Jaimin S. Shah, M.D.

Board Certified Board Certified

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Eligible
Patient Testimonial
Dr. Libby was just amazing. We had a long journey and she was right there with us in the trenches. She was our third fertility doctor. She thought outside the box, was willing to try new things, was open to our questions, and used her team to help us.

I went through IVF with Dr. Humm. I felt heard, comforted, and comfortable the whole way. The support staff were beyond fantastic and turned what would have been a scary experience, into something that my husband and I never felt like we were navigating alone.

Dr. Libby listened to our every concern and communicated with us when we needed it, never making us feel pushed to the side or that she was to busy to be there for us.

From the first consultation until our final appointment Dr. Doyle was empathetic, compassionate, and very easy to talk to. He reviewed my diagnosis and treatments each step of the way and changed our protocols accordingly to result in a positive and viable pregnancy.

I had an ultrasound and an HSG done at the Norfolk office. Every staff member was amazing – so gentle, comforting and supportive. I’m very grateful for that.

Dr. Banks is attentive, kind, and professional. She answered all of our questions.

Biography

Jaimin S. Shah, M.D., is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) and board eligible in reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI). He completed his residency training in OB/GYN at the McGovern Medical School in Houston, Texas. During this time, Dr. Shah was inspired by a patient diagnosed with breast cancer and found working with a reproductive endocrinologist (REI) to help preserve the patient’s future fertility a fulfilling experience. Dr. Shah then continued his training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Boston IVF and Harvard Medical School to complete his fellowship in REI. In addition to his fellowship studies, Dr. Shah served as an oral examiner at Harvard Medical School where he supported students after OB/GYN clerkship.

As an avid researcher who has contributed to a few dozen publications, Dr. Shah has been selected for numerous oral and poster presentations in many national conferences including the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), Pacific Coast Reproductive Society (PCRS), Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO), and Western Association for Gynecologic Oncologists (WAGO).

Dr. Shah’s research interests include embryo quality, pregnancy outcomes and mental health. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), Pacific Coast Reproductive Society (PCRS) and the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE). Dr. Shah is also a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FACOG).

A Houston native, Dr. Shah proudly returns to Texas to provide patient care at SGF Houston’s new Spring office. In his spare time, Dr. Shah enjoys spending time with his wife, son, and extended family and friends. He enjoys cooking and exploring new cuisines, as well as watching football, basketball, and Formula 1 racing.

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Education

  • Residency: Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, McGovern Medical School
  • Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Boston IVF, Harvard Medical School
  • Shah JS, Modest AM, Hacker MR, Resetkova N, Dodge LE. Association of early beta human chorionic gonadotropin with ischemic placental disease after in vitro fertilization. In Press – Cureus.
  • Baker KM, Leung AQ, Shah JS, Korkidakis A, Sakkas D, Penzias A, Toth TL. Simulation-based training for embryo transfer for clinicians with differing levels of expertise: An application of the ASRM Embryo Transfer Simulator. In Press – Fertility and Sterility Reports.
  • Shah JS, Eliner Y, Vaughan DA, Wylie BJ, Korkidakis A, Leung AQ, Penzias AS, Sakkas D, Toth TL. The effect of interpregnancy interval on preterm birth and low birthweight in singleton pregnancies conceived without assistance or by infertility treatments. Fertility and Sterility.2022 June. PMID 35697531.
  • Shah JS, Dodge LE, Vaughan DA, Rooney KL, Penzias AS, Domar AD. Impact of physician contact on patient anxiety and distress during the waiting period after embryo transfer: a randomized controlled trial. Reproductive BioMedicine Online.2022 May. PMID: 35750588.
  • Shah JS, Vaughan DA, Dodge LE, Leung A, Korkidakis A, Sakkas D, Ryley DA, Penzias AS, Toth TL.Endometrial compaction does not predict live birth in single euploid frozen embryo transfers: a prospective study. Human Reproduction. 2022 March. PMID 35357436.
  • Domar AD, Shah JS, Gompers A, Meyers AJ, Hacker MR, Penzias AS, Sakkas D, Toth TL, Vaughan DA. The Psychological Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Women Pregnant Following Infertility Treatment: A Longitudinal Study. Fertility and Sterility Reports. 2022 January. PMID: 35098174.
  • Vaughan DA, Yin SH, Shah JS, Gompers A, Hacker MR, Sakkas D, Domar A, Toth TL. Telehealth for Reproductive Medicine: Pandemic and Beyond. Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics. 2022 January. PMID: 35025052.
  • Shah JS, Venturas M, Sanchez T, Penzias AS, Needleman DJ, Sakkas D. Fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM) detects differences in metabolic signatures between euploid and aneuploid human blastocysts. Human Reproduction.2022 February. PMID: 35106567.
  • Venturas M, Shah JS, Yang X, Sanchez T, Conway W, Sakkas D, Needleman DJ. Metabolic state of human blastocysts measured by fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy. Human Reproduction. 2022 January. PMID: 34999823.
  • Leung AQ, Baker K, Vaughan D, Shah JS, Korkidakis A, Ryley DA, Sakkas D, Toth TL. Clinical outcomes and utilization from over a decade of planned oocyte cryopreservation. Reproductive BioMedicine Online. 2021 July.PMID: 34474973.
  • Shah JS, Vaughan DA, Leung A, Korkidakis A, Figueras F, Garcia D, Penzias AS, Sakkas D. Perinatal         outcomes in singleton pregnancies after IVF cycles over 24 years. Fertility & Sterility. 2021 April. PMID: 33810846. (Seminal Contribution in June 2021 issue)
  • Vaughan DA, Shah JS, Penzias AS, Domar AD, Toth TL. Infertility remains a top stressor despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Reproductive BioMedicine Online. 2020 June. PMID: 32600945
  • Chappell NR, Barsky M, Shah JS, Peavey M, Yang L, Sangi-Haghpeykar H, Gibbons WE, Blesson CS. Embryos from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Patients with Hyperandrogenemia Reach Morula Stage Faster than Controls. 2020 September. Fertility and Sterility Reports. PMID: 34223228
  • Nasab S, Ulin L, Nkele C, Shah J, Abdallah ME, Sibai BM. Elective egg freezing: what is the vision of women around the globe? Future Science OA. 2020 March. PMID: 32518683
  • Shah JS, Nasab S, Papanna R, Chen HY, Promecene P, Berens P, Johnson A, Bhalwal A. Management and reproductive counseling in a cervical, cesarean scar, and interstitial ectopic pregnancies over 11 years: identifying the need for a modern management algorithm. Human Reproduction Open. 2019 November. PMID: 31777762
  • Nasab S, Shah JS, Nurudeen K, Jooya ND, Abdallah ME, Sibai BM. Physicians’ attitudes towards using elective oocyte cryopreservation to accommodate the demands of their career. Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics. 2019 August. PMID: 31376103
  • Shah JS, Jooya ND, Woodard TL, Fleming ND, Ramirez P, Frumovitz M. Reproductive counseling and pregnancy outcomes after radical trachelectomy for early stage cervical cancer. Journal of Gynecological Oncology. 2019 May. PMID: 30887762
  • Shah JS, Revere FL, Toy E. Improving Rates of Early Entry Prenatal Care in an Underserved Population. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2018 July. PMID: 29992373
  • Shah JS, Roman T, Viteri OA, Haidar ZA, Ontiveros A, Sibai BM. The Relationship of Assisted Reproductive Technology on Perinatal Outcomes in Triplet Gestations. American Journal of Perinatology. 2018 June. PMID: 29883983
  • Shah JS, MacKelvie M, Gershenson DM, Ramalingam P, Kott MM, Brown J, Gauthier P, Nugent E, Ramondetta L, Frumovitz M. Accuracy of Intraoperative Frozen Section Diagnosis of Borderline Ovarian Tumors by Hospital Type. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology. 2018 April. PMID: 29680231
  • Shah JS, Sabouni R, Cayton KC, Owen CM, Albertini DF, Segars JH. Biomechanics and Mechanical Signaling of the Ovary: A Systematic Review. Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics. 2018 April. PMID: 29691711
  • Shah JS, Hosseini Nasab S, Chappell N, Chen HY, Schutt A, Mendez-Figueroa H. Neonatal Outcomes among Twins Stratified by Method of Conception: Secondary Analysis of Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFMU) Network Database. Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics. 2018 June. PMID: 29520735
  • Shah JS, Viteri OA, Longo M, Abdallah M, Sibai B. Twin Gestation in a Swyer Syndrome Patient with Superimposed Pre-Eclampsia. Case Report. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2018 Feb. PMID: 29421927
  • Shah JS, Guerra R, Bodurka DC, Sun CC, Chisholm G, Woodard TL. Factors Influencing Fertility-sparing Treatment for Gynecologic Malignancies: A Survey of SGO Members. Gynecologic Oncology. 2017 Dec. PMID: 28941656 – Lead article in December 2017 issue
  • Shah JS, Matta E, Acosta F, Golardi N, Wallace-Huff C. Placenta Percreta in First Trimester after Multiple Rounds of Failed Medical Management of a Missed Abortion. Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2017 Oct. PMID: 29181211
  • Huzar TF, Martinez EJ, Love J, George T, Shah J, Baer L, Cross J, Wade C, Cotton BA. Admission Rapid Thrombelastography (rTEG®) Values Predict Resuscitation Volumes and Patients Outcomes after Thermal Injury. Journal of Burn Care and Research. 2017 May 26. PMID: 28570309
  • Brown AJ, Shah JS, Fleming ND, Nick AM, Soliman PT, Chisholm GB, Schmeler KM, Ramirez PT, Frumovitz M. Role of Cervical Cytology in Surveillance after Radical Trachelectomy for Cervical Cancer. Gynecologic Oncology. 2016 Aug; 142(2):283-5. PMID: 27246304
  • Reichman EF, Shah J. Grisel Syndrome: an unusual and often unrecognized cause of torticollis. Pediatric emergency care. 2015 Aug; 31(8):577-80. PMID: 26244725
  • Huang Z, Lu Y, Majithia R, Shah J, Meissner K, Matthews KS, Bondos SE, Lou J. Size dictates mechanical properties for protein fibers self-assembled by the Drosophila Hox transcription factor Ultrabithorax. Biomacromolecules. 2010 Dec; 11(12):3644-51. PMID: 21047055
  • Pacific Coast Reproductive Society Scholarship Award
  • Pathways in Reproductive Medicine Program – RMANJ
  • Indian Doctor’s Association Scholarship Recipient
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
  • European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE)
  • Pacific Coast Reproductive Society (PCRS)

Q&A

My interest in this field of reproductive medicine came from a patient encounter early in my OB/GYN training. There was a young woman who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and needed to start chemotherapy soon. My gynecology team was consulted, and we met the patient. We were able to get our REI colleague involved in her care quickly.

This led to discussing her options of an oocyte cryopreservation cycle in which she was able to start within a few days of our conversation. From this encounter, I then learned all what a REI was able to offer patients, which included but not limited to fertility preservation, various infertility treatments, genetic screening for inherited conditions, and donor oocyte/or sperm. Being able to help so many individuals start a family is truly a special gift. This early experience helped guide my path from my OB/GYN training into subspecializing to become a REI. 

My patients inspire me every day. Their determination, patience, and endurance never cease to amaze me. Witnessing my patients’ willingness to share their own experiences with other patients is inspiring. This selflessness is a priceless gift. You cannot write a prescription for optimism nor perspective, but these patient experiences are truly impactful and inspiring in spreading positivity. 

I lead every patient conversation with empathy. I create a safe and welcoming environment for my patients to express their feelings and actively listen to their concerns. I always want to make my patients know they are heard with genuine support and compassion. With an empathic ear and honest and clear explanations, I address my patients’ concerns and questions. With the patient’s input and shared decision-making, we create an action plan moving forward with close follow up to ensure we progress in the patient’s desired direction.

I would describe my personality as compassionate, energetic, caring, and extroverted. I enjoy getting to know my patients and developing relationships with them.  

Travel the world! I love learning about new cultures, tasting new foods, and exploring the wonders of new places.

I enjoy staying active with basketball, tennis, biking, and hiking. Some of the best creativity and thinking can happen during these downtime activities. I also enjoy cooking new recipes with my wife. We are always interested in trying new meal recommendations!

In my spare time, I love spending time with my wife, son, and extended family and friends. I enjoy cooking and exploring new cuisines. I also love watching sports in particular football, basketball, and Formula 1 motor racing. 

What makes me the proudest about SGF is the focus on patient-centered care from all SGF team members to help patients achieve their fertility goals.

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