Harshit Shah, MD, FACP, FACE

Harshit Shah, MD, FACP, FACE

Endocrinology in Bakersfield, CA


 (661) 327-1431

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Office Hours

Monday:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday:
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday:
Closed
Sunday:
Closed
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About Dr. Shah


Summary:
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).

Care Philosophy:
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.

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Services Offered



Hirsutism
Thyroid disorders
Obesity and obesity-related disorders
Lipid metabolism disorders
Osteoporosis
Calcium and bone metabolism
Parathyroid disorders
Galactorrhea
Thryoid nodules
Thyroid cancer
Diabetes mellitus type 1
Diabetes mellitus type 2
Hypoglycemia
Insulin pump management
Low testosterone
Pituitary disease
Adrenal disease
Continuous glucose monitoring
Endocrine hypertension
Menstrual irregularities
Plant based nutrition

Qualifications and Experience



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Education & Training

University of Florida College of Medicine at Jacksonville
Fellowship, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, 2013 - 2015

Loma Linda University
Residency, Internal Medicine, 2009 - 2012

Pramukhswami Medical College
Class of 2007

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Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

American Board of Obesity Medicine
Obesity Medicine

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Work Experience

Endocrinologist
Dignity Health Medical Foundation
Bakersfield, CA
https://www.dignityhealth.org/ourdoctors/1043453079-Harshit-Shah
2018 - Present

Clinical Instructor at UCLA
Kern Medical
Bakersfield, CA
Development of the Curriculum for Residents, Training and Mentoring. - Outpatient Endocrinology Practice Working Both at County and Private Clinics
2015 - 2017

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Awards

FACE
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, 2019

Top Endocrinologist
Top Doctor Awards, 2018

FACP
American College Of Physicians, 2017

America's Top Physicians
Consumer Research Council Of America, 2017

2nd place, A case of Functionally Active Organ of Zuckerkandl, Clinical Vignette Competition
ACP, 2011

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Professional Memberships

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists - AACE
Fellow

American College of Physicians - ACP
Fellow

Endocrine Society - ENDO
Member

American Thyroid Association - ATA
Member

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Publications



PubMed

High-Throughput Analysis Identifying Drugs That Regulate Apolipoprotein A-I Synthesis.
Assay and drug development technologies
Haas MJ, Onstead-Haas L, Kurban W, Shah H, Plazarte M, Chamseddin A, Mooradian AD
7/25/2017

Journal Article

Beta Blockers Suppress Dextrose-Induced Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress, Oxidative Stress and Apoptosis in Human Coronary Artery Endothelial Cells
American Journal of Therapeutics
Michael J. Haas, Ph. D., Harshit Shah, M.D., William Kurban, M.D., Luisa Onstead-Haas, M.S. Arshag D. Mooradian, M.D.

High - Throughput Analysis Identifying Drugs That Regulate Apolipoprotein A-1 Synthesis
ASSAY and Drug Development Technologies
Haas Michael J., Onstead-Haas Luisa, Kurban William, Harshit Shah, Monica Plazarte
1/1/2017

Statin Induced Rhabdomyolysis - Retrospective study on VA Patient population
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Harshit Shah MD, John Jennings MD
1/1/2012

Lecture

Diabetes and Dementia
1/1/2015
University of Florida, Jacksonville, FL

Non-Invasive techniques for localization of Aldosterone Producing Adenoma
1/1/2015
University of Florida, Jacksonville, FL

Approach to patient with a negative scan and positive Thyroglobulin after initial therapy of Differentiated Thyroid Cancer
1/1/2014
University of Florida, Jacksonville, FL

Abstract

- Inhibition of ABCA1 protein expression and cholesterol efflux by TNF-alpha in MLO-Y4 Osteocytes, AACE-2015
AACE
Monica Plazarte, DO, Kent wehmeier, MD, Salma Makhoul Ahwach, MD, Melanie Thomas, MD, William Kurban, MD, Harshit Shah, MD, Ayham Chamseddin, MD, Mae SheikhAli, MD, Luisa Onstead-Haas, MD, Michael Haas, PhD, Arshag Mooradian, MD
2015

Book Chapter

Epocrates- BMJ Point of Care
Shah Harshit R, Sheikh-Ali M
1/1/2014

Other

CME - Approach to Patient with Negative Scan and Positive Thyroglobulin after initial treatment of Differentiated Thyroid Cancer
Harshit Shah MD
2014
University of Florida

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Press Mentions



Managing Diabetes in the Heat
dhmgblog.dignityhealth.org · July 24, 2018
...ifficult for anyone to deal with. For those with diabetes, the heat can be even more troubling. Dr. Harshit Shah, an endocrinologist with Dignity Health Medical Group – Bakersfield, answers important questions re...