Dr. Yash Shah joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an Instructor in July of 2023. He was born in India and grew up in New Jersey. He graduated from Rutgers University with a major in Biotechnology and minor in Biochemistry and Bioscience Policy. During this time, he was selected to play cricket for the United States Under 19 team and had the distinction to represent the county at the Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2010 in New Zealand. Dr. Shah received his medical degree in 2018 from American University in Antigua. He completed his internship and residency at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – Northwest, Fayetteville prior to joining the division in 2023. He served as a chief resident. He enjoys teaching and working with both medical students and residents.
Dr. Shah has participated in multiple retrospective studies with focus on liver transplant. During his residency training, he continued to serve the underrepresented community during the COVID-19 pandemic by volunteering in vaccine and COVID test clinics. He served on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) subcommittee as well as represented the Northwest residency on Graduate Medical Education (GME) Resident Council. Dr. Shah’s current key interests include general internal medicine with a focus on inpatient care with special interest in gastroenterology and oncology. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends. Outside of medicine, his hobbies include traveling and spending time analyzing cricket data. His future goals are to become a certified cricket umpire and licensed pilot. He looks forward to exploring Saint Louis.