Tapan Shah, MD, an Ophthalmologist with Abrams Eye Institute

Get to know Ophthalmologist Dr. Tapan Shah, who serves patients in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Dr. Shah is a board-certified ophthalmologist, who brings a wealth of expertise and impeccable academic credentials to the service of the patients at Abrams Eye Institute in Las Vegas, Nevada. Abrams Eye Institute applies world-class technology and patient care to help improve vision and overall health of the eyes.

As both a practitioner and a researcher advancing care, Dr. Shah’s accomplishments have garnered well-deserved recognition and have greatly improved the lives of those he has treated. Prior to his current endeavours, he worked at the Shearing Westfield Eye Center from 2000 to 2002 and the Avista Eye Center from 2002 to 2012, both located in Las Vegas.

In regards to his educational background, he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and Chemistry from Kalamazoo College and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan, School of Public Health. He earned his medical degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York in 1996.

Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he returned to his home state to complete his internship in internal medicine at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. Subsequently, he completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). While at UPMC, he received the prestigious Resident’s Day Award.

Before long, the doctor became board-certified in ophthalmology by the American Board of Ophthalmology, an independent, non-profit organization responsible for certifying ophthalmologists in the United States of America. 

In order to stay up to date in his field, he remains a member of the American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmology, the Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology, and the Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

An important part of Dr. Shah’s approach to constantly advancing the scope and efficacy of his care can be found with his dedication to research. He has focused on subjects including molecular epidemiology, interaction of radio-labeled antibodies to carcinoma, and multiple studies related to glaucoma and dry eye disease. His published work in phacolytic glaucoma and laser through opaque media is widely read online and in respected academic journals. His presentations have been accepted by prestigious organizations, including the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and the Pittsburgh Ophthalmologic Society.

Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine and surgery, which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders. Ophthalmologists are experts in the diseases, functions, and anatomy of the eye. They may provide routine care such as vision testing, as well as prescribe and fit eyeglasses or contact lenses. However, ophthalmologists are also surgeons. They repair traumatic injuries to the eye and perform cataract, glaucoma, and corneal surgery. 

Learn More about Dr. Tapan Shah:
Through his findatopdoc profile, https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/1735038-Tapan-Shah-Ophthalmologist or through Abrams Eye Institute, https://www.abramseyeinstitute.com/eye-doctors/tapan-r-shah-md/

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