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 9 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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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Shah's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Decortication and Pleurectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shah performs Decortication and Pleurectomy more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Shah performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Lung Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shah treats Lung Cancer more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Shah treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shah performs Thoracoscopic Lobectomy more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Shah performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Video-Assisted Thorascopic (VATS) Lobectomy

Dr. Shah's conditions and procedures:

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Ectasia
Aortic Valve Disease
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Benign Tumor
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Carotid Artery Disease
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Chest Wall Deformity
Chest Wall Tumor
Congenital Heart Defects
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Surgery
Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
Excision of Esophageal Lesion
Head and Neck Cancer
Head and Neck Surgery
Heart Disease
Heart Surgery
Heart Tumors, Malignant
Hernia Repair
Hiatal Hernia
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Lobectomy, Open
Lung Cancer
Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
Lung Removal, Open
Lung Surgery
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Mediastinal Surgery
Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
Mesothelioma, Adult Malignant, Pleural
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
Open Thymectomy
Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Pericardial Disease
Pericardial Effusion
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Pleura Cancer
Pleural Biopsy
Pleural Cancer
Pleural Effusion
Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
Port Placements or Replacements
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary Valve Disease
Secondary Hypertension
Segmentectomy, Open
Septal Defect
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Tracheal Surgery
Ultrasound, Endobronchial
Vascular Disease
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Care Philosophy

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...


  • Thoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery


Brigham and Women's Hospital (Harvard Medical School)
Fellowship Hospital
SUNY Downstate Health Science Center
Fellowship Hospital
Maimonides Med Center
Residency Hospital
Maimonides Med Center
Internship Hospital
St. George's University School Of Medicine
Medical School
Stanford University
Undergraduate School


  • 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.,

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What People Say About Dr. Prashant Shah, MD
Could not ask for a better Dr. Very hard surgeries I we g thru and dangerous but Dr. Shah did save my life. Love this Doctor.
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Fox Chase Cancer Center

Philadelphia, PA