Neel B. Shah, MD, FIDSA, was recently promoted to the rank of Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, retroactive to April 1, 2021. Dr. Shah trained as an Infectious Diseases (ID) Fellow at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland from 2011-2014. He subsequently completed a one-year fellowship in Orthopedic Infectious Disease in 2015 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Shah joined the ID division in 2015 at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine.

Dr. Shah’s primary role focuses on clinical education and clinical care, especially of orthopedic infections. He rotates through multiple services, including both Infectious Disease teaching services, the Surgical Infectious Disease service, the Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT) program and the Infectious Disease service at UPMC Magee Womens Hospital. He devotes much of his clinical time to various Telemedicine Infectious Disease services provided through UPMC and ID Connect. Dr. Shah initiated an Orthopedic Infectious Diseases Clinic at UPMC Magee Womens Hospital in 2018, and works with orthopedic providers to care for patients, with a primary focus on managing prosthetic joint infections. Dr. Shah’s research has focused on infection prevention and infection control at Magee Womens Hospital where he established protocols on proper antibiotic use for the management of cellulitis, urinary tract infections, and pneumonia, reducing the incidence of inappropriate antibiotic use. In addition, he streamlined the use of oritavancin for the treatment of uncomplicated cellulitis in the Magee-Womens Hospital Emergency Room, and is currently working to establish a protocol incorporating the use of MRSA nasal swabs to reduce the use of vancomycin in the treatment of pneumonia.

Dr. Shah was appointed to the position of Director of the Center for Infectious Diseases Outreach (CIDO) in 2016. He maintains the ID Division’s social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and ID Pitt Stop, our ID Division blog. Dr. Shah has a strong interest in fellowship education, and in 2017, he was appointed Associate Program Director for the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program. Dr. Shah is a critical member of the Infectious Diseases faculty. His record of accomplishments in clinical care, teaching and leadership has enhanced the clinical care missions of the ID Division and the Department of Medicine. He is an outstanding role model for students, residents and ID fellows.

Please join us in congratulating Neel!