Alexander Shifrin, M.D., FACS, FACE, Endocrine Surgeon at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, presents groundbreaking case at The American Association of Endocrine Surgeons 34th Annual Meeting

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Alexander Shifrin, M.D., FACS, FACE, Endocrine Surgeon at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, presents groundbreaking case at The American Association of Endocrine Surgeons 34th Annual Meeting

Alexander Shifrin, M.D., FACS, FACE, Endocrine Surgeon at Jersey Shore, recently presented at The American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES) 34th Annual Meeting, which took place April 14 - 16 in Chicago, IL. Dr. Shifrin's presentation, entitled Neuroendocrine Carcinoma Metastatic to the Parathyroid Gland Re-Implanted into the forearm of a Patient with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1 Syndrome: A Challenging Management Dilemma, highlighted the case of a patient suffering from Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN-1 syndrome).

MEN-1, also called Wermer's syndrome, is a rare disorder that affects the endocrine system through development of neoplastic lesions in the pituitary, parathyroid gland and pancreas. MEN-1 can cause tumors in the endocrine glands, thymus, bronchus, stomach and small intestines. Dr. Shifrin's case focused on Metastatic thymic carcinoma to the parathyroid gland. The complexity of the case reflects the caliber and expertise behind Jersey Shore's high volume thyroid and endocrine oncology program.

According to Mark Krasna, M.D., Corporate Medical Director of Oncology, Meridian Cancer Care, "Dr. Shifrin's groundbreaking case, along with his innovative work in endocrinology, helps advance our understanding of endocrine disease and will ultimately lead to improved care and treatment for patients suffering from endocrine disease."

The American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES) is dedicated to the advancement of the science and art of endocrine surgery. Members have clinical expertise in and research interests that focus on endocrine surgical diseases. They are certified by either the American Board of Surgery of the United States, the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada or the equivalent governing boards in Mexico and South America. The AAES is committed to providing surgical expertise in diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal glands as well as in neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas and GI tract.

About Jersey Shore University Medical Center:
Jersey Shore University Medical Center, a member of the Meridian Health family, is a not-for-profit teaching hospital and home to K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital - the first children's hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties. Jersey Shore is the regional provider of cardiac surgery, a program which has been ranked among the best in the Northeast, and is home to the only trauma center and stroke rescue center in the region. Jersey Shore University Medical Center specializes in cardiovascular care, orthopedics and rehabilitation, cancer care, neuroscience, and women's specialty services. For more information on Jersey Shore University Medical Center call 1-800-DOCTORS, or visit www.JerseyShoreUniversityMedicalCenter.com.