Dr. Shah is a physician with nearly 50 years of experience. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, and Cardiac CT-Angiography. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the American College of Physicians. He received his medical degree with distinction from the M.S. University in Baroda, India and completed his graduate training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Shah received a Master of Business Administration with Phi Kappa Phi and Beta Gamma Sigma honors in 1997.
Dr. Raj Shah is a practicing Cardiologist, Philanthropist, and Entrepreneur based in the Philadelphia area. He joined St. Mary Hospital in 1975 and served as the Chief of the Cardiology section for 25 years. During this time Dr. Shah established many cardiology programs including stress testing with nuclear scans, echocardiography, cardiac catheterization, coronary angioplasty, electrophysiology, and cardiac surgery program. He founded a cardiac rehabilitation program in 1982 which was the first such program in the USA.
Dr. Shah is a pioneer in the field of telemedicine and the creator of the SmartCareDoc telemedicine system, which was deployed at “The Clinic at Wal-Mart” 2012-14 – the first telemedicine clinic in a retail store in America. In 2016, he established a tele-retinopathy screening program at the Temple University Health System. Dr. Shah teaches a tele-clinic at Rutgers University’s School of Nursing and a telemedicine course at Rutgers University Business School. He serves as a Research Fellow at the Blanche and Irwin Lerner Center at Rutgers University for the study of Pharmaceutical Management and Healthcare; an Advisory Board Member of Kean University’s College of Business and Public Management; and a Trustee of S.M. Shah Law College and Sarvajanik School in Mehsana, Gujarat, India.
In 2021, Dr. Shah established the “HEART (Healthcare Easy Access for Rural Community via Telemedicine) Center” to deliver affordable, healthcare access to rural and underserved communities. As Chairman of the Health Council of the WHEELS Global Foundation, he is responsible for implementing and executing HEART Centers in more than 350 villages across India. Under Dr. Shah’s leadership, HEART Centers have provided healthcare to thousands of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic and have established plans to provide post-COVID pandemic care to over 3000 patients per day.