Sumit P. Shah, MD

    Sumit P. Shah, MDDr. Sumit P. Shah joined NJRetina in 2013. Dr. Shah, a native of New Jersey received his degree in Chemical Biology from the Stevens Institute of Technology where he graduated Valedictorian.

    He earned his MD degree on a full academic scholarship from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society for exceptional academic performance. Dr. Shah completed his residency in ophthalmology at the UCLA – Jules Stein Eye Institute, which consistently ranks among the top five eye institutes nationwide and his two-year medical and surgical retina fellowship at the Tufts New England Eye Center and the Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston which are one of the leading retina research and clinical trials center in the country, respectively.

    Dr. Shah has lectured at national meetings of the American Society of Retina Specialists and has authored numerous scientific articles on a broad array of topics including submacular hemorrhages from age-related macular degeneration, ultrawide-field imaging, endophthalmitis after pars plana vitrectomy, retinal detachment, optical coherence tomography, cystoid macular edema and advances in macular hole surgery. He has served as a peer reviewer for RETINA, the Journal of Retina and Vitreous Diseases and Ophthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging.

    Prior to joining NJ Retina, Dr. Shah was in private practice in Connecticut and was Clinical Instructor at the Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Shah is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists and Alpha Omega Alpha. He is on the medical staff of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ and Kimball Medical Center in Lakewood, NJ.

    Dr. Shah brings with him significant experience with emerging therapies for macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and vein occlusions having served as sub-investigator in over 15 clinical trials. He is a Principal Investigator and a member of the Protocol Development Committee for the National Eye Institute funded Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network.

    Dr. Shah is married and enjoys spending time with his newborn daughter.


    • American Board of Ophthalmology
    • American Academy of Ophthalmology
    • American Society of Retina Specialists
    • Alpha Omega Alpha