Rocio Salas-Whalen, MD

Rocio Salas-Whalen, MD
Quality Medical Care 1107 Park Avenue New York, NY 10128

Rocio Salas-Whalen, MD

Dr. Salas-Whalen is a double board certified physician with broad experience across all facets of endocrinology, with a particular emphasis on obesity, diabetes and thyroid disorders. She believes that every patient is different and that effective care must be customized according to individual needs. She is a strong advocate for prevention rather than treatment – especially in regard to obesity and diabetes. She performs in-office thyroid ultrasonography and fine needle aspiration biopsy of thyroid nodules.

Dr. Salas-Whalen is an active participant in the continuing advancement of her field and a strong proponent of lifelong career learning. She is a clinical instructor at NYU Langone Hospital.

Dr. Salas-Whalen speaks English and Spanish fluently.
Primary Specialty


Gender Female
Education Medical School in Mexico,
Residency in Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Fellowship at University of Maryland
Research at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital
and Johns Hopkins
Training Dr. Salas is originally from Mexico and completed medical school at the Universidad Autonoma de Cuidad Juarez in Chiuhuahua, Mexico. Following her residency at Jacobi Medical Center in New York, she completed a fellowship in endocrinology at the University of Maryland. Dr. Salas gained extensive experience with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes at the University of Maryland's Joslin Diabetes Center, part of an elite group of affiliated centers that has been the nation's leader in diabetes research, treatment and education since its founding in 1898. She conducted clinical research at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in NYC and at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, examining the effects of bariatric surgery on the resolution of diabetes.
Affiliations Holmes Reginal Hospital
Palm Bay community Hospital
Endocrine Society
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist
Certification Endocrine Society member
AACE member
AMA member
Services Dr. Salas-Whalen has broad experience across all facets of Endocrinology:

Obesity Medicine
Diabetes type I and type II, gestational and steroid induced
Thyroid disease, including in-office ultrasound and ultrasound guided biopsy.
Adrenal Adenomas
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
Cushing Disease
Gynecomastia (breast growth in men)
Hypercalcemia and hypocalcemia
Hypo and hypernatremia (low or high sodium levels)
Pituitary adenoma
Transgender medicine
Consumer Feedback
(13 Reviews)
4.5 star average for Service
4 star average for Environment
4.5 star average for Expertise
3.5 star average for Staff
4 star average for Recommended
3.5 star average for Value
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Recent Reviews
Outstanding physician. Helped me with my weight issues and was extremely thorough and caring. Overall a great experience.
by cccnyc
May 29, 2019
Outstanding physician!
by David
February 11, 2019
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