Ashok N. Shah, M.D.

Ashok N. Shah, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 646
Rochester, NY 14642

Fax: (585) 276-0101

Professional Bio

Dr. Ashok Shah is Professor of Medicine at URMC and one of the most experienced gastroenterologists in the region. He earned his medical degree from B. J. Medical College in India with subsequent Gastroenterology fellowships at The Lahey Clinic in Boston and at the University of Rochester. Dr. Shah has over 35 years experience in gastroenterology and has particular interests in IBD, pancreatic disease, liver diseases and celiac disease. He was recently honored with the M.A.C.G. Award by the American College of Gastroenterology for his achievements in clinical gastroenterology and education. Dr. Shah has particular interest in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. He is a founding member of both the CCFA of Rochester and the Celiac Society of Rochester.

Awards & Honors (National)

MACG - Prestigeous Master American College Gastroenterology | American College of Gastroenterology | ACG Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2007
Scholar of International College of Surgeons 1967 - 1968
1st Surgery - Gold Medal | Gujarat University 1962
10th Anniversary Honoree (Rochester Chapter) | Crohn's and Colitis Foundation 1995
Fellow of American College of Gastroenterology - AGAF | American Gastroenterology Association | Chicago, Illinois 2009
Poster Rounds with the Expert | American College of Gastroenterology 2008
Poster Rounds with the Expert | American College of Gastroenterology 2010

Recent Journal Articles

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2011 May
R. Rivera, A. Shah, and N. Ozden. "Iliac-Enteric Fistula Diagnosed by Video Capsule Endoscopy". Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2011; 9(5): e39.
Sonia S. Yoon, MD, MS, Rene Rivera, MD, Ashok Shah, MD, Nuri Ozden, MD. "GI Perforation Associated with Bevacizumab". Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2011; XX(X): 1-2.
Sonia Yoon MD, MS; Arthur DeCross, MD; Asad Ullah, MD; Nuri Ozden, MD; Ashok Shah, MD, FRCP, MACG, AGAF, FACG. "Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Esophagitis in Immunocompetent Hosts: A Case Series of 6 Patients". Amer Journ of Gastroenterology. 2011; 106 ; supplement 2.
Rene Rivera, MD; Rajiv Sharma, MD; Ashok Shah, MD, FRCP, MACG, AGAF, FACG. "Liver Toxicity Following Abuse of Kratom (Mitagyna Speciosa)". Amer Journ of Gastroenterology. 2011; 106 ; Supplement 2.
Maneesh Gupta, MD; Ashok Shah, MD, MACG. "Longest Retained Capsule in Crohn's Disease". Gastroenterology. 2011; 106 ; Supplement 2.

Current Appointments

Professor Emeritus - Department of Medicine, Gastroenterology/Hepatology (SMD) - Primary


Gastroenterology - American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine


MBBS | Medicine | India-Gujarat U, B.j. Med Coll1962

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Gastroenterology at The Genesee Hospital06/01/1972 - 6/1/1973
Fellowship at The Lahey Clinic07/01/1971 - 6/1/1972
Residency in Internal Medicine at The Genesee Hospital07/01/1969 - 6/1/1971
Residency in Gastroenterology at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine09/01/1967 - 06/30/1968
Internship in General Surgery at V.S. General Hospital02/01/1963 - 1/1966
Internship at BJ Medical College11/01/1961 - 12/1/1962