“Paying it forward”: Manish Shah interviewed by the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

Dr. Manish Shah featured on the cover of the Jan./Feb. 2024 issue of SAEM Pulse magazine

As a clinician, researcher, and educator, Dr. Manish Shah has dedicated his career to improving prehospital and emergency department care delivered to acutely ill older adults, specifically individuals living with dementia. His leadership in this area has been recognized nationally through numerous awards, grants, and publications.

Dr. Shah’s efforts have also focused on training and developing the next generation of academic emergency medicine faculty, particularly researchers.

In a cover and spotlight interview in the latest issue of SAEM Pulse, the official member magazine of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Dr. Shah shares his journey to emergency medicine and current role as SAEM Foundation President. The SAEMF is the largest emergency medicine-based foundation in the nation dedicated to supporting innovative researchers and expert educators in academic emergency medicine.

In the interview, Dr. Shah discusses his:

  • Philosophy on mentorship and paying it forward
  • How SAEM helped shape his career
  • Thoughts on leadership and success
  • Tips for young investigators
  • Future of geriatric emergency medicine

“Established physician-scientists need to pay it forward — and it is fun and energizing! When I look at my schedule, I get excited about my meetings with mentees.”

Read the interview online

Manish N. Shah, MD, MPH, is the chair of the BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, where he is also a professor of emergency medicine, population health sciences, and geriatrics.