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 co-author 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 certified in Internal Medicine — American Board of Internal Medicine, 2008
ABIM certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism — American Board of Internal Medicine, 2011
ASH certified in Clinical Hypertension — American Society of Hypertension, June 2016
ABCL certified in Clinical Lipidology — American Board of Clinical Lipidology, October 2018
ABOM certified in Obesity Medicine — American Board of Obesity Medicine, May 2020
The only physician in the U.S.A. certified in Endocrinology/Diabetes, Hypertension, Dyslipidemia, and Obesity*
The 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 endocrinology 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 recent medical research and literature review. I frequently post new clinical findings online here (www.GertiTashkoMD.com*)