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Manish H. Shah, MD, FACS – Fellowship-trained Rhinoplasty Specialist

MEET DR. SHAH
  • Dr. Manish Shah is a board-certified Denver, CO plastic surgeon who specializes in plastic surgery of the face, nose, and body. At his practice, Dr. Shah is committed to the informed patient. By educating patients, he provides them with all the pertinent information to make an informed decision for the best possible outcome. Dr. Shah’s top priority is safe and effective surgery so unlike other doctors, he isn’t afraid to be completely honest with patients. As one of the best plastic surgeons in the country, Dr. Shah is focused on natural results.
SPECIALTIES AND SKILLS
  • Approximately 90% of Dr. Shah’s practice consists of elective facial surgery in addition to tummy tucks, breast surgery, liposuction and more. Since 2005, Dr. Shah has performed more than 10,000 surgical procedures, including more than 2000 facelifts. He averages around 75 eyelid surgeries and 50 rhinoplasties per year. As the only fully active Rhinoplasty Society member in Colorado, Dr. Shah is one of 120 members worldwide. Known for his Revision Rhinoplasty skills, about 30 – 40% of Dr. Shah’s rhinoplasty patients have come to him after previously botched surgeries. Besides rhinoplasty, Dr. Shah’s other specialties include revision facial aesthetic surgery and buttocks enhancement surgery. However, Dr. Shah is extensively trained in all areas of plastic surgery.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
  • Dr. Shah began his extensive education and training at the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated with honors with a degree in biomedical engineering. He earned his M.D. at the University of Virginia. During this time, at the New York University School of Medicine/Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Dr. Shah completed a one-year fellowship in microsurgery research. In addition, he completed a demanding training program at the prestigious Emory University and the Medical College of Georgia in General and Trauma Surgery.
  • Dr. Shah completed his formal education and training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine – Chattanooga Unit. After this, Dr. Shah was selected for further instruction at the highly-selective Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. While there, he trained with some of the most respected cosmetic surgeons in the field in face, breast and body surgery. This fellowship has the distinction of being considered one of the best and most advanced in the world.
SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENTS
  • Dr. Shah’s skill and dedication as a cosmetic surgeon have been noted and honored throughout his esteemed career. He is the former Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Rocky Mountain region’s only academic level 1 trauma center. In addition, he was the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Denver Health Medical Center. Dr. Shah has been listed on the preeminent Marquis Who’s Who in America since 2009. He was also voted one of Forbes Magazine’s “Top Ten Most Dependable Plastic Surgeons of the Western United States” in 2008.

Email: info@drmanishshah.com

Website: www.drmanishshah.com

   

PRACTICE:

Shah Aesthetic Surgery @ Manish H. Shah, M.D., P.C., Denver, Colorado

  • Owner (October 2015 – current)

Shah Aesthetic Surgery @ the Center for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, Englewood, Colorado

  • Owner (February 2008 – October 2015)

Lifestyle Lift Center, Denver, Colorado

  • Surgical Consultant (February 2007 – March 2015)

Triumph Healthcare Hospital, Aurora, Colorado

  • Director, Wound Care Program (January   2007 – February 2008)

Manish H. Shah, M.D., P.C. – d/b/a Aesthetic Surgery Specialists of Colorado

  • Denver and Englewood, Colorado (August 2005 – February 2008)
  • Brighton, Colorado (September 2006 – February 2008)

Denver Health Hospital Authority, Denver Health Medical Center

  • Former Attending, Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery
  • Former Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado (September 2005 – June 2009)

EDUCATION:  

Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital/Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, NYU School of Medicine; New York, New York

  • Aesthetic Surgery Fellow, Department of Plastic Surgery, July 2004 – June 2005 
  • Chair: Sherrell J. Aston, M.D.
  • Attendings: Sherrell J. Aston, M.D., Daniel Baker, M.D., Joseph McCarthy, M.D., Nicolas     Tabbal, M.D., Gerald Pitman, M.D., Alan Matarasso, M.D., John Siebert, M.D., Henry Spinelli, M.D., Glenn Jelks, M.D., Richard Lisman, M.D., Michael A.C. Kane, M.D., Barry Zide, M.D., Scot Glasberg, M.D.

University of Tennessee College of Medicine; Chattanooga, Tennessee

  • Chief Resident, Department of Plastic Surgery, July 2003 – June 2004
  • Resident, Department of Plastic Surgery, July 2002 – June 2003
  • Chair: Larry A. Sargent, M.D.
  • In-service Exam Score: Chief Year – 90th percentile

Medical College of Georgia, Department of Surgery; Augusta, Georgia

  • Chief Resident, July 2001 – June 2002
  • Surgical Resident (C), July 2000 – June 2001
  • Chair: Thomas Gadacz, M.D.

Emory University Hospital, Department of Surgery; Atlanta, Georgia

  • Surgical Resident (P), July 1998 – June 2000
  • Surgical Intern (P), July 1997 – June 1998
  • Chair: William Wood, M.D.

University of Virginia School of Medicine; Charlottesville, Virginia 

  • M.D. conferred, May 1997

University of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • B.S.E. Bioengineering, Cum Laude, May 1992
  • Honors: Dean’s List, Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society

ACTIVITIES:

University of Colorado School of Medicine

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Plastic Surgery, 2005-2009

University of Tennessee College of Medicine

  • Member, Research Advisory Board

University of Virginia School of Medicine

  • Instructor, Princeton Review; New York, New York, Sept 1995 –June 1996
  • Taught MCAT and USMLE Step I courses
  • Volunteer, Charlottesville Free Clinic

University of Pennsylvania

  • Founder, Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity, 1989-1992
  • Peer Counselor, Students Together Against Acquaintance Rape, 1989-1992
  • Resident Advisor, 1989-1990

Boy Scouts of America, Troop 1319, Bethesda, Maryland

  • Eagle Scout, 1988

RESEARCH:

Institute for Reconstructive Plastic Surgery (IRPS), New York University Medical Center – Aug 1995-July 1996 (Armen K. Kasabian, M.D. – Chief of Microsurgery; Nolan Karp, M.D. – Attending Microsurgeon)

  • Investigated microsurgical nerve bypass as treatment for neuroma-in- continuity
  • Investigated role of cytokines in thrombocytosis after lower extremity trauma and the effects on free flap survival
  • Performed a morphometric analysis for toe-to-thumb transfer
  • Evaluated the role of preoperative angiography in free flap reconstruction

Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Virginia School of Medicine – May 1993-Sept 1993 (Raymond F. Morgan, M.D. – Chair, Department of Plastic Surgery; Paul D. Angelchik, M.D. – Chief Resident, Plastic Surgery)

  • Investigated the use of Leupeptin, a serine-cysteine protease inhibitor, in ischemia-reperfusion injury in the rat musculocutaneous free flap model

PUBLICATIONS:

Buford GA, Lucas AR, Fardo D, Shah MH.  Rhinoplasty, Supratip deformity.  Emedicine.medscape.com. 2010 Aug.

Shah MH.  ASPS federal advocacy fly-in program – a rookie’s perspective.  Plastic Surgery News. 40, 2006 Sept.

Shah MH, Kasabian AK, Karp NS, Kolker AR, Dublin BA, Zhang L, Sakuma J. Axonal regeneration through an autologous nerve bypass: an experimental study in the rat. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 38(4):408-414, 1997 Apr.

Dublin BA, Karp NS, Kasabian AK, Kolker AR, Shah MS. Selective use of preoperative arteriography in free flap reconstruction. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 38(4):404-407, 1997 Apr.

PRESENTATIONS:

Treatment of Inferior Turbinate Hypertrophy Using RF Coblation Technology.  Lecture, The Rhinoplasty Society Meeting – San Francisco, April 2014

Discussant – Panel: Developing an Aesthetics Practice.  Residents and Fellows Forum. American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Meeting, San Diego, May 2008

The Basics of Wound Care: a Practical Approach. Lecture, Triumph Healthcare Hospital, June 2007

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder: The Psychology Behind Plastic Surgery. Grand Rounds, Department of Medicine.  Rose Medical Center, October 2006

Discussant – Panel: The First Five Years and Fifteen Years Later.  Residents and Fellows Forum.  American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Meeting, Orlando, April 2006

True Rigid Fixation in the Treatment of Sternal Non-union: An Approach for Managing the At-Risk Patient.  Thuss Lecture resident presentation – Tennessee Society of Plastic Surgeons.  Department of Plastic Surgery. Vanderbilt University, May 2004

True Rigid Fixation in the Treatment of Sternal Non-union: An Approach for Managing the At-Risk Patient.  Poster Presentation.  Resident Research Week Competition. University of Tennessee College of Medicine – Chattanooga, April 2004

Nasal Reconstruction.  Department of Plastic Surgery. University of Tennessee College of Medicine – Chattanooga, April 2004

Blepharoplasty.  Department of Plastic Surgery. University of Tennessee College of Medicine – Chattanooga, February 2004

Breast Cancer and Breast Reconstruction.  Department of Plastic Surgery.

University of Tennessee College of Medicine – Chattanooga, January 2004

Augmentation Mammaplasty.  Department of Plastic Surgery. University of

Tennessee College of Medicine – Chattanooga, December 2003

Cleft Lip – Primary Deformities.  Department of Plastic Surgery. University of Tennessee College of Medicine – Chattanooga, November 2003

Pressure Sores.  Department of Plastic Surgery. University of Tennessee College of Medicine – Chattanooga, September 2003

Vascular Anomalies.  Department of Plastic Surgery. University of Tennessee

College of Medicine – Chattanooga, May 2003

Eyelid Reconstruction.  Department of Plastic Surgery. University of Tennessee College of Medicine – Chattanooga, February 2003

Ear Reconstruction.  Department of Plastic Surgery. University of Tennessee

College of Medicine – Chattanooga, January 2003

Compression Neuropathies of the Upper Extremity. Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Tennessee College of Medicine – Chattanooga, November 2002

Non-melanomatous Skin Cancers.  Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Tennessee College of Medicine – Chattanooga, October 2002

The Greater Omentum: Anatomy, Physiology and Surgical Applications.  Grand Rounds, Department of Surgery, Medical College of Georgia, June 2002

Peritonitis: Surgical and Non-Surgical. Combined Conference, Department of Surgery, Medical College of Georgia, May 2002

Melanoma: Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment.  Grand Rounds, Department of Surgery, Medical College of Georgia, January 2002

Maxillofacial Injuries 101: Principles and Management.  Grand Rounds,

Department of Surgery, Medical College of Georgia, May 2001

Axonal regeneration through an autologous nerve bypass: an experimental study in the rat.  American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons meeting, Dallas, TX 1996

A morphometric analysis of toe-to-thumb transfer.  International Microsurgery Society meeting, Montreal, Canada 1996

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Microsurgical Techniques Course – IRPS, Ling Zhang, M.D., Sept 1995
  • BLS, ACLS certified – expires 9/2012

EXAMINATIONS:

  • Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery, 2006
  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1998
  • USMLE Step I (230), Step II (218), Step III (212)

LICENSURE:

  • Georgia # 046245 – expired 12/2005
  • New York # 232028 – expired 4/2006
  • Colorado # 43479 – active

ACTIVE STAFF:

  • Renewal Surgical Center, Lone Tree, Colorado
  • Midtown Surgery Center, Denver, Colorado
  • Rose Medical Center, Denver, Colorado
  • Sky Ridge Medical Center, Lonetree, Colorado
  • Swedish Medical, Denver, Colorado

ASSOCIATIONS:

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • Overseas Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine (UK)
  • Member, Active, The Rhinoplasty Society
  • Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Member, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
  • Member, International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
  • Member, European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Member, Colorado Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Member, Colorado Medical Society
  • Member, Denver Medical Society

MEDIA/AWARDS:

  • Marquis Who’s WhoTM – 2009 to current
  • Forbes Magazine – October 27, 2008 – Voted one of “The Ten Most DependableTM    Plastic Surgeons of the Western United States” by Goldline Research

COMMITTEES/FORUMS

  • The Rhinoplasty Society, Corporate Support/Grant/Industry Panel Committee (Chair)  2016-2017
  • The Rhinoplasty Society, Website Committee  2016-2017
  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, Information Technology Task Force (Chair)  2010-2011
  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, Product Development and Market Research Committee  2010-2011
  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, Electronic Communications Committee (ECC)  2009-2013
  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, ECC, Blog subcommittee  2009-2013
  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, ECC, Social Media subcommittee  2009-2013
  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, Candidate Committee 2008-2011
  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, Resident & Fellows Committee  2005-2011
  • The Rhinoplasty Society, Scientific Program Committee 2013-14
  • Representative for the State of Colorado, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Government Affairs Council Federal Advocacy Event, 2006, 2007 – Washington, D.C.
  • Member, Gerson Lehrman Group Healthcare Council – consultant to industry on issues in plastic surgery
  • Mentor/Johnson and Johnson PDS Flexible Plate Innovation Summit, NYC June 2010
  • Skinmedica Young Physicians Summit, Carlsbad, CA  Sept 2010

DISCLOSURES:

  • Mentor/Johnson and Johnson – Consultant – Honorarium
  • Skin medica – Consultant – Honorarium

TEACHING COURSES:

  • Injectible Fillers for Residents, ASAPS, Washington, DC  2010
  • Lasers and Light Therapies for Residents, ASAPS, Washington, DC  2010

CME:

  • The European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery Meeting, London UK 2016
  • The Rhinoplasty Society Meeting, Las Vegas 2016
  • Vegas Cosmetic Surgery Meeting, Las Vegas 2015
  • The Rhinoplasty Society Meeting, San Francisco 2014
  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Meeting, San Francisco 2014
  • The Rhinoplasty Society Meeting, NYC, NY 2013
  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Meeting, NYC, NY 2013
  • 6th Annual Surgical Treatment of Migraine Headaches Course, Cleveland, OH 2012
  • The Rhinoplasty Society Meeting, Vancouver, Canada 2012
  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Meeting, Vancouver, Canada 2012
  • The Rhinoplasty Society Meeting, Boston, MA 2011
  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Meeting, Boston, MA  2011
  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Meeting, Washington, DC  2010
  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Meeting, Las Vegas, NV 2009
  • Advances in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Los Angeles, CA 2008
  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Meeting, San Diego, CA 2008
  • Rhinoplasty and the Central Face, New York, NY 2008
  • 25th Anniversary Dallas Rhinoplasty Meeting, Dallas, TX 2008
  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Meeting, New York, NY 2007
  • Stanford Plastic Surgery Board Review Course, Palo Alto, CA 2006
  • ASPS Plastic Surgery Board Review Course, Chicago, IL 2006
  • Bioforme Radiesse Peer-to-Peer Physician Workshop, Denver, CO 2006
  • Allergan Botox Course, Denver, CO 2006
  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Meeting, Orlando, FL 2006
  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Meeting, New Orleans, LA 2005
  • Advances in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: The Cutting Edge V, New York, NY 2004
  • Osler Plastic Surgery Board Review Course, Chicago, IL 2004
  • ASPS/PSEF Breast Surgery Symposium, Atlanta, GA 2004
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons Meeting, San Diego, CA 2003
  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Meeting, Boston, MA 2003
  • Advances and Perspectives in Plastic Surgery Meeting, Vail, CO 2002
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons Meeting, Dallas, TX 1996
  • Plastic Surgery Research Council Meeting, St. Louis, MO 1996
  • International Microsurgery Society Meeting, Montreal, Canada 1996
  • Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons Meeting, Washington, D.C., 1996

PERSONAL:

  • Born: October 14, 1970 – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Citizenship: United States of America
  • Clinical interests: rhinoplasty/revision rhinoplasty, facial cosmetic surgery, facial reconstruction
  • Hobbies: being a foodie, world travel, cars/motorcycles

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