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Chirag A. Shah, MD, MPH

Gynecologic Oncologist
Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Dr. Shah is a 2017 Seattle Met Top Doctor Award winner. Philosophy of care: I provide a holistic and dedicated level of care to women with or at risk for gynecologic cancers and their families.
Indiana University School of Medicine
Medical School
Indiana University
Medical School
University of Washington
Professional Associations
Personal Interests
I enjoy living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I am active and love hiking, spending time on Lake Washington and snowboarding. I also enjoy playing and watching most sports, including basketball and tennis.
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology
Clinical Interests
  • abdominal chemotherapy
  • abdominal surgery
  • adenocarcinoma in situ of the cervix
  • adnexal mass
  • bartholin's gland carcinoma
  • ca 125 elevation
  • cancer during pregnancy
  • cancer of the oviduct
  • cancer of the vagina
  • cervical biopsy
  • cervical cancer
  • cervical conization
  • cervical dysplasia
  • cervical intraepithelial neoplasia
  • choriocarcinoma
  • da vinci hysterectomy
  • dysgerminoma of ovary
  • endometrial cancer
  • endometrial hyperplasia
  • endometriosis
  • fallopian tube cancer
  • familial ovarian cancer
  • gestational trophoblastic disease
  • gynecologic cancer care
  • hydatiform mole
  • laparoscopy pelvic lymphadenectomy
  • leiomyosarcoma of uterus
  • malignant neoplasm of cervix
  • malignant neoplasm of mesovarium
  • ovarian cancer
  • ovarian debulking surgery
  • ovarian mass
  • paget's disease of vulva
  • pelvic lymphadenectomy
  • pelvic malignancy during pregnancy
  • pelvic mass
  • pelvic organ prolapse
  • pelvic surgery
  • prophylactic oophorectomy
  • radical trachelectomy
  • radical vulvectomy
  • sarcoma
  • sling procedure
  • squamous intraepithelial neoplasia
  • surgical staging
  • teratoma
  • teratoma of ovary
  • urethral cancer
  • uterine cancer
  • vaginal hysterectomy
  • vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia
  • vaginoplasty
  • vulvar cancer
Blog Posts
By: Chirag A Shah, MD, MPH
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Robotic surgery - the term implies some futuristic concept, a la the “Jetsons” or Isaac Asimov. As someone who was a science fiction fan growing up, I never thought I’d actually spend every day of my professional life answering this question.

As a gynecologic oncology surgeon, this is a question I now ask myself every time I pick up a patient’s chart. And the answer more times than not is YES! Why?




  1. Shah CA, Brodsky M, Pomerantz R. The effect of progressive resistance strength training and nutritional supplementation on outcomes in the frail elderly. Jour Am Ger Soc. 48: 2000 Nov; S57.
  2. Im SS, Gordon AN, Buttin BM, Leath CA 3rd, Gostout BS, Shah CA, Hatch KH, Wang J, Berman ML. Validation of referral guidelines for women with pelvic masses. Obstet Gynecol.105(1): 2005 Jan;35-41.
  3. Shah CA, Johnson B, Everett E, Tamimi H, Greer B, Swisher E, Goff B. Does size matter? Tumor size and morphology as predictors of nodal status and recurrence in endometrial cancer. Gynecol Oncol. 99(3): 2005 Dec; 564-570.
  4. Shah CA, Pizer E, Veljovich DS, Drescher CW, Peters WA, Paley PJ. Clear cell adenocarcinoma of the vagina in a patient with vaginal endometriosis. Gynecol Oncol. 103(3): 2006 Dec;1130-1132.
  5. Fox KV, Shah CA, Swisher EM, Garcia RL, Mandel LS, Swensen RE, Goff BA. An Evaluation of Cervical Cancer in Women Age Sixty and Over. Gynecol Oncol. 109(1): 2008 Apr:53-8.
  6. Shah CA, Allison KH, Garcia RL, Gray HJ, Goff BA, Swisher EM. Intratumoral T cells, tumor-associated macrophages, and regulatory T cells: association with p53 mutations, circulating tumor DNA and survival in women with ovarian cancer. Gynecol Oncol. 109(2): 2008 May: 215-9.
  7. Veljovich DS, Paley PJ, Drescher CW, Everett EN, Shah CA, Peters WA. Robotic Surgery in Gynecologic Oncology: Program initiation and outcomes after the first year with comparison to laparotomy for endometrial cancer staging. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 198(6): 2008 Jun: 679.e1-9.
  8. Lowe K, Shah CA, Wallace E, Anderson G, Paley P, McIntosh M, Anderson R, Scholler N, Bergan L, Thorpe J, Urban N, Drescher C. Personal Characteristics Influence Serum CA125, Mesothelin, and HE4 Levels in Healthy Post-Menopausal Women at Increased Risk for Ovarian Cancer. Canc Epid Biom Prev. 2008 Sep;17(9):2480-7
  9. Shah CA, Lowe K, Peters WA, Li CI, Goff BA. Factors Affecting Risk of Mortality in Women with Vaginal Cancer. Obstet Gynecol. 2009 May;113 (5)1038-45.
  10. Shah CA, Lowe K, Wallace E, Anderson G, Paley P, McIntosh M, Anderson R, Scholler N, Bergan L, Thorpe J, Urban N, Drescher C. The Influence of Ovarian Cancer Risk-Status on the Diagnostic Performance of the Biomarkers Mesothelin, HE4 and CA125. Canc Epid Biom Prev. 2009 May;18(5):1365-72.
  11. Gray HJ, Shah CA, Swensen RE, Tamimi HK, Goff BA. Alternative Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy Regimens for Optimally Debulked Ovarian Cancer. Gynecol Oncol. 2010 Mar; 116 (3)340-4.
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