Monika Shah, MD

About Me

I am a physician specializing in diagnosing and managing a broad range of infectious diseases. I have a particular interest in HIV infection as well as international health and participate in a travel clinic that is available to our immunocompromised patients who are in need of pre-travel counseling and vaccinations. I mentor fellows during our times together on the inpatient Infectious Disease Service as well as during my weekly continuity clinic.

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As Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Medicine, I oversee undergraduate and graduate medical education programs in our department. I directly supervise the medical chief residents and the Department of Medicine’s internal medicine rotation, and in that role I am committed to the education and training of our medical residents so that they are enabled to deliver excellent and compassionate medical care during their time at MSK.

My research presentations and projects with trainees have most recently involved both infectious disease–related interests (HIV and cancer, travel patterns, and health preparations of immunocompromised patients) as well as general medical education topics surrounding communication and optimization of our learning environments.

  • Clinical Expertise: Infectious Diseases
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Education: MD, Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis)
  • Residencies: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Fellowships: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Infectious 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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