After completing extensive training, he joined Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute (GCRI) as a Consultant Orthopedic Oncologist. GCRI is the largest Regional Cancer Center in the country, with a high volume of patients and large variety of cases. Here he got the opportunity to apply all the knowledge gained during the fellowship and was able to appreciate firsthand the superior results obtained; which further reinforced his faith and interest in this unusual speciality. Here he performed more than 2000 independent limb salvage and ablative surgeries over a span of next 7 years! These surgeries included megaprosthetic reconstructions and arthrodesis for bone defects around joints following tumor resection, technically demanding pelvic surgeries including internal hemipelvectomies, novel curettage procedures for benign bone tumors like GCT, surgeries for pathological fractures, resection of extremity soft tissue sarcomas and unique procedures like Van – Ness Rotationplasty.
Dr Shah has been very instrumental in doing clinical research. He has shared his personal experience with Orthopaedic Oncology at many local, regional, national and international forums. As a sterling recognition to his unique, scientific and evidence based work, and its impact on patient care, he has so far been awarded “Best scientific work” awards more than 15 times! He has been invited as a guest faculty to share his knowledge on the subject to more than 50 national and international meetings!
Since the last 10 years, he is a practicing Musculoskeletal Tumor Surgeon in Ahmedabad – Gujarat - India. He has an experience of more than 3500 surgeries for bone and soft tissue tumors covering the entire spectrum of musculoskeletal tumors ranging from the innocent to the most malignant, in the most accessible to the absolutely impossible locations. Besides, he is celebrated as the most awarded orthopedic surgeon of Gujarat having been conferred more than 15 best paper awards in local, regional, national and international conferences!