New G.I. Specialist Joins First Physicians Group Network

New G.I. Specialist Joins First Physicians Group Network

Monday, November 9, 2020

SARASOTA, Fla. – Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is welcoming a new gastroenterologist to its expanding First Physicians Group (FPG) team of specialists dedicated to gastrointestinal health.

Nihar Shah, MD, FACP, FACG, FASGE, joins the FPG Gastroenterology practice at its new location in the Sarasota Memorial Health Care Center at Hillview. Prior to coming to Sarasota, Dr. Shah worked in a private practice in St. Petersburg, Fla., for 2 years and as an assistant professor at Marshall University in Huntington, WV, since 2015.

Triple board-certified in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine, Dr. Shah brings extensive expertise and experience in the endoscopic treatment of acid reflux, utilizing a wide range of advanced therapeutic interventions, including transoral incisionless fundoplication, Stretta procedures, balloon enteroscopy, radiofrequency ablation and endoscopic suturing. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and has presented at national and international conferences. Dr. Shah earned his medical degree from Gujurat University in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, in 2007. He went on to complete both his residency and fellowship at Seton Hall University Saint Michael’s Medical Center in Newark, NJ. Dr. Shah is fluent in English, Hindi and Gujarati.

Dr. Shah is accepting new patients at the new FPG Gastroenterology Specialty Practice (1852 Hillview St., Suite 301) in Sarasota. For more information or appointments, call 941-262-0400.

About Sarasota Memorial’s First Physicians Group  
First Physicians Group is a network of primary and specialty care physicians employed by Sarasota Memorial Health Care System to help fill the gaps caused by a shortage of physicians in the region. Backed by the resources and reputation of Sarasota Memorial, the group of more than 200 primary and specialty care physicians and advanced practice providers have been carefully selected and recruited to provide the community with compassionate and comprehensive medical care. Specialties include: Bariatric Surgery; Cardiovascular/Thoracic Surgery; Orthopedic Trauma Surgery; General Surgery; Internal Medicine and Family Practice; Medical, Neurological and Surgical Hospitalists; Memory Disorders; Pediatrics; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Maternal-Fetal Medicine; Obstetrics/Gynecology; Gynecological and Gastrointestinal Oncology; Endocrinology; Dermatology; Gastroenterology; Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery; Psychiatry; Palliative Care; and Urology.