Dr. Pulin Shah, MD

Dr. Pulin Shah, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 46

Accepting new patients

Dr. Pulin Shah, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in New Orleans, LA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Ochsner Medical Center and Ochsner Baptist. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Shah to book an appointment.


Ochsner Baptist - A Campus of Ochsner Medical Center

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(504) 266-0058
Gulf Coast After Hours Uptown2820 Napoleon Ave New Orleans, LA 70115

Ochsner Medical Center

New Patient?
(504) 266-0058
Ochsner Medical Center1514 Jefferson Hwy Fl 10 New Orleans, LA 70121

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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (5)
  • Explained conditions well (5)
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  • Long wait times (1)
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Very trustworthy, honest, and friendly. He did an excellent job on my Iris fixation. I wish I would have used him for my cataract surgery to begin with. I would highly recommend him.
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Wayne spring in Albany, LA – Dec 10, 2018
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Dr. Shah came highly recommended by our ophthalmologist. He performed two surgeries on my husband. He was very thorough and reassuring which meant a lot to us because my husband only has one eye. His office staff was very friendly and professional. He seems to love what he does and it shows. He was never in a hurry.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Lake Arthur – May 09, 2018
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He was perfect in every way
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EILEEN NIX in New Orleans, LA – Aug 17, 2016
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Experience and Background Checks


Background Check

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

Treatment Frequency
Cornea Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shah performs Cornea Surgery more than 97% of his peers

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

Cornea Transplant
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shah performs Cornea Transplant more than 97% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • No-Stitch Corneal Transplantation (DLEK)
Corneal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shah treats Corneal Diseases more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Shah treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Shah's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Astigmatism
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Clear Lens Surgery to Correct Near and Far Vision Simultaneous
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Coreoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(504) 266-0058

Dr. Shah accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Choice Plus POS II
American Lifecare
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana PPO
Bluegrass Family Health
Worker's Compensation WC
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Community Health Network
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
Coventry Health Care of Louisiana HMO
Employers Health Network
Evolutions Healthcare Systems
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Worker's Compensation WC
Galaxy Health Network
Galaxy Health Network PPO
Worker's Compensation WC
Health Payors Organization
Health Payors Organization PPO
Choice Care PPO
Humana Veterans
Special Needs Plan SNP
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
National Healthcare Alliance
National Preferred Provider Network
PPO Plus
Prime Health Services
Principal Financial Group
Provider Networks of America
Special Needs Plan
Special Needs Plan SNP
Three Rivers Provider Network
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
USA Managed Care Organization
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr Shah is well known by his professional peers, as one of the most talented eye surgeons in the region. Tailoring each surgical procedure to the specific...Read more


Dr. Shah received her medical degree at Louisiana State University Health Science Center in New Orleans.  After finishing her General Gastroenterology...Read more


  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications


Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami
Fellowship Hospital
California Pacific Medical Center
Residency Hospital
Univ Of Hawaii
Internship Hospital
Louisiana State University School Of Medicine, New Orleans
Medical School
Emory University
Undergraduate School


  • English
  • French
  • Spanish


Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Pulin Shah, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (504) 266-0058, and for other questions, call (504) 842-3995.

Is Dr. Pulin Shah, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Pulin Shah, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Shah's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Pulin Shah, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Pulin Shah, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Shah frequently treats Cornea Surgery, Cornea Transplant, and Corneal Diseases. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Shah treats.

Where is Dr. Pulin Shah, MD's office located?

Dr. Shah's office is located at 2820 Napoleon Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Pulin Shah, MD speak?

Dr. Shah speaks Spanish, French, and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Pulin Shah, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Shah has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Shah is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Ochsner Medical Center

New Orleans, LA

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

19 Awards Received

Ochsner Baptist

New Orleans, LA

19 Awards Received