Our Internists

Our physicians are full-time faculty members of NYU School of Medicine, board certified and recognized experts in the diagnosis and nonsurgical treatments essential for the delivery of excellent patient care.

If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact our office at (646) 754-3300.

Caren Behar, MD

Dr. Caren Behar is a native New Yorker, who graduated from the Bronx High School of Science, the Sophie Davis School for Biomedical Education, and received her medical degree from New York Medical College. She completed her internship and residency training in Internal Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital. She was an Associate Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College, where she has been practicing and teaching medicine for 28 years. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, and was elected a Fellow of the American College of Physicians in 2009.

Dr. Behar’s main practice interests include primary care, preventive medicine and women’s health. She has a special interest in migraine headache, and has actively been involved in migraine research for over 20 years, recently completing an FDA approved, Phase III drug trial for migraine treatment. She also served as the first Adult Program Director at the Armand Mascia Cystic Fibrosis Center at New York Medical College from 2005-2012.

Dr. Behar’s greatest pleasures are spending time with her husband and 3 children, traveling, cooking, reading, listening to music, and knitting.


Lisa R. Durso, MD

Dr. Lisa Durso, a native New Yorker, is a Board Certified Internist. She is a medical graduate of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. She received her training in Internal Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. Dr. Durso is an active member of the American Medical Association and the American College of Physicians. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the NYU School of Medicine.

Prior to joining the Joan H. Tisch Center for Women’s Health, Dr. Durso was in private practice from 2001 - 2011 on New York’s upper east side and on staff at Lenox Hill Hospital’s Department of Medicine. In her private practice, she focused on comprehensive health for both women and men, with an emphasis on preventative medicine and women's health. From 1996-2001, Dr. Durso taught on the full time faculty at Weill Cornell Medical College as an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Assistant Attending Physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital. There she practiced internal medicine and Women’s Health. An early advocate on women's health, in the late 1990's Dr Durso served as the NY state director for the American Medical Women's Association and participated in Women's Health Delegations to Southeast Asia, China, and Japan. She is a former member of the National Council on Women's Health and in 2001 received the Woman of the Future Award from the New York Women's Agenda.

Dr. Durso is also a proud wife and mother of 2 children. She enjoys travel and ballroom dancing.


Margarita Trivino Rohr, MD

Dr. Rohr is a native New Yorker and has been practicing medicine in Manhattan since 2002. She received her medical degree from New York Medical College in 1998 and is a graduate of the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education. She completed her residency in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Catholic Medical Center.  Before joining the NYU Langone's Joan H. Tisch Center for Women’s Health, Dr. Rohr most recently worked as staff physician at the Fashion Institute of Technology Health Services.  She has also worked at the Atlantis Medical Group, Manhattan Medicine & Pediatrics Group, the New York Hotel Trades Council and Hotel Association of NYC Health Center and the New York Foundling Hospital.

Dr. Rohr has dual board certification in Internal Medicine as well as Pediatrics. She is a member of the American College of Physicians and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Her special interests include primary care, healthy lifestyle modification, common ambulatory infections, travel medicine and women’s health with an emphasis on preventive medicine. She can speak fluent Spanish and Italian. In her free time, Dr. Rohr enjoys reading a good novel, yoga, traveling and spending time with her family.


Peggy Yih, MD

Dr. Peggy Yih is a native New Yorker, who graduated from the Dalton High School. She attended Yale University, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology. She earned a medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency training at the New York University Medical Center. She was selected as a Chief Resident for the Department of Medicine.

She is board certified in Internal Medicine and has been practicing clinical medicine for over twelve years.  She provides patients with individualized and comprehensive care.  She is currently Clinical Instructor in the Department of Medicine at NYU School of Medicine, and her responsibilities include teaching medical students and residents.

Her primary interests are preventative medicine, general internal medicine and management of heart failure.  She won the Patient’s Choice award in 2010.  Prior to joining the Center for Women’s Health, Dr. Yih worked as an internist in private practice with the Concorde Medical Group.