Dr. Pulin Shah, MD

Dr. Pulin Shah, MD

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44 y/o
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Dr. Pulin Shah, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in New Orleans, LA and has been practicing for 11 years. He specializes in ophthalmology, cataract surgery, and more.Read his story

Ochsner Baptist - A Campus of Ochsner Medical Center

2820 Napoleon Ave

New Orleans, LA 70115
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Lifecare
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Network
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
  • Employers Health Network
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems

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Top Care Areas

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

Cornea Surgery
very high
more than 97% of peers
Eye Surgery
very high
more than 97% of peers
Cornea Transplant
very high
more than 95% 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 "Dr. Shah received her medical degree at Louisiana State University Health Science Center in New Orleans. After finishing her General Gastroenterology fellowship at Ochsner, she completed an advanced training program in inflammatory bowel disease at the University of Chicago. She returned to Ochsner in 2015 as the Medical Director of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, after spending seven years in the San Francisco Bay area, where she directed the inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) program at Stanford University. Dr. Shah is board certified in Gastroenterology and engages in cutting edge research with a special interest in IBD-associated diseases such as primary sclerosing cholangitis, IBD related cancer and novel diagnostics and treatments."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shah "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 needs of each patient, is how we achieve the best outcomes. Emphasizing efficiency, direct access to your surgeon, minimal waiting, and a caring staff is how we achieve the highest patient satisfaction."

3  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

78  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Hypopyon
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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15  Procedures

  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Clear Lens Surgery to Correct Near and Far Vision Simultaneous
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • LASIK
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.

Education

  • Emory University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • University Of Hawaii
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • California Pacific Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shah has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shah's Reviews

4.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shah to family and friends
5 total reviews (2 have comments)

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Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
    (4)
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Dr. Shah's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Patient Comments (2)

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...more
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