Dr. Shah joined Lakewood in 2002. She was born in Chicago but has been in North Carolina since grade school. She considers herself a North Carolina native. She graduated with a BS in Biology in 1993 and went on to study Medicine at the UNC school of Medicine in 1994. She received her MD in 1998 and completed a four year combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Program at UNC Hospitals. Dr. Shah is board Certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. She is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, American college of Internal Medicine and American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Shah enjoys caring for people of all ages but especially enjoys caring for families. Her special interests include hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol. She loves Carolina basketball, reading and watching movies. She lives in Chapel Hill with her husband Erik and cat named Owen.