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Afreen Idris Shariff, MD, MBBS
Apart from managing common endocrine diseases, I focus on two conditions. Along with the oncology team, I co-manage a large number of patients who develop endocrine (thyroid, adrenal, pituitary, and type 1 diabetes) side effects from new cancer therapies called immune check point inhibitors. I understand that being diagnosed with cancer is a life changing experience and my team and I are here to provide evidence-based, comprehensive care to our patients. I have also developed a program called Managing Ethnic Diabetes Effectively (MEDE), which puts culture at the center of the discussion when managing diabetes in South Asians. I believe that incorporating cultural food and lifestyle choices in developing treatment plans with patients ensures their success. I am an active member of the American Diabetes Association and The Endocrine Society and American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. Apart from work, I enjoy exploring cultures through travel and food and enjoy art projects with my son.
Clinical Focus and Research
My research interests focus on determining better ways to identify, characterize and treat patients that develop endocrine side effects from immunotherapy.
View Afreen Shariff's publications on PubMed
- First Health
- Gateway Health Alliance
- Halifax Physician-Hospital Organization
- MultiPlan / Private Healthcare Systems
- OneNet PPO
Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.