Steven Petak

Dr. Steven Petak MD, JD, MACE, FACP, FCLM, CCD

Associate Clinical Professor
Weill-Cornell Medical College – Houston Methodist Hospital
Division Head, Endocrinology
Chief of Endocrinology, Houston Methodist Hospital
6550 Fannin Street, Smith Tower, Suite 1101
Houston, Texas 77030
Telephone: 713-441-9081

Specializing in osteoporosis, bone densitometry, metabolic bone disease, thyroid disorders, fine needle thyroid aspiration biopsy, thyroid ultrasound and reproductive medicine.

In Brief

Dr. Steven Petak is a clinical and academic endocrinologist in Houston, Texas.

He is a past president of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the American College of Endocrinology (, and the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (  He is an associate clinical professor at Weill-Cornell Medical College at the Houston Methodist Hospital and is the division head of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism as well as service chief of endocrinology. He is  a bone densitometry and endocrine consultant to NASA at the Johnson Space Center for about 13 years and has been a part of the bone summit planning long duration space missions. He is the secretary of the board of councilors of the Texas Medical Association (2015) and represents the Harris County Medical Society as vice-councilor.

His awards include Master of the American College of Endocrinology, Yank Coble Public Service Award of the American College of Endocrinology, the ISCD Paul Miller Public Service Award, and ISCD Clinician of the Year. He has authored and co-authored articles, editorials and guidelines in endocrinology and reproductive medicine.

He received his MD from the University of Illinois in Chicago and has his JD from the University of Houston (Magna cum Laude). He had his internship, residency, medical chief residency, and fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at the University of Texas at Houston. He was at the Texas Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Endocrinology in Houston for about 26 years before joining the academic endocrine group at Methodist in May 2013. He is board certified in internal medicine as well as endocrinology and metabolism. His wife is a veterinarian in private practice and he has 2 children, 4 cats and a dog.

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