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Rupal Shah


Co-director, Interstitial Lung Disease Program

Dr. Rupal Shah is a pulmonologist whose primary interest is caring for patients who may need lung transplantation, including those with advanced interstitial lung disease.

Shah's research focuses on the association between resiliency and outcomes after transplant, and she studies how to develop resiliency in both patients and caregivers.

Shah earned her medical degree at Wayne State University School of Medicine and completed her residency in internal medicine at Columbia University. She completed a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where she also earned a master of science degree in clinical epidemiology. In 2013, the department of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania honored her with a prestigious award for outstanding patient-oriented research.

Shah is a member of the American Thoracic Society and International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation.

  • Education

    Wayne State University School of Medicine, 2005

  • Residencies

    New York Presbyterian Hospital, 2008

  • Fellowships

    University of Pennsylvania Hospital, 2012

  • Board Certifications

    Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

Where I see patients (3)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    157 Ratings
    About our process
    Jun 02, 2023
    Dr. Shah is one of the kindest Drs. I've had during my transplant experience at UCSF. That's not to take away anything from the rest of the Pulmonology Team. She stands out. She is also very articulate and thorough In answering questions.
    May 22, 2023
    Dr. Shah's listening speaking and educational abilities were exceptional
    May 17, 2023
    Very good overall.. Got me ready for the next phase of my treatment very well.
    Apr 17, 2023
    Both my UCSF providers are great.
    Mar 18, 2023
    She's great
    Mar 11, 2023
    Thank you for caring for me
    Mar 09, 2023
    Dr Shah is consistently excellent in her clinical and communication skills. She is always prepared and shares her screen with charts if my results. She clearly presents treatment options. I feel so blessed to have her as my pulmonologist.
    Mar 08, 2023
    She is great
    Feb 18, 2023
    This doctor was amazing-talk about empathy caring and kindness- In my eyes she went above and beyond her call of duty (her assistant as well was soo thorough) was very warm and asked lots of questions and went to lengths in explaining things. I loved that about her
    Feb 04, 2023
    We found Dr. Rupal Shah to be very approachable. She is at the top of my list. I'd recommend her without any reservations.
    Jan 17, 2023
    Pleasure to work with
    Jan 10, 2023
    Jan 08, 2023
    Great communications and information
    Nov 18, 2022
    Dr. Shah is very professional and knowledgeable. She always had been very caring and supportive. I never feel rushed as she always goes over and above to make me feel comfortable.
    Nov 16, 2022
    Dr Shah is fantastic. Smart and compassionate she cares so much ch about her patients.
    Nov 16, 2022
    Dr Shah is an excellent provider who is caring empathetic and thorough. She listened to my concerns and addressed each one. I never feel rushed during my visits with her. She addresses all my chart messages in a timely manner.
    Oct 24, 2022
    Always smiling and very professional. Also went to a very good medical school!
    Oct 17, 2022
    Very thorough.
    Oct 08, 2022
    Aug 21, 2022
    Dr Shah is an excellent clinician with exceptional communication skills. She always listens to my questions and provides clear information.
    Aug 20, 2022
    Dr. Shah is an exceptional pulmonologist and I consider myself very fortunate to have her be my provider.
    Aug 08, 2022
    Dr.Shah was very uplifting & informative a lovely person.
    Jul 27, 2022
    I have seen Dr. Shah previously. I think she is a very caring and competent doctor
    Apr 30, 2022
    As noted in a previous response Dr. Shah is an excellent provider who is knowledgeable and provides comprehensive supportive and compassionate care. Her dedication to her patients is admirable and appreciated.
    Apr 27, 2022
    All very well
    Apr 25, 2022
    Provisorio recommended 2 additional diagnostic tests to be done but due to insurance recommended the referring provider order the tests and then I will contact her when completed. I was referred to this provider for a second opinion for the medical condition I have.
    Mar 21, 2022
    Dr. Shah always shows concern and explains medical information in a way that is clear and easy to understand. I really appreciate her deep knowledge and expertise.
    Mar 18, 2022
    I wish all Drs. Were as easy to deal with. She makes me feel comfortable and that I matter. She is very good at what she does
    Mar 12, 2022
    The best!
    Feb 21, 2022
    Dr Shah is a fantastic Dr! I feel very comfortable with her
    Feb 17, 2022
    Feb 14, 2022
    We covered just about everything possible. I am sure after the results from tests being scheduled there will be even more information and care instructions
    Jan 29, 2022
    For a firstime visit Dr. S. Was most helpful
    Jan 17, 2022
    Dr Shah is an excellent physician in my opinion
    Jan 16, 2022
    Dr. Shah was very personable. She listened carefully and answered my questions. She showed test results with clear explanations of what we reviewing. Summarized causes and next steps.
    Dec 19, 2021
    Appreciated the electronic visit summary
    Dec 11, 2021
    I think Dr. Shah is an excellent doctor but feel she is very busy sometimes and even though it is understandable considering what she does it is not the best situation for a patient who is needing attention sometimes.
    Nov 06, 2021
    Very good experience. She was very knowledgeable and considerate of me.
    Oct 27, 2021
    Added tests and medications not discussed after the fact without wxplanations
    Sep 25, 2021
    Dr. Shah is outstanding!

    "Even when it feels like the deck is stacked against you, we can work together to get there."

    Selected research

    My work

    Our programs: ILD - Interstitial lung disease