Anish Shah, MD

Anish Shah, MD


During his almost 10 years at Duke, he trained with some of the nation’s leaders in minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy, robotic surgery, and hysteroscopic surgery). He was awarded multiple teaching awards and as a chief resident was asked to participate in the first single-incision laparoscopic procedure in the southeast. His research and publications have ranged from understanding how to reduce twining and high-order multiples from IVF to deciding on the optimal number of oocytes (eggs) to obtain from IVF balancing risk and benefits. As a researcher, Dr. Shah has earned many awards including the prestigious investigator award at the Society of Gynecologic Investigation Conference in 2010. In addition, he has authored numerous papers, abstracts, and lectured extensively on topics relating to fertility and reproductive endocrinology.


Dr. Shah believes in patient-centered fertility care and has been named by Richmond Magazine as a “Top Doc” for infertility. OurHealth Richmond Magazine also voted him “Best Bedside Manner.” He credits this achievement to his philosophy that “every patient is like a member of my family.” He is also dedicated to infertility outreach as he is the primary physician liaison for Race for Parenthood – a 5K run designed to raise money for couples in need of assisted reproductive technologies. He has been involved in this event since its inception and for the last 5 years since. Dr. Shah is a member of American Society for Reproductive Medicine, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (FACOG), Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists, Society of Reproductive Surgeons, and Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART).


Dr. Anish Shah completed his undergraduate degree in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After working in Nicaragua trying to improve the healthcare of women and children, he then earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a 3 year fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Duke University, where he also served on the medical staff. At Duke University, he obtained a Master’s in Health Economics and Clinical Research. His primary focus of research was improving fertility care by reducing miscarriages and improving safety. He studied medical genetics at Duke University to create a more comprehensive approach to reproductive genetic care including comprehensive chromosomal screening (CCS) evaluation of embryos, which reduces miscarriages.


In his spare time, Dr. Shah enjoys hiking, running, scuba diving, and spending time with his wife, son, and daughter. Dr. Shah sees SGF patients at our Stony Point and Henrico Doctors’ – Forest Ave locations in Richmond, VA.