Member Spotlight

Manasi Shah, MD

June 07, 2021

“For as long as I can remember, many dinner-time conversations revolved around [my parents'] patients and interesting research findings.”  - Dr. Shah

Dr. Manasi Shah’s parents are physicians in Mumbai, specializing in endocrinology and diabetes. While in medical school, the logical structure and scientific basis of endocrinology and metabolism fascinated her, and she knew she wanted to become an adult endocrinologist. She received an opportunity to learn basic science research in the lab of Michael Brownlee in New York. Dr. Shah performed clinical research during residency training at University at Buffalo, but returned to the bench during her fellowship at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. After an exciting training experience, she is looking forward to an academic career at Eastern Virginia Medical School beginning in summer 2021.

What is your favorite Endocrine Society memory?
My very first time attending the Endo Society Conference and presenting a poster at the massive McCormick Place in Chicago in 2014. I had just graduated from medical school in India. I was enthralled by the basic science research lectures. 'Meet the professor' sessions made an indelible impression on my mind. This amazing experience helped finalize my decision to pursue further training in the US. 

What advice would you give for someone looking to become more involved in the Endocrine Society?
Don't think twice! The best within Endocrinology are involved in Endocrine Society and are working together to support its members. You will learn the latest research findings, technology, clinical guidelines, and practice methods in this field. It will inspire you to learn constantly and become a better physician, scientist, and educator.

How has the Endocrine Society supported your professional development/career journey?
Since the first meeting in 2014, I have been fortunate to present posters at the Endocrine Society Annual meetings several times. I have enjoyed interacting with trainees and Endocrine faculty around the country and establishing life-long friendships. Currently, I am using the excellent educational resources from Endocrine Society for board exam preparation.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I enjoy deep conversations with friends and family while walking or hiking in a park. I also love classical music, reading books, painting and dancing.

If you could ask your peers in Endocrinology one question, what would it be?
If you had to name one knowledge gap while making clinical decisions (that would benefit from more evidence), what would it be?

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