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Dr. Rajal Shah is the Dr. Charles T. Ashworth professor and senior pathologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Shah received his undergraduate medical degree at Gujarat University, Gujarat, India. He completed his pathology residency at The St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, MI, and subspecialty training in Genitourinary pathology at the University of Michigan. Dr. Shah served as the faculty at the departments of pathology and urology at the University of Michigan, where he reached the rank of associate professor and was the Director of the Genitourinary pathology clinical service, fellowship program, and tissue core of the specialized program or research excellence (SPORE) in prostate cancer. Dr. Shah also has extensive experience in the industry (Inform Diagnostics), where he served as the vice president and medical director of Urologic pathology.

Dr. Shah is an active member of several professional organizations and currently serves as the President-Elect of the Genitourinary Pathology Society (GUPS). Dr. Shah's clinical expertise and research focus include urologic cancers, specifically prostate cancer. He has made several seminal scientific contributions to the field and is a sought-out speaker at national and international meetings on urologic pathology. He has authored more than 145 peer-reviewed journal publications, two books (entitled “Interpretation of prostate needle biopsies: An illustrated guide”), numerous book chapters and was among a group of scientists awarded the inaugural "Team Science Award" from the American Association of Cancer Research for the discovery of recurrent gene fusions in prostate cancer. He also serves on several editorial boards, including Human Pathology.

Send Dr. Shah consultation cases: Rajal B. Shah, M.D., UT Southwestern Medical Center, Clements University Hospital, 6201 Harry Hines Blvd., Room UH04.250, Dallas, TX 75390

 

Education

Internship
Accredited Gujarat University Hospitals
Medical School
B.J. Medical College, India (1988)
Residency
Gujarat University (1993), Pathology
Residency
St. John Hospital & Medical Center (1999), Pathology/lab Medicine
Fellowship
University of Michigan Hospitals & Health Centers (2001)

Research Interest

  • Urologic cancers: Classification, Biomarker discovery, Disease outcomes

Books

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Honors & Awards

  • American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Team Science Award
    For discovery of recurrent gene fusions in prostate cancer (2007-2007)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • President-Elect, Genitourinary Pathology Society (GUPS) (2021-2024)
  • Dr. Charles T. Ashworth Professorship in Pathology (2019)