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Endocrine Surgical Expert Alexander L. Shifrin Joins Centrastate Healthcare System to Head New Endocrine Program

By |2022-08-01T14:22:55-04:00August 1st, 2022|

Alexander L. Shifrin, MD, FACS, FACE, ECNU, FEBS (endocrine surgery), FISS, has joined the staff of Surgical Associates of CentraState and CentraState Healthcare System in Freehold as the surgical director of CentraState’s Endocrine Program. A board-certi­fied endocrine surgeon focusing exclusively on diagnosis and surgical treatment of thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal disease, Dr. Shifrin has performed thousands of endocrine surgeries over his career.

“Dr. Shifrin brings nationally renowned expertise in endocrine surgery to our team that will greatly benefit patients in our region, and we are honored that he has chosen to practice here,” said Alexander Itskovich, MD, Medical Director of the Statesir Cancer Center at CentraState. “He is a thought leader in the field who will bring tertiary endocrine care to our system.”

A national leader in his field, Dr. Shifrin has played key roles in prestigious clinical trials and is a prolific author, having written or contributed to dozens of textbooks and other publications on endocrine surgery.

Dr. Shifrin performs innovative techniques in minimally invasive surgeries, including outpatient thyroid and outpatient parathyroid surgery, posterior retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy surgery, minimally invasive video-assisted endoscopic parathyroidectomy, and ultrasound guided FNA thyroid biopsy.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Endocrinology, the International Society of Surgery, the European Board of Surgery (Endocrine Surgery), and board-certified in Surgery by the American Board of Surgery, and in Endocrine Neck Ultrasound and FNA Thyroid Biopsy by the American College of Endocrinology.

Dr. Shifrin was fellowship-trained in endocrine surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and New York Presbyterian Hospital; trauma and surgical critical care at Penn State Milton Hershey Medical Center; and general surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn State Milton Hershey Medical Center.

He has authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, medical books and atlases, including Atlas of Thyroid Surgery, Atlas of Parathyroid Surgery, Atlas of Adrenal Surgery, Atlas of Parathyroid Imaging and Pathology and Endocrine Emergencies.

“I am thrilled to join the CentraState Healthcare System team and looking forward to providing care to both my current and new patients while growing comprehensive endocrine services here.”

ABOUT CENTRASTATE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

CentraState Healthcare System, a partner of Atlantic Health System, is a fully accredited, not-for-profit, community-based health system that provides comprehensive health services in the central New Jersey region. In addition to offering a full range of leading-edge diagnostic and treatment options, CentraState serves as a valuable health partner focused on the latest ways to prevent disease, promote healthy behaviors, and help people of all ages live life well. Based in Freehold, CentraState is comprised of a 284-bed acute-care hospital, a vibrant health and wellness campus, three award-winning senior living communities, a charitable foundation, and four convenient satellite health pavilions. The system also offers a family medicine residency and geriatric fellowship training program in affiliation with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Among its many honors and accreditations, CentraState is one of less than two percent of hospitals nationwide to earn Magnet® designation for nursing excellence four times. To learn more, visit centrastate.com.

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