David Shaz, MD, FCCP

About Me

I am board certified in critical care medicine, internal medicine, and pulmonary diseases. Occasionally, people being treated for cancer require extra support. Treatments like major surgery, chemotherapy, or stem cell transplantation can make people sicker before they get better. As an intensivist, I can be called to the bedside to evaluate and assist with patients who are facing medical emergencies. In the intensive care unit, we are highly trained and equipped to offer things like life support and minute-by-minute blood pressure control.

I have particular expertise in treating and managing diseases like septic shock, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and pneumonia. As a leader for the intensivist team, I work with my colleagues to perform minor procedures to assist with these treatments. We can coordinate care with the other specialists in the hospital.

  • Clinical Expertise: Sepsis; Respiratory Failure
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Education: MD, Boston University
  • Residencies: Boston Medical Center
  • Fellowships: Lahey Clinic
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Critical Care Medicine; Pulmonary Disease


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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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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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