About the Author

Alexander Shifrin, MD, FACS, FACE, ECNU, FEBS (Endocrine), FISS Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, Rutgers RWJ Medical School; Associate Professor of Surgery, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine; Director of Endocrine Oncology at Hackensack Meridian Health of Monmouth and Ocean Counties; Surgical Director, Center for Thyroid, Parathyroid and Adrenal Diseases; Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

After completing General Surgery Residency Program from superb academic universities, University of Pennsylvania and Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center, and two fellowships, Surgical Critical Care at Penn State and then Endocrine Surgery Fellowship at Columbia New York Presbyterian Hospital, in 2006 he established the first Endocrine Surgery Program in New Jersey at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. With more than 15 years’ experience as an Endocrine Surgeon and the leader of the busiest and the most successful Endocrine Surgery Program in New Jersey, he was elected as a Vice President of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and become one of the first surgeons granted the status of the Fellow of the International Society of Surgery (FISS). He has attained three Board Certifications:

  • by the American Board of Surgery (ABS),
  • by the American College of Endocrinology in Endocrine Neck Ultrasound and Ultrasound

Guided Thyroid Biopsy (ECNU),

  • by the European Board of Endocrine Surgery (FEBS).

One of the most successful parts of his academic career was his publishing experience. Beside multiple medical articles in peer-reviewed medical journals, he has published several medical books and atlases. Completing an extensive list of publication including seven endocrine surgery books within the past three years as the editor:

Collaboratively publishing the first Endocrine Surgery Board Exam preparation manuscript, “Endocrine Surgery Comprehensive Board Exam Guide” was a detailed and complicated process involving managing collaborative efforts of world leaders in Endocrine Surgery, and the international community through Springer publisher.

Svetlana Krasnova, RN, MSN, FNP-C, RNFA, CNOR.

Family Nurse Practitioner who has been working at the Department Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery at Rutgers University School of Medicine. She graduated at the top of her class with Honors in Master’s Degree in Nursing from Georgian Court University, and then received Advance Nurse Practitioner Degree as Family Nurse Practitioner (Adult and Pediatric) from Monmouth University. She published several book chapters on thyroid diseases.

Other Books

Atlas of Parathyroid Surgery