Degrees: M.B.B.S., D.O., M.S., M.D., F.R.C.S.C.
Medical School: Gujarat University, India
Year of Graduation: 1999
Residency Program: Gujarat University, India
Year of Graduation: 2003
Fellowship Program: Anterior Segment & Refractive Surgery, Gimbel Eye Centre, Alberta
Year of Graduation: 2006
Fellowship Program: Medical Retina, University of Toronto, Ontario
Year of Graduation: 2009
Fellow of Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC) Certification: 2010
Medical Retina and Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Suite 250-6707 Elbow Dr SW
Calgary, AB T2V 0E4
7808 Elbow Dr. SW
Calgary, AB T2V 1K4
Chirag Shah is a medical retinal specialist and comprehensive ophthalmologist. He has completed two fellowships. The first fellowship was in Anterior Segment and Refractive surgery and the second in Medical Retina. His practice areas focus on retinal diseases, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD), retinal detachments, retinopathy of prematurity (blinding retinal disease in premature babies), diabetic retinopathy, hereditary eye diseases, and hypertensive retinopathy.
Chirag received the top mark in his ophthalmology residency and was awarded the gold medal in medical school. Chirag is regularly published as both lead and supporting author, in addition to being a regular public speaker, educator, and presenter. He has presented his research at international conferences and is a reviewer for the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, Retina, and Retinal Cases & Brief Reports journals. Chirag teaches medical students, residents, and optometry students.
Chirag has volunteered countless hours at health and eye camps performing hundreds of surgeries for people who do not have the means or opportunity to otherwise receive health care services. Through the Blind People’s Association (BPA), Chirag has worked to fund equipment to provide comprehensive eye care services in India. Chirag volunteers his time to maintain the highest standards in clinical research and medical care through involvement in Health Research Ethics Board of Alberta-Clinical Trials Committee (HREBA-CTC) at Alberta Innovates since 2012. Chirag was appointed as a public member by Order of Council of Government of Alberta on Board of Governor for Bow Valley College in December 2016 and has been on Community Relations Council of Bow Valley College.
Chirag is currently accepting retinal and general ophthalmology referrals.
Recent Awards & Recognition
2015 Honorable Mentions Alberta Medical Association Award for Compassionate Service.
2015 Alberta Medical Association Many Hands: Many hands
2015 Immigrant Services Calgary: Promotion of Immigrant of Distinction Award.
2014 CTV news: Inspired Albertan by Darryl Janz
2014 Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons Canada
2012 Indo-Canadian Association Distinguished Professional Award presented by Premier
2011 Calgary Immigrant Services Distinguished Professional Award