Manish N. Shah, M.D., M.P.H.

Manish N. Shah, M.D., M.P.H.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 655
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 275-URMC (8762)

  • Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital
  • Admits to Highland Hospital Admits to Highland Hospital

Professional Bio

Dr. Manish N. Shah is an Associate Professor (with Tenure) of Emergency Medicine, Public Health Sciences, and Medicine (Geriatrics/Aging) at the University of Rochester. He serves as Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Emergency Medicine.



He graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and completed his Emergency Medicine Residency training at The Ohio State University. He received further training in research as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of Chicago.

In 2001 Dr. Shah returned to the University of Rochester. He has been an active leader in the EMS community, serving as one of the medical directors for EMS agencies, Monroe County, Livingston County, and two-county Region. His contributions were recognized in 2003 when he was awarded the EMS Physician of Excellence Award and in 2009 when he was awarded the Harriet C. Weber EMS Leadership Award and the Lloyd Leve Award for Commitment to EMS and Leadership in EMS.

As an emergency medicine physician-scientist focused on the care of older adults, he aims to develop and test innovative prehospital and community-based interventions to improve the health of older adults needing acute, unscheduled care. In achieving this aim, he has performed extensive research related to: 1) care delivered by ambulance-based emergency medical technicians and paramedics, 2) community paramedicine / mobile integrated health care; and 3) telemedicine for acute unscheduled care.

Dr. Shah is one of the national leaders in emergency medicine research and, more specifically, in geriatric emergency medicine research. He has received research and education funding from the NIH, AHRQ, CDC, and a number of foundations. He has published over 200 manuscripts, abstracts, and other publications. He serves in many roles, including on NIH, AHRQ, and foundation study sections; on committees within emergency medicine and geriatrics specialty organizations; on the editorial board of Academic Emergency Medicine, Prehospital Emergency Care, and the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Dr. Shah is committed to translating his research findings to successful and sustainable programs that benefit communities. As such, he works closely with community organizations, hospitals and health organizations, industry, and academic organizations to promote valuable research programs.

Patient Care Bio

Dr. Manish N. Shah is an Associate Professor (with Tenure) of Emergency Medicine, Public Health Sciences, and Medicine (Geriatrics/Aging) at the University of Rochester. He serves as Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Emergency Medicine.



He graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and completed his Emergency Medicine Residency training at The Ohio State University. He received further training in research as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of Chicago.

In 2001 Dr. Shah returned to the University of Rochester. He has been an active leader in the EMS community, serving as one of the medical directors for EMS agencies, Monroe County, Livingston County, and two-county Region. His contributions were recognized in 2003 when he was awarded the EMS Physician of Excellence Award and in 2009 when he was awarded the Harriet C. Weber EMS Leadership Award and the Lloyd Leve Award for Commitment to EMS and Leadership in EMS.

As an emergency medicine physician-scientist focused on the care of older adults, he aims to develop and test innovative prehospital and community-based interventions to improve the health of older adults needing acute, unscheduled care. In achieving this aim, he has performed extensive research related to: 1) care delivered by ambulance-based emergency medical technicians and paramedics, 2) community paramedicine / mobile integrated health care; and 3) telemedicine for acute unscheduled care.

Dr. Shah is one of the national leaders in emergency medicine research and, more specifically, in geriatric emergency medicine research. He has received research and education funding from the NIH, AHRQ, CDC, and a number of foundations. He has published over 200 manuscripts, abstracts, and other publications. He serves in many roles, including on NIH, AHRQ, and foundation study sections; on committees within emergency medicine and geriatrics specialty organizations; on the editorial board of Academic Emergency Medicine, Prehospital Emergency Care, and the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Dr. Shah is committed to translating his research findings to successful and sustainable programs that benefit communities. As such, he works closely with community organizations, hospitals and health organizations, industry, and academic organizations to promote valuable research programs.

Dr. Shah cares for patients at the Strong Memorial Hospital Emergency Department.

Awards & Honors (National)

Top Six Reviewer | Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2014
Best Poster, Predicting Trauma Center Need Using the Mechanism of Injury Criteria | National Association of EMS Physicians Annual Meeting 2010
Editor's Choice Award | Portal of Geriatric Online Education for Geriatric Podcasting 2010
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Best Practices Award in Health System Pharmacy 2008
Program Champions Award, US Administration on Aging for the Livingston Help for Seniors Pogram | Funded by HRSA Rural Health Outreach Grant 2008
Young Investigator Award | Society for Academic Emergency Medicine 2006
Paul B. Beeson Career Development Award in Aging Research 2006
Outstanding Peer Reviewer | Academic Emergency Medicine 2006
Outstanding Peer Reviewer | Academic Emergency Medicine 2004
Fellow | American College of Emergency Physicians 2004
Dennis W. Jahnigen Career Development Scholars Award 2003
Excellence in Emergency Medicine Award, | Society for Academic Emergency Medicine 1996
Alpha Omega Alpha | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 1995
Phi Beta Kappa | The University of Chicago 1992
National Merit Scholarship | The University of Chicago 1988

Awards & Honors (Local)

Consistent High Performer | Emergency Medicine Patient Satisfaction 2013
Geriatric Research Award | Excellus Blue Cross / Blue Shield of Rochester | Emergency Department Revisits by Older Adults 2013
Geriatric Research Award | Excellus Blue Cross / Blue Shield of Rochester | Telemedicine-Enhanced Emergency Care Program for Older Adults 2012
10 Best Papers Award | American Academy of Pediatrics | Pediatric Emergency Medicine Section 2011
Harriet C. Weber EMS Leadership Award | Monroe-Livingston Regional EMS Council 2009
Lloyd Leve Award for Commitment to EMS and Leadership in EMS | Monroe-Livingston Regional EMS Council 2009
Poster of the Year Award | American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting | American Academy for Home Care Physicians 2009
Kluge Trauma and Emergency Services Award to Contributors to Emergency Services 2008
Excellence in Education | University of Rochester EMS Fellowship Program 2006
EMS Physician of Excellence | Monroe Livingston Regional EMS Council 2003
Medical Education Achievement Award, | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry 1996
Howard Hughes Summer Research Fellowship | The University of Chicago 1991

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Emergency Medicine (SMD) - Primary
Associate Professor - Department of Medicine, Geriatrics/Aging (SMD)
Associate Professor - Department of Public Health Sciences (SMD)
Associate Professor - Center for Community Health

Specialties

Emergency Medicine - American Board of Emergency Medicine

Education

M.P.H. | in Clinical Investigation | Rochester Clinical Research Curriculum2006
MD | Medicine | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry1996
BA | Biology | University of Chicago1992

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Research at University of Chicago Hospitals07/01/1999 - 06/30/2001
Residency in Emergency Medicine at Ohio State University Hospitals07/01/1997 - 06/30/1999
Internship in Emergency Medicine at Ohio State University Hospitals07/01/1996 - 06/30/1997