Dr. Shah is American Board Certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism (ABMS), Clinical Densitometry (ISCD), Obesity Medicine (ABOM) and Internal Medicine (ABIM). He completed the certificate program in Plant Based Nutrition through eCornell.
Dr. Shah graduated from Sardar Patel University in India. He completed his Residency at Loma Linda University, CA and his Fellowship at University of Florida- Jacksonville. He served as a Quality Improvement Chief Resident at VA Hospital.
He has contributed to a wide range of publications and participated in many research projects. He has presented multiple abstracts at various regional and national meetings.
Dr. Shah has been awarded the Fellowship of the American College of Endocrinology (FACE), Fellowship of The American College of Physicians (FACP), "2017 -America's Top Physicians" by The Consumers Research Council of America and "2018- Top Endocrinologist in California" by Top Doctor Awards.
He is an active member of The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, The Endocrine Society and The American Thyroid Association. He is an advocate for the Whole Food Plant Based Diet and follows evidence based Nutrition Research.
He manages Diabetes, Obesity, Thyroid, Parathyroid, Adrenal, Pituitary, Lipids, Bone, Calcium and Reproductive disorders. His Clinical areas of interests are Thyroid Cancer, Endocrine Hypertension, Plant Based Nutrition and Diabetes Technologies (Insulin pumps and Continuous Glucose Monitors).
I believe that each patient is unique. Endocrine and Diabetes care are definitely not 'one size fits all' and I think it is important to get to know patient and their lifestyle in order to create a treatment plan that will work for them. As Sushruta, an ancient Indian Physician said "The greatest medicine of all is to teach people how not to need it", My focus is on lifestyle changes to prevent, treat and potentially reverse chronic Endocrine conditions in its early stages.
Why I Became a Doctor:
Being a Doctor was, for me, the ultimate opportunity to help others. Endocrinology has always struck me as the queen of cognitive specialties. It places us as the medical detectives- taking time to go through history, labs, imaging and other dynamic testing. As Endocrinologists, we are very privileged to have long-term relationship in supporting our patients holistically.