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Ojas Shah, MD

Urology (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Kidney Stone
Office Phone: (212) 305-0114
One of America's Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors

Biography

Dr. Ojas Shah is the George F. Cahill Professor of Urology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He also serves as the Director of the Division of Endourology and Stone Disease at Columbia University Medical Center. His clinical and research interests include surgical and metabolic treatments of kidney stone disease, minimally invasive urologic surgery, upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma (transitional cell carcinoma), ureteral strictures, ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction, ureteral/renal reconstructive surgery, and BPH (benign prostate hyperplasia). He serves as the principal investigator in many clinical research trials regarding the surgical or medical management of stone disease.

He is a graduate of the Honors Program in Medical Education at Northwestern University School of Medicine. He completed his general surgical and urologic training at New York University Medical Center. He spent an additional year at Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center as a fellow in endourology, laparoscopy and metabolic stone disease.

Dr. Shah is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in the medical and surgical management of patients with urinary stone disease. He recently served as a member of the American Urological Association’s Surgical Management of Stones Guidelines Committee. He was also recently appointed to the American Board of Urology’s Examination Committee. He is an active member of the Endourological Society, EDGE (Endourology Disease Group for Excellence) Research Consortium, and ROCK (Research on Calculous Kinetics) Society.

Dr. Shah is an Assistant Editor for the Journal of Urology, the most highly cited and amongst the most respected international journals in the field.  He is also co-editor of the 5th Edition of Taneja’s Complications of Urologic Surgery which was released in 2018. 

Dr. Shah serves as the Director of the Endourology Fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center. He additionally has a strong focus on medical student and resident education, and served as the urology residency program director at NYU School of Medicine prior to joining Columbia.

Dr. Shah is accepting new patients at Columbia University Medical Center (161 Fort Washington Avenue) and ColumbiaDoctors Midtown (51 West 51st Street).

Area of Expertise

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Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]

Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]

Emblem/GHI [HMO, Medicare Managed Care, PPO]

Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), NYP Employee Plan, Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]

Local 1199 [Local 1199]

MagnaCare [MagnaCare]

Multiplan [Multiplan]

Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Managed Care]

UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]

Education

MD, Northwestern University School of Medicine

Residency: New York University School of Medicine

Fellowship: Wake Forest University

Locations

Herbert Irving Pavilion

161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

Phone: (212) 305-0114

Fax: (212) 305-0129

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ColumbiaDoctors Midtown

51 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019

Phone: (212) 305-0114

Fax: (212) 305-0129

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Professor of Urology at CUMC