Dr. Archana Shah grew up in India where she graduated from medical school with highest honors before migrating to the United States. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, New Jersey. Following her residency, she completed a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at a large university hospital in Newark, New Jersey where she served a diverse population. After her fellowship ended in 1999, Dr. Shah joined what is now the largest Infectious Disease group in New Jersey, serving a suburban population.
In 2005, Dr. Shah relocated with her family to Central Florida where she continued to practice Infectious Disease. In 2008, she opened Premier Infectious Disease Care located in Winter Park. She has a wonderful office staff that has served with her for many years. She has also been affiliated with Winter Park Memorial Hospital and Florida Hospital for 10 years, having had the privilege to serve as Internal Medicine Chair and Secretary-Treasurer at Winter Park Hospital.
Over the last decade, Infectious Disease as a specialty has taken on a much larger role in patient care. Dr. Shah notes, “This has been driven by an increase in antibiotic resistance as well as the holistic nature of our training. It is not unusual for our office to diagnose cancer or cardiovascular issues that manifest themselves as a fever. We provide comprehensive care in various infections including, but not limited to HIV, Hepatitis, urinary tract, and pulmonary (respiratory) infections, wound management and infections in patients with diabetes. In the event that the patient has an extremely intractable and research worthy issue, our office works closely with the National Institute of Health in Maryland.”
Dr. Shah is married and has 2 children. She loves Bollywood dancing and has taken part in a yearly dance competition at a local Indian cultural dance festival.