Shirley Albano-Aluquin, MD

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    Research interests

    Dr. Albano-Aluquin’s research interests include profiling the inflammatory microenvironment in giant cell arteritis and neuropathy subtypes in systemic lupus erythematosus. She has presented these topics at local and international meetings and has several peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Albano-Aluquin has also served as a research mentor to medical residents and fellows, and graduated from the Junior Faculty Development Program and the pilot Clinical Scientist Faculty Mentoring Program at the Penn State College of Medicine.

    Teaching and educational interests

    Dr. Albano-Aluquin lectures on Rheumatoid arthritis and vasculitis to Year Level I and II Medical Students and Internal Medicine Residents. She is also the liaison and Rheumatology coordinator for Internal Medicine Ambulatory 3rd year Medical Students, and mentors rotating medical students and residents in the clinic with a focus on teaching chronic arthritis pain and musculoskeletal examination skills. She has mentored medical students, residents, Rheumatology and Geriatrics fellows longitudinally, and whose achievements include finding the right career paths, finishing quality indicator projects and presenting abstracts to scientific meetings.

    Clinical interests

    Dr. Albano-Aluquin is a board-certified rheumatologist with additional fellowship training in Geriatric Medicine, and sees patients full time at the Penn State Health clinic in Middletown, PA. Her clinical interests include giant cell arteritis, sarcoidosis, vasculitis and other granulomatous diseases.

    Professional information

    Board certification in Rheumatology from the American Board of Internal Medicine -> 1998 to present

    Board certification in Internal Medicine from the American Board of Internal Medicine -> 2000 to present

    Board certification in Geriatrics from the American Board of Internal Medicine -> 2002-2012

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

    Education/Academic qualification

    Clinician Scientist Faculty Mentoring Program (FAME), Penn State College of Medicine


    Junior Faculty Development Program, Penn State College of Medicine


    Geriatrics, Fellowship, Stanford University


    Rheumatology, Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles


    Internal Medicine, Residency, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University


    MD, University of the Philippines

    … → 1994

    Basic Medical Sciences, BS, University of the Philippines

    … → 1989

    External positions

    Member, American Geriatrics Society


    Fellow, American College of Rheumatology

    2005 → …

    Member, Philippine Rheumatology Association


    Fellow, Philippine Society of Geriatric Medicine



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