Nirav Shah, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medicine: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Special Interests: Acute Lung Injury; COPD; Interstitial Lung Diseases; Lung Masses and Mediastinal/Hilar Lymphadenopathy
Medical Degree: Saint George's University School of Medicine
Residency: Washington Hospital Center, Georgetown University Hospital, Internal Medicine
Fellowship: The University of Maryland Medical Center, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; National Institutes of Health, Critical Care
Certification: Internal Medicine; Pulmonary Diseases
Research Interests: Febrile-Range Hyperthermia; Acute Lung Injury; Vascular Permeability in the Lung
Dr. Shah graduated from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina with a BS in Biology with Honors and then went on to pursue his medical education at St. George's University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. Upon graduating from Saint George's University with Honors, he did his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. He completed his fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at the National Institutes of Health and his fellowship in Pulmonary Diseases at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Shah is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine. He has received multiple teaching awards and enjoys focusing on medical education.
Dr. Shah's research interest lies in the field of thermal molecular biology. In particular, he studies the effect of febrile-range hyperthermia on pulmonary vascular endothelial cells and its effects on acute lung injury. In addition, Dr. Shah's clinical and teaching interests have continued to focus on consultative pulmonary medicine as well as fiberoptic bronchoscopy. This includes CT-guided bronchoscopy, transbronchial needle aspiration and endobronchial ultrasound.
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