Alexander Shifrin, MD, General Surgery, Neptune, NJ, Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center

AlexanderLShifrinMDFACS, FACE, ECNU, FEBS (endocrine), FISS

General Surgery Neptune, NJ


• Director of Endocrine Oncology at Hackensack Meridian Health of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, New Jersey • Surgical Director, Center for Thyroid, Parathyroid and Adrenal Diseases. Jersey Shore University Medical Center, NJ • Associate Attending, Endocrine Surgeon, Department of Surgery, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, 1945 State Rt. 33, Neptune, NJ 07754 • Clinical Associate Professor of

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Education & Training

  • Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
    Columbia University College of Physicians & SurgeonsFellowship, Endocrine Surgery, 2005 - 2006
  • Penn State University
    Penn State UniversityResidency, General Surgery, 2001 - 2005
  • Penn State University
    Penn State UniversityFellowship, Surgical Critical Care, 2002 - 2003
  • University of Pennsylvania Health System
    University of Pennsylvania Health SystemResidency, General Surgery, 2000 - 2001
  • University Pennsylvania School of Medicine
    University Pennsylvania School of MedicinePost-Doctoral Fellowship, Molecular Biology, Immunology, and Gene Therapy, 1999 - 2001
  • St Petersburg Medical State Academy
    St Petersburg Medical State AcademyClass of 1992
  • Leningrad Nursing SchoolB.S., Licensed Registered Nurse, with Honors, 1982 - 1985

Certifications & Licensure

  • NJ State Medical License
    NJ State Medical License 2006 - 2021
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2005 - 2021
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 1998 - 2006
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery
  • American College of EndocrinologyECNU
  • European Board of SurgeryFellow of the European Board of Surgery (FEBS) (Endocrine)

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Fellow International Society of Surgery, 2019
  • Fellow European Board of Surgery, 2018
  • Award for the Best Case Winner AAES, 2017
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Clinical impact of testing for mutations and microRNAs in thyroid nodules  
    J. Sistrunk, A. Shifrin, M. Frager, et al, Diagn Cytopathol, 1/23/2019
  • Positive Germline Selection in an Extended Pedigree with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2 carrying V804M mutation in the RET gene  
    L. Peddareddygari, P. Shah, A.Pahwa, A. Fay, A. Shifrin and Raji Grewal, World Journal of Oncology, 1/1/2016
  • Molecular testing for miRNA, mRNA and DNA on fine needle aspiration improves the preoperative diagnosis of thyroid nodules with indeterminate cytology  
    E. Labourier, A. Shifrin, A. Busseniers, M. Lupo, M. Manganelli, B. Andruss, D. Wylie, S. Beaudenon-Huibregtse, J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 1/1/2015
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Books/Book Chapters


  • Prognostic assessment of recurrence and radioactive iodine (RAI) resistance in adult and pediatric patients using mutational analysis of metastatic lymph nodes from di...
    Alexander Shifrin, Michele Fischer, Trevor Paul, Brian Erler, Katherine Gheysens, Prachi Baodhankar, Joanna W. Song-Yang, Samantha Taylor, Venkata Arun Timmaraju, Alid..., AAES 37th Annual Meeting, 1/1/2016
  • Pediatric and young adult patients with sporadic thyroid nodules have a very high rate of malignancy and presented with more advanced disease and a high prevalence of ...
    Michele Fischer, Santosh Eapen, Margarita Smotkin-Tangorra, Brian Erler, Min Zheng, and Alexander Shifrin, AAES 37th Annual Meeting, 1/1/2016
  • Primary Hyperparathyroidism in Teenagers and Young Adults has More Dramatic Initial Presentation With an Emergency Room Admission Due to a Very High Hypercalcemia and ...
    M. Fischer, S. Eapen, M. Smotkin-Tangorra, B. Erler, M. Zheng, and A. Shifrin, AACE, 24th Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress, Nashville, TN, 1/13/2015
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  • Retired nurse with a challenging thyroid nodule 
    Durham, NC - 1/1/2018
  • Killing two bird with one stone 
    Durham, NC - 1/1/2018
  • Outcomes of patients with thyroid nodules clinically tested using a combination of mutation and microRNA classification: Interim results of a multicenter registry study 
    Washington, DC - 1/1/2018
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  • �Pheochromocytoma: The Fact You Need to Know� Patients� Education Pamphlet 
    Shifrin AL, NADF
  • Multidisciplinary Care and Patient Support are Critical Components of Thyroid Cancer Treatment 
    Shifrin AL, Meridian CancerCareViews
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1. 
    Shifrin AL, Meridian CancerCareViews
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Authored Content

  • Atlas of Adrenal SurgeryJune 2019

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