Afreen Idris Shariff, MD, MBBS Afreen Idris Shariff, MD, MBBS

Afreen Idris Shariff, MD, MBBS

Diabetes and Metabolism Specialist, Endocrinologist

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ABOUT ME

Apart from managing common endocrine diseases, my focus is treating patients with endocrine side effects from new cancer therapies. A new cancer therapy, called immunotherapy uses the body's own immune system to destroy cancer cells. While this sounds remarkable, there are some unexpected effects on the endocrine glands. Being diagnosed with cancer is a life changing experience and our team is here to provide advanced and comprehensive care. I believe strongly in putting the patient in the center of decision making and understanding their lifestyle and everyday challenges is important to me. Knowing this helps tailor a realistic plan where patients are more likely to be successful in managing their condition. I am an active member of the American Diabetes Association, The Endocrine Society and American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. Apart from work, I enjoy exploring cultures through travel and food, enjoy art projects with my son and jewelry making.   

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
Hindi, English
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Training
EDUCATION
MBBS, Deccan College of Medical Science (India), 2008
RESIDENCY
Internal Medicine, East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine (North Carolina), 2011-2014
FELLOWSHIP
Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, Duke University Medical Center, 2015-2017
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Meta
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research interests focus on determining better ways to identify, characterize and treat patients that develop endocrine side effects from immunotherapy. 

PUBLICATIONS
View Afreen Shariff's publications on PubMed
Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Medpage Today