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Center for Sports Medicine - Walnut Creek


Selina Shah, MD, FACP


Position: Sports Medicine, Dance Medicine, and Internal Medicine physician

Residency/Fellowship: Internal Medicine residency, Vanderbilt University; Sports Medicine Fellowship, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles

Medical School: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Memberships:

  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • International Association for Dance Medicine and Science
  • American College of Physicians

Dr. Shah has an extensive background in sports medicine, as both an athlete and a physician. She is board certified in both sports medicine and internal medicine. She is a team physician for USA Synchronized Swimming, USA Weight Lifting, USA Figure Skating, and is a member of the USA Gymnastics referral network. She has worked with USA Women’s Soccer, USA Track and Field, Nashville Predators Ice Hockey Team, Ironman USA, the Senior Olympic Games, and several biking, triathlon and marathon events. She is the dance company physician for Liss Fain Dance, the San Francisco Ballet School, and Diablo Ballet. She is a physician for Berkeley Repertory Theater, Mill’s College, and St. Mary’s College. She has taken care of several Broadway performers including those from Mo Town, South Pacific, Billy Elliot, American Idiot, The Book of Mormon, and Lion King.

Dr. Shah has been athletically active all of her life. She has competed in gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, and swimming. She has over 20 years of experience as a dancer having studied modern, ballet, pointe, hip hop, jazz, and Bollywood. She is currently a professional dancer, active runner, scuba diver and yogi.

Dr. Shah specializes in treating medical and musculoskeletal issues in people of all ages. She also specializes in musculoskeletal ultrasound for diagnosis and ultrasound guided injections into joints, tendons, ligaments and bursa. Additionally, Dr. Shah provides comprehensive concussion management and testing using post-concussion and baseline cognitive neurologic screening with the ImPACT neuropsychological computerized testing.

As the Dancemedicine Medical Director for the Center for Sports Medicine, she continues to develop programs in San Francisco and the East Bay to improve the care for dancers.

Dr. Shah also has a strong interest in research and has published several articles including original research, case studies, and reviews in the fields of dance medicine, sports medicine, and internal medicine. She also has co-authored a Chapter in Netter’s Sports Medicine: The Team Physician Handbook. She has lectured and presented both nationally and internationally. Currently she practices at the San Francisco and Walnut Creek Centers for Sports Medicine.

Outside of the clinic, Dr. Shah enjoys taking dance classes, running, weight-lifting, yoga, and spending time with her family.

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