Purvi Shah, MD

Dr. Shah's Patient Care Philosophy:

To provide state-of-the-art care to each patient with honest communication, combined decision making and a team approach.


What Patients Say About Dr. Shah:

We wanted to express our appreciation for the wonderful care you gave out father over the years. He so valued your professionalism and ability to look at the 'big picture' of his health. You truly listened and were interested in him as a person, not just a patient. Having someone like you he could rely on made a real difference in his health and his outlook on life. Thank you.


Dr. Purvi 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.


MD, 1997, T.N. Medical College, Mumbai, India


University of Rochester, James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, and Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY, 2000-2003


The State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, 1997-2000


Hematology and Oncology

To schedule an appointment with this physician, call (804) 287-3000