Orthopaedic Spine & Neck Surgery
Medical SchoolRobert Wood Johnson Medical School
FellowshipUniversity of California, San Francisco
DistinctionsInventor; “StabiliMax-NZ” spine device.
The recipient of Wayne O. Southwick Award for leadership in Spinal Surgery
Served as Chief Orthopaedic Resident at Yale University
He was named the Yale New Haven All-Star Physician and
Has been named as a Top Physicians by The Daily Journal.
Rahul V. Shah, MD, FAAOS, is a board certified, fellowship trained Orthopedic Spine & Neck Surgeon and a partner with Premier Orthopaedic Associates.
Dr. Shah specializes in Spine & Neck surgery which includes herniated or ruptured discs in the neck and spine. Most commonly he treats Spinal Disorders and pain related to the neck and back. Neck and back pain are unique when related to the spine because pain can sometimes radiate to different parts of the body. Pain can sometimes start in the arms or legs, and it requires a Fellowship trained Spine Surgeon to help diagnose the severity of a Spine condition. Dr. Shah performs hundreds of cervical, lumbar or thoracic spine procedures each year. He specializes in minimally invasive surgery for the neck and spine.
Dr. Shah graduated from Rutgers University and went on to attain his medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He then attended from Yale University for his Internship and Residency training. Dr. Shah then completed his fellowship at the University of California in San Francisco for advanced spinal deformity and minimally invasive spinal surgery.
Dr. Shah also served as the Chief Resident while at Yale and was the recipient of Wayne O. Southwick Award as the graduating Chief Resident who exemplifies the qualities and characteristics of Dr. Southwick (former Chairman of Orthopaedic, Yale New Haven Hospital) for leadership in spinal surgery in June of 2005. He was named the Yale New Haven All-Star Physician and has been named as a Top Physicians by The Daily Journal. He performs 1000s of spine surgeries per year including minimally invasive, reconstructive and revision surgeries encompassing the Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine.
Rahul V. Shah, MD, is an integral part of the Interventional Spine Team at Premier Orthopaedic Associates. Dr. Shah’s practice involves many options that allow a patient to feel relief from back & neck pain like injection therapy and sometimes advanced surgery to solve more complicated spine problems. His hard work and dedication to solving complicated back and neck pain helps patients with life altering injuries find relief and provides an opportunity to get their life back. Rahul V. Shah, MD is an attending faculty member at at Rowan University Medical School and an important part of the Orthopaedic Residency Program at South Jersey Healthcare.
Dr. Shah was inspired to become an Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon after studying the painful symptoms of chronic back pain and having a desire to help “give patients their life back.” He credits the advancements of outpatient spine surgery was the greatest recent advancement in Spine Surgery. By utilizing Outpatient Spine Surgery, Rahul V. Shah, MD, allows patients the chance to rest comfortably at home as opposed to a hospital bed which reduces stress, increases comfort and is all around more convenient.