Sapana Shah, MD

Sapana Shah, MD

Treating Insulin Resistance Just Got Easier

Dr. Sapana Shah is an Assistant Professor at New York University School of Medicine and an Internist at Bellevue Hospital. She is passionate about promoting lifestyle medicine and nutrition to optimize the health of her patients. As a Merrin Master Clinician Fellow from 2014-2016, Dr. Shah developed and implemented an evidence-based nutrition curriculum for Bellevue medicine faculty. This led to a transformation in promoting nutrition as the primary treatment for most chronic diseases in the primary care clinic, with the majority of faculty now teaching medical students and residents how to incorporate healthy eating into virtually every patient encounter.

This past summer, Dr. Shah led a successful 30-day healthy eating challenge for over 100 of the staff at Bellevue, which included nurses, medical assistants, and administrators. She co-authored a review article on how plant-based diets can prevent and reverse diabetes published in the Journal of Geriatric Cardiology in 2017. As her twins will be starting Pre-K in the Fall, she looks forward to working with the Coalition for Healthy School Food to help more NYC public schools become vegetarian.