Administration Medical Center in New York. He received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from New York College of Podiatric Medicine in New York (1999) and his Bachelors of Science from New York Institute of Technology (1994).
Dr. Esmond lives on Long Island with his wife and his two children. He is actively involved in the volunteer community including supporting The-INN organization (http://the-inn.org) in Hempstead, which helps people who are homeless and hungry with a range of programs. In addition, Dr. Esmond was the lead physician for Achille Track Club and served as a guide for athletes with disabilities on an expedition to Mt. Kilimanjaro. Dr. Esmond has been featured on National Geographic with Achilles Track Club and is a supporter of Port Washington Community Volunteer Day.