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Meet Sairav Shah, MD, FACC, the August 2016 Provider of the Month

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Dr. Shah and familyMeet 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.