Akash Shah, MD

About Me

I am a board-certified radiologist with expertise in brain, head and neck, and spine imaging. I also have a background in cancer imaging of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis. My research interests focus on advanced brain tumor imaging. I began my medical training at MSK as a medical intern, spent significant time here as a resident and fellow, and decided to return in 2017.

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The atmosphere of clinical and research excellence at MSK is unparalleled. I work with my clinical colleagues to ensure that patients receive outstanding cancer imaging. This is important for providing accurate diagnoses and tailoring future treatments. Additionally, with a background in healthcare economics, I plan to study how future changes in health policy will affect our patients’ access to quality healthcare and imaging services.

I serve as Director of Radiology at MSK Bergen, our newest regional network facility. When the facility opens in 2018, our focus will be on providing comfortable, convenient, and timely imaging services for our patients. Our radiology team will work closely with our oncology, radiation oncology, and surgical colleagues to optimize and expedite our patients’ clinical care.

  • Clinical Expertise: Brain and Spine Imaging
  • Languages Spoken: English; Gujarati; Hindi
  • Education: MD, Yale University
  • Residencies: Diagnostic Radiology - NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Fellowships: Neuroradiology - Weill Cornell Medical Center/Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Board Certifications: Diagnostic Radiology; Neuroradiology


Most major health insurers offer plans that include MSK as one of their in-network providers. If MSK is in-network, it means all our doctors are too. Medicaid and New York State Medicare also provide benefits for care at MSK.

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Clinical Trials

As home to one of the world’s top cancer research centers, Memorial Sloan Kettering is typically involved in more than 900 clinical trials at a given time. Currently, clinical trials focused on the conditions I treat are enrolling new patients. If you’re interested in joining a clinical trial, click to learn about the trial’s purpose, eligibility criteria, and how to get more information.

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