Manish N. Shah, MD, MPH

Associate Professor
John & Tashia Morgridge Vice Chair for Research
Director/KL2 Program, Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
The University of Chicago
Clinical Investigation, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Med School: 
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
The Ohio State University
The Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, The University of Chicago




Dr. Shah is a health services researcher, emergency and EMS physician dedicated to improving the delivery of EMS and ED care to older adults.  Specifically, he is developing and testing innovative approaches for delivery of emergency care to older adults, with a goal of improving both short and long-term patient outcomes.  His work has focused on creating a scientific foundation for the field of community paramedicine / mobile integrated health care and telemedicine.  Dr. Shah has been awarded numerous grants from foundations and federal sources, including a K23, two R01s, a U01, and a K24 grant, and has published over 100 peer-reviewed research manuscripts, making him one of the leading researchers in geriatric emergency medicine and emergency medicine. 

Dr. Shah also has a deep commitment to training and developing researchers.  He has mentored many undergraduate, graduate, and medical students; residents; fellows; and faculty.  Many are now independent, grant-funded researchers who have had a profound influence within their own fields.  His recently awarded NIH Midcareer Investigator Award (K24) is allowing to particularly focus on training and developing researchers in geriatric emergency medicine.

Recent Accolades

Manish Shah and Brian Patterson have been awarded a $50,000 ICTR Novel Methods Pilot Award to expand the ED Research Enroller (EDRE) Program. This Program places a staff member in the ED to identify and enroll patients into research studies. Over the last year, they have been enrolling for Dr. Shah’s geriatric study, and now they are also helping Dr. Damewood identify patients for her sepsis study. Soon, they will be also enrolling for three additional studies. With time, this program will become increasingly an institutional asset given the high volume of touch points we have with UW Health patients.

The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research reported in April 2017 that Manish Shah, MD MPH was ranked 20th in the 2016 NIH ranking of individual Emergency Medicine researchers.

Current Research Interests

Antimicrobial Stewardship
Geriatric Emergency Medicine
Prehospital Medicine

Funding Sources

Source Type Description

NIH/NIA, Greater Rochester Health Foundation


Paramedic-Coached ED Care Transitions to Help Older Adults Maintain Their Health



Mentoring and Research in Patient-Oriented Geriatric Emergency Care


Pilot Award

ED Research Enroller (EDRE) Program


*See Dr. Shah's Google Scholar Profile here.