Medical Director, Infectious Disease Physician

Medical Director, Infectious Disease Physician

Nirav Shah '00

Nirav Shah '00

After graduating from Lab 23 years ago, Dr. Nirav Shah ’00 embarked on an inspiring journey that led him to his current role of medical director of quality innovation and clinical practice analytics at NorthShore University HealthSystem. In 2004, he received a bachelor’s degree in biology and economics from Northwestern University. Then received his medical degree from Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine and a master’s in public health, both in 2008.

Following his medical residency, also at Northwestern, he held several positions with the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine including infectious disease advanced research fellow, clinical associate in infectious diseases, and clinical assistant professor. As an infectious disease physician, Dr. Shah is involved in numerous quality improvement and research projects that focus on predictive analytics and clinical informatics. He is a rising star within his area of expertise, and in the fall of 2018 he graced the cover of HealthLeaders magazine.

Dr. Shah can often be spotted delivering talks and presentations at both local and national medical conferences. Last year, he and his colleague, Wei Ning Chi, a research associate at NorthShore University HealthSystem, presented “Building a Continuous Remote Patient Monitoring Program” at Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. And just this past August, Dr. Shah participated in a Chicago Health Executive Forum (CHEF) discussion entitled “Technology Innovation Changing the Face of Healthcare.” During this discussion, Dr. Shah, along with other leading voices in the field, explored how health systems are using innovation in technology to improve the value of the health care they deliver.

Dr. Shah and his wife, Pooja, live in Lincolnshire, and in his free time, he “enjoys spending time with my two boys, reading, listening to music, and traveling.” Outside of his professional accomplishments, Dr. Shah remains engaged with his high school alma mater. “I’m very excited to be joining the Lab Alumni Association Executive Board,” says Dr. Shah. His passion and unwavering commitment to improving health care make him an extraordinary example of success not only for Lab but also for society as a whole.

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