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aboutDr. Nirmish Shah

Dr. Nirmish Ramesh Shah is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine, and Director of the Sickle Cell Transition Program at Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Shah completed his residency at Eastern Carolina University in Medicine/Pediatrics, and then completed his fellowship in adult hematology/oncology. Shah later completed his pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship at Duke University and has been on faculty ever since.

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  • Fellowship, Pediatric Hematology/ Oncology, Duke University School of Medicine, 2007 - 2010

  • Fellowship, Adult Hematology/Oncology, East Carolina University, 2004 - 2005

  • Resident, Medicine Pediatrics, East Carolina University, 2000 - 2004

  • M.D., American University of the Caribbean, 1996 - 2000

At Duke University, Dr. Shah's research and clinical work focuses on both pediatric and adult sickle cell hematology, with a strong focus on clinical and translational research. Dr. Shah's research investigates novel therapeutics, the transition from pediatric to adult care, and the usage of mobile technology for those living with sickle cell disease. Dr. Shah's studies have been led by multiple sponsors including the NIH and various pharmaceutical organizations. Dr. Shah currently sits as the Director of Clinical Research in Benign Hematology at Duke University.

Throughout Dr. Shah's time at Duke University, he has published numerous papers on various areas of wearable technology, therapeutics, and algorithms and prediction models to better the lives of those living with sickle cell disease. Dr. Shah's publications and success in his mobile applications led tot he development of mobile applications in the areas of pediatric blood and marrow transplant, pediatric oncology, chronic pain, and more. Aside from publications, Dr. Shah is integrally involved in the teaching of medical students and residents, alongside young researchers and soon to be healthcare professionals.

Dr. Shah is a long distance runner, and a talented illustrationist, with many of his illustrations being used for both patient education and in the apps he develops. Dr. Shah and his wife are the delighted parents of three children and are happy to call the Triangle home.

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