Another leading name in oncology, Dr Shah began his practice in 1986. He is a consultant medical oncologist and hematologist and is also affiliated to the Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute (GCRI), Ahmedabad as an associate professor of medical oncology and in-charge of bone marrow transplantation unit. He is also attached to the Rajasthan Hospital, Jivraj Hospital and is on the panel of ONGC. He is an ex-president of the Association of Physicians of Ahmedabad.
He has trained in hematology and medical oncology from reputed institutions such as GCRI, Tata Memorial Hospital & KEM Hospital Mumbai. He has also taken training in bone marrow transplantation at GCRI.
Dr. Sandip A Shah has been instrumental in setting up of Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at GCRI & Sterling Hospital, Ahmedabad. Till April 2021, >700 transplants including Autologus, Allogenic, MUD transplant Major & Leukemia, >20 Haplo & 13 unrelated Umbilical cord transplant in Thalassemia done at GCRI, Ahmedabad and > 140 transplants including Autologus & Allogenic done at Sterling Hospitals, Ahmedabad.
His academic achievements include having over 25 articles published in national and international journals. He has also presented papers and delivered lectures at several national and international conferences. He has been the principal investigator in more than 15 national and multinational clinical research trials. He has also written a chapter on 'Refractory Hodgkin's disease' for reference books such as 'Hematology Today' and 'Epidemiology of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia'. His name is been published in various articles such as NEJM 2010 Dasantinib Vs Imatinib in Newly Diagnosed CML, Indian Journal of Cancer 1990 Recombinant Alfa Interferon therapy in Multiple Myeloma, Association of Physician of Gujarat 1986 NHL of Skin.
Ever so dynamic, Dr Shah has completed 1st successful Stem Cell Transplant in case of rare disorder LAD (Published in TOI Ahmedabad 23 Jan 2014). He has received ORATION AWARD from Association of Physician of Gujarat on ‘Haempoetic Stem Cell Transplantation in Gujarat’. He has twice organized national conferences at GCRI - on bone marrow transplantation in February 2007 and 'PEDI-CON' on PediatricHemato-oncology in 2002, Hematology Update 2010 & 2012, CME on Hematology 2014. His main areas of interest are hematological malignancies and bone marrow transplantation. He has treated more than 100 cases of Acute Myeloid Leukaemia.