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Dr. Dolores Shoback cares for patients with a variety of disorders related to the endocrine system, focusing particularly on metabolic bone disease, parathyroid disorders and osteoporosis. She also directs UCSF's physician training program in diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism.

Shoback's research interests include metabolic bone disease, the calcium-sensing receptor and parathyroid hormone.

Shoback completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania. She earned her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and completed a residency in internal medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She completed a fellowship in endocrinology at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

  • Education

    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 1977

  • Residencies

    Johns Hopkins Hospital, Internal Medicine, 1980

  • Fellowships

    Brigham and Women's Hospital, Endocrinology, 1983

  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title


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    Overall Experience
    62 Ratings
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    Nov 18, 2023
    Dr Shoback is an excellent physician .
    Oct 21, 2023
    She was very professional caring and knowledgeable.
    Oct 12, 2023
    Truly exceptional; grateful to be in her care.
    Oct 07, 2023
    Dr Shoback is a Rock Star and I am very grateful that she took me on as a patient.
    Sep 28, 2023
    Dr Shoback is great!
    Aug 27, 2023
    Dr. Shoback is in all ways superb--knowledge empathy ready to help in whatever ways possible!
    Jul 13, 2023
    Dr Shoback am so personally makes herself available so you aren't stuck behind a wall . She is terrific .
    Apr 27, 2023
    Dr Shoback is amazing. I am so grateful for the care and expertise that she brings.
    Apr 17, 2023
    Excellent first meeting. The evaluation of my problem was thorough. My concerns were clearly heard and I received an appropriate supportive response. I was given clear Instructions about what I should do before our next meeting to be prepared to discuss my treatment.
    Jan 26, 2023
    Always a pleasure seeing Dr. Shoback.
    Dec 24, 2022
    Definitely appropriated.
    Sep 23, 2022
    Dr Shoback has been terrific !
    Aug 20, 2022
    Dr Shoback is knowledgeable and caring. She is the epitome of what you want in a doctor.
    Aug 14, 2022
    I am a retired doctor so know the ins and outs of medicine today with all of the competing bureaucratic and administrative activities that take doctors aways from caring for their patients. Dr Shoback was outstanding and I hope she receives some compensation for her excellent patient care shared clinical decision making approach and the time she took with me to develop a patient informed treatment plan.
    Jul 12, 2022
    Very nice informative visit. She explained to me in terms I understood why I needed my infusion as soon as possible.
    Apr 13, 2022
    Dr. Shoback is extremely throough has clearly reviewed my rest results before the visit demonstrates genuine concern for me is an expert in the field of osteoporosis always addresses general health even though she is not my primary care provider and other wise is an outstanding physician. Her explanations are clear. A patient could not find a more knowledgeable and caring physician-- I feel fortunate to be her patient.
    Apr 10, 2022
    Excellent advice care concern in all ways--and has been this way always.
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