Dr. Raj Shah
Chairman, Health Council and Board Member
WHEELS Global Foundation, USA
Dr. Raj Shah is a practicing cardiologist since 1975, and entrepreneur based in Philadelphia area, educated at the University of Pennsylvania and an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine on the Temple and Drexel University faculties in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
In 2021, Dr. Shah established the “HEART (Healthcare Easy Access for Rural community via Telemedicine) Center” to deliver affordable, healthcare access to rural and underserved communities. As Chairman of the Health Council of the WHEELS Global Foundation, he is responsible for implementing and executing HEART Centers in more than 350 villages across India. Under Dr. Shah’s leadership, HEART Centers have provided healthcare to thousands of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic and have established plans to provide post-COVID pandemic care to over 3000 patients per day.
DR. Shah is pioneer in the field of telemedicine and the creator of SmartCareDoc telemedicine system which was deployed at “The Clinic at Wal-Mart” in 2012-14: The first telemedicine clinic in a retail store in America. He established a TeleRetinopathy screening program at the Temple University. He teaches Telemedicine course to the Executive MBA class of Rutgers University Business School.
Dr. Shah is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac CT angiography. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the American College of Physicians. He received his medical degree with distinction from the M.S. University in Baroda, India, and graduate training in internal medicine and cardiology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Shah received a Master of Business Administration with Phi Kappa Phi and Beta Gamma Sigma honors in 1997.
He is member of the Advisory Board of Kean University College of Business and Public Management and Global Business School in Union, New Jersey, USA; Trustee of S.M. Shah Law College, and Sarvajanik School in Mehsana, India.