Effective April 30th, 2018, Aashit K. Shah, M.D. was appointed as the Section Chief of Neurology in the Department of Medicine at Virginia Tech Carilion Clinic . Dr. Shah is a nationally recognized leader in neurology and clinical neurophysiology, research, and education. He comes to Carilion with a strong history of leadership, and having garnered many honors and awards.
Dr. Shah recently served as the Interim Chair of Neurology for Wayne State University School of Medicine. He serves as the Specialist-in-Chief of Neurology at Detroit Medical Center and directs their Level 4 Comprehensive Epilepsy Center.
He previously has held numerous positions including the Program Director for the Neurology Residency and Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship and Associate Chair of Neurology at Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center.
Dr. Shah’s main clinical interest is epilepsy management and treatment, including surgical treatment of epilepsy, EEG monitoring in the ICU and intracranial EEG monitoring, and management of epilepsy through the life cycle including during pregnancy and in the elderly. He joins Carilion at a pivotal time in the growth of our neuroscience clinical care endeavors, epilepsy medical and surgical programs, and research. Dr. Shah is involved in the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan, the ROW Foundation, and is Chair of the Clinical Practice Workgroup for the American Epilepsy Society.
Dr. Shah has recently joined the Editorial team of Epilepsia, the most widely read journal in epilepsy. His scholarly contributions include medical editor and reviewer for numerous journals such as eMedicine for WebMD, Neurology, Journal of Neurological Sciences, Clinical Neurophysiology, Neurocritical Care, World Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, and the Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology. Dr. Shah is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Neurological Association. He is a recipient of the Wayne State University School of Medicine Teaching Award and has been voted a “Best Doctor in America” numerous times. Dr. Shah is actively involved in clinical trials, grants, and contracts at both national and international levels. He has published over 165 abstracts and has contributed to 92 peer-reviewed publications, review articles, book chapters, letters to the editor, and case reports. He is a much sought after speaker internationally and has maintained a busy national presence in CME education.
Dr. Shah received his medical degree from Municipal Medical College, Gujarat University in Ahmedabad, India. He completed his internship in internal medicine at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY and his residency in Neurology followed by a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI.
Please join me in congratulating Dr. Shah in his new role.
2018 ORR Community Service Recognition Award
The Organization of Resident Representatives (ORR) is now accepting nominations for the Community Service Recognition Award. The purpose of the award is to foster a service ethic among resident physicians by recognizing those who have made contributions above and beyond the rigors of residency training to improve the local communities surrounding their training institution.
The award includes funded travel to Learn Serve Lead 2018: The AAMC Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas, a recognition award luncheon, and a contribution to a community non-profit. Please click here to learn more.
Submission Deadline: May 31, 2018 11:59 pm PST
ANA/AUPN Career Fair
As a reminder, If your department is interested in participating in the ANA/AUPN Career Fair, we ask that you please register by Monday, May 21st.
The AUPN, in collaboration with the ANA, will host a New ANA/AUPN Career Fair to be held during the 2018 ANA Annual Meeting. This Career Fair is scheduled for Sunday, October 21 from 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM and will provide an opportunity for Department Chairs to meet with trainees and junior faculty to discuss current job opportunities.
Each Chair will receive a dedicated table in a common space with a table tent listing their represented institution. During dedicated Career Fair hours, trainees and junior faculty will be able to visit your table to present their CVs and have brief discussions regarding open positions at your institution. Each table will be placed with enough distance to allow private conversions, and Chairs are encouraged to schedule follow up meetings with potential candidates outside of the Career Fair. Trainees and junior faculty will be able to locate each table via the ANA Annual Meeting app.
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