Dr. Arun B. Shah is a Consultant Neurologist and PG Teacher & Director of the Department of Neurosciences at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.
Dr. Shah graduated with MBBS from the prestigious Seth G. S. Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital, Mumbai in 1972. He was awarded several gold medals from the University of Bombay for securing first rank in the graduating class of October 1972. He then went on to obtain his M.D. in Internal Medicine and D.M. Neurology at the same institution.
After his training in India, he completed a fellowship in Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke at the Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon USA. Here, he also served as an Instructor in Neurology. He participated in various research projects involving therapy of Acute Stroke and the role of platelet activation in different subtypes of ischemic stroke. This resulted in his work being presented at the International Conference on Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease in 1984.
Dr. Shah has served as Hon. Professor and Head of the Department of Neurology and currently holds the title of Emeritus Professor at the Department of Neurology at Topiwala National Medical College & Nair Hospital in Mumbai. He has trained and mentored several postgraduate students in his career, many of whom are prominent neurologists in India as well as abroad.
He has been in clinical practice for thirty years with special interest in Stroke, Dementia and Neurocritical Care.
Dr. Shah has maintained his interest in the field of acute stroke and he was the first neurologist in Mumbai to use reperfusion therapy in acute stroke in 2002. He presented his data on “Thrombolytic Therapy of Acute Stroke in India” at the World Congress of Neurology meeting held in Sydney, Australia in 2006. He is actively involved in clinical research in the field of stroke, dementia and Parkinson’s disease and has delivered several lectures on these topics at various meetings.
He is a member of various international and national professional societies including the American Academy of Neurology, World Stroke Organization, World Federation of Neurology, Neurocritical Care Society, Indian Academy of Neurology, Neurological Society of India, and Indian Epilepsy Society.
Dr Shah directs acute stroke programme at "Stroke Ready Sir H.N Reliance Foundation Hospital" with "Stroke clinic for the Young" and offers holistic care to patients at "Multiple sclerosis Clinic" including latest disease modifying therapy.