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Tilak Shah, M.D., M.H.S.

Massey Cancer Center research program membership

Developmental Therapeutics

Department affiliations

Assistant Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine


MD, University of North Carolina School of Medicine (2006)
MHS, Duke University (2012)

Awards and honors

Distinguished Teaching Award, 2016, VCU Department of Internal Medicine
Appleseed Teaching Award, 2010, Duke University School of Medicine
Excellence in Teaching Award, 2002, NC Health Careers Access Program

Research description

My research includes: 1) Endoscopic spray cryotherapy for palliation of advanced esophageal cancer, 2) Endoscopic spray cryotherapy to improve efficacy of chemoradiation in locally advanced esophageal cancer, 3) Endoscopy versus surgery for early esophageal cancer - a nationwide survey, 4) Morbidity of endoscopic versus surgical resection for neoplastic colon polyps without invasive adenocarcinoma, 5) Changes in local tumor immune response with esophageal spray cryotherapy.

Disease focus of research


Research keywords

Esophageal cancer, cryotherapy, colon polyps, endoscopic resection, adenoma

Published research (during tenure as a Massey Cancer Center member)

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