Lehigh Valley Hospital–Carbon hosted a dedication event today to celebrate the life and career of hematologist oncologist Surendra Shah, MD.
Shah, who passed away in April 2022, treated individuals with cancer in the Lehigh Valley for nearly 40 years. He joined Lehigh Valley Physician Group in 2014 after more than 30 years of private practice in Lehighton and Palmerton. A dedicated physician and patient advocate, he was especially passionate about providing individuals in rural areas access to the latest cancer treatments and standards of care.
“Dr. Shah was not only a phenomenal physician, but a truly amazing person as well,” says Suresh Nair, MD, Physician in Chief, Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute. “He cared deeply about his patients and treated them as though they were his own family. His dedication to and love for the hematology oncology field has left a lasting impression on me and will continue to serve as inspiration throughout my career.”