About Merica Shrestha, MD
Dr. Merica Shrestha is a specialty care physician board certified in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, and internal medicine. She joined Inova Medical Group in 2020, and has been practicing since 2007.
Dr. Shrestha served as a U.S. Army physician at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and then in the role of Assistant Chief of Endocrinology at Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Ft. Gordon, GA. She subsequently practiced as an endocrinologist with Mount Vernon Internal Medicine since 2016.
Dr. Shrestha evaluates and treats a broad spectrum of endocrinology conditions. She has special interests in fine-needle aspiration biopsies of thyroid nodules, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal and pituitary disorders, osteoporosis, and complex diabetes management. She is passionate about creating trusting partnerships with her patients, in order to help improve disease burden and quality of life.
Dr. Shrestha currently resides in Northern Virginia with her husband, three children, and dog. She enjoys exploring the outdoors with her family, cooking, and traveling.
- The Endocrine Society
- Washingtonian Magazine Top Doctor Award, 2018, 2019, and 2020
- The Army Meritorious Service Medal, April 2016
Shrestha M, Burch HB. Follow-up strategy in papillary thyroid cancer. In: Wartofsky L, Van Nostrand D, eds. Thyroid cancer: a comprehensive guide to clinical management. New York: Springer; 2016:419-425.
Shrestha M, Burch HB. Follow-up strategy in follicular thyroid cancer. In: Wartofsky L, Van Nostrand D, eds. Thyroid cancer: a comprehensive guide to clinical management. New York: Springer; 2016:793-796.
Shrestha M, Combest T, Fonda, SJ, Alfonso A, Guerrero A. Effect of an accelerometer on body and fitness in overweight active duty soldiers. Military Medicine. 2013 Jan;178(1):82-7.
Shrestha M, Crothers BA, Burch HB. The impact of thyroid nodule size on the risk of malignancy and accuracy of fine-needle aspiration: a ten-year study from a single institution. Thyroid. 2012 Dec;22(12):1251-6.
Shrestha M, Sridhara SK, Leo LJ, Coppit GL, Ehrhardt NM. Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the thyroid gland: a case report and review. Head Neck. 2013 Oct 35(10):E299-303.
Shrestha M, Shah AA, Lettieri CJ. Dyspnea and Dysentery: A Case Report of Pleuropulmonary Amebiasis. Southern Medical Journal. 2010 Feb;103(2):165-8.
Laczek JT, Shrestha M, Kortan ND, Lack JM. Carbamazepine-Induced Pancreatitis with Positive Rechallenge. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. 2010 Feb;44(2):153-4.
Shrestha M, Shah AA. Pleuropulmonary Amebiasis in an Active Duty Soldier. Chest 2008 134:c62002.
Medical EducationUniversity of Missouri School of Medicine 2007
Training Specialty: Internal Medicine
07/01/2007 - 06/30/2010
Training Specialty: Endocrinology
7/1/2010 - 06/30/2012