- Bachelor of Science, Microbiology - Gujarat University, Gujarat, India
- Master of Science, Physician Assistant Studies - Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA
- Certified Physician Assistant – National Committee on Certification of Physician Assistants
“The most fulfilling aspect of my work is helping patients find relief from pain during their journey with cancer,” says Kunjan Shah, Certified Physician Assistant at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA). “I am grateful for the opportunity to serve in this way.”
Originally from India, Shah earned her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology at Gujarat University. She worked as an assistant in private practices focused on general medicine, urology, and gynecologic oncology in New Jersey, assisting with routine medical procedures and doing administrative management. She then returned to school for further training, completing her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Philadelphia University in 2007.
From 2008 to 2012, Shah was a Physician Assistant at several private practices in Philadelphia. She provided comprehensive medical care in an inpatient setting, assisted in the treatment of work-related injuries, and provided care for outpatients including routine exams, annual physicals, interventional procedures, and developing treatment plans. She joined CTCA® in September 2012.
Shah is a Certified Physician Assistant through the National Committee on Certification of Physician Assistants. She is a member of the American Association of Physician Assistants and the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants. She is licensed as a physician assistant through the States of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
At CTCA, Shah works primarily with pain management. She provides medical care to patients coping with both acute and chronic pain issues. She also counsels patients on other integrative approaches that may provide pain relief, such as meditation and massage.
Outside of CTCA, Shah, a lifelong vegetarian, is dedicated to the practice of meditation on a daily basis and also through longer retreats. She also enjoys adventures like skydiving and scuba diving, along with various sports. She is very close with her family and enjoys spending time with her nephews. “My brother taught me to never give up and my parents taught me how to be grateful,” says Shah. Her work as a Physician Assistant is “a tribute to the memory of my father”.
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