SBUMC NEONATOLOGIST HONORED BY AMA FOUNDATION WITH OUTSTANDING LEADER OF MEDICINE AWARD
Dr. Shetal Shah Selected for Community Service, Public Health and Education Skills
STONY BROOK, N.Y., April 24, 2008 – Shetal Shah, M.D., Assistant Professor of Neonatal Medicine at Stony Brook University
Shetal Shah, M.D., center, Assistant Professor of Neonatal Medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, received the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation’s 2008 Outstanding Leader of Medicine Award at ceremony in Washington, D.C. Also pictured are, from left, Cathryn Clary, M.D., M.B.A., Vice President, US External Medical Affairs, Pfizer Inc, and Nancy Nielsen, M.D., Ph.D., AMA President-Elect.
Medical Center, has been named a recipient of the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation’s 2008 Outstanding Leader of Medicine Award. The honor was presented to Dr. Shah at an AMA awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., on March 31.
Dr. Shah received one of 14 awards presented in the Early-Career Physician category, and he is among a total of 56 outstanding medical students, residents/fellows, early career physicians and established physicians across the country who were honored in various categories. Award recipients were selected based on their outstanding non-clinical leadership skills in advocacy, community service, public health and/or education.
“Dr. Shah is a young physician who is deeply committed to the care of our smallest patients,” says Margaret M. McGovern, M.D., Ph.D., Chair of Pediatrics at SBUMC. “Beyond our confidence in his outstanding clinical skills, we are proud he has received the AMA Foundation Leadership Award acknowledging him among his peers for outstanding non-clinical achievements.”
Dr. Shah joined SBUMC in 2006. His professional interests span writing, the practice of clinical medicine, promotion of public health initiatives and design of technological innovations. He is the author of Passport to Illness, a book describing his medical experience in developing countries, particularly in India where he cared for newborns …