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About me

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/Pulmonary Disease

Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Program

400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Lung Transplant Program

400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Pulmonary Practice at Parnassus

400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

My reviews


Overall Experience
170 Reviews
Dr. Shah has an amazing manner and a depth of compassion and knowledge that she delivers so well. when I have the opportunity to see her I'm so pleased because I know there won't be any unanswered questions.
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
170 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
170 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
166 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
170 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
170 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
170 Reviews

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

My work

Our programs: ILD - Interstitial lung disease