Dr. Ami A. Shah is a Board Certified Radiologist who specializes in Breast Imaging and lung cancer screening and is currently the Director of Mammography.
I teach and hopefully inspire medical students and residents to understand radiology and its role in patient care, as well as the appropriateness of studies and management. In this way, I hope they are able to move medicine to help their patients, select the best studies, and minimize waste and risk.
On a professional level, I work hard with my staff and administration to provide the best care. We also work to provide a nurturing, friendly, and confidence-inspiring environment for patients. While making the right diagnosis is important, I stress to our staff to recognize that the patient’s encounter with our team is also important.
On the hospital front, I have been elected as a representative to our medical executive committee and collaboration council, and I have taken on extra responsibility to represent physicians in my hospital to keep things fair and moving forward and keep them aware of pivotal changes.
On a national front, I am active with the AMA, the American College of Radiology and the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin to advocate for physicians and our patients and to educate our lawmakers on our goals and ambitions.
I am also the alternate delegate for the AMA Women Physicians Section and help move things forward with our amazing governing council and AMA staff. I am especially proud of all the policy change we have worked so hard to achieve.
I am grateful and humbled by the opportunity the AMA provides me to exercise my leadership ability and to move things forward for women, children, all patients, and our physician community. Every time I speak at the AMA House of Delegates or reference committees, I am amazed that my voice counts.
RECENT TALKS & EVENTS:
04/2019 | Breast Cancer Screening | QI Committee | Coney Island Hospital
03/2019 | Strong Women in Medicine | City University of New York School of Medicine
01/2019 | Lung Cancer Screening | Medical Grand Rounds | Coney Island Hospital
06/2018 | Lung Cancer Screening | Medical and Dental Staff Meeting | Coney Island Hospital
10/2016 | Introduction to Radiology | Internal Medicine Residency Program Lecture | Coney Island Hospital
10/2015 | Radiology of Lines and Tubes | Internal Medicine Residency Program Lecture | Coney Island Hospital
06/2014 | Mentorship panel |The Commonwealth Medical College/ Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine- APAMSA, Asian Pacific American Student Association
04/2014 | Lung Cancer Screening Update | Medical Grand Rounds | Wilkes Veterans Affairs Medical Center
10/2013 | Radiology of lines and tubes | Medical Grand Rounds | Wilkes Veterans Affairs Medical Center
03/2012 | Introduction to PET/CT | Medical Grand Rounds | Wilkes Veterans Affairs Medical Center
RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS:
Journal Articles, Peer Reviewed:
Yankelevitz DF, Gamsu G, Shah AA, Pacemaker J, Shaham D, Buckshee N, Cham MD, Henschke CI. Optimization of combined CT pulmonary angiography with lower extremity CT venography. Radiology 2000; 174(1): 61-66.
Yankelevitz DF, Shaham D, Shah AA, Rademaker J, Henschke CI. Optimization of contrast delivery for pulmonary CT angiography. Clinical Imaging 1998; 22:398-403.
Cham MD, Yankelevitz DF, Shahah D, Shah AA, Sherman L, Lewis A, Rademaker J, Pearson G, Choi J, Wolff W, Prabhu PM, Galanski M, Clark RA, Sostman HD, Henschke CI. Deep venous thrombosis: detection by using indirect CT venography. Radiology 2000; 216:744-75.
Shah AA, Davis S, Gamsu G, Intriere LA. Parenchymal and pleural findings in patients with and patients without acute pulmonary embolism detected at spiral CT. Radiology 1999; 211(1): 147-153.
Shah AA, Buckshee N, Yankelevitz DF, Henschke CI. Assessment of deep venous thrombosis using route pelvic CT. AJR 1999; 173:659-663.
Shah AA, Kereztas R, Henschke CI. A malignant mediastinal mass in a patient with Adenocarcinoma of the lung.
Infections in Medicine 1996; 12(6): 499-501.
Case Report and Miscellaneous:
Shah AA*, Wu J. Management of Incidental Esophageal Uptake on FDG PET/CT. BMJ Case Reports 2014.
Cosman MP, and Shah AA. Medical Malpractice Litigation and Legislation: Medieval and Modern. National Trial Lawyer 1992; 4(5): 70-77.
PEER SELECTED ABSTRACTS PRESENTED AT NATIONAL MEETINGS
Wu, Jennifer; Tsui, Edison; Shah, AA. A Case of High-Grade Myxoid Liposarcoma of the Thigh Mistaken for Hematoma in a Morbidly Obese Female. Oral Presentation at The American Medical Women’s Association 103 rd Anniversary Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, March 2018.
Shah, AA; Wu, Jennifer; Tsui, Edison. Incidental PET/CT Findings and Gender Related Differences in patients with Esophageal Reflux Disease. Non-presenting author at The American Medical Women’s Association 103 rd Anniversary Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, March 2018.
Yankelevitz DF, Shah AA, Shaham D, Henschke CI. Technical considerations for combining pulmonary CT angiography with lower extremity CT venography (abstr). AJR. 1998; 170 [American Roentgen Ray Society 98th Annual Meeting Abstract Book suppl.]: 62.
Shah AA, Buckshee N, Yankelevitz DF, Henschke CI. Assessment of deep venous thrombosis using routine pelvic CT. RSNA-Radiology Society of North America. 1998.
Shah AA, Davis S, Gamsu G, Intriere LA. Pleural and parenchyma findings of pulmonary emboli on spiral CT. RSNA-Radiology Society of North America. 1997.
Shah AA, Yankelevitz DF, Henschke CI. Pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis: a comprehensive approach to diagnosis using computed topography. AAPI. 1999.