Faculty Page – Chirag Shah

Chirag Shah, MD

Assistant Professor Department of Emergency Medicine
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
July 2006- Present


Office Address:
One Robert Wood Johnson Place .
MEB Room 104
New Brunswick , NJ 08901
Tel: 732-235-8717

Undergraduate Education:
City University of New York- City College of New York
B.S. (Biology) Summa cum Laude
8/94 – 6/98

Graduate Education:
State University of New York- Health Science Center at Brooklyn
Doctor of Medicine
8/98 to 5/02

Post Graduate Education:
The Brooklyn Hospital Center ,
Emergency Medicine Residency/ Chief Resident
7/02 to 6/06

Hospital Appointment:
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Attending Physician
7/06- Present

State of New Jersey

Board Certified Emergency Medicine

Professional Organizations:

  • Member American College of Emergency Physicians
  • Member Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association

Honors and Awards:

  • Howard Hughes Research Grant
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Golden Key Honor Society
  • Sigma Xi

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • Medical Resident Education and Supervision UMDNJ-RWJMS
  • Physician Assistant Student Clinical Education UMDNJ-RWJMS
  • Medical Student Clinical Supervision UMDNJ-RWJMS
  • Adult Cardiac Life Support Instructor

Clinical Responsibilities:
Emergency Department Attending Physician at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital


  • “Can Emergency Personnel Adequately Estimate Motorcycle Ejection Distances?” Shah C, Rathgeb S,
    Merlin, MA. Oral Presentation, Mid-Atlantic SAEM Regional Meeting. Newark, DE. March 2009
  • “ Knowledge of Invasive Procedures and Procedural Competency after Participation in Training Labs” The Brooklyn Hospital Center Weill-Cornell Medical Center . Poster presentation American College of Emergency Physicians (September 2005). Shah, C and Hsu, C. The Brooklyn Hospital Center , Brooklyn, NY
  • “Telithromycin-Induced Cholinergic Crisis in Myasthenia Gravis” New York City Poison Center, NY 1
    and Brooklyn Hospital Center, NY 2 . Halcomb SE, 1 Nelson LS, 1Shah C, 2 Chaudhry A, 2 Hoffman RS 1.
    Poster Presentation March 2005
  • “The Effect of Ethanol Intoxication on Acid-base Status after Trauma”. Shah, C and Lucchesi, M.
    Kings County Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine. Poster Presentation at the American College of Emergency Physicians. Kings County Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY.

Research Interests:

  • Resident Education
  • Ultrasound