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Samir A. Shah, MD

Board Certified in Gastroenterology


Dr. Shah joined the practice in 1997 and has a special interest in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Having attended Brown University for college, he fell in love with the Ocean State and was excited to come back after finishing training in Boston at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He has been very involved with the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation in regional and national leadership roles, and is currently part of the faculty for the American College of Gastroenterology's IBD School and IBD Circle. He has been involved with the ACG his entire career and had the honor of serving as President from October 2021 to October 2022. He also served as President of the Digestive Disease National Coalition from 2018-2020. He loves teaching and mentoring medical students, residents, and GI fellows. He jokes he had no gray hair before he became a dad of twin boys and is proud to have helped coach them in soccer. He is an avid New England Sports Fan (Celtics, Red Sox, Patriots--except when they play the Steelers; having grown up a Steelers fan, one must be loyal to the core, he explains to neighbors and friends). He is an amateur musician learning guitar and one of the founding members and lead singer of ACG's official Band, the Beacons.




Brown University

Medical School

Harvard University


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


  • Chief of Gastroenterology, The Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI
  • Clinical Professor of Medicine, Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University
  • Extensively involved with the American College of Gastroenterology and the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation


  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis)
  • Colon cancer screening and prevention
  • Liver Disease (including Hepatitis B and C)
  • Celiac Disease
  • General Gastroenterology