Tilak Shah, MD
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose - 01/14/2022

Dr. Shah is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Health Science Center, USA, as well as Director of Endoscopy and Interventional Endoscopy at the Central Virginia VA Healthcare system in Richmond, VA, USA.  He serves as Associate GI Fellowship Program Director at VCU, and is a member of the Development and Therapeutics section of VCU Massey Cancer Center.


Dr. Shah graduated from the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill in 1997, and UNC School of Medicine in 2006.  He completed internal medicine residency and fellowship training in gastroenterology at Duke University Medical Center.  Dr. Shah also obtained a master’s degree in clinical research from the Duke-NIH Clinical Research Training Program, and underwent formal training in Advanced Endoscopy at Emory University Medical Center.  He joined the medical faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2014.


Dr. Shah has served on American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), and Veterans Administration (VA) Committees.  He has served as a reviewer for several journals including American Journal of Gastroenterology, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Digestive Diseases and Sciences, World Journal of Gastroenterology, and Cochrane Database of Systematic reviews, and is section editor for Current Opinion in Gastroenterology.


Dr. Shah’s research interests involve endoscopic approaches to diagnose and treat esophageal and colorectal neoplasia, including advanced imaging, artificial intelligence, endoscopic resection, and cryotherapy.  Dr. Shah is the recipient of research awards from the ASGE and McGuire Research Institute, and is site investigator for VA Co-Operative and Merit studies.  He is an author on over 40 original papers, and has authored two board preparation textbooks, “NMS Medicine Casebook,” and “Acing the Pancreaticobiliary Questions on the GI Boards.”