Dr. Shah attended Northwestern University for college and obtained his degree in Biomedical Engineering. It was during his undergraduate studies in Biomedical Engineering that he first developed an interest in the complex angles and force vectors that govern the human face.
He remained at Northwestern for medical school and obtained his M.D. He completed an internship in General Surgery, and then a residency in Head and Neck Surgery, at Wayne State University, in Detroit, Michigan. Subsequently, he was one of 38 individuals in the United States selected for advanced Fellowship training in Facial Plastic Surgery, which he completed at the Medical College of Virginia.
Dr. Shah is Board-Certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as the American Board of Head and Neck Surgery and Otolaryngology.
He is an educator and devoted in furthering the field of aesthetic facial surgery. After completing his fellowship in 2009, he was appointed a member of the faculty at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. Currently, he is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at UTHSCSA.
He is also an author of several published articles as well as a philanthropist by traveling to India with Operation Smile to perform cleft lip and palate surgery on needy individuals.
Everyone was great!! Forgive me, I can't remember everyone's name but those I can are Ruby, who went above & beyond with dealing with my insurance, PCM, getting me squared away, Dr. Shah who performed my procedure, the PA (lovely Doc ), Barbara, the girls out front, Samantha, the girls the prepped me explained everything in detail as we went along, the anesthesiologist (sleep Doc) I literally went to sleep within 10 secs & woke in recovery. My discomfort was minimal & they beyond to accommodate me. My husband was able to watch the procedure on the monitor in the family room. Everyone was professional, personable & a pleasure. They checked up on me later in the day!! I highly recommend the American Sinus Institute. - Kristi Perry Patient
Nobody wants surgery, but if you've been suffering from chronic sinus infections, American Sinus Institute is definitely the place to go! From my consultation to my surgery to my follow-up, EVERYONE was amazing! The receptionist is friendly and organized, the nurses are compassionate and accommodating (thank you for allowing me to bring my own medical tape for my adhesive allergy!), & Dr. Shah, Katrina, & the nurse anesthesiologist are knowledgeable and caring. I had issues with my recovery and needed to lengthen my work absence requiring additional paperwork for my employer. Samantha was amazing at getting the required paperwork together and always being available when I had questions. Thank you ALL so much!! - Tia Miller Patient
I had the procedure 3 weeks ago and I am feeling great. I would recommend this procedure to anyone with major sinus problems. I had 2 sinus surgeries the old way years ago and this one is much easier and more effective. Everyone is wonderful in the office. Dr. Shah explained everything in detail before. - Jessica Chapin Patient