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Dr. Jay Shah, MD currently serves as Chief of the Medical Staff for Stanford Health Care. He is a cancer surgeon and associate professor of Urology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. His clinical focus is on bladder cancer, and he is well known for his expertise in robotic surgery. His academic interests center on optimizing outcomes after bladder removal surgery. He is very active in leadership development, team building, and quality improvement work and he lectures nationally and internationally on these topics. He is also certified by the International Coaching Federation as an executive coach.Dr. Shah graduated from Harvard College, and he completed medical school and urology residency training at Columbia University. During his time at Columbia, Dr. Shah was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; he was named Physician of the Year by the nursing staff; and he was recognized by the medical students with the Gold Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award. After residency, he completed a three-year fellowship in Urologic Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center and then joined the faculty there. During his time at MD Anderson, Dr. Shah launched the bladder cancer robotics program, developed an enhanced recovery program for patients undergoing bladder removal surgery, became double board-certified in Urology and Medical Quality, and was chosen to lead the MDACC Genitourinary Center as Center Medical Director.In his free time, Dr. Shah enjoys reading, cooking, and exploring the beaches of Northern California with his family and three dogs.In his free time, Dr. Shah enjoys reading, cooking, surfing, hiking and exploring the beaches of Northern California in his Jeep Wrangler with his family and 2 dogs.