Hiral Shah, MD

  • Former Global Mental Health Scholar

Dr. Shah is a faculty member and Medical Director of the Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence in the Movement Disorders Division of the Department of Neurology at the Neurological Institute at Columbia University Medical Center. She completed her undergraduate at MIT and her medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine. She then went on to Columbia University Medical Center for her internship and Neurology residency and served as Chief Resident.

Following, she spent a year at the World Health Organization in Geneva working in the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse on public health aspects of Neurological illnesses, namely Dementia, Epilepsy and Headache. She is most interested in learning how to overcome barriers of stigma and discrimination to improve care access, specifically where mental health conditions overlap within the vulnerable individuals who also suffer from neurodegenerative disorders that are more common among the aging population, such as dementia and Parkinson’s disease.

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