Nirmish R. Shah, MD Nirmish R. Shah, MD

Nirmish R. Shah, MD

Hematologist, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Specialist

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919-684-3401 Office number
919-681-6160 (Adult), 919-668-1682 (Pediatric)
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919-684-3401 Office
919-681-6160 (Adult), 919-668-1682 (Pediatric) Fax number
Insurance

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy

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Contact
919-684-3401 Office
919-681-6160 (Adult), 919-668-1682 (Pediatric) Fax number
WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

As director of Duke’s sickle cell transition program, my practice and research focuses on treating children and adults with sickle cell disease. When I work with children, I try to focus on teaching them about their condition and how to transition successfully to living with the disease as an adult. For all patients, I focus on providing the medical, social and psychological support they need to remain healthy. My research aims to increase engagement of sickle cell patients with their own care using mobile technology. Through the use of applications, we’re hoping to help patients, specifically children, better manage their symptoms and medications. Outside of work, I have a strong interest in art. In fact, one of my undergraduate majors was biological illustration. I enjoy drawing plants, animals and people. I’ve recently started getting back into this hobby.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
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Training
EDUCATION
MD, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, 2000
RESIDENCY
Medicine/Pediatrics, Pitt County Memorial Hospital (North Carolina), 2004
FELLOWSHIP
Adult Hematology-Oncology, Pitt County Memorial Hospital (North Carolina), 2004-2005
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, 2007-2010
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

I am currently involved in three main areas of research: 1) novel therapeutic options for patients with sickle cell disease; 2) the transition from pediatric to adult care for sickle cell disease; and 3) the use of mobile technology to advance patient care for sickle cell disease. I have been most excited by my work on developing mobile apps that improve patient-provider communication, develop predictive algorithms and improve the medication adherence through the use of patient ‘selfies’.

Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.
  • Alexion
  • Novartis