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.