Afreen Shariff

Associate Professor of Medicine
Afreen Shariff
Afreen Shariff


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


Associate Professor of Medicine in the School of Medicine

2024 School of Medicine

Member of the Duke Cancer Institute in the School of Medicine

2019 School of Medicine


M.B.B.S. 2008

2008 University of Hyderabad (India)

Internal Medicine Residency

2014 East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine

Fellowship in Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition, Medicine

2017 Duke University School of Medicine

Publications, Grants & Awards

DCI Centers, Cancer Types & Labs