Nirav K. Shah
About Dr. Shah
Dr. Nirav Shah is the Princeton Brain & Spine Medical Director and a board-certified neurosurgeon with an emphasis on complex spinal surgery and intracranial tumor/radiosurgery.
Dr. Shah graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Pennsylvania State University, where he completed an accelerated Bachelor of Science-Medical Doctorate program. After graduation with Alpha Omega Alpha medical society honors from Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Dr. Shah completed his internship and five-year residency at the University of Maryland in Baltimore under Dr. Howard Eisenberg. While at UMB, Dr. Shah received specialized clinical training in planning and managing gamma knife cases, and he completed an extensive six-month rotation in neurotrauma. Further, at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Spine Center, Dr. Shah completed a six-month apprenticeship in complex spine surgery. His continued education includes a focus on minimal access spinal technologies, neuronavigation and disc arthroplasty.
Dr. Shah’s clinical research has been published in many peer-reviewed journals, and he has contributed textbook chapters and presented his research at society meetings. Text contributions include a chapter written for the medical textbook, Cerebral Vasospasm, published by Thieme Medical Publishers. Dr. Shah is also a recognized international expert on concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy. He was recognized as a 2018 and 2019 "Top Doctor in Philadelphia" by Philadelphia Magazine.
Outside of his professional life, Dr. Shah believes strongly in serving the community and regularly gives his time to community organizations. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Neha, and their son, Rayan. He is an avid runner/jogger who has participated in marathons, is a published poet, and enjoys a diverse range of sports like hiking, rugby and sailing.