Our physicians are experts...and great people too!
Sairav Shah, MD, FACC, the August 2016 Provider of the Month. Dr. Shah is Board Certified
in Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology and joined the
medical staff in 2014.
Dr. Shah knew he wanted to be a physician from the time he was in elementary
school. He always liked science and wanted to understand how things worked.
During a family vacation to
Disney World when he was 11 or 12, Dr. Shah remembers spending every night watching
a TV documentary about pediatric open heart surgery. He initially wanted
to become a neurologist like his father, but realized in medical school
and residency that Cardiology was his calling. The specialty of Cardiology
enabled Dr. Shah to develop relationships with patients over time while
still being able to deliver care in emergent cardiac situations like the
cardiac catheterization lab.
After completing a three-year residency program in Internal Medicine, he
completed fellowships in Cardiology at the
Mayo Clinic and Interventional Cardiology at the
University of Arizona. Dr. Shah began practicing Cardiology in Watertown, SD in 2009, which
had opened a Cardiac Cath lab only two years before. The chance to be
in on the ground floor and help develop a brand new cardiology program
was one of the things that brought him to Gillette. Another important
factor was the opportunity to work alongside fellow cardiologist
Dr. Nick Stamato. The two hit it off right away after an initial phone conversation and
dinner meeting in Sioux Falls, SD in 2012.
CCH’s Cardiac Cath Lab has just
celebrated its second anniversary, and Dr. Shah is proud of the work the cardiology team has done to serve
people in the community and region. When he’s not seeing patients
or doing procedures in the Cath Lab, Dr. Shah likes to spend time with
his family and travel. He also enjoys ping pong, tennis, and skiing.
Thank you Dr. Shah, for providing our patients with excellent care.