Chirag M. Shah, MD

Chirag M. Shah, MD

4.8 
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Primary Specialty

Hand Surgery

Secondary Specialty

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Arthroscopic Surgery - Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Surgery - Shoulder
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Distal Biceps Repair
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Microsurgery
  • Reconstructive Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Replantation surgery

Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Michigan Medical School - 2007
Residency:
Washington University/B-JH/SLCH Consortium - 2011
Fellowships:
University of Cincinnati Medical Center/College of Medicine - 2013

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery (Certified)
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Surgery of the Hand (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Assistant Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.8
4.8 

1732 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 30, 2022

5.0

I liked him. He was friendly and to the point and explained options well.

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March 30, 2022

5.0

Knows his stuff and relates well.

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March 29, 2022

4.0

Very personable and knowledgable

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March 29, 2022

5.0

In and out and was understanding

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March 29, 2022

5.0

Thorough, personable and competent.

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March 26, 2022

5.0

Reputation

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March 26, 2022

5.0

Felt comfortable in my consultation

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March 22, 2022

5.0

He was very nice and answered all my questions.

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Very professional.

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Dr. Shah is outstanding!! Twice now he has diagnosed issues with my hand, and relieved pain and helped return my hand to normal use. He is brilliant. He is also sympathetic and positive, wonderful qualities in any doctor.

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Knowledge and professional

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March 21, 2022

5.0

He was thorough and respectful in his explanation of what was going on with my hand. His curious questions enabled me to identify a possible problem behavior that may have exacerbated the pain I was experiencing. I can now avoid that behavior in the future. He answered all of my curious questions, too. He was quick and clear during his time with me, but I did not feel rushed at all. I appreciated his keeping the appointment moving along.

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March 21, 2022

5.0

One of the most personable & knowledgeable docs I have ever encountered.

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March 21, 2022

5.0

Dr. Shah is a "People Person" and he is so wonderful to talk to since he listens very well.

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March 20, 2022

5.0

He was kind, thoughtful and explained everything well.

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March 19, 2022

5.0

Dr Shah explained the xrays of my hands. I actually felt that the pain I have was acknowledged and confirmed.

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March 16, 2022

5.0

Great bedside manner. Very real with his observations

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March 15, 2022

5.0

My care was excellent by him and his staff

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March 15, 2022

5.0

Dr Shah is efficient and thorough

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March 15, 2022

5.0

He has a wonderful bedside manner and explains things simply.

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March 15, 2022

5.0

Personal contact with patient he explained all options. I left feeling I was his only patient in the world.

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March 12, 2022

5.0

Great bedside manner, listened and answered all my questions.

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March 12, 2022

5.0

Dr. Shah is easy to talk with. He listens and then explains your medical options and care.

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March 11, 2022

5.0

He explained everything so that I understood and asked me if I wanted to proceed with my care plan.

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March 11, 2022

5.0

He was GREAT! Very gentle and thorough.

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March 09, 2022

5.0

Very straightforward

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March 08, 2022

5.0

A friendly doctor who cares about his patients.

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March 08, 2022

5.0

He is wonderful, very knowledgeable and understanding.

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Very easy to talk to

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Doctor Shah did a great job.

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March 08, 2022

4.0

Always traveling at a mile a minute, but also seems knowledgeable.

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Excellent and wise doctor.

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Dr Shah, not only is he extremely skilled in hands, but he listens intently, tests his assumptions before confirming diagnosis and ensures his patients receive proper treatment. He is able to communicate with the patient using language that is clear and understood by the patient. In addition, Dr Shah has great bedside manner and quickly puts the patient at ease to build confidence and repore. I came in thinking there was nothing that could be done about my arthritis. Dr Shah confirmed that I did in deed have arthritis but that was not causing my pain and discomfort. In addition to arthritis, i had Tendinitis which is treatable. He explained how it was different, a treatment and timetable for expected results and options if expected results were not achieved. He is an exceptional doctor who I highly recommend.

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March 06, 2022

5.0

He is obviously skilled and well qualified, but he is patient centric. A great combination if you are the patient.

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March 06, 2022

5.0

Very competent and personable. He took an interest in my concerns and took the time to both demonstrate and explain why the problem was not as serious as I had thought.

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March 06, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable, takes time to explain.

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March 05, 2022

5.0

Listened, discussed options

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March 04, 2022

5.0

Me gustó como me atendió el Dr. Muy conciso en su consulta.

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March 02, 2022

5.0

Very caring, interested, knowledgeable, and pleasant!!

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March 02, 2022

5.0

Personable. Knowledgeable.

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March 02, 2022

5.0

He was great explaining everything to me. Encouraged me to get a brace to help my hand

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March 01, 2022

5.0

Friendly, informative, efficient

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March 01, 2022

5.0

Very professional

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February 28, 2022

5.0

Excellent communication, extremely professional, answers all questions.

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February 27, 2022

5.0

He made me feel relaxed and addressed some concerns I had very professionally.

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February 26, 2022

5.0

Dr. Shah, is very easy to talk to. He listens to his patients.

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February 25, 2022

5.0

Professional, caring, very smart. I wish he was my general physician

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February 24, 2022

5.0

Dr. Shah listens and understands your issues intently and managed my fears and pain with much knowledge and expertise. Da Best!!

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February 24, 2022

5.0

Dr. Shah is very welcoming and thorough.

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February 23, 2022

5.0

Excellent bedside manner

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February 23, 2022

5.0

He's an EXCEPTIONAL doctor, one that all would highly like to be their doctor.

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February 23, 2022

5.0

His confidence and execution of the cortisone shots I got as I was v nervous. He handled it well.

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February 23, 2022

5.0

Explained what the problem was and the injection he was administering today.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

He explained my options and gave me attention and patience

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February 22, 2022

5.0

He’s a very kind hearted doctor that take his time don’t rush you

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Dr. Shah is very professional and put forth a sound strategy to address my medical concerns.

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February 19, 2022

5.0

Good service.

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February 18, 2022

5.0

Quick diagnosis

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February 18, 2022

5.0

Good bedside manner, very calm, knew what steps to do for my hand to improve,

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February 18, 2022

5.0

He was awesome.

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February 18, 2022

5.0

He was thorough and explained everything.

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February 16, 2022

5.0

His expertise and ability to explain treatment plan in easy to understand, friendly and professional..

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February 13, 2022

5.0

I’ve only had office visits with him but found him to be very personable and comprehensive with his assessment. He also answered all my questions completely.

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February 12, 2022

5.0

friendly, explained things well,

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February 11, 2022

5.0

Great attitude and personality. It makes you feel like he’s got your back and he does

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February 09, 2022

5.0

I really like Dr. Shah. Very professional and helpful.

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February 09, 2022

5.0

Dr Shah was knowledgeable about my medical condition.

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February 09, 2022

5.0

Explained everything clearly and seemed to care about what would be best for me

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Dr Shah was very professional and explained step by step on the procedure required

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Kind, caring efficient knowledgeable

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February 08, 2022

4.0

And he clearly explained what was wrong and provided a clear explanation about his recommendation.

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Good bedside manner.

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February 05, 2022

5.0

Clear and straightforward.

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February 05, 2022

5.0

Dr. Shah was kind, easy to talk to and explained everything.

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February 02, 2022

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable and thorough, took my situation seriously and was very compassionate.

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February 02, 2022

5.0

Funny, nice and timely

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February 01, 2022

5.0

Smart, personable, trustworthy

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February 01, 2022

5.0

Dr Shah is an amazing doctor and he shows how by caring for his patients.

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February 01, 2022

5.0

His concern for my problem. I came to get a second opinion. I believe I will get the answer to my problem.

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February 01, 2022

5.0

Same- nice, responsive, helpful

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February 01, 2022

5.0

He’s an excellent doctor. He’s very positive, addresses every concern and is very personable.

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January 30, 2022

5.0

Clear diagnosis and options for treatment explained clearly

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January 29, 2022

5.0

El Docc me gustó su. Profesionalismo y quede complacida con la explicaciones de mi mano

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January 29, 2022

5.0

My fingertip is healing well after Dr. Shah’s treatment. He listens to my feedback and answers all questions.

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January 28, 2022

5.0

He was very thorough and explained my health issues clearly and answered all questions I had

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January 28, 2022

5.0

Dr. Shah is an all-round excellent doctor. He listens to you, and then follows up with a thoughtful and pragmatic plan of care to address your problem. His bedside manner is very pleasing and he is always pleasant. Dr. Shah is top notch. I highly recommend him!

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January 28, 2022

5.0

He is very good and personable. Easy to talk to, very easy to understand options for issues. He is excellent!

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January 28, 2022

5.0

He was very helpful, articulate, and he gave me a diagnosis and a plan of treatment. He was very easy to talk to

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January 28, 2022

5.0

Seriously. Every experience has been great

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January 27, 2022

5.0

He was honest and explained my test results and how best to proceed which made sense

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January 26, 2022

5.0

Like his demeanor. Professional, friendly. Knowledgeable

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January 26, 2022

5.0

He assesses the situation and immediately offers his recommendation. Smart and on point!

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January 25, 2022

5.0

excellent attention and concern for my issues - got right to the point and gave attention to a course of treatment.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable, explains things well, great care

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January 25, 2022

5.0

Dr. Shah’s expertise, experience, efficiency, and kind manner are remarkable. I am confident with his recommendations and intervention.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

He’s great.

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January 25, 2022

3.0

Dr. Shah is knowledgeable, but after I waited a while to be seen I felt rushed. He didn’t ask if I had any questions or concerns.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

Outstanding doctor

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January 24, 2022

5.0

He’s a very attentive dr very professional and knows what he is doing. Besides being very pleasant

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August 31, 2021

5.0

Explained everything in detail. Got me in right on time; fast appointment. I understand the diagnosis and next steps.

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Disclosures

Industry Relationships

Ownership or Investment Interests

Faculty member had an ownership or investment interest in the following companies

  • River North Same Day Surgery, LLC

Service on Board of Directors

Faculty member served in a fiduciary capacity, such as a board member/director, officer, or trustee, for the following companies or other entities

  • River North Same Day Surgery, LLC

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