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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Shah is a board-certified ophthalmologist with subspecialty training in corneal diseases and surgery. Her expertise includes the latest corneal procedures including full and partial thickness corneal transplantation, intrastromal corneal ring segments, pterygium excision, amniotic membrane grafting and collagen cross-linking. She specializes in the management of corneal diseases with an emphasis on dry eye management. Dr. Shah also performs laser-assisted cataract surgery as well as refractive surgery (PRK and LASIK).
Dr. Shah is a native of Northern Virginia and graduated with honors from the University of Virginia as an Echols Scholar. She earned her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was awarded a Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship as well as numerous honors including the Oliver Holmes Prize for Excellence in Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Foundation Excellence Award. Dr. Shah concurrently attended Johns Hopkins University on a Reed-Frost Scholarship and obtained a Master of Public Health. She completed her ophthalmology residency at the Scheie Eye Institute of the University of Pennsylvania, where she initiated an international elective in small incision cataract surgery. Dr. Shah subsequently completed a prestigious cornea fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary / Harvard Medical School where she was selected as a Heed Fellow. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Shah has a passion for innovation and research. She has published numerous first-author peer-reviewed publications and been selected to present her work at national and international meetings. She is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Cornea Society, and has recently joined the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Ophthalmological Society.
Prior to joining Eye Doctors of Washington, Dr. Shah maintained a busy medical and surgical practice in New York City and was an attending at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai. She enjoys spending her free time with her family, traveling and cycling.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Shah was wonderful. She listened attentively to my concerns, gave me a thorough examination, and explained her conclusions clearly and succinctly.
It was my third visit with Dr. Shah today. She is the best eye surgeon I have ever known based on her knowledge and experience and more importantly how she had answers for every question I asked. She is a very compassionate and kind hearted person. Great service, friendly staff. Would definitely recommend Dr. Shah and her practice :-)
Absolutely Outstanding!!! She’s like the Tom Brady of ophthalmologists. Her team is very professional and caring. She called me before and after my surgery to make sure my questions were answered. She was very reassuring and calm and I was very much at ease. Awesome surgeon, great person. I unequivocally recommend her to anyone, including my family and friends. This was by far the best experience I’ve had with a physician.
Deepika N. Shah was great! Very easy to talk to and very knowledgeable in her field.
Very thorough eye exam. Friendly doctor.
Dr. Shah is awesome!! I went to see her for semi-urgent minor surgery in the office and everything was well explained and went smoothly. She has a very calm and comforting bedside manner. The nurses and staff are very professional. Highly recommend!
Dr. Shah is a thorough professional!!! Dr Shah listened to my questions and was extremely patient and extremely knowledgeable and I will certainly recommend her to everyone I know!
Being a clinician myself, I know how to recognize a superb physician. Dr. Shah is simply amazing. She has all of the attributes anyone could ever ask for in their doctor. Super personable with GREAT bedside manner! The time spent with her was so great and thorough that it was well worth the wait! She is extremely knowledgeable and experienced and knows how to connect with patients to make a positive impact on their lives. I was impressed by the service provided by her and her staff, and I am looking forward to my next annual appointment. Explained everything very clearly and she answered all my questions. Would definitely recommend her to my friends and family.
I had read about Dr. Shah and Eye Doctors of Washington in the Washingtonian Top Doctors issue. From the moment I walked in to when I left, everything was seamless and quick! From their kiosk check in which is very high tech, professional staff and Dr Shah who expertly diagnosed and treated my keratitis, I could not have been more impressed by the care I received.
Very professional and painless!
I have been seeing Dr. Shah for three years for a chronic eye condition, first at her New York City practice where she performed my surgery and now I've followed her to Eye Doctors of Washington for regular follow up visits. She was very accommodating to see me just before the Thanksgiving holiday. She has a very beautiful office and her staff are all excellent. I have great respect for her abilities and her very caring personality. Since my surgery, she has answered all of my questions and I am doing very well now. She has always given me her undivided attention. She is a wonderful person, outstanding and professional surgeon, and has become my go-to ophthalmologist Thanks very much - RP.
Dr. Shah is a true professional with incredible credentials. She met with me within minutes of my appointment time and was quickly able to diagnose my issue. Dr. Shah took the time to explain my diagnosis thoroughly and gave me all the pros and cons of various treatment options. She went a step further and performed additional tests to ensure that I did not have any other issues. I will definitely return to her for appointments in the future.
I found Dr Shah to be very competent, professional and caring. She explained my condition in clear terms that I could understand and spent a lot of time answering my questions. For once I did not feel rushed in a doctor's office. She was very caring and followed up regarding obtaining my outside records. Excellent service by a very courteous doctor!
Very professional, and courteous! Dr Shah took the time to diagnose and patiently explain everything to me in terms I could understand and wrote down my treatment regimen. I will be going back soon for follow-up!
I really wanted to like this place - the staff are fantastic and kind, but it just seems like there are too many patients here and a doctor with too little time to see them all. Long wait times though doctor was brisk and professional. But this is the weirdest thing - this is the first time I have ever had a doc walk out of the appointment without indicating that she was not coming back. So I came in very happy, but left feeling very odd.
Thorough examination with follow up information and good explanation of issue.
Dr Shah is highly intelligent, amicable, and humble (she has impressive credentials!). She was focused on me during my entire visit (never had her back turned away or towards the computer). She was engaged the whole time and was genuinely concerned and offered her expertise to diagnose and recommend a course of action. I was very pleased with her and her professionalism.
Dr Shah is amazing! She was patient, compassionate and correctly diagnosed my condition after carefully listening and examining me. I have been to many doctors previously who had failed to identify my problem. She was very efficient and caring and got me on the correct course of treatment. She also ordered some blood work and imaging and then called me to update me on the results outside of office hours as soon as they were available. She truly cares and made sure she personally explained the test results to me and arranged for the appropriate follow up! Her office and staff are also excellent, clean and very professional.
I was referred over by my optometrist for an urgent visit and Dr Shah graciously fit me into her schedule even at the end of the day. I was very impressed with the top-notch modern faciltiy, seamless workflow and technology that was used to diagnose my condition. Dr Shah clearly spent time listening to my concerns, examined me thoroughly, explained all the test results and discussed with me the diagnosis and management. She answered all our questions and gave us reassurance. I was very impressed by her attention to detail and very kind and compassionate nature. I will be returning soon and have the utmost confidence in Dr Shah and her office.
I thought everyone on staff - with the exception of the nurse/ophthalmologist assistant was very friendly. For some reason my interactions with the person who actually did my initial testing were not good. I didn't catch her name but she was just not very friendly and made me carry my bags (because I was going out of town after the appointment) throughout the office because she said that the office was not responsible for any lost or stolen items, which I'm sure is true but that made it seem like that had a problem with that in the past. It just didn't seem logical and was a bit off putting. But everyone else was great!
The PA who saw me for the majority of the appointment was excellent - I wish I could rate her. The Dr was brusque and did not spend much time with me.
Wow Dr. Deepika Shah is the consummate professional. I went to see her for dry eyes and she listened very carefully to my medical concerns, examined my eyes, and then spent a half hour reviewing all of the clinical data to recommend treatment for me. She is very kind and her credentials are impressive. I'll be going back to see her. Her McLean office is beautiful and the staff are extremely professional and organized. They called and emailed me before my appointment to answer any logistical questions I had. Fabulous physician! A++++
I previously had cataract surgery out of state and was having some symptoms. After moving to Northern Virginia this summer, I read about Dr. Shah in Washingtonian magazine Top Doctors and went to see her for my eye. She is simply outstanding. Listened attentively, compassionate, and answered all the questions that my husband and I had. It's the first time I didn't feel rushed in a doctor's office. She explained the different types of cataract surgeries to me and recommended a few different treatment options. She wanted me to go home, think about it, and come back with any other questions. I'll be going back in about a month to see her. Her office is beautiful and the entire team is SO friendly. Truly a Top Doctor. She's amazing!!!
She was very nice and made me feel comfortable.
Very pleasant experience overall. Appointment was on time without any wait time. Kerisha, the technician was very efficient. It was a pleasure to meet Dr. Shah who is very competent, courteous, and personable. Dr. Shah very patiently and clearly explained everything to me in language that I could understand. I am very pleased with my visit.