Svetlana Shifrin-Douglas, MD

Svetlana Shifrin-Douglas, MD is Board Certified in Endocrinology and Metabolism. Since 2003 she has been practicing in the field of Endocrinology. She has been providing consultations to patients with endocrine disorders and conducting research as an Assistant Professor at one of the Pennsylvania major referral center - Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center for 7 years.

Work Experience:

  1. Present: Private Endocrinology Practice
  2. 2005-2012: Assistant Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology
    Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA

She was a part of the leading-edge clinical care team at the Division of Endocrinology of the major tertiary referral center. She also has provided outpatient and inpatient care for patients with thyroid diseases, bone diseases, polycystic ovary disease, endocrine cancers and tumors (thyroid cancers, pituitary and adrenal tumors), abnormalities of water metabolism, hirsutism, obesity, and weight control problems. She provided consultations to patients with difficult conditions who were referred from community by private endocrinologists.

Being an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, she has provided training for fellows in endocrinology. She had been actively involved in the education of medical residents, interns and students. She has also participated in cutting edge research in field of Endocrinology and Metabolism. She has a published article in one of the top peer-reviewed endocrine journals, Thyroid.


  1. Fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism (2003-2005),
    Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA
  2. Residency in Internal Medicine
    (1999-2002), Pinnacle Health Hospital, Harrisburg, PA
  3. Medical School
    Khabarovsk State Medical University, Russia


  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists


  • American Board of Endocrinology and Metabolism, 2005
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, 2002
  • American College of Endocrinology, AACE Thyroid Ultrasound and FNA Biopsy Course, 2006
  • The International Society for Clinical Densitometry, 2005

Publications / Lectures

  • “Anaplastic Thyroid Carcinoma in a Young Woman: A Rare Case of Survival.” Thyroid 2009 Jul;19(7):775-9
  • “Primary and Metastatic Parathyroid Malignancies: A Rare or Underdiagnosed Condition?” J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2014 Dec 9
  • “Post-Operative Hypocalcemia and Hypoparathyroidism” JSUMC Thyroid Cancer Support Group 1/2013
  • “Guidelines of Hypothyroidism Treatment in Adults” Bayshore Hospital CME Grand Rounds 2/2013
  • "Hypothyroidism in Adults" Riverview Hospital CME Grand Rounds 4/2013
  • "Vitamin D and its Effects on the Body" Meridian Fitness and Wellness Center, Hazlet 7/09/2013
  • "Solving the Mystery of Thyroid" JSUMC, AAPC Meeting 11/2014