Dr. Vipul Shah, MD

 


Specialty: Rehabilitation Medicine


Dr. Shah is a specialist in the field of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R).
He is double board Certified: Diplomate American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as Board Certified by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

He did his undergraduate training form Rutgers University and Medical School training from Univ. Del
Noreste and New York Medical College.

He completed an entire Internal Medicine Residency (1988-1991) from Long Island College Hospital and then went on to do a second residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Rutgers (formerly UMDNJ) New Jersey Medical School/Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation (1991-1994).

Just as education is a crucial part of his clinical encounters, Dr. Shah has also been actively educating physicians-in-training at the Rutgers NJMS as Clinical Assistant Professor for the Kessler residency program for over two decades. He has been the recipient of “Mentor of the Year” award by the residency program. As an attending physician at the VA-New Jersey Health care system, he takes pride in addressing the physical medicine and rehabilitation needs of the veterans who have served our nation.

Although he subspecializes in electrodiagnostic medicine, his clinical experience actively includes the diagnosis and management of impairments from musculoskeletal issues, neuromuscular conditions, stroke, and amputation. Like all general physiatrists, he uses evidence based approaches to the diagnosis and management of these conditions to restore function. His patient centered approach is focused on improving their function and enhancing their quality of life through conservative treatment and physical rehabilitation.

He has been married longer than he has been practicing medicine and has two wonderful children.
In his spare time he likes to travel and enjoys outdoor activities such as tennis, bicycling, and hiking.
His personal goal is to, some day, complete the Appalachian trail and hike up the Himalaya mountain.