GERTI TASHKO, M.D.
Blood Pressure Specialist
Cholesterol / Lipid Specialist
American Invitational Math Examination Award, 1994
Summa Cum Laude, GPA 4.0, Bachelor of Science — University of Maryland College Park, 2000
Doctor of Medicine — University of Maryland School of Medicine, 2004
Internal Medicine Internship and Residency — Penn State Medical Center, 2008
Endocrine Fellowship, Research Focused — Penn State Medical Center, 2011
Author and coauthor of several medical articles, 1998-2017
Involved in research projects at National Institutes of Health (NIH), Walter Reed Army Medical Center, University of Maryland Baltimore, and Penn State Hershey Medical Center, 1994-2011
ABIM board certified in Internal Medicine, 2008
ABIM board certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, 2011
Certified Clinical Hypertension Specialist — American Society of Hypertension, June 2016
Certified Clinical Lipid Specialist — American Board of Clinical Lipidology, October 2018
1 of the 3 physicians in the U.S.A. to be certified in Diabetes, Hypertension and Dyslipidemia.
Main clinical interest is METABOLIC SYNDROME and its related conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, obesity, insulin resistance, thyroid dysfunction, polycystic ovarian syndrome, low testosterone, and hormonal imbalance.
My mission as a physician is to apply evidence-based medicine, tailored to patients’ needs — by developing a meaningful partnership via trust, understanding, and education.
My patients should expect a compassionate and thorough discussion on diagnosis, management, and treatment.
Hobbies include fitness, football, J.S.Bach music, history and keeping up with recent medical research and literature. I frequently post new clinical findings online here.