Imran Shariff, MD, a Hospice and Palliative Medicine Specialist with OACIS/Palliative Medicine


Get to know Hospice and Palliative Medicine Specialist Dr. Imran Shariff, who serves patients in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

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(YorkPedia Editorial):- New York City, New York Dec 2, 2021 ( – An exceptional hospice and palliative medicine specialist, Dr. Shariff sees patients at OACIS/Palliative Medicine, an affiliate of Lehigh Valley Health Network, in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He believes in an interdisciplinary approach, bridging any communication gaps and symptom management issues to improve patients’ quality of life when living with a serious illness.

“I got into the medical field to improve the care of patients with a debilitating illness. I enjoy working with a team of people who can help patients deal with physical, mental, and existential issues related to their illness” expressed the doctor.

Holding a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Science from Rutgers University, Dr. Shariff earned his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in 2007. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Camden, Cooper University Hospital in 2009, and was named Chief Resident in 2010. Later, he completed his fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in 2013.

With an unwavering commitment to his specialty, the doctor is board-certified in hospice and palliative medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). The ABIM is a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world.

Active in the community, Dr. Shariff enjoys educating the public about palliative care and hospice as well as advance care planning through discussions organized by various organizations locally and nationally.

Hospice and palliative medicine is a formal subspecialty of medicine in the United States that focuses on symptom management, relief of suffering, and end-of-life care. Hospice and palliative medicine specialists are medical doctors who help prevent and relieve the suffering of patients who have a serious illness or who have only a short time left to live. They work with a team of other professionals to address the needs of both the patient and loved ones.

On a more personal note, Dr. Shariff enjoys spending his free time with family and traveling. He loves the power of humor, improv, and the arts.

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