Skand Shekhar, M.D., DABIM

Clinical Endocrinology Fellow

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Skand Shekhar, M.D., DABIM, a clinical fellow in adult endocrinology in NIH’s Inter-Institute Endocrinology Training Program, is pursuing clinical and research training in endocrinology with special interests in reproductive endocrinology, neuroendocrinology, and thyroid disorders. Dr. Shekhar attended medical school at the University of Delhi, India, followed by residency training in internal medicine and medical chief residency in Saint Peter’s University Hospital/Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey. He is board certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, swimming, and landscape photography. 
Dr. Shekhar is currently an associate investigator on two clinical protocols in the laboratory of Dr. Janet Hall at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS): The Molecular Basis of Inherited Reproductive Disorders (12-E-0049), and The Role of Gonadotropin Pulsations in the Regulation of Puberty and Fertility (12-E-0050). He was also involved in the NIEHS CaREFREE Study (Calorie Restriction, Environment, and Fitness: Reproductive Effects Evaluation) (16-E-0157), examining the effects of caloric restriction on the human menstrual cycle, metabolic hormones, and sleep. Oher projects include investigating dysfunction of the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid and hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axes in Cushing syndrome with Dr. Lynnette Nieman at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, and endocrine dysfunction in the rare histiocytic disorder Erdheim-Chester disease.

Selected Publications

Thyroid and male reproduction. external link
Kumar A, Shekhar S, Dhole B.
Indian J Endocr Metab 2014;18:23-31

Validation of mid upper arm circumference cut offs to diagnose severe wasting in Indian children.
Shekhar S, Shah D.
Indian Pediatr. 2012 Jun;49(6):496-7.

Euthanasia: India's position in the global scenario.
Shekhar S(1), Goel A.
Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2013 Nov;30(7):628-31. doi: 10.1177/1049909112465941. Epub 2012 Nov 20.

Quality of Life in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease and Panic Disorder: A Comparative Study.
Srivastava S(1), Shekhar S(1), Bhatia MS(1), Dwivedi S(2).
Oman Med J. 2017 Jan;32(1):20-26. doi: 10.5001/omj.2017.04.

Abolition of endocrine dimorphism in hyperthyroid males? An argument for the positive feedback effect of hyperoestrogenaemia on LH secretion.
Kumar A(1), Dewan R, Suri J, Kohli S, Shekhar S, Dhole B, Chaturvedi PK.
Andrologia. 2012 Aug;44(4):217-25. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0272.2011.01270.x. Epub 2012 Jan 2.

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