Manish N. Shah, MD, MPH was honored by the Academy of Geriatric Emergency Medicine (AGEM) by being selected to receive the 2021 Academic Career Achievement Award for his significant career achievements in geriatric emergency medicine and contributions to improving geriatric emergency care through clinical and translational research.
AGEM is an academy of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM), a national organization dedicated to the improvement of care of the acutely ill and injured patient by improving research and education in the specialty of emergency medicine.
Dr. Shah is a professor of emergency medicine, population health sciences, and geriatrics at the University of Wisconsin. He serves as Vice Chair of Research in the BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine, where he holds the John & Tashia Morgridge Chair of Emergency Medicine Research and leads the Aging Research Group, which aims to improve the field of emergency medicine and its understanding and delivery of care for our older adults.
Dr. Shah has developed an independently-funded research program dedicated to improving acute illness care for older adults, with a specific focus on developing and testing innovative models of care for acutely ill older adults. His goal is to prevent older adults from needing emergency department care or to develop substitutes for emergency department care. His recent work has been focused on improving the care of patients with dementia, especially using advanced technology and community health resources. His work has been funded through NIH early-career and mid-career development awards, including R01/U01 level grants from NIH, AHRQ, CDC, and the ADRC. In his work, Dr. Shah also serves as Co-Lead of the Care Research Core at the University of Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.