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Dr Shah qualified in 1998 from Pakistan and trained as a general physician. He completed his postgraduate specialist training in General (Internal) Medicine before moving to UK. Whilst in UK, he opted for additional training in General Medicine, before starting training in Cardiology. Dr Shah always aspired to be a cardiologist and has had his cardiology training, spanning over a decade, in various cardiac centres throughout the UK. He has a breadth of experience working in general cardiology in District General Hospitals and tertiary care cardiac centres. During his training, he had the opportunity to train under some of the leading cardiologists and has been fortunate to acquire wealth of experience of managing a wide variety of complex cardiac conditions.
Dr Shah’s subspecialty training has been in heart failure and complex implantable cardiac devices. He has extensive training in both, and regarded as an experienced operator of cardiac implantable devices having received majority of his complex cardiac devices training at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.
Dr Shah has been working as a Consultant Cardiologist in Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust since August 2019. He sees the full spectrum of General Cardiology and also runs specialist services in his main subspecialty interests including diagnosis and management of heart failure, cardiomyopathies, heart rhythm problems and recurrent blackouts. Dr Shah performs complex procedures such as permanent (single and dual chamber) pacemaker, cardiac defibrillators and biventricular device implantations, in addition to the routine cardiac procedures such as tilt table testing, cardioversions and implantable cardiac monitors. Dr Shah leads syncope service at Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust.
Dr Shah is passionate about teaching and has been actively involved in training Aston Medical School’s undergraduate students, postgraduate teaching and training of junior doctors and nurses. Besides teaching, he is keen on use of quality improvement tools and matrices both for providing patient focused clinical care and improving quality of training. He has also been involved in a number of research projects and has published in peer reviewed journals.
Dr Shah is multilingual and consultations can be had in Punjabi, Urdu, Potohari and Hindi. Dr Shah regularly contributes in charitable work and helps raising funds for charitable organisations in developing world. He likes to spend his spare time with family and enjoys playing badminton, cricket and squash.
Dr Shah is available for consultations at BMI The Priory and Edgbaston Hospitals Birmingham, on Tuesdays from 18:30-20:00. If you have complex health problems, then it is advisable to bring a referral letter from your GP to facilitate consultation. However, he is happy to provide consultation without referral letter if you wish to do so.
Areas of interest
Dr Shah has particular interest in investigation and treatment of patients with suspected heart failure, cardiomyopathies, breathlessness, recurrent blackouts and palpitations. Dr Shah offers general cardiac health check (cardiac screening) and undertake investigations and implantation of pacemakers, cardiac defibrillators and biventricular pacemakers/defibrillators.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Cardiologist Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust
I have been involved in a number of research projects as first and co-author and have published in peer reviewed journals, some examples of recent work given below.
I regularly contribute towards charitable work and help raising funds for charitable organisations in developing world. I like to spend my spare time with family and enjoy playing badminton, cricket and squash.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Panjabi, Punjabi - Native or bilingual
- Urdu - Native or bilingual
- Hindi - Fluent
• Laura Tana, Sashiananthan Ganesananthan, Hani Huzaien, Hossam Elsayed, Nisar Shah, Parin Shah, Zaheer Yousef. Upgrading to cardiac resynchronisation therapy: Concordance of real-world experience with clinical guidelines. IJC Heart & Vasculature; Volume 33, April 2021, 100746.DOI: 10.1016/j.ijcha.2021.100746 PMID: 33748400 PMCID: PMC7957085.
• Nisar H Shah , Parin Shah , Hossam Elsayed , Peter O'Callaghan , Fong T Leong , Zaheer Yousef . The indications and safety of prolonged temporary pacing using active-fixation leads and externalized pulse generator. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2021 Mar;44(3):506-512. doi: 10.1111/pace.14187. Epub 2021 Feb 16.
• Sashiananthan Ganesananthan , Nisar Shah, Parin Shah , Hossam Elsayed , Julie Phillips, Ann Parkes, Angharad Morgan , Zaheer Yousef . Real-world treatment switching to sacubitril/valsartan in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction: A cohort study. Open Heart. 2020 Oct;7(2): e001305. doi: 10.1136/openhrt-2020-001305.
• Habib Rehman Khan, Nisar Shah, Yasir Parviz: Letter to the editor: Cephalic vein access- A feasible, safe and effective method for device implantation: J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad 2017; 29 (3). PMID: 29076698.
• Shah NH, Scriven A: Post cardiac injury syndrome after uncomplicated coronary angioplasty. Journal of Invasive Cardiology, Vol. 21, 1 Jan 09. PMID: 19126928.
• Yasir Parviz, Nisar H Shah: A Case of Chest pain, Abnormal Electrocardiogram and Skin Lesions. Journal of Medical Cases, Vol 3 (6), December 2012; doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4021/jmc803w
- MBBS University of Punjab, Lahore Pakistan 1998
- MRCPI College of Physicians and Surgeons, Ireland 2007
- BHRS Certification Devices British Heart Rhythm Society (BHRS UK) 2018
- Heart Failure Certification Heart Failure Association of the ESC 2017
Reference number 6098842
Details of entry to specialist register
- Cardiology, 2019
Affiliations / memberships
British Society for Heart Failure
British Heart Rhythm Society
British Medical Association
European Society of Cardiology
Heart Failure Association of the ESC
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