Dr. Jay Shah, MD

Dr. Jay Shah, MD

Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 41
Dr. Jay Shah, MD is an oncology specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons in 2002 and specializes in oncology.Read his story

1515 Holcombe Blvd

Houston, TX 77030

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Shah performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Urinary Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers
Bladder Cancer
very high
more than 96% of peers
very high
more than 91% of peers

Dr. Shah's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Shah's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Shah "I am a cancer surgeon at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. I specialize in cancers of the bladder, prostate, kidneys, and testes. I perform both open and robotic surgery. I love my job and I love getting to know patients. When faced with cancer, finding a doctor you can trust is key. I value the trust my patients have in me. "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shah "Every patient and every cancer is unique. I take pride in getting to know each patient individually and tailoring the treatment plan to their specific desires and needs. Cancer is always a devastating diagnosis. It can be hard to find a caring doctor who explains the diagnosis in words that patients can understand and who knows how to carry out difficult surgical procedures with confidence. I take great pride in being that kind of doctor for my patients."

1  Specialties

  • Oncology

1  Board Certifications

  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*

49  Conditions Treated


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12  Procedures

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Cystectomy
  • Cystoscopy
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Kidney Removal
  • Laparoscopic Kidney Surgery
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Prostate Cancer Screening Exam (DRE)
  • Radical Prostate Removal
  • Thoracentesis
  • Total Cystectomy With Robotic Assistance

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Harvard Medical School
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center Urologic Oncology Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, 2006
  • AUA-New York Section Chief Resident Debate Winner, 2007
  • Peter J. Puchner Resident Teaching Award, 2006
  • 1st Prize Poster Society of Urologic Oncology Annual Meeting, 2008
  • AUA Foundation Research Scholar, 2007
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society Inductee, 2002
  • Physician of the Year, Columbia University Medical Center, 2003
Media & Publications

Dr. Shah has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Gujarati
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shah's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shah to family and friends
13 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Shah's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr. Shah is the most gifted man I have ever met. He took care of and preformed a very complex surgery on my husband with no complications. He explains things and takes the time to make sure you understand so you can feel confidant and involved. He is available, smart, extremely skilled surgically,...more
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Dr. Shah treated my husband for bladder cancer and did surgery on him in 2010 . He did an excellent job. He has a great bedside manner. He takes time to talk with you. I would recommend Dr. Shah very highly.
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