“My goal as a physician is to apply evidence-based medicine tailored to patients’ needs; by developing a strong partnership via trust, understanding, and education. My patients should expect a compassionate, thorough discussion on diagnosis, management and treatment options.”

Board Certifications

  • Endocrinology
  • Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Hypertension Specialist
  • Internal Medicine

Areas of Expertise

  • Adrenal Gland Disorders
  • Any Endocrinological Condition
  • Calcium/Parathyroid Disorders
  • Diabetes Type 1, Type 2 and LADA (Type 1.5)
  • Hypertension/Blood Pressure
  • Lipids/Cholesterol
  • Low Testosterone in Men and Women
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Osteoporosis/Weak Bones
  • Pituitary Gland Disorders
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disorders

Education

Fellowship

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Hershey, PA
2011

Internship and Residency

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Hershey, PA
2006 and 2008

Medical School

University of Maryland School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
2004

Undergraduate School

University of Maryland
Bachelor of Science
College Park, MD
2000

Hospital Affiliated With

Suburban Hospital

Professional Associations

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)
Member

American Diabetes Association (ADA)
Member

American Society of Hypertension (ASH)
Member
1998 – Present

American Society for Preventive Cardiology (ASPC)
Member

Endocrine Society (ENDO)
Member

National Lipids Association (NLA)
Member
2016 – Present

Publications

“Metformin and CVD Prevention” Current Research in Diabetes & Obesity Journal (2017): 3(3): 555615. Tashko, G.

“Evidence-based approach for managing hypertension in type 2 diabetes” Integrated Blood Pressure Control (2010): 3 31–43. Tashko, G., Gabbay, R.

“Carbon Isotope Ratio Analysis of Bovine Endogenous Ouabain and Commercial Sources of Plant Ouabain by High Resolution Mass. Spectrometry” The FASEB Journal (2009): Abstract. Hamlyn, J., Tashko, G., Tilva, V., Liu, Y., Hamilton, B., Rogowski, R.

“Hematopoietic progenitors express neural genes” PNAS (2003): 100: 14,926-31. Goolsby, J., Marty, M.C., Heletz, D., Chiappelli, J., Tashko, G., Yarnell, D., Fishman, P.S., Dhib-Jalbut, S., Bever, C.T., Pessac, B., Trisler, D.

“Right ventricular cardiomyopathy and fatty infiltration of the right ventricular myocardium: Are they different diseases?” Circulation (1998): 97:1,571- 80. Burke, A.P., Farb, A., Tashko, G., Virmani, R.

“Is calcification a marker of stable or unstable coronary plaques?” Circulation (1998): Abstract 98: I-655. Burke, A.P., Farb, A., Tashko, G., Liang, Y.H., Virmani, R.

“A comparison of four stent designs on arterial injury, cellular proliferation, neointima formation, and arterial dimensions in an experimental porcine model” Catheterization & Cardiovascular Interventions (2001): 53(3): 420-5. Taylor, A.J., Gorman, P.D., Kenwood, B., Hudak, C., Tashko, G., Virmani, R.

“The 90-day coronary vascular response to (90) Y-beta particle-emitting stents in the canine model” Interventional Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics (2000): 6(4): 1,019-24. Taylor, A.J., Gorman, P.D., Hudak, C., Tashko, G., Sweet, W., Farb, A., Virmani, R.

Personal Interests

In his spare time, Dr. Tashko enjoys exercise, football, J.S. Bach music, history and keeping up with recent medical research and literature. He frequently posts new clinical findings online.

Biography

Dr. Gerti Tashko graduated from University of Maryland College Park and University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed his internship, residency and endocrine research fellowship at Penn State Medical Center.

Dr. Tashko is author and coauthor of several medical articles. Over the years, he has been involved in research projects conducted at National Institutes of Health, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, University of Maryland Baltimore, and Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

Dr. Tashko is ABIM board certified in internal medicine and endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. As of 2016, he is also a certified clinical hypertension specialist, accredited by the American Society of Hypertension.

Dr. Tashko’s main clinical interest is METABOLIC SYNDROME and its related conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, obesity, insulin resistance, thyroid dysfunction, polycystic ovarian syndrome, low testosterone, and hormonal imbalance.

His goal as a physician is to apply evidence-based medicine tailored to patients’ needs, by developing a strong partnership via trust, understanding, and education. His patients should expect a compassionate, thorough discussion on diagnosis, management, and treatment.