Dr. Joseph Shami, MD

Dr. Joseph Shami, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
Age 65
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Joseph Shami, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Montclair, NJ and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Catholic University of Sacro Cuore / Faculty of Medicine And Surgery in 1978 and specializes in gastroenterology.Read his story

88 Park St

Montclair, NJ 07042

Contact Information

(973) 233-9559

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • 5 More

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Top Care Areas


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

very high
more than 99% of peers
Stomach Diseases
very high
more than 97% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Shami's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Shami "Dr. Joseph G. Shami is a gastroenterologist at Gastroenterology Associates of New Jersey (GANJ). He is dual board certified in internal medicine and Gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. In addition to his position at GANJ, Dr. Shami is a trustee at IPA of North Jersey at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson, NJ as well as Director of the Esophageal Motility Lab. He is also a clinical assistant professor at the School of Health and Medical Sciences at Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ. During some of his time with GANJ, Dr. Shami was also Emeritus Chief for the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, totaling 14 years overall in the position. Dr. Shami completed his fellowship in gastroenterology and residency in internal medicine at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center. He also received his medical degree from the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Rome, Italy and a Bachelor of Science in biology from St. Peter's University in Jersey City, NJ. Dr. Shami holds several memberships including: American College of Gastroenterology American College of Physicians American Gastroenterological Association American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America Medical Society of New Jersey Passaic County Medical Society Dr. Shami is also multilingual, with fluency in English and Italian and the ability to speak fully in Spanish and Arabic."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shami "In Gastroenterology as in Medicine in general, the most important way to take proper care of the patient is to listen first and perform a good examination. After that, the appropriate tests may be ordered. I have a particular interest in problems of swallowing, chronic reflux and heartburn. My other significant interest is the different forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (colitis, Crohn's)"


  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

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.


  • St Peter U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
  • Catholic University of Sacro Cuore / Faculty of Medicine And Surgery
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • St Josephs Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • St Joseph's Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • St Josephs Med Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shami has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shami's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shami to family and friends
based on 8 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
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Dr. Shami's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

in Clifton, NJ
He doesn't rush you out. Answers all your questions. A very patient man. His nurses Luda and Duri were very pleasant and made you feel relaxed.
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in Mt. Arlington New Jersey
Dr. Shami is an excellent gastroenterologist. He was recommended by my personal Physian and I am very satisfied with him.
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