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Ummara H. Shah, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 486-0901

Administrative: (585) 275-2891

Fax: (585) 442-3214

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Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology

Biography

Ummara Shah M.D. is an adult Rheumatologist. She attended college at Barnard College in New York City where she earned a degree in biology, graduating cum laude. She then moved to Rochester to attend medical school here at the University of Rochester. Upon graduation she completed her internship at University of Virginia Medical Center and then completed the rest of her internal medicine residency at New York Hospital-Weill Cornell in New York City. She then worked one year as a hospitalist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She completed her fellowship in Rheumatology at New York University, Hospital for Joint Diseases. She has done clinical research in lupus as a resident and as a fellow and has a special clinical interest in Lupus.

Professional Background

Ummara Shah M.D. was born in Long Island, NY but grew up in upstate New York. She attended college at Barnard College in New York City where she earned a degree in biology, graduating cum laude. She then moved to Rochester to attend medical school here at the University of Rochester. Upon graduation she completed her internship at University of Virginia Medical Center and then completed the rest of her internal medicine residency at New York Hospital-Weill Cornell in New York City. She then worked one year as a hospitalist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She completed her fellowship in Rheumatology at New York University, Hospital for Joint Diseases. She has done clinical research in lupus as a resident and as a fellow and has a special clinical interest in Lupus.

Credentials

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology - American Board of Allergy and Immunology

Education

2008
MD | University of Rochester Medical Center

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

7/1/2012 - 6/30/2014
Fellowship in Rheumatology at New York University Langone Medical Center

7/1/2009 - 6/30/2011
Residency in Internal Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital

6/28/2008 - 6/30/2009
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Virginia Medical Center

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Clinical Trials

Pilot Trial of Ustekinumab for Primary Sjögren's Syndrome

Lead Researcher: Ummara H Shah

Ustekinumab is FDA approved for treatment of Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis, and Crohn's disease, but it has not been previously used in the treatment of Primary Sjogren's Syndrome. Participants will complete 6 study visits over the course of 6 months. Subjects will receive an infusion of ustekinumab at the second visit and an injection of ustekinumab at the next 3 visits. Subjects will have assessments of their health at all visits.

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Publications

Journal Articles

2006
Shah, U.H.; Ishida, K. "On the streets of Thailand: Children not at play" . Global Pulse: AMSA's International Health Journal. 2006; 2(1).

Shah, U.H.; Mandl, L.; Figgie, M.P.; Goodman, S.M. "Pain and function outcomes in systemic lupus erythematosus hip and knee arthroplasty" . .

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