Dolores Shoback, MD


Dr. Dolores Shoback sees general endocrine patients with an emphasis on metabolic bone disease, parathyroid disorders and osteoporosis. She is board certified in internal medicine with a subspecialty in endocrinology and metabolism. A professor of medicine and director of the UCSF Training Program in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, her research interests are metabolic bone disease, the calcium sensing receptor and parathyroid hormone. Shoback completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania. She went on to Johns Hopkins University for medical school and performed a residency in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital and then completed a fellowship in endocrinology at Brigham and Woman's Hospital in Boston.


Endocrinology Clinic at Parnassus
400 Parnassus Ave., Suite A-550
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353–2350
Fax: (415) 353–2337

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 pm.

Metabolic Bone Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor, Suite A-550
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2350
Fax: (415) 353-2337

Hours: First Monday of each month, second and fourth Tuesday of every month

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Johns Hopkins School of Medicine 1977


Johns Hopkins Hospital, Internal Medicine 1980


Brigham and Woman's Hospital, Endocrinology 1983

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Schafer AL, Kazakia GJ, Vittinghoff E, Stewart L, Rogers SJ, Kim TY, Carter JT, Posselt AM, Pasco C, Shoback DM, Black DM. Effects of Gastric Bypass Surgery on Bone Mass and Microarchitecture Occur Early and Particularly Impact Postmenopausal Women. J Bone Miner Res. 2017 Dec 27.
  2. Wysham KD, Shoback DM, Imboden JB, Katz PP. Association of High Anti-Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Seropositivity and Lean Mass Index with Low Bone Mineral Density in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2017 Nov 05.
  3. Wu CC, Econs MJ, DiMeglio LA, Insogna KL, Levine MA, Orchard PJ, Miller WP, Petryk A, Rush ET, Shoback DM, Ward LM, Polgreen LE. Diagnosis and Management of Osteopetrosis: Consensus Guidelines From the Osteopetrosis Working Group. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2017 Sep 01; 102(9):3111-3123.
  4. Mannstadt M, Bilezikian JP, Thakker RV, Hannan FM, Clarke BL, Reijnmark L, Mitchell DM, Vokes TJ, Winer KK, Shoback DM. Hypoparathyroidism. Nat Rev Dis Primers. 2017 Aug 31; 3:17055.
  5. Kim TY, Schwartz AV, Li X, Xu K, Black DM, Petrenko DM, Stewart L, Rogers SJ, Posselt AM, Carter JT, Shoback DM, Schafer AL. Bone Marrow Fat Changes After Gastric Bypass Surgery Are Associated With Loss of Bone Mass. J Bone Miner Res. 2017 Aug 09.
  6. Malmstroem S, Rejnmark L, Imboden JB, Shoback DM, Bikle DD. Current Assays to Determine Free 25-Hydroxyvitamin D in Serum. J AOAC Int. 2017 Sep 01; 100(5):1323-1327.
  7. Shoback D. Does parathyroid hormone control bone quality? Endocrine. 2017 Apr; 56(1):7-9.
  8. Clarke BL, Vokes TJ, Bilezikian JP, Shoback DM, Lagast H, Mannstadt M. Effects of parathyroid hormone rhPTH(1-84) on phosphate homeostasis and vitamin D metabolism in hypoparathyroidism: REPLACE phase 3 study. Endocrine. 2017 Jan; 55(1):273-282.
  9. Shoback DM, Heath H, Bikle DD, Chang W, Halloran B, Strewler G, Nissenson R. Claude D Arnaud, Jr, MD (1929-2016): ASBMR Loses a Founding Father. J Bone Miner Res. 2016 Dec; 31(12):2067-2068.
  10. Cappola AR, Shoback DM. Osteoporosis Therapy in Postmenopausal Women With High Risk of Fracture. JAMA. 2016 Aug 16; 316(7):715-6.
  11. Shoback DM, Bilezikian JP, Costa AG, Dempster D, Dralle H, Khan AA, Peacock M, Raffaelli M, Silva BC, Thakker RV, Vokes T, Bouillon R. Presentation of Hypoparathyroidism: Etiologies and Clinical Features. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016 Jun; 101(6):2300-12.
  12. Brandi ML, Bilezikian JP, Shoback D, Bouillon R, Clarke BL, Thakker RV, Khan AA, Potts JT. Management of Hypoparathyroidism: Summary Statement and Guidelines. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016 Jun; 101(6):2273-83.
  13. Santa Maria C, Cheng Z, Li A, Wang J, Shoback D, Tu CL, Chang W. Interplay between CaSR and PTH1R signaling in skeletal development and osteoanabolism. Semin Cell Dev Biol. 2016 Jan; 49:11-23.
  14. Hindi SM, Wang Y, Jones KD, Nussbaum JC, Chang Y, Masharani U, Bikle D, Shoback DM, Hsiao EC. A Case of Hypercalcemia and Overexpression of CYP27B1 in Skeletal Muscle Lesions in a Patient with HIV Infection After Cosmetic Injections with Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) for Wasting. Calcif Tissue Int. 2015 Dec; 97(6):634-9.
  15. Bollerslev J, Rejnmark L, Marcocci C, Shoback DM, Sitges-Serra A, van Biesen W, Dekkers OM. European Society of Endocrinology Clinical Guideline: Treatment of chronic hypoparathyroidism in adults. Eur J Endocrinol. 2015 Aug; 173(2):G1-20.
  16. Shah AD, Hsiao EC, O'Donnell B, Salmeen K, Nussbaum R, Krebs M, Baumgartner-Parzer S, Kaufmann M, Jones G, Bikle DD, Wang Y, Mathew AS, Shoback D, Block-Kurbisch I. Maternal Hypercalcemia Due to Failure of 1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin-D3 Catabolism in a Patient With CYP24A1 Mutations. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015 Aug; 100(8):2832-6.
  17. Shah AD, Shoback D, Lewiecki EM. Sclerostin inhibition: a novel therapeutic approach in the treatment of osteoporosis. Int J Womens Health. 2015; 7:565-80.
  18. Schafer AL, Weaver CM, Black DM, Wheeler AL, Chang H, Szefc GV, Stewart L, Rogers SJ, Carter JT, Posselt AM, Shoback DM, Sellmeyer DE. Intestinal Calcium Absorption Decreases Dramatically After Gastric Bypass Surgery Despite Optimization of Vitamin D Status. J Bone Miner Res. 2015 Aug; 30(8):1377-85.
  19. Schafer AL, Li X, Schwartz AV, Tufts LS, Wheeler AL, Grunfeld C, Stewart L, Rogers SJ, Carter JT, Posselt AM, Black DM, Shoback DM. Changes in vertebral bone marrow fat and bone mass after gastric bypass surgery: A pilot study. Bone. 2015 May; 74:140-5.
  20. Lai JC, Shoback DM, Zipperstein J, Lizaola B, Tseng S, Terrault NA. Bone Mineral Density, Bone Turnover, and Systemic Inflammation in Non-cirrhotics with Chronic Hepatitis C. Dig Dis Sci. 2015 Jun; 60(6):1813-9.

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