Alexander L. Shifrin, MD, FACS, FACE, FEBS (Endocrine), ECNU, FISS



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Alexander Shifrin, MD, Medical Director of Endocrine Oncology at seven hospitals of Meridian Heath System in New Jersey, and Surgical Director of the Center for Thyroid, Parathyroid and Adrenal Diseases at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, New Jersey

Dr Shifrin is the First Fellowship Trained Endocrine Surgeon at Columbia University New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York

Dr Shifrin is Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Endocrine Surgeon specializing only in surgery of parathyroid, thyroid and adrenal glands. He performs more than 400 minimally invasive thyroid and parathyroid surgeries a year, and more than 15 adrenal surgeries a year (including posterior laparoscopic approach).

All parathyroid surgeries are performed as a minimally invasive surgeries. Dr Shifrin has about 95 -99% success rate in finding of parathyroid adenoma during the first procedure.

Dr Shifrin has established the first Endocrine Surgery Program at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in 2006. The Program then received a designated status of the Center for Thyroid, Parathyroid and Adrenal Diseases and under Dr Shifrin's leadership has gained state, and then national and international recognition for clinical excellence in the management of complex endocrine diseases including thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal problems and endocrine syndromes (such as MEN 1, MEN 2a and 2b, and others), research and training of residents and students. He was granted a title of the Medical Director of Endocrine Oncology at Hackensack Meridian Health System

Dr Shifrin is an Endocrine Surgeon and Surgical Director of the Center for Thyroid, Parathyroid and Adrenal Diseases at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. He is also Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Board Certified by American Board of Surgery, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), and Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology (FACE). He is the first, and the only US Endocrine Surgeon who was admitted and successfully passed the European Board Exam in Endocrine Surgery (since there is no such exam is available in the USA). He was given the title of a Fellow of the European Board of Surgery (FEBS) (Endocrine) in 5/2018; on of the first elected Fellows of the International Society of Surgery (FISS).

He is an Elected Member of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, European Society of Endocrine Surgeons and International Association of Endocrine Surgeons. He is Board Certified in Endocrine Neck Ultrasound and Ultrasound Guided Thyroid Biopsy (ECNU) by American College of Endocrinology (ACE). He was elected as a Vice President of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.

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Now Available – "The Atlas of Adrenal Surgery" by Alexander Shifrin, MD, published by Springer

Latest Books By Dr. Alexander Shifrin

Endocrine Surgery Comprehensive Board Exam Guide 1st ed. 2022 Edition by Alexander Shifrin (Editor), Marco Raffaelli (Editor), Gregory W. Randolph (Editor), Oliver Gimm (Editor)

Springer; 1st ed. 2022 edition (December 14, 2021); ISBN-10: ‎3030847365; ISBN-13: ‎978-3030847364; Hardcover or ebook; 913 pages.
Written by experts in the field, Endocrine Surgery Comprehensive Board Exam Guide is a valuable source of preparation for the Endocrine Surgery examination and brings Endocrine Surgery to a higher level of expertise by helping to raise the standard of training for future endocrine surgeons.
This book was completed with the expectation that it would benefit all European surgeons looking to be certified in Endocrine Surgery. Additionally, surgeons from the United States and other non-EU countries we hope will also benefit from this book. There is a need for a specialized book that reviews evidence based endocrine surgery that aligns itself with current curriculum standards in the field. The book contains knowledge that is expected to be known on the board examination of the DES. In general, chapters start with a patient’s case followed by questions. The subsequent comprehensive yet concise main text provides all the information needed for a successful DES exam and cites important references. After the patient case and questions, the text goes on to define the condition, the standard of care approach to establish the diagnosis, perform diagnostic tests of choice, review evidence-based treatment options including medical therapy, preparation for surgery. The chapters conclude with follow up care and long term outcomes. The topics discussed within this book closely follow the curriculum of the European Board of Surgery Examination.

Endocrine Emergencies by A. Shifrin

Elsevier; 1st edition (August 6, 2021); ISBN-10: ‎032376097X; ISBN-13: ‎978-0323760973; Hardcover or ebook; 368 pages.
Endocrine emergencies are often potentially life-threatening and can be easily overlooked in patients with no history of endocrine disease. Endocrine Emergencies is a practical guide to identification and treatment for today’s clinicians, offering essential coverage of common and serious emergencies related to endocrine metabolic conditions of the thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary, and adrenal glands

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The Atlas of Parathyroid Surgery by A. Shifrin

June 9, 2020; ISBN: 978-3-030-40755-1; Hardcover or ebook; 151 pages

This Atlas is designed to illustrate different techniques on how to perform successful parathyroidectomy by using traditional four gland exploration approach and minimally invasive approaches, such as the open minimally invasive approach, video-assisted approach, back-door approach, transoral endoscopic parathyroidectomy approach (TOEPVA), and endoscopic lateral parathyroidectomy approach. In addition, most of the authors provided a video of the same case as it is depicted in the chapter.

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The Atlas of Parathyroid Imaging and Pathology by A. Shifrin, D. Neistadt, P. Thind

June 26, 2020; ISBN: 978-3-030-40958-6; Hardcover or ebook; 251 pages

This book, written by experts in the field, provides a visual demonstration of normal, ectopic locations, and difficult-to-localize of parathyroid adenomas using different modalities, such as Sestamibi scan, SPECT/CT Sestamibi scan, neck ultrasound, MRI, thin-cut CT, and 4D CT scans, in patients with PHPT and to describe parathyroid gland–related pathology.

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Barnes and Noble

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Advances in Treatment and Management in Surgical Endocrinology by A. Shifrin

1st Edition, Elsevier, June 2019, ISBN 978-0-323-66195-9. Addresses endocrine diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands as well as familial endocrine syndromes - multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 and 2 (MEN). Includes both surgical and non-surgical treatments, and consolidates today's available information on this timely topic into one convenient resource. Click here to purchase form Elsevier, or here form Amazon

The Atlas of Adrenal Surgery by A. Shifrin

Atlas of Adrenal Surgery. 1st ed. Springer, 2019 Edition. ISBN-13: 978-3030017866, ISBN-10: 3030017869, ISBN 978-3-030-01787-3: Hardcover, eBook, and Kindle editions. A new atlas by Dr. Alexander Shifrin is designed to present a comprehensive and state-of the-art approach to single surgical procedure - adrenal glands surgery.The atlas illustrates different techniques of adrenalectomy that are performed by different renown surgeons. It shows several different approaches to adrenalectomy, which include more commonly used anterior lateral adrenalectomy and more advanced newer techniques of posterior retroperitoneoscopic and robotic adrenalectomies. The text includes extensive illustrations and links to video of all procedures making this an interactive text. Atlas of Adrenal Surgery represents the first single source to provide information on technique and outcomes for a diversity of endocrine surgeons, minimally invasive laparoscopic surgeons, surgical oncologists, urologists and general surgeons.

To purchase, please visit one of the following links:

Barnes and Noble

Dr. Shifrin Part of Oncology Campaign at Hackensack Meridian Health

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Dr. Shifrin is part of the highly specialized team of physicians that helps patients like Katie. A personal trainer, Katie was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and found encouragement with the experts at Hackensack Meridian Health.

Dr. Shifrin Mentioned in Meridian
Health Annual Presidents Update

Jersey Shore Medical Center, in collaboration with the Center for Thyroid, Adrenal and Parathyroid Disease led by Dr. Alexander Shifrin, leads trials investigating genetic changes in patients with endocrine cancers such as thyroid and pancreatic cancer.

Thyroid Cancer Support Groups - Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Dr. Shifrin discusses the monthly support group from Jersey Shore University Medical Center that is dedicated to patients dealing with thyroid cancer. The group is open to anyone affected by the disease including thyroid cancer patients and survivors, along with their family and friends. It is the biggest thyroid cancer support group in New Jersey.

Vince Higgins Shares His Story of Overcoming Thyroid Cancer

Whether for work or leisure, Vince Higgins was always traveling but a thyroid cancer diagnosis grounded him. Vince shares his story of how Meridian Health and Dr. Shifrin helped him get back to health - now he is planning his next adventure.

Meridian Cancer Center Featured in Industry New Jersey Magazine

In the September / October 2015 issue of Industry New Jersey magazine, Meridian Health's Medical Director, Dr. Mark Krasna, talks about the multi-disciplinary, team-focused approach that is used to treat patients with cancer.

Please see below for the full article, which can be viewed on page 345.

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