Dr. Samir Shah is a graduate of B.J. Medical College, Ahmadabad.
He finished his Cardiology Fellowship from Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, a University of Chicago affiliated fellowship program in 1986.Mentored by CHF Guru Dr. Karl Weber, Dr. Shah presented research papers/abstracts for American College of Cardiology on Congestive Heart Failure. He is a practicing Board certified Invasive Cardiologist for last 30 years affiliated with Advocate Christ Hospital in Oak lawn and Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park till 2017 and subsequently closed private practice and worked for Rockford Heart & Vascular Group, Illinois. Dr. Shah is a proud fellow of American College of Cardiology and member of AMA for many years.
Dr. Shah is very active with Indian American Medical Association of Illinois (IAMA-IL) since last seven years and became President of IAMA-IL in 2015. He successfully completed is presidency in 2016, one of the rare opportunity to serve as the President for two years. Dr. Shah brings new vision & leadership for IAMA creating Vision, Implementation and Action plan in 2015. Appreciated by many past Presidents & his well wishers his achievements, dedication and hard work, this is what Dr. Gopal Lalmalani , Mayor of Oakbrook and Past President of AAPI & IAMA-IL wrote…”Your effective leadership and sheer passion to the service of our members is so obvious, that you have raised the bar significantly this past two years for IAMA”.
With deep interest in Art and Music, he started with IAMA as the Entertainment Chair position for two years and successfully completed Co-Chair position for entertainment for AAPI-Chicago convention in 2013 creating a spectacular Fashion Show. Dr. Shah was honored at the American Association of Cardiologist of Indian origin (AACIO) for organizing a great annual meetings in Chicago in 2016 and 2018.
Dr. Shah has given his volunteer services for many social activities and health fairs at various temples and organizations in Chicago. As the past President of IAMA-IL in Chicago, Dr. Shah has sponsored various community awareness programs for Heart problems and Cancer. Dr. Shah continued his services in advisory position to IAMA-IL presidents and participating as the Board of Directors for VSM temple as well as and IAMA-IL. During his career as a practicing physician, he has chaired Quality Assurance Committee, CME and Educational Committee and Department of Medicine as Vice Chair at Little Company of Mary Hospital.
He is a Chicago native since 1979 and lives in Burr Ridge with wife Bella ( Prerana). Dr. Shah is very proud of his growing family with the two boys Pallav and Amish, Dr. Rina Shah as daughter in-law , a practicing Cardiologist/Electrophysiologist in New York and adorable grandson Niam.