grew up in Michigan. He obtained a degree in chemical engineering from Columbia University in New York. From there completed his medical school at University of Michigan and then anesthesiology residency at University of North Carolina. Afterwards he completed a two year clinical and research fellowship at UCLA.
Dr. Shah has a strong belief in evidence based medicine and has spent time researching outcomes based measures for patient care in pain medicine through residency and fellowship. His research has led to publication of original research in Pediatric Anesthesia. He has also received competitive NIH funding for pain research to help improve patient outcomes. In addition to evidence based medicine he believes in family centered and patient centered care.