Dr. Raju C Shah


Dr. Raju C Shah
BJ Medical College, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad
42 years

Dr. Raju Shah is the medical director of the Ankur Institute of Child Health and is a former professor and head of the department of pediatrics at the GCS Medical College, both in Ahmedabad, India. He obtained his MBBS in 1970 and MD in pediatrics in 1974 from the B. J. Medical College in Ahmedabad and trained in vaccinology at the International Vaccine Institute in Korea in 2005. He has been awarded FIAP in 1993 and Honorary FRCPCH (UK) in 2015.  

President of the Paediatric Association of SAARC from 2005 to 2008, professor Shah was also chairman of the Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP) National Task Force on Safe Injection Practices (2005-7) and of the IAP Task Force on Children of Urban Poor (2005-7). Dr. Shah was a chairman of Infectious Disease Chapter from 2001 to 2003 and was founder secretary from 1997 to 2001. He was the chairman of the Immunisation Committee of IAP for the years 2005 and 2006 and convener of the Immunisation committee from 1988 to 1993.

In his career of 42 years, professor Shah has conducted many research activities, including primary immunisation responses to the DPT+Hib and pentavalent DPT+HBV+Hib vaccines. He published more than 50 articles in peer reviewed journals. He was the executive editor of the Textbook of Paediatrics (IAP, 3rd Edition), Editor in Chief of IAP Textbook of Tropical Pediatrics (2019) and Editor of the Guidebook on Immunisation (IAP, 2006). Professor Shah has also edited as Editor in Chief three books on immunisation and infectious diseases and has contributed chapters to many books on different aspects of pediatrics. He was sitting on the Editorial Board of Indian Pediatrics, Paediatrics Today and the Indian Journal of Paediatrics.

The winner of numerous oration awards including Hon Surg Cmde Late Dr. Shantilal C. Sheth Oration of IAP in Pedicon 2015, professor Shah delivered more than 500 guest lectures at many national, international and state level conferences and CMEs.

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