Nirav R. Shah, MD, MPH, is Senior Scholar at Stanford University’s School of Medicine and Chief Medical Officer of American Health Associates. He is a leader in care innovation for older adults, digital health, patient safety and quality, and the strategies required to transition to high value, patient-centered care. His research focus areas include improving care for family caregivers, expanding the reach of PACE programs, and improving outcomes in nursing homes. Board-certified in Internal Medicine, Dr. Shah is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale School of Medicine, and is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine.
Dr. Shah’s expertise spans health and healthcare as an Advisor to the CDC Director, as Senior Fellow of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), as trustee of the John A. Hartford Foundation, and as an independent director of public and private companies and foundations. Previously, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Kaiser Permanente in Southern California, and as Commissioner of the New York State Department of Health.