Cheryl D. Almirante, MD, FACE, ECNU, CCD, is a board certified, fellowship trained endocrinologist with over 20 years of experience. Dr. Almirante earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of the Philippines in Quezon City, Philippines. She obtained her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center in the Philippines. Following medical school, she completed both her residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Montefiore Medical Center in New York. She is a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology (FACE).
Inspired by the kind heart of her grandfather, Dr. Almirante decided to follow in his footsteps and pursue a career in medicine. As a child growing up in the Philippines, she would accompany him as he went from village to village providing medical care to the sick. Keeping her grandfather’s values in mind during her daily practice, she strives to educate her patients and help guide them on a path of improved health and wellness.
Dr. Almirante has extensive experience in treating patients with thyroid nodules, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, diabetes, and osteoporosis. She completed her fellowship training under world-renowned endocrinologist, Martin I. Surks, MD, who inspired her to aim for excellence in the field and refine her procedural skills. In 2015, she earned the Endocrine Certification in Neck Ultrasound (ECNU) designation, which signifies commitment to clinical excellence and quality evaluations for patients with thyroid and parathyroid conditions through both diagnostic ultrasound and biopsies. She obtained academic grants that provided additional training abroad from international experts to perform minimally invasive procedures on thyroid nodules such as elastography and percutaneous ethanol ablation of thyroid nodules. Additionally, she is a certified clinical densitometrist (CCD), a designation awarded to clinicians who meet specified knowledge requirements for the interpretation of bone densitometry, a commonly used tool in the evaluation of bone disorders such as osteoporosis.
She is passionate about teaching and feels it is the responsibility of experienced physicians to impart knowledge on the future generation of medical students. Dr. Almirante was an Associate Professor of Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) in Norfolk and previously served as the Physician Director of Thyroid Ultrasound and Director of Bone Density Program at her previous endocrine practice. She is a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD), and the Endocrine Society.
Outside of the office, Dr. Almirante enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, and traveling. Living in the Tidewater area, she appreciates the rich culture and diverse history this area has to offer.
Blogs & Articles
Detecting and Treating Thyroid Nodules
Undergraduate: University of the Philippines
Medical School: University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center
Residency: Internal Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Montefiore Medical Center
Fellowship: Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Montefiore Medical Center
Board Certified: Endocrinology
Additional Certification(s): Endocrine Certification in Neck Ultrasound (ECNU), Certified Clinical Densitometrist (CCD)
INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES
Fellow, American College of Endocrinology (FACE)
Member, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)
Member, International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD)
Member, Endocrine Society