HOD - Clinical Pathology
Specialist - Clinical Pathologist
Language Spoken: English, Hindi
Dr. Rakeshkumar Shah is a Senior Clinical Pathologist with experience of establishing and managing clinical laboratories of international standards. Qualifying with an MD Degree in Pathology, he worked as a teacher of medical science and mentored many an undergraduate Pathologist to successful qualifications. Subsequently he worked for Apollo Hospitals as a Clinical Pathologist and made outstanding contributions in the area of comprehensive blood cancer-related clinical pathology. He was also instrumental in the implementation of an advanced haematology testing facility at this hospital.
The milestones in Dr. Shah’s career also include a stint at the Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, after which he re-located to the UAE to join VPS Healthcare. As Consultant / Specialist in Clinical Pathology, Dr. Shah has been with the VPS Healthcare Group for the past 8 years and under his watch, the Group ensures an all-round efficiency and quality of services at the pathology labs and departments across the Burjeel Hospital network.
The major contributions of Dr. Shah at Burjeel include the upgrading of pathology services, consolidated laboratory automation, algorithm-based testing and diagnosis, evidence-based guidance for lab tests, and the accreditations received from international standards organization, to mention a few.
Outside the working hours, Dr. Rakeshkumar has been actively participating in the continuation of medical education and has adorned several conferences and meets as speaker, panel discussion expert and also has chaired discussions at these workshops.
Dr. Shah is a recipient of the ‘Unsung Hero Award’ from VPS Healthcare.