Birju D. Shah, MD
I speak: English, Gujarati, Hindi
My gender: Male
Where I practice
Hello and welcome to my Web page. I hope this page will help you start to get to know me.
I was born in Gujarat, India, and grew up in town called Baroda. As a kid, I always wondered how the human body works and my curiosity continued as I grew older. After high school, I decided to satisfy my curiosity by pursuing a career in medicine. After graduation, I came to the United States and spent about three years in clinical research in Southern California. I moved to New York for my residency training in internal medicine at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Upon completion, I came back to Southern California and joined Kaiser Permanente. I live in Riverside with my wife and two daughters.
About my practice
I work at the Riverside and Moreno Valley medical centers as a hospital-based physician. Medicine as a career is a very special opportunity to connect with and help people in a meaningful way, utilizing medical skills and knowledge, but also listening and responding to what people need. Being a doctor allows people to share with me their innermost secrets, fears, and hopes; it is a privilege to help them understand what concerns them, translate what they may not grasp, facilitate getting them the appropriate evaluations, and communicate with them and their families. I feel very honored that our members have entrusted me with their care and strive to treat them as I would my own family.
How I thrive
I firmly believe in Kaiser Permanente’s philosophy of health in mind, body, and spirit and try to live it in my life every day. As I can’t make it to the gym every day, I park my car far away and take the stairs at work for my daily exercise. I love to spend time listening to and playing music, which is very much stress relieving and gives me energy. I believe music has a tremendous capacity to heal and tranquilize mind, body, and spirit.