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Title Medical Director, Pancreas Center
Department Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Gastroenterology
  • Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal Pathologic Diagnosis
  • Interventional Endoscopy
  • Pancreas Clinic
  • Pancreaticobiliary Endoscopy
View all 6 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Achalasia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Colon Polyps
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Pancreas Tests
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cysts
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatic Endocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Mass
  • Pancreatic Stones
  • Pancreatitis
  • Strictures of the GI Tract
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About Tilak Shah, MD

Dr. Shah is an interventional endoscopist who leads the multidisciplinary Pancreas Center at Cleveland Clinic Weston Hospital as Medical Director in the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, a division of the Ellen Leifer Shulman & Steven Shulman Digestive Disease Center. He is also an affiliate clinical associate professor of medicine at Florida Atlantic University Schmidt College of Medicine.

Dr. Shah graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2001, and UNC School of Medicine in 2006. He completed his internal medicine residency and fellowship training in gastroenterology at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Shah also obtained a master’s degree in clinical research from the Duke-NIH Clinical Research Training Program. He completed fellowship training in pancreaticobiliary and interventional endoscopy at Emory University Medical Center.

Before joining Cleveland Clinic Weston Hospital, Dr. Shah was an Associate Professor of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University Health Science Center, as well as Director of Endoscopy and Interventional Endoscopy at the Central Virginia VA Health Care System in Richmond, VA. He served as Associate GI Fellowship Program Director at VCU and was a member of the Development and Therapeutics section at VCU Massey Cancer Center. Within the Veterans Affairs Health System, Dr. Shah established the first pancreas cyst ablation program, the first third space endoscopy program (POEM, G-POEM, Z-POEM), and one of the first endo-bariatric programs in the United States.

Dr. Shah is an associate editor for the American Journal of Gastroenterology, and section editor for Current Opinion in Gastroenterology. He serves on the Food and Drug Administration Committee of the American College of Gastroenterology and has served on American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and Veterans Administration Committees. Dr. Shah has also served as a reviewer for several journals including American Journal of Gastroenterology, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Digestive Diseases and Sciences, World Journal of Gastroenterology, and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

Dr. Shah has published over 50 peer reviewed research papers. He received research awards from the ASGE and McGuire Research Institute to investigate the impact of spray cryotherapy on esophageal cancer. He was the site principal investigator for CONFIRM, the largest ongoing randomized trial in the United States comparing stool testing to colonoscopy at reducing colorectal cancer related death. He has authored two board preparation textbooks, “NMS Medicine Casebook,” and “Acing the Pancreaticobiliary Questions on the GI Boards.”

Dr. Shah’s areas of clinical expertise include pancreatic disorders, palliation of GI cancer, third space endoscopy procedures (POEM, G-POEM, Z-POEM), and removal/ablation of pre-cancerous and early-stage cancers in the pancreas and GI tract. He recently developed E-MICRON (Endoscopic Mucosal incision followed by full-thickness Closure and ResectiON), a novel technique for safe and efficient removal of early-stage cancers in the foregut and rectum.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Emory University Medical Center (Georgia)
Advanced endoscopy
Atlanta, GA USA

Fellowship - Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC USA

Residency - Duke University Medical Center
Internal Medicine

Medical Education - University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill,

Additional Training

Professional Highlights


  • Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

Awards & Honors

Innovations & Patents


Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 1/2/2024, Dr. Shah has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Shah receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • STERIS Corporation

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

233 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

39 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

Dr Shah is fabulous- explains procedures and outcomes. Professional, thorough and caring!

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2024

Dr. SHAH was kind, professional and helped to explain procedure and results in easy to understand manner.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

Dr. Shah was very personable and understanding

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2023

Dr. Shah was very calming and informative

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2023

Doctor demonstrated emphaty at all times. Very good explanation

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

Dr shah was amazing. Learned more about my disease with a positive experience

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

Doctor Shah saw me as a person

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Although the Doctor was not able to attend the virtual visit during the appointment time it was great that he connected with me immediately when he was available to have the visit. This is huge as the wait time for appointments is a variable especially during the Holidays.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2023

Dr. Shah was wonderful and informative. He was excellent at explaining my condition and answered my questions with great kindness and relatability.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

Dr Shah is the best ever. Cares so much for his patients

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

Dr Shah is fabulous- professional, knowledgeable, caring, and personable.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Dr. Shah was very patient with me as I began asking questions before going down. He was professional and very reassuring. I also have to say that the anesthesia department were amazing. Very, very kind and reassuring as well.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

Dr Shah is very open and not afraid to make decisions like others

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2023

Dr Shah is truly the best. He listens to your concerns and Communicates so well with me and is very informative I have so much respect for him because how great he is with me

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2023

Dr. Shah was most helpful in expaining what is going on in my body and best of all, he did not look into a computer but to me. That shows me how respectful he is to his patients. He's an awesone doctor and I have given his name to my daughter and many of my friends.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Dr shah was super nice and caring. 10/10

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

The doctor was very professional. Answered all my questions & gave a thorough explanation of the procedure.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Very impressed with with how organized the Cleveland Clinic experience is! From the check-in, nurses and doctor. Very professional, friendly and caring!

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Fabulous doctor!!

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023

Discussions wi th the doctor were explained. He listened and explained very well.

Reviewed on May 4, 2023

Wonderful doctor

Reviewed on May 2, 2023

Dr Shah was excellent! He anticipated my questions, answered patiently, and listened to my concerns. I have the utmost confidence in him. Also, the assistant physician who saw me first did an excellent job.

Reviewed on May 1, 2023

Dr Shah took time with me, explained everything clearly, and answered my questions. I appreciated his eye contact and kind manner

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

Dr. Shah was very nice, clear and explained things in a way that I could understand. My concerns were important to him.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2023

Dr. Shah and his surgical team were excellent

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

My daughter was with me to lend support and commented on how Dr. Shah listened to all my concerns answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2023

Dr T Shah and endoscopy staff are great- very professional, attentive, and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2023

Dr Shah is a great doctor a leader in the field and willing to listen analyze and follow through on patient input in seeking a cautious but thorough approach to the problem.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2023

Again I can't say enough good about everyone their followup especially Dr. Shah

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2023

Dr Shah was extremely knowledgeable and presented the information to me very well.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2023

Dr. Shah was professional and thorough in explaining his thoughts and plans for treatment.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2023

This was a very good experience as I was stressed about it. The doctor came in and explained everything that he was going to do introduced everybody in the room, and what they were going to do and what they were responsible for. Took my mind off the problem always great experience.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2023

I have never had a bad experience at the Cleveland clinic here or in Cleveland. Great nurses, doctors and great bedside manner.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2023

Dr was very attentive

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2023

Dr Shah is the best. Very caring of his patients and family. I Thank him

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2023

The medical staff was excellent. Dr Shah talked to me in length and explained the procedure and later the results in detail. He was kind but professional at the same time. He patiently answered all my questions. His knowledge, skills and bedside manners are impressive.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2023

The dr and his team were informative and respectful and took the time to listen to my questions while providing answers in laymen terms

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2023

Dr. Shah was professional, treated me as an individual and addressed my concerns. He discussed in detail how we should proceed to get me the best results.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2023

My experience with Dr.Shah Et Al was very pleasant. He and his team were extremely informative and professional.

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