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New England Baptist Hospital Appoints Sarav Shah, MD, Chief of Sports Medicine

BOSTON – New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH), a nationally ranked orthopedic specialty hospital, announced that Sarav Shah, MD, has been named chief of the division of Sports Medicine. Shah has been affiliated with NEBH since ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­2019.

“Sarav is an exceptional and compassionate orthopedic surgeon who also has proven leadership skills and experience,” said David Passafaro, president of NEBH. “He is respected by his colleagues as a physician who is up to date on the latest innovations in sports medicine. We are fortunate to have him lead our Division of Sports Medicine.”

Shah is a double board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon who has led in many capacities at NEBH. He currently serves as Fellowship director of the NEBH Sports Medicine Fellowship, strengthening its position as a premier fellowship in the field. Additionally, he assisted in forming the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) accredited Shoulder/Elbow fellowship for which he also serves as co-fellowship director. In his time at NEBH, he has helped the service to make advancements in multidisciplinary clinical care, research and innovation, education, and medical staff development.

“I am honored to be chosen as Chief of Sports Medicine,” said Shah. “My team is devoted to getting our patients back in the game. With their help and support, I hope to deliver on our mission to provide the highest quality sports care, tailored to each patient’s needs and goals.”

Shah graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine in New Hyde Park, NY.  He completed his orthopedic sports medicine fellowship at New England Baptist Hospital, and his fellowship in shoulder/elbow arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY.

A recipient of multiple national honors for excellence in research and teaching, Shah has authored more than 50 scientific peer-reviewed publications, chapters, review articles and books and has received numerous research and educational grants. He also serves on the editorial board for one of the leading sports medicine journals, Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, while holding leadership roles at the national sports medicine society level. Shah’s goals include researching novel surgical techniques, exploring racial disparities and how they relate to surgical outcomes, and leveraging relationships with professional and college athletes to build a sports program that can impact entire communities.

About New England Baptist Hospital

New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH) is the premier regional provider for orthopedic surgery and the treatment of musculoskeletal diseases and disorders. NEBH has been nationally recognized for high patient satisfaction and leadership in quality and clinical outcomes. NEBH is a teaching affiliate of Tufts University School of Medicine and conducts teaching programs in collaboration with Harvard Medical School. NEBH has been the official hospital of the Boston Celtics for over 30 years.

New England Baptist Hospital is part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a new health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,700 physicians and 39,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.

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