Manish N. Shah, MD, MPH

Credentials: Professor

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Manish Shah


Chair, BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine
The Azita G. Hamedani Distinguished Chair of Emergency Medicine
Co-Lead, Care Research Core – Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
Chair, Wisconsin Partnership Program Oversight and Advisory Committee
Associate Director for Faculty Development, UW Center for Health Disparities Research

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Undergraduate: The University of Chicago
Graduate: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (MPH)
Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Residency: The Ohio State University – Chief Resident
Fellowship: The Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, The University of Chicago

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.

As a clinician, researcher, and educator, Dr. Shah has dedicated his career to improving prehospital and emergency department care delivered to acutely ill older adults, specifically individuals living with dementia. His work focuses on developing, testing, and implementing innovative approaches to providing older adults with acute illness care that are safe, convenient, and effective. His pioneering efforts have helped to establish the field of geriatric emergency medicine and have advanced the role of ambulance-based paramedics to support community health efforts now known as “community paramedicine.” Over his career, Dr. Shah has authored more than 175 publications and has received over $150 million in grants and contracts as principal or co-investigator.

In recent years, Dr. Shah’s efforts have also focused on training and developing the next generation of academic emergency medicine faculty, particularly researchers. He has mentored many students, residents, fellows and faculty, including on career development awards, and until recently led the NIH-funded KL2 program at UWMadison. Many of his mentees are now successful academicians and leaders in emergency medicine and beyond.


  • BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine ranks in top 15 nationally in NIH research funding (FY22)
  • Dr. Shah elected President of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Foundation (SAEMF) Board of Trustees. The SAEMF is the largest emergency medicine-based foundation in the nation dedicated to supporting innovative researchers and expert educators in academic emergency medicine.
  • Dr. Shah named Chair of the Wisconsin Partnership Program (WPP) Oversight and Advisory Committee
  • Dr. Shah honored with Pioneer Award from the Academy of Geriatric Emergency Medicine (AGEM-SAEM) for his significant and ongoing contributions to the field of geriatric emergency medicine


Geriatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network 2.0 – Advancing Dementia Care (GEAR 2.0 ADC)
Source: National Institute on Aging/NIH
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
Type/Source: P30, National Institutes of Health
Role: Co-Lead, Wisconsin ADRC Care Research Core