Alexander L. Shifrin, MD, FACS, FACE, FEBS (Endocrine Surgery), ECNU, FISS



Office Address:
Atlantic Health,
CentraState Medical Center,
Statesir Cancer Center,
901 West Main Street
Freehold, NJ 07728
Phone (732) 792-5003
Fax (732) 536-0919

Alexander Shifrin, MD, Surgical Director of Endocrinology at Atlantic Health, CentraState Medical Center in New Jersey.

Dr Shifrin is the First Fellowship Trained Endocrine Surgeon at Columbia University New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York

Dr Shifrin is Board Certified, fellowship-trained, Trained Endocrine Surgeon specializing only in surgery of parathyroid, thyroid, and adrenal glands. He performs more than 400 minimally invasive thyroid and parathyroid surgeries a year and more than 15 adrenal surgeries a year (including posterior laparoscopic approach).

All parathyroid surgeries are performed as minimally invasive surgeries. Dr Shifrin has about 95 -99% success rate in finding parathyroid adenoma during the first procedure.

Dr Shifrin established the first Endocrine Surgery Program at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in 2006, where he worked until 2022. 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 (such as MEN 1, MEN 2a and 2b, and others), research and training of residents and students. He was granted the title of the Medical Director of Endocrine Oncology at Hackensack Meridian Health System. In 2022, he was hired by the Atlantic Health, CentraState Medical Center, as the Surgical Director of Endocrinology to establish a nationally and internationally recognized endocrine surgery program

Dr Shifrin is also a Professor of Surgery at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine and a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), and Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology (FACE). He is the first and only US endocrine surgeon who was admitted and successfully passed the European Board Exam in endocrine surgery (since no such exam is available in the USA). He was given the title of a Fellow of the European Board of Surgery (FEBS) (Endocrine) in 5/2018, one of the first elected Fellows of the International Society of Surgery (FISS).

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 as a Vice President of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.

Patient Outcomes Highlights 2017
Patient Outcomes CESQIP 2017

Our Center is Dedicated to Serve Patients with Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Adrenal Problems.

Our Goal is to Provide Standard of Care and Evidence-Based Medicine!

"The Best Interest of the Patient is the Only Interest to be Considered" (William Mayo, 1910)

Now Available – "Thyroid Encyclopedia" by Alexander Shifrin, MD and Svetlana Krasnova FNP, published by Balboa Press 4/2022

Now Available – "The Atlas of THYROID Surgery" by Alexander Shifrin, MD, published by Springer

Latest Books By Dr. Alexander Shifrin

Cover image of Thyroid Encyclopedia book

Thyroid Encyclopedia: Encyclopedia of Thyroid Disease, Thyroid Conditions and Thyroid Cancer by Alexander Shifrin and Svetlana Krasnova

Published by Balboa Press, 220 pages, April 4, 2022, ISBN-13: ‎ 979-8765225394. Also available on Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.
The Thyroid Encyclopedia is intended to help all patients, and their family members, to better understand thyroid diseases, thyroid cancer, and thyroid problems. The goal of this book is to educate the patient, as well as help them understand all aspects of their disease and treatment process. Most of the time patients have questions related to the interpretation of their specific test results, the meaning of specific medical terms of their diagnosis, and their treatment plan. A majority of patients, who are reading their own laboratory, radiology, or pathology reports, are not familiar with specific medical terminology related to the thyroid gland and thyroid disease. Sometimes, physicians and health care providers are not available to discuss, or do not have enough time to explain to the patient and interpret all nuances of their diagnosis, test results, or treatment plan. Throughout my 15 years practicing thyroidology (treating patients with thyroid diseases), I have realized that there is not enough information presented to patients during their visits and that patients still have multiple questions leaving their appointments. There is no specific designated practice provider who can explain and interpret to the patient all specific terminology related to her/his disease. The idea to educate and to help the patient along throughout their journey and through their cure is the main reason that the Thyroid Encyclopedia came alive.

Cover image of Atlas of Thyroid Surgery book

Atlas of Thyroid Surgery by A. Shifrin

Springer; 1st ed. 2022 edition (May 9, 2022); ISBN-10: ‎3030936724; ISBN-13: ‎978-3030936723; Hardcover or ebook; 516 pages.
This surgical atlas illustrates the various successful thyroid surgery techniques of world-renowned surgeons. Some approaches presented include total thyroidectomy, right thyroid lobectomy, left thyroid lobectomy, minimally invasive approach to thyroidectomy, video-assisted approach to thyroidectomy, and endoscopic approaches, such as the transaxillary approach, bilateral axillo-breast approach (BABA), and trans-oral thyroid surgery (TOEVA). The Atlas is intended for a broader audience than publications for other procedures since thyroidectomy is among the most common neck procedures. The Atlas of Thyroid Surgery will help all surgeons caring for patients with thyroid disease minimize complications and perform successful thyroidectomy.

Cover image of Endocrine Surgery Comprehensive Board Exam Guide

Endocrine Surgery Comprehensive Board Exam Guide 1st ed. 2022 Edition by Alexander Shifrin (Editor), Marco Raffaelli (Editor), Gregory W. Randolph (Editor), Oliver Gimm (Editor)

Springer; 1st ed. 2022 edition (December 14, 2021); ISBN-10: ‎3030847365; ISBN-13: ‎978-3030847364; Hardcover or ebook; 913 pages.
Written by experts in the field, Endocrine Surgery Comprehensive Board Exam Guide is a valuable source of preparation for the Endocrine Surgery examination and brings Endocrine Surgery to a higher level of expertise by helping to raise the standard of training for future endocrine surgeons.
This book was completed with the expectation that it would benefit all European surgeons looking to be certified in Endocrine Surgery. Additionally, surgeons from the United States and other non-EU countries we hope will also benefit from this book. There is a need for a specialized book that reviews evidence based endocrine surgery that aligns itself with current curriculum standards in the field. The book contains knowledge that is expected to be known on the board examination of the DES. In general, chapters start with a patient’s case followed by questions. The subsequent comprehensive yet concise main text provides all the information needed for a successful DES exam and cites important references. After the patient case and questions, the text goes on to define the condition, the standard of care approach to establish the diagnosis, perform diagnostic tests of choice, review evidence-based treatment options including medical therapy, preparation for surgery. The chapters conclude with follow up care and long term outcomes. The topics discussed within this book closely follow the curriculum of the European Board of Surgery Examination.

Cover image of Endocrine Emergencies book

Endocrine Emergencies by A. Shifrin

Elsevier; 1st edition (August 6, 2021); ISBN-10: ‎032376097X; ISBN-13: ‎978-0323760973; Hardcover or ebook; 368 pages.
Endocrine emergencies are often potentially life-threatening and can be easily overlooked in patients with no history of endocrine disease. Endocrine Emergencies is a practical guide to identification and treatment for today’s clinicians, offering essential coverage of common and serious emergencies related to endocrine metabolic conditions of the thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary, and adrenal glands.

To purchase, please visit one of the following links:
Barnes and Noble

Cover of Atlas of Parathyroid Surgery book

The Atlas of Parathyroid Surgery by A. Shifrin

June 9, 2020; ISBN: 978-3-030-40755-1; Hardcover or ebook; 151 pages

This Atlas is designed to illustrate different techniques on how to perform successful parathyroidectomy by using traditional four gland exploration approach and minimally invasive approaches, such as the open minimally invasive approach, video-assisted approach, back-door approach, transoral endoscopic parathyroidectomy approach (TOEPVA), and endoscopic lateral parathyroidectomy approach. In addition, most of the authors provided a video of the same case as it is depicted in the chapter.

To purchase, please visit one of the following links:
Barnes and Noble

Cover of Atlas of Parathyroid Imaging and Pathology book

The Atlas of Parathyroid Imaging and Pathology by A. Shifrin, D. Neistadt, P. Thind

June 26, 2020; ISBN: 978-3-030-40958-6; Hardcover or ebook; 251 pages

This book, written by experts in the field, provides a visual demonstration of normal, ectopic locations, and difficult-to-localize of parathyroid adenomas using different modalities, such as Sestamibi scan, SPECT/CT Sestamibi scan, neck ultrasound, MRI, thin-cut CT, and 4D CT scans, in patients with PHPT and to describe parathyroid gland–related pathology.

To purchase, please visit one of the following links:
Barnes and Noble

Cover of Advances in Treatment and Management of Endocrinopathies

Advances in Treatment and Management in Surgical Endocrinology by A. Shifrin

1st Edition, Elsevier, June 2019, ISBN 978-0-323-66195-9. Addresses endocrine diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands as well as familial endocrine syndromes - multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 and 2 (MEN). Includes both surgical and non-surgical treatments, and consolidates today's available information on this timely topic into one convenient resource. Click here to purchase from Elsevier, or here from Amazon

Cover of Atlas of Adrenal Surgery book

The Atlas of Adrenal Surgery by A. Shifrin

Atlas of Adrenal Surgery. 1st ed. Springer, 2019 Edition. ISBN-13: 978-3030017866, ISBN-10: 3030017869, ISBN 978-3-030-01787-3: Hardcover, eBook, and Kindle editions. A new atlas by Dr. Alexander Shifrin is designed to present a comprehensive and state-of the-art approach to single surgical procedure - adrenal glands surgery.The atlas illustrates different techniques of adrenalectomy that are performed by different renown surgeons. It shows several different approaches to adrenalectomy, which include more commonly used anterior lateral adrenalectomy and more advanced newer techniques of posterior retroperitoneoscopic and robotic adrenalectomies. The text includes extensive illustrations and links to video of all procedures making this an interactive text. Atlas of Adrenal Surgery represents the first single source to provide information on technique and outcomes for a diversity of endocrine surgeons, minimally invasive laparoscopic surgeons, surgical oncologists, urologists and general surgeons.

To purchase, please visit one of the following links:
Barnes and Noble

Dr. Shifrin Part of Oncology Campaign

Print ad for Katie's patient story

Dr. Shifrin is part of the highly specialized team of physicians that helps patients like Katie. A personal trainer, Katie was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and found encouragement with the experts like Dr Shifrin.

Cancer Center Featured in Industry New Jersey Magazine

In the September / October 2015 issue of Industry New Jersey magazine, Medical Director, Dr. Mark Krasna, talks about the multi-disciplinary, team-focused approach that is used to treat patients with cancer.

Please see below for the full article, which can be viewed on page 345.

LuxSci helps ensure HIPAA-compliance for email and web services.

LuxSci: Secure communications