Meet Our Endocrine Team

With the collaboration of dedicated endocrine surgeons, endocrinologists, and other specialists, our multidisciplinary team provides a unique approach for patients with thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal diseases and cancers.

Alexander L. Shifrin, M.D., FACS

Specialties
Endocrine Surgery, General Surgery

Board Certifications
General Surgery

To schedule an appointment, please call 732-776-4770.
 
Alexander Shifrin, M.D., is the Medical Director of Endocrine Surgery at Meridian Heath, and Surgical Director of the Center for Thyroid, Parathyroid and Adrenal Diseases at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, New Jersey. Dr. Shifrin is a board certified, Fellowship Trained Endocrine Surgeon specializing in surgery of the parathyroid, thyroid and adrenal glands. 

Dr. Shifrin 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, research and training of residents and students. He was granted a title of the Medical Director of Endocrine Surgical Oncology for all seven hospitals of Meridian Health in January 2016.

Dr. Shifrin serves as Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is board certified by American Board of Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), and Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology (FACE). 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 to the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.

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Michael C. Sullivan, M.D., M.H.S

Specialties
Endocrine Surgery, General Surgery

Board Certifications
General Surgery

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Michael C. Sullivan, M.D., M.H.S., is a fellowship trained endocrine surgeon who joined the Center for Thyroid, Parathyroid and Adrenal Disease after completing an Endocrine Surgery Fellowship at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston. His expertise includes surgery on the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands. In 2004, he obtained an A.B. degree in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology from Princeton University, before graduating from UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 2008. Dr. Sullivan subsequently completed his General Surgery Residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital in 2015.

Dr. Sullivan has presented at national conferences and regional meetings including the Annual Academic Surgical Congress, the New England Surgical Society, and at the Society of Surgical Oncology’s Annual Cancer Symposium. Dr. Sullivan has been recognized for his professional accomplishments and brings an array of achievements to Hackensack Meridian Health, including the Rudolph C. Camishion M.D., Award for Academic Excellence in Surgery in 2008 and the Yale Department of Surgery Clinical Research Resident of the Year in 2012. In 2014 he was given the Betsy Winters House Staff Award by the Yale School of Medicine for excellence in student education. Additionally, in 2015 Dr. Sullivan served as the Educational Chief Resident in General Surgery at Yale. Along with his appointment at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dr. Sullivan spent time training at Massachusetts General Hospital and was an Instructor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School.

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Danielle E. Lann, M.D.

Specialties
Endocrinology

Board Certifications
Endocrinology, Internal Medicine

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Oncology Nurse Navigator Program

The Oncology Nurse Navigator Program, led by Joan Hallman, BSN, RN-BC, OCN, Registered Nurse, is available to help cancer patients and their families on their journey through treatment every step of the way. Our registered nurse navigator assures individualized assistance, support, and services for those diagnosed with cancer. Working with affiliated physicians, social workers, genetic counselors, clinical research associates, and dieticians, the nurse navigator helps coordinate all aspects of cancer patient care.

Through the free patient navigation service, patients and families have access to an invaluable resource who can assist answer questions about tests and diagnostics, coordinate treatment and follow-up care, assist with making appointments, and provide information on everything from support groups to medical insurance. Specializing in thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal cancers including endocrine syndromes, the registered nurse navigator blends clinical experience, passion for patient advocacy, and personal experiences to help guide every cancer patient facing a diagnosis on their individual cancer journey.

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