Samir Shah '97
"I am thankful to the teachers at Quest (or Creative Children's Academy, as it will always be remembered by me) for teaching me first that the pursuit of learning is an intrinsic good and, second, that it is not enough to know but that we should always seek to know why. I am fortunate to have received such a firm foundation for the remainder of my education and life."
"I recently completed a clinical research fellowship in vascular surgery and now am in the fourth year of a five-year general surgery residency at the Cleveland Clinic. Besides my day-to-day work, I am actively working to complete The Cleveland Clinic Manual of Vascular Surgery, a book for which I am co-editor-in-chief."
"I hope to complete a vascular surgery fellowship and practice as an academic vascular surgeon with an emphasis on clinical outcomes research."
AP courses: 9
Ignatius of Loyola Scholar 1997
Dumbach Scholar 1998
National Honor Society 2000
Loyola Scholar 1997-2001
National Merit Scholar Finalist 2001
Illinois State Scholar 2001
AP Scholar with Distinction 2001
AP National Scholar 2001
University of Illinois at Chicago
Biochemistry, BS, with Highest Distinction Philosophy, BA, with College Honors
FMC Scholar 2001
University President's Award for Excellence 2002
National Dean's List 2002-2004
University Dean's List 2001-2004
Department of Biological Sciences Outstanding Scholarship Award 2003
National Society of Collegiate Scholars 2003
Leonard Kotin Memorial Award for Physical Chemistry 2004
American College of Surgeons 2011
Society for Vascular Surgery 2010
Ohio American College of Surgeons 2012
South Asian-American Vascular Surgery Society 2011
Alpha Omega Alpha 2007
Phi Beta Kappa 2004
Honors, Awards, Positions
Society for Vascular Surgery Governing Council, General Surgery Resident Section 2011-2013
Clinical Instructor of Surgery, Department of General Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine 2011
Editor, Vascular Surgery, ABSITE.org, 2011-2013
Society of Vascular Surgery Vascular Annual Meeting Scholarship 2012
Society of Vascular Surgery Vascular Annual Meeting Scholarship 2007
Baylor College of Medicine Basic Sciences Honors 2006
Zaya NE, Vaughan EE, Shah SK, Castignetti D. Bacitracin: substantiation andelimination of contaminating proteolytic activity and use as an affinitychromatography ligand to purify a siderophore-degrading enzyme. CurrentMicrobiology. 2002; 44 (1): 71-4.
Shah SK, Stayer SE, Hicks MJ, Brandt ML. Suprasternal bronchogenic cyst.Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2008; 43 (11) : 2115-7.
Shah SK, Clair DG. Lower extremity intervention. In: BhattDL. Peripheral and Cerebrovascular Intervention. New York, NY: Humana Press; 2012: 19-39.
Shah SK, Baxi KH, Clair DG. Critical limb ischemia:surgical perspectives and options. Vascular Disease Management. 2010; 7 (11):e214-e218.
Baxi KH, Shah SK, Clair DG. Complete infrahepatic inferiorvena cava occlusion presenting as congenital absence. Journal of VascularSurgery. 2011; 53 (6): 1716-9.
Clair DG, Shah SK. Supraaortic EndovascularRevascularization. In: Fischer JE,Jones DB, Pomposelli FB, Upchurch GR. Mastery of Surgery. Philadelphia, PA: LippincottWilliams & Wilkins; 2012: 1697-1705.
Lakin RO, BenaJF, Sarac TP, Shah SK, Krajewski LP, Srivastava SD, Clair DG, Kashyap VS. Thecontemporary management of splenic artery aneurysms. Journal of VascularSurgery. 2011; 53 (4): 958-65.
Shah SK, Clair DG. Long-term results of Palmaz stenting.In: Eskandari MK, Morasch MD, Pearce WH, Yao JST. Contemporary VascularSurgery. Shelton, CT:People's Medical Publishing House; 2011: 209-12.
Shah SK, Balasundaram N, Clair DG. Advances in embolicprotection devices. Endovascular Today. 2011; September Supplement: 9-12.
Clair D, Shah S, Weber J. Current State of Diagnosis andManagement of Critical Limb Ischemia. Current Cardiology Reports. 2012; 14 (2):160-70.
Shah SK, Clair DG. Pararenalaortic aneurysms: Off-the-shelf devices should be used. Endovascular Today.2012; March: 70-75.