About Dr. Shah

Dr. Shah was born and raised in Southern California.  After spending time in Northern California for college and San Diego for medical school, he returned to Los Angeles for his residency and fellowship training in ophthalmology.  When he is not taking care of patients, he enjoys swimming, oil painting, and playing guitar.  He and his wife have one son and one daughter.  Listed below are some more details about his specialties and education.

Cataract surgery
Cornea surgery - corneal transplants, pterygium surgery
Eyelid surgery
Glaucoma surgery
Pediatric eye surgery - strabismus surgery
Uveitis - iritis, intermediate uveitis (i.e., pars planitis), posterior uveitis, panuveitis (i.e., VKH)

Stanford University, B.S. with Honors and Distinction, Biological Sciences
Oxford University for one term, focusing on immunology
University of California San Diego School of Medicine, M.D.

Post Doctoral Training
Residency, UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute
Fellowship, Cornea and Ocular Inflammatory Disease Division of the UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute, Heed Foundation Award

Licensure and Board Certification
Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology

Academic & Administrative Appointments
Associate Clinical Professor, UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute

Memberships and Committee Appointments
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.)

Awards & Honors
UCLA Award for Excellence in Ophthalmic Surgery
Simpson Award for Outstanding Achievement in Ophthalmology
Heed Fellowship Award for Outstanding Research in Ophthalmology
UCLA Ophalmology Association Research Grant Award
UCSD Dean's Academic Scholar Award
National Eye Institute Research Grant Award
National Institute of Health Research Grant Award
Phi Beta Kappa, Stanford University
Stanford University David Starr Jordan Scholar
National Merit Scholar