Dr. Prashant Shah, MD

Dr. Prashant Shah, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 45
Dr. Prashant Shah, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Temple, TX and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from St. George's University School Of Medicine in 2000 and specializes in thoracic surgery.

2401 S 31ST ST APT 836

Temple, TX 76508

Contact Information

(254) 724-2150

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
very high
more than 94% of peers
Lung Surgery
very high
more than 93% of peers
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shah "My personal philosophy of patient care is to listen and empathize, meaning to treat patients like I myself would like to be treated. A new diagnosis of an aggressive cancer is never easy for a patient or family members to deal with. In many cases, it is an emotional life-altering period, where they have to struggle with making drastic changes and rational decisions regarding options to advance their treatment. I have successfully counseled hundreds of patients and their family members during this difficult chapter in their life. As a counselor, my foremost goal is for the patient and their family members to understand: to understand their disease process, to understand the multiple options that are available, and to understand that they are not alone, but that I, as well as the team here at Fox Chase, will be there with them every step of the way."
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1  Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

46  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Wall Deformity
  • Chest Wall Tumor
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mesothelioma, Adult Malignant, Pleural
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Vascular Disease
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41  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagostomy
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mediastinal Surgery
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pleural Biopsy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ultrasound, Endobronchial
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
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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.


  • Stanford University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • St. George's University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Maimonides Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Maimonides Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • SUNY Downstate Health Science Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital (Harvard Medical School)
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Christermon Foundation Academic Scholarship. Stanford University, Stanford, California. Undergraduate Education scholarship, 1991
  • Junior Scientist Award. Awarded the 2003 Satu Somani Junior Scientist Award in Physiology by the Association of Scientists o, 2003
  • Research Fellowship. Awarded a senior research fellowship from the Office of Naval Research Advanced Training in Marine Mole, 1995
  • Research Presentation Award. Awarded the Best Resident Research Presentation Award at Maimonides Day 2003 Scientific Confere, 2003
  • Research Fellowship. Awarded the Stanford University Bing Fellowship for Undergraduate Research in Chemistry. Department of, 1995
  • Surgical Resident Award. Awarded the Best Resident Award at the 2003 Brooklyn South Surgical Training Program Graduation. B, 2003
  • Volunteer Service Award. Award for Faithful and Most Valued Volunteer Service from City of Hope National Medical Center & B, 1991
Media & Publications
  • Shah P, Pagala M, Dhadwal A, Gustavo N, Cunningham JN, Jr., Vaynblat M, and Kazachkov M. Telemetric Monitoring of Intrapleural Pressures in a Dog Model. J Surg Res 130(2): 288, 2006.,
  • Boesch RP, Shah P, Vaynblat M, Marcus M, Pagala M, Narwal S, and Kazachkov M. Relationship Between Upper Airway Obstruction and Gastroesophageal Reflux in a Dog Model. J Invest Surg 18:241-5, 2005.,
  • Stitzenberg KB, Shah PC, Snyder JA, and Scott WJ. Disparities in Access to Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgical Lobectomy for Treatment of Early-Stage Lung Cancer. In press. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A, 2012.,
  • Shah P, Davis WJ 3rd, Vaynblat M, Chaviarelli M, Fazylov R, and Cunningham JN, Jr. Secondary Risk Factors in Cardiac Surgery. J Heart Dis 3(1): 72, 2003.,
  • Shah P, Vaynblat M, Pagala M, Bhaskaran D, and Cunningham JN, Jr. Factors Influencing the Outcome of Resuscitation After Postoperative Arrest in Cardiac Surgery Patients. Chest 128(4): 269S, 2005.,
  • Turaka A, Fang Z, Scott WJ, Shah PC, Mehra R, Aggarwal C, Borghaei H, King E, Feigenberg SJ, Langer C. Trimodality Treatment (Carboplatin + Paclitaxel + Radiation Therapy & Surgery) of Locally Advanced Lung Cancer: The Fox Chase Cancer Center Experience. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 81(2):S592-3,,
  • Pagala M, Vaynblat M, Shah P, Karaka S, Zhukovskiy Y, Fazylov R, and Cunningham JN, Jr. Influence of Premature Ventricular Complex on Left Ventricular Pressure in Dog Heart. FASEB J 18(4): A279, 2004.,
  • Davis WJ 3rd, Vaynblat M, Chiavarelli M, Shah P, Fazylov R, Zisbrod Z, and Cunningham JN, Jr. Open Heart Surgery in Patients 85 Years and Older. J Card Surg 19:7-11, 2004.,
  • Boesch RP, Shah P, Pagala M, Vaynblat M, and Kazachkov M. Upper Airway Obstruction Causes Pathologic Gastroesophageal Reflux in Dogs. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 167(7): A506, 2003.,
  • Pagala M, Vaynblat M, Shah P, Patel S, Karaka S, Fazylov R, and Cunningham JN, Jr. Effect of Premature Ventricular Complex on Contractility of Canine Heart. FASEB J 19(5): Ab 919.21, 2005.,
  • Oxenberg J, Scott W, Li T, Ross E, Lebenthal A, Shah P, Turaka A, Borghaei H, Goldberg M, Feigenberg S, Movsas B, Langer C. Is Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation a Risk Factor for 90-day Mortality after Pneumonectomy? J Thorac Oncol 6(6):S455, 2011.,
  • Turaka A, Li T, Scott WJ, Shah PC, Buyyounouski MK. Is Use of Radiation Therapy for Stage II Malignant Thymoma A Controversy? J Thorac Oncol 7(15):S303-4, 2012.,
  • Ednick MD, Pagala M, Barakat JP, Nino G, Shah P, Cunningham JN, Jr., Vaynblat M, and Kazachkov M. Telemetric Recording of Intrapleural Pressure. J Surg Res 138:10-4, 2007.,
  • Pagala M, Shah P, Raval M, Abrol S, and Cunningham JN, Jr. Changes in Superoxide Dismutase Activity in Cerebrospinal Fluid and Serum During Spinal Cord Ischemia and Reperfusion in a Dog Model. FASEB J 17(5): A842, 2003.,
  • Turaka A, Li T, Scott WJ, Borghaei H, Shah PC, Buyyounouski MK. Role of Radiation Therapy for Malignant Thymoma: A Single Institution Experience. J Thorac Oncol 7(15):S303, 2012.,
  • Boston Med, 2010
  • The Critical Hour: Life in the ER, 2005

Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Prashant Shah, MD
I am very satisfied with Dr. Shah's medical advice, he was interested in my care, he listened to my medical complaint, he advises options to surgery, Dr. Shah has an excellent bedside manner. I do trust his surgical and medical advice. Dr. Shah is very professional. I do recommend him to...Read More
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