Alexander Shifrin was born in 1959 in Saint Petersburg (then Leningrad), Russia, into the family of a physician. His mother, an otorhinolaryngologist (ear-nose-throat specialist), enjoyed a distinguished medical career and introduced Alexander early to the challenges and rewards of the medical profession. When the time came for Alexander to choose a professional field, he knew exactly what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. He applied to and was accepted at one of the leading medical schools in the country, the prestigious State Medical University of Saint Petersburg (formerly the First Leningrad Medical Institute).
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