Gaurav K. Shah, MD

Gaurav K. Shah, MD

West Coast Retina
1445 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
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(415) 972-6400 office


Dr. Shah completed medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. He was a resident at the University of Minnesota, Department of Ophthalmology for three years. His spent two years as a Heed Fellow at the renowned Wills Eye Hospital under the direction of Dr. William Benson. Dr. Shah came to the Barnes Retina Institute in the summer of 1999, where he not only sees patients in the office, but also teaches Washington University Ophthalmology residents and fellows and participates in Grand Rounds and various lecture forums. He was voted Ophthalmology Clinical Teacher of the Year for 2001-02.

Dr. Shah has published more than 187articles in ophthalmologic peer-reviewed journals, along with 19 book chapters. He has presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retina Specialist, the Retina Society, the Canadian Ophthalmology Society, and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology annual meeting. He has also lectured on various topics at most major meetings both inside and outside the United States.

Dr. Shah has received numerous awards, including the Heed Foundation Award, the Vitreous Society Honor Award, the American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award, Senior Achievement Award, Lifetime Achievement Award and the American Society of Retina Specialists Senior Honor Award and Presidential Award. He has been or is currently an investigator in 30 clinical trials dealing with macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, uveitis and AIDS, and gene therapy. He serves as a reviewer for Archives of Ophthalmology, British Journal of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Surgery and Lasers, Retina, Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, American Journal of Ophthalmology, and Ophthalmology, and is also an examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Shah is a member of the Retina Society, ASRS, and Macula Society. Dr shah is also a OMIC Board member and member of the executive board at the asrs . He is currently Chief of Retina at CPMC in San Francisco and part of the Department of Ophthalmology. Dr Shah is currently part of the West Coast Retina Group in San Francisco