Dr. Ankoor Shah

Dr. Ankoor R. Shah is a board-certified retina specialist with Retina Consultants of Houston.

Ankoor R. Shah, MD, graduated summa cum laude with a dual degree in healthcare management and biology from the Wharton School and the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, respectively. He earned his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he focused his research efforts on age-related macular degeneration and earned the opportunity to complete the prestigious Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship. He performed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania Scheie Eye Institute, where he was awarded the Medical Student Teaching Award for his dedication and excellence in teaching. He went on to complete an adult and pediatric surgical vitreoretinal fellowship at the renowned William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. Over his career, Dr. Shah has received numerous prestigious honors, most notably the Rose Award and Behrens Memorial Prize in Ophthalmology.

Dr. Shah has authored over 70 combined peer-reviewed scientific papers, book chapters, and presentations at national meetings. His research focus has been on age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and venous occlusive diseases with surgical interests in retinal detachments, macular holes, and scleral fixation of intraocular lens implants. He has an interest in retinal coding and has been an invited presenter and panelist on such topics at ASRS and the ASRS Business meetings. He is currently a Health Policy Committee member and the one of the RUC Advisors for the AAO. Additionally he is a member of the Practice Management Committee and one of the current Co-Chairs of the Early Careers Section of the ASRS.