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photo Nirav Shah, MD


Associate Professor of Medicine


Phone: 412-802-8652

Office: C1112 UPMC Presbyterian Hospital
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-802-8652
Fax: 412-802-6852
Education and Training
B.S., with Distinction in Finance, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1994
M.D., State University of New York at Brooklyn, 1998
Internal Medicine Internship & Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2001
Nephrology and Hypertension Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2004
Research Interest
Dr. Shah is collaborating on several topics in clinical transplantation dealing with immunosuppression, immune monitoring, and the management of medical complications of kidney transplantation. He ia a co-investigator of an NIH study examining the effects of drug metabolism in CKD patients based on Vitamin D levels.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Shah's clinical interests are in the medical management of Kidney Transplantation and Chronic Kidney Disease. He is the Co-Medical Director of outpatient dialysis unit.
Selected Publications:
Shah N, Bernardini J, Piraino B. Prevalence and correction of 25(OH) vitamin D deficiency in peritoneal dialysis patients. Perit Dial Int. 2005; 25(4): 343-7.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Drug Metabolizing Enzyme and Transporter Function in Chronic Kidney Disease
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: University of Colorado/National Institute of General Medical Science
Grant Number: R01 GM 107122
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2018