Virginia Cancer Institute (VCI) is proud to welcome Dr. Purvi Shah to our team of nationally known hematologists and oncologists. Dr. Shah believes medicine is as much about science as it is about compassion and human interaction. She is committed to combining her medical experience and clinical expertise with the art of compassionate care. Dr. Shah is a board certified medical oncologist and hematologist by the American Board of Internal Medicine with over 12 years of experience.
Born in Mumbai, India, Dr. Shah graduated in the top 10 of her graduating class of 1997 from T.N. Medical College in Mumbai. She completed her residency training in internal medicine at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2000, and her fellowship training at the University of Rochester, James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, and Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, in 2003.
Dr. Shah began her medical career as a staff physician at the Hunter Holmes McGuireVeterans Administration Medical Center in Richmond, and her career in academic medicine as Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center, also here in Richmond. She later joined her husband in Huntsville, Alabama, and successfully practiced in the field of hematology and medical oncology at the Clearview Cancer Institute for nine years. She has recently relocated to Richmond and is very excited to join the highly respected team at the Virginia Cancer Institute.
Dr. Shah is an associate member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Hematology, and her clinical interests lie in the fields of colon cancer, lymphoma, lung cancer and breast cancer.
Outside the office, Dr. Shah enjoys spending as much time as she can with her husband and two children.