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Ismat Shafiq, M.B.B.S.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 276-4994

Office: (585) 275-2901

Fax: (585) 273-1288

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Endocrinology, Hospital Medicine


Professional Background

Dr. Shafiq received her medical education from Khyber Medical College, Pakistan. She completed Internal medicine residency training at Catholic Health System, University of Buffalo, NY. She then completed fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism here at the University of Rochester. In her current role as clinical director of the Multi-disciplinary Pituitary clinic, Dr. Shafiq's primary focus is Pituitary disease and bringing state of the art care to patients with pituitary disorders. Dr. Shafiq is also interested in thyroid disease, specifically, thyroid ultrasounds and ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration.



MBBS | Khyber Medical College (Pakistan)

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2008 - 07/15/2010
Fellowship in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at University of Rochester Medical Center

06/26/2006 - 06/29/2008
Residency in Internal Medicine at Sisters of Charity Hospital of Buffalo-GME

06/13/2005 - 06/25/2006
Internship in Internal Medicine at Sisters of Charity Hospital of Buffalo-GME

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2007 - 2008
Austin Flint House staff Award

2007 - 2008
Chief Resident


Journal Articles

Paul DA, Rodrigue A, Contento N, Haber S, Hoang R, Rahmani R, Hirad A, Shafiq I, Williams Z, Vates GE. "Prolactin at moderately increased levels confers a neuroprotective effect in non-secreting pituitary macroadenomas." PloS one.. 2022 17(8):e0271690. Epub 2022 Aug 03.

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 Society Delphi Survey: An international perspective on endocrine management of patients undergoing transsphenoidal surgery for pituitary adenomas." Pituitary.. 2021 Jul 20; Epub 2021 Jul 20.

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. "Testing telediagnostic thyroid ultrasound in Peru: a new horizon in expanding access to imaging in rural and underserved areas." Journal of endocrinological investigation.. 2021 May 10; Epub 2021 May 10.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Craniopharyngioma
Book Title: StatPearls
Author List: Michael Ortiz Torres , Ismat Shafiq , Fassil B. Mesfin
Published By: StatPearls Publishing 2020

Chapter Title: Pituitary Adenoma.
Book Title: StatPearls
Author List: Russ S, Anastasopoulou C, Shafiq I.
Published By: StatPearls Publishing 2020

Chapter Title: Pediatric Craniopharyngioma.
Book Title: StatPearls
Author List: Ortiz Torres M, Shafiq I, Mesfin FB.
Published By: StatPearls Publishing 2020