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Ismat Shafiq, M.B.B.S.

Ismat Shafiq, M.B.B.S.

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

4.9 out of 5 stars
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Endocrinology - Rochester

Ambulatory Care Center at Strong Memorial Hospital
601 Elmwood Avenue, 3rd Floor
Rochester, NY 14620

Endocrinology - Brighton

Clinton Crossings, Building H
2400 South Clinton Avenue, Suite 135
Rochester, NY 14620

Neurosurgery - Brighton

2180 South Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618

About Me

Certified Specialties

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism - American Board of Internal Medicine

Faculty Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Medicine, Endocrine/Metabolism (SMD)

Associate Professor - Department of Neurosurgery (SMD) - Joint


Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2008 - 2010

Residency, Internal Medicine, Sisters of Charity Hospital of Buffalo-GME. 2006 - 2008

Internship, Internal Medicine, Sisters of Charity Hospital of Buffalo-GME. 2005 - 2006


MBBS | Khyber Medical College (Pakistan). 2001


Austin Flint House staff Award. 2007 - 2008

Chief Resident. 2007 - 2008


Journal Articles

Prolactin at moderately increased levels confers a neuroprotective effect in non-secreting pituitary macroadenomas.

Paul DA, Rodrigue A, Contento N, Haber S, Hoang R, Rahmani R, Hirad A, Shafiq I, Williams Z, Vates GE

PloS one.. 2022 17 (8):e0271690. Epub 08/03/2022.

Pituitary Society Delphi Survey: An international perspective on endocrine management of patients undergoing transsphenoidal surgery for pituitary adenomas.

Tritos NA, Fazeli PK, McCormack A, Mallea-Gil SM, Pineyro MM, Christ-Crain M, Frara S, Labadzhyan A, Ioachimescu AG, Shimon I, Takahashi Y, Gurnell M, Fleseriu M,

Pituitary.. 2021 July 20 Epub 07/20/2021.

Testing telediagnostic thyroid ultrasound in Peru: a new horizon in expanding access to imaging in rural and underserved areas.

Marini TJ, Weiss SL, Gupta A, Zhao YT, Baran TM, Garra B, Shafiq I, Oppenheimer DC, Egoavil MS, Ortega RL, Quinn RA, Kan J, Dozier AM, Tamayo L, Carlotto C, Castaneda B

Journal of endocrinological investigation.. 2021 May 10 Epub 05/10/2021.

Nonabsorbable intrasellar stent placement for recurrent Rathke cleft cyst: illustrative case.

Ellens NR, Miller MC, Shafiq I, Williams ZR, Vates GE

Journal of neurosurgery. Case lessons.. 2021 April 121 (15):CASE2117. Epub 04/12/2021.

Nonabsorbable intrasellar stent placement for recurrent Rathke cleft cyst: illustrative case

Nathaniel R. Ellens, Matthew C. Miller, Ismat Shafiq, Zoe R. Williams, and G. Edward Vates.

Journal of Neurosurgery: Case lessons. 2021; Volume 1(Issues 15).

Empty Sella Syndrome as a Window Into the Neuroprotective Effects of Prolactin.

Paul DA, Strawderman E, Rodriguez A, Hoang R, Schneider CL, Haber S, Chernoff BL, Shafiq I, Williams ZR, Vates GE, Mahon BZ

Frontiers in medicine.. 2021 8 :680602. Epub 07/08/2021.

Diabetic ketoacidosis following PEG-asparaginase therapy.

Ahmad MH, Shafiq I

Endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism case reports.. 2018 October 312018 :18-0064. Epub 10/31/2018.

Thyroid Sarcoidosis Presenting as Hürthle-Cell Neoplasm: Case Report and Literature Review

Shafiq, Ismat; Saber, Suzan; Van der Sloot, Paul G.; Giampoli, Ellen J.

Clinical Thyroidology. 2018; 30(1).


Geer EB, Shafiq I, Gordon MB, Bonert V, Ayala A, Swerdloff RS, Katznelson L, Lalazar Y, Manuylova E, Pulaski-Liebert KJ, Carmichael JD, Hannoush Z, Surampudi V, Broder MS, Cherepanov D, Eagan M, Lee J, Said Q, Neary MP, Biller BM

Endocrine practice : official journal of the American College of Endocrinology and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.. 2017 August 23 (8):962-970. Epub 06/14/2017.

Acromegaly: Underdiagnosed in Patients with Prolactinoma (PDF)

Ekaterina Manuylova; G. Edward Vates; Ismat Shafiq.

Journal of Nature and Science (JNSCI). 2017; 3(8): 418.

Geographic variation in cost of care for pituitary tumor surgery.

Lee CC, Kimmell KT, Lalonde A, Salzman P, Miller MC, Calvi LM, Manuylova E, Shafiq I, Edward Vates G

Pituitary.. 2016 October 19 (5):515-21. Epub 1900 01 01.

The Caveats of Corticotropin Stimulation Test in Diagnosing Secondary Adrenal Insufficiency: Case Reports and Literature Review

Ekaterina Manuylova, Laura M. Calvi, Catherine Hastings, G. Edward Vates, Maryanne Stahlecker-Etter, Kenneth Foxx, Ismat Shafiq.

J Endocrinol Metab. 2016; 6(5): 154-157.

Orbital Pseudotumor in a Patient Treated With Zoledronic Acid: A Case Report and Pertinent Literature Review

Ekaterina Manuylova, Nancy Clark, and Ismat Shafiq.

AACE Clinical Case Reports. 2016; 2(2): e106-e109.

Late presentation of acromegaly in medically controlled prolactinoma patients.

Manuylova E, Calvi LM, Hastings C, Vates GE, Johnson MD, Cave WT, Shafiq I

Endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism case reports.. 2016 2016 Epub 10/17/2016.


Manuylova E, Calvi LM, Vates GE, Hastings C, Shafiq I

Endocrine practice : official journal of the American College of Endocrinology and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.. 2015 August 21 (8):897-902. Epub 06/29/2015.


StatPearls (2020)

Chapter: Craniopharyngioma

Authors: Michael Ortiz Torres , Ismat Shafiq , Fassil B. Mesfin

Publisher: StatPearls Publishing 2020

StatPearls (2020)

Chapter: Pediatric Craniopharyngioma.

Authors: Ortiz Torres M, Shafiq I, Mesfin FB.

Publisher: StatPearls Publishing 2020

StatPearls (2020)

Chapter: Pituitary Adenoma.

Authors: Russ S, Anastasopoulou C, Shafiq I.

Publisher: StatPearls Publishing 2020

Adults CNS Radiation Oncology (2018)

Chapter: Hypopituitarism

Authors: Sara J Hardy, Ismat Shafiq, Michael T Milano, G Edward Vates, Louis S Constine

Publisher: Springer 2018

Transsphenoidal Surgery: Complication Avoidance and Management Techniques (2017)

Chapter: Transsphenoidal Surgery for Craniopharyngiomas. In Transsphenoidal Surgery

Authors: Kenneth Foxx, Stephen Sandwell, Howard Silberstein, G. Edward Vates, Matthew Miller, Ismat Shafiq, Ekaterina Manuylova, Laura Calvi

Publisher: Springer 2017

Ratings & Comments

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5.0 stars

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Patient Comments

5.0 stars

Dr. Shafiq is awesome!

Feb 28, 2024

5.0 stars

Dr. Shafiq is the best she is a great dr. and cares for her patients.

Dec 29, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr. Shafiq shows great care and listens to my question and any concerns.

Nov 07, 2023

Dr. Shafiq is awesome. Takes time to explain things at the level appropriate for me, and includes me in making decisions about treatments etc.

Nov 01, 2023

5.0 stars

As a patient of Dr. Shafiq we have gotten to know each other over the years and [...]

Aug 17, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr. Shafiq is a wonderful doctor and I am so thankful she is my doctor.

Jul 09, 2023

My doctor is so nice. I like her

Apr 08, 2023

4.2 stars

Dr. Shafiq was very good at explaining everything and her thought process on her decisions. Was very kind and caring.

Mar 31, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr. Shafiq was great! Very helpful and patient.

Dec 21, 2022

5.0 stars

Recommend Dr. Shafiq ALWAYS. Spouse recommended Dr. Shafiq to me so there ya go!

Dec 11, 2022

This was an amazing experience!

Oct 06, 2022


She was excellent.

Oct 04, 2022


Very informative and caring.Dr explained everything to me

Sep 28, 2022


Dr. Shafiq is wonderful knows about my condition and treats me with respect.

Sep 21, 2022


Excellent care provider!!

Aug 06, 2022



Jun 27, 2022


As I have said, Dr. Shafiq is very caring and shows great concern. I have already recommended her to a family member.

Apr 02, 2022


Everything is wonderful

Mar 18, 2022


Dr Shafiq is one in a million! She is genuine, kind, intelligent, and very thorough. I am lucky to have her as my provider.

Mar 15, 2022


I have been seeing Dr. Shafiq for quite some time and have answered numerous questionnaires about her care. She is excellent, and we have a first-rate relationship. [...]

Feb 17, 2022

Very happy with Doctor care.

Feb 15, 2022


Wow, was waiting for me when I went into the exam room and I was early. Unbelievable!

Feb 11, 2022

I appreciate Dr. Shafiq, and have recommended her to many.

Feb 10, 2022