Afreen Idris Shariff, MBBS

Assistant Professor of Medicine

During my training at Duke, I developed a keen interest in understanding more about novel cancer therapies and its effect on the endocrine system. I currently see patients with patients with general endocrine disorders and focus heavily on immunotherapy associated endocrinopathies. I work specifically in the areas of streamlined and evidence based clinical care in collaboration with oncology. My research involves identifying factors that predispose patients to develop these immune related adverse events.
In addition, I focus on outcomes of patients with diabetes who belong to different ethnic groups, specifically South Asians. I like to put culture in the center of the discussion when discussing lifestyle changes with patients. This makes it easier and more acceptable for patients to incorporate lifestyle changes which are critical in managing diabetes effectively.

Education and Training

  • Fellowship in Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition, Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, 2015 - 2017
  • Internal Medicine Residency, The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, 2011 - 2014
  • M.B.B.S., University of Hyderabad (India), 2008

Publications

Shariff, AI, Syed, S, Shelby, RA, Force, J, Clarke, JM, D'Alessio, D, and Corsino, L. "Novel cancer therapies and their association with diabetes." Journal of Molecular Endocrinology 62, no. 2 (February 2019): R187-R199. (Review)

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Herbst, R, Bolton, W, Shariff, A, and Green, JB. "Cardiovascular Outcome Trial Update in Diabetes: New Evidence, Remaining Questions." Current diabetes reports 17, no. 9 (September 2017): 67-. (Review)

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Misaghian-Xanthos, N, Shariff, AI, Mekala, K, Fearrington, LR, Setji, TL, Aloi, JA, and Buse, JB. "Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitors and Diabetic Ketoacidosis: A Case Series From Three Academic Institutions." Diabetes care 40, no. 6 (June 2017): e65-e66. (Letter)

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Shariff, AI, Gratian, L, and Perkins, J. "A rare presentation of TSH secreting pituitary macroadenoma with coexisting primary hypothyroidism from Hashimoto’s thyroiditis." In The Art of Neuroendocrinology: A Case-Based Approach to Medical Decision-Making, 35-44. January 1, 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Desai, T, Dhingra, V, Shariff, A, Shariff, A, Lerma, E, Singla, P, Kachare, S, Syed, Z, Minhas, D, Madanick, R, and Fang, X. "Quantifying the Twitter Influence of Third Party Commercial Entities versus Healthcare Providers in Thirteen Medical Conferences from 2011 - 2013." January 2016.

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Shariff, AI, Stahl, JL, and Cook, FJ. "An Instructive Case of Hyperemesis Gravidarum, Wernicke's Encephalopathy, and Primary Hyperparathyroidism." June 2014.

Scholars@Duke

Shariff, AI, Fang, X, and Desai, T. "Using social media to create a professional network between physician-trainees and the American Society of Nephrology." Advances in chronic kidney disease 20, no. 4 (July 2013): 357-363. (Review)

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Desai, T, Shariff, A, Dhingra, V, Minhas, D, Eure, M, and Kats, M. "Is content really king? An objective analysis of the public's response to medical videos on YouTube." PloS one 8, no. 12 (January 2013): e82469-.

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Desai, T, Shariff, A, Shariff, A, Kats, M, Fang, X, Christiano, C, and Ferris, M. "Tweeting the meeting: an in-depth analysis of Twitter activity at Kidney Week 2011." Plos One 7, no. 7 (January 2012): e40253-null.

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Rajkumar, R, Shariff, AI, Choi, J-I, Huang, GT, Pandit, KV, Sembrat, JC, Ishizawar, DC, Richards, TJ, Benos, PV, Kaminski, N, and Ahmad, F. "Integration of Genome-Wide MicroRNA and mRNA Expression Profiles in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension and Pulmonary Hypertension Associated with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis." Circulation 124:A15511, no. 21 (November 22, 2011).

Scholars@Duke