Rupa D. Shah, M.D.
MEET DR. RUPA SHAH, M.D.
Rupa Shah, M.D. is a board certified ophthalmologist who specializes in advanced cataract, laser vision correction, and corneal surgeries. A skilled eye surgeon, Dr. Shah also treats nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism with cataract, lens implant, and refractive surgeries. Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Shah is truly devoted to helping her patients see with clarity.
Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery Fellow
July 2010-June 2011
George Washington University Hospital
Chief Ophthalmology Resident
July 2007-June 2010
Inova Fairfax Hospital
Transitional Year Internship
July 2006-June 2007
Northeast Ohio Medical University
(formerly Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy)
Doctor of Medicine
First and Top Quartile Class Rank
August 2002-May 2006
Case Western Reserve University
Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry & Psychology
Magna Cum Laude
August 1998-May 2002
Ophthalmologist, ReVision Lasik and
Cataract Surgery Center
Columbus and Mansfield, OH
June 2014-January 2019
Attending Ophthalmologist Assistant Professor,
Department of Ophthalmology
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
MetroHealth Medical Center
August 2011-February 2014
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
- American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
- Ohio State Medical Association
- Brown AC, Ross J, Jones DB, Collier SA, Ayers TL, Hoekstra RM, Backensen B, Roy SL,Beach MJ, Yoder JS; Acanthamoeba Keratitis Investigation Team (Shah RD). Risk Factors for Acanthamoeba Keratitis—A Multistate Case–Control Study, 2008–2011. Eye & Contact Lens. 2017 Jan 17
- Ross J, Roy SL, Mathers WD, Ritterband DC, Yoder JS, Ayers T, Shah RD, Samper ME, Shih CY, Schmitz A, Brown AC. Clinical characteristics of Acanthamoeba keratitis infections in 28 states, 2008—2011. Cornea. 2014 Feb;33(2) 161-8.
- Shah RD, McKee YF, Kim JY, Olsen TW. Cataract Surgery. In Lubin et al, ed. Medical Management for the Surgical Patient, 5th Edition. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. Aug 2013.
- Shah RD, Mckee YF, Randleman JB, Olsen TW. Refractive Surgery. In Lubin et al, ed. Medical Management for the Surgical Patient, 5th Edition. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. Aug 2013.
- Mckee YF, Shah RD, Kim JY, Olsen TW. Corneal Transplantation. In Lubin et al, ed. Medical Management for the Surgical Patient, 5th Edition. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. Aug 2013.
- Shah RD, Randleman JB. The Risk of Ectasia after Surface Ablation. In Penno E, ed. Surface Ablation. SLACK Inc. 2013, Thorofare, NJ.
- Shah RD, Randleman JB. Spontaneous corneal clearing after Descemet’s stripping. Author reply. Ophthalmology. 2013 Jan; 120(1):215-9.
- Randleman JB. Shah RD. LASIK interface complications: etiology, management, and outcomes. J Refract Surg. 2012 Aug;28(8):575-86.
- Shah RD, Randleman JB. Corneal Decompensation from NewColor Iris Implants: Letter to the Editor. Ophthalmology. 2012 Jul;119(7):1495-1495.
- Shah RD, Randleman JB. Is Ectasia Extinct with the Femtosecond flap? Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today. March 2012.
- Shah RD, Randleman JB, Grossniklaus HE. Spontaneous Corneal Clearing After Descemet’s Stripping Without Endothelial Replacement. Ophthalmology. 2012 Feb;119(2):256-60.
- Clinical Instructor for DMEK/DSEK, Skills Transfer Lab at AAO Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, October 2019.
- Clinical Outcomes and Predictors of Success in Management of Acanthamoeba Keratitis at Emory University. ASCRS Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 2012
- Spontaneous Corneal Clearing After Descemet’s Stripping Without Endothelial Replacement. ARVO Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL, May 2011
- Pediatric Uveitis: Changes in Treatment Trends and Outcomes Over the Past Decades. ARVO Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL, May 2009
- Daclizumab and Its Effects on Chronic Uveitis CME. ARVO Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL, May 2009
- An Evaluation of the Diagnostic Work-up for Primary Intraocular Lymphoma. AAO Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, October 2009
- The Relationship Between Corneal Stiffness Measurements and Intraocular Pressure. ARVO Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL, May 2007
EDUCATION & TRAINING
Dr. Shah received her undergraduate degree from Case Western Reserve University, and went on to complete her medical doctorate at Northeast Ohio Medical University where she graduated at the top of her class.She completed her preliminary transitional year at Georgetown University, in Washington DC, and ophthalmology residency at George Washington University, where she served as chief resident. She went on to pursue further fellowship training in cornea, refractive, and external disease at Emory University, in Atlanta, GA.
SKILLS & EXPERTISE
Dr. Shah has performed thousands of cataract and laser vision correction procedures. She has taught and assisted residents in how to successfully perform advanced, no stitch cataract surgery during her time at MetroHealth Medical Center, where she served as Assistant Profressor of Ophthalomology at Case Western Reserve University for two and half years prior to moving to Columbus. She was in practice at ReVision Lasik and Cataract surgery in Columbus, OH for four and half years prior to joining Arena Eye Surgeons. Dr. Shah’s passion derives from helping each patient achieve their desired outcome through compassion, skill, and empathy.
HOBBIES & PERSONAL INTERESTS
Dr. Shah is married to a psychiatrist and the proud mother of two daughters, ages 7 and 5. She may often be seen attending Girl Scout events, crafting with her daughters, or even dancing in cultural events in Columbus during Diwali.