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Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.
— Hippocrates

GERTI TASHKO, M.D.

Endocrinologist

Diabetes Specialist

Blood Pressure Specialist

Cholesterol / Lipid Specialist

 

Professional Highlights:

  • 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.