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Afreen Idris Shariff

Associate Professor of Medicine
Medicine, Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition


Afreen Shariff, MD is an endocrinologist with expertise in endocrine disease in cancer patients. She is the Director of the Duke Endo-Oncology Program and an Associate Director for the Cancer Therapy Toxicity Program at the Duke Center for Cancer Immunotherapy. She holds a faculty appointment as an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Duke University School of Medicine.

Dr. Shariff completed her medical school in India from Deccan College of Medical Sciences, Internal Medicine training from East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine and fellowship in Endocrinology from Duke University School of Medicine. Her clinical work and research is focused on high value care for endocrine disease in cancer patients.

She also chairs the Oncoendocrinology Special Interest Group (SIG) with the Endocrine Society and influences global networking, clinical practice and education in the field of Oncoendocrinology. At Duke, Dr. Shariff's work includes developing interdisciplinary partnerships, creating the clinical infrastructure and framework needed for AI assisted clinical decision making to improve access and coordinated care for patients with cancer therapy related toxicities. She also hosts and produces the podcast series Checkpoint NOW that emphasizes shared decision making between oncologists and subspecialists

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor of Medicine · 2024 - Present Medicine, Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition, Medicine
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute · 2019 - Present Duke Cancer Institute, Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

University of Hyderabad (India) · 2008 M.B.B.S.