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Dr. Pritesh J. Shah, MD

Geriatric Psychiatrist | Geriatric Psychiatry

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354 Old Hook Rd Suite 102 Westwood NJ, 07675
Rating

3/5

About

Pritesh J. Shah, MD, is a top adult, geriatric and forensic psychiatrist who lends his skills and expertise to serve patients at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck and Westwood, NJ. He is the Chief of Psychiatry at the Holy Name Medical Center. With thirty years of experience as a psychiatrist, he specializes in adult, geriatric, and forensic psychiatry. Prior to his current endeavors, he served as Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry at the New York University Grossman School of Medicine, visiting lecturer in psychiatry for the residency training program at Bergen Regional Medical Center, Director of Forensic Psychiatry for the Mount Sinai Service at Elmhurst Hospital, and Director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Unit at Barnet Hospital in Paterson. Dr. Shah was named Teacher of the Year by the Department of Psychiatry of the Mount Sinai Service at Elmhurst Hospital Center. In addition to English, he speaks Gujrati.

Education and Training

B.J. Medical College 1985

Board Certification

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)

Psychiatry and NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyABPN

Provider Details

MaleEnglish

Areas of expertise and specialization

adult, geriatric, and forensic psychiatry

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Chief of Psychiatry Holy Name Medical Center -
  • Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai -
  • Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry New York University Grossman School of Medicine -
  • visiting lecturer in psychiatry for the residency training program Bergen Regional Medical Center -
  • Director of Forensic Psychiatry Mount Sinai Service at Elmhurst Hospital -
  • Director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Unit Barnet Hospital in Paterson -

Awards

  • Teacher of the Year Year Department of Psychiatry of the Mount Sinai Service at Elmhurst Hospital Center 
  • George Simpson Award for Research and Clinical Excellence Year Bergen Pines County Hospital’s residency training program 
  • Top Doctor Year Castle Connolly 
  • Patients’ Choice Award (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) Year  
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) Year  
  • On-Time Doctor Award 2018  

Treatments

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • Dementia
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (adhd)
  • Adjustment Disorder

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law  

Residency

  • VA Medical Center  
  • Bergen Regional Medical Center Psychiatry 
  • Bergen Regional Medical Center 0 Psychiatry

Fellowships

  • New York University Psychiatry 
  • University of Pennsylvania Center Studies in Socio-Legal Psychiatry 

Fellowships

  • New York University0Psychiatry

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

Dr. Pritesh J. Shah, MD's Practice location

Holy Name Medical Partners

354 Old Hook Rd Suite 102 -
Westwood, NJ 07675
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Patient Experience with Dr. Shah


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Dr. Pritesh J. Shah, MD has a rating of 3 out of 5 stars based on the reviews from 32 patients. FindaTopDoc has aggregated the experiences from real patients to help give you more insights and information on how to choose the best Geriatric Psychiatrist in your area. These reviews do not reflect a providers level of clinical care, but are a compilation of quality indicators such as bedside manner, wait time, staff friendliness, ease of appointment, and knowledge of conditions and treatments.

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Get to know Psychiatrist Dr. Pritesh J. Shah, who serves patients in New Jersey.

Dr. Shah is a board-certified, fellowship-trained psychiatrist with special interests in adult, geriatric, and forensic psychiatry. He is the Chief of Psychiatry at Holy Name Medical Center with offices in Westwood and Teaneck, New Jersey.

Holy Name Medical Center is a comprehensive 361-bed acute care facility, which provides technologically advanced, compassionate and personalized care across a continuum that encompasses education, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and wellness maintenance. The Medical Center, located in Bergen County, New Jersey, has nearly 4,000 employees and admits about 30,000 patients each year

It offers a robust physician network, known as Holy Name Medical Partners, which includes many of the area’s most highly respected physicians, from family practitioners to the most sophisticated surgeons and cancer specialists. Each physician provides personal attention and creates an exceptional health care experience for every patient, with well-staffed offices throughout Bergen and Hudson counties that make it easy for patients to schedule appointments at their convenience.

With a broad educational background, Dr. Shah earned his medical degree from B.J. Medical College of Gujarat University. After completing one year of non-accredited residency training at the VA Medical Center in Newington, Connecticut, he completed a full-accredited residency in psychiatry at the Bergen Regional Medical Center in Paramus, New Jersey. He also completed two forensic psychiatry fellowships, one at New York University, and the other a non-accredited program at University of Pennsylvania Center for Studies in Socio-Legal Psychiatry.

Dedicated to clinical excellence, he is board-certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). The ABPN is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to serving the professions of psychiatry and neurology.

Throughout his line of work, Dr. Shah has served as an Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and as a Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry at the New York University Grossman School of Medicine. He was also a visiting lecturer in psychiatry for the residency training program at Bergen Regional Medical Center, the Director of Forensic Psychiatry for the Mount Sinai Service at Elmhurst Hospital, and the Director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Unit at Barnet Hospital in Paterson.

He was honored as Teacher of the Year by the Department of Psychiatry of the Mount Sinai Service at Elmhurst Hospital Center and received the George Simpson Award for Research and Clinical Excellence from Bergen Pines County Hospital’s residency training program. 

Psychiatry is the medical specialty devoted to the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental disorders. These include various difficulties related to mood, behavior, cognition, and perceptions. Psychiatrists evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients with mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. They conduct thorough psychiatric evaluations, develop treatment plans, prescribe medication, and evaluate treatment results.

A member of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Dr. Shah has been named a Top Doctor by Castle Connolly. He is also the recipient of Patients’ Choice Award (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018), Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018), and On-Time Doctor Award (2018).

On a more personal note, he speaks English and Gujrati.

Additional Information

Pritesh J. Shah, MD, is a Leading Adult, Geriatric, and Forensic Psychiatrist and Chief of psychiatry at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck and Westwood, NJ

Pritesh J. Shah, MD, is a top adult, geriatric and forensic psychiatrist who lends his skills and expertise to serve patients at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck and Westwood, NJ. He is the Chief of Psychiatry at the Holy Name Medical Center. With thirty years of experience as a psychiatrist, he specializes in adult, geriatric, and forensic psychiatry. Prior to his current endeavors, he served as Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry at the New York University Grossman School of Medicine, visiting lecturer in psychiatry for the residency training program at Bergen Regional Medical Center, Director of Forensic Psychiatry for the Mount Sinai Service at Elmhurst Hospital, and Director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Unit at Barnet Hospital in Paterson. Dr. Shah was named Teacher of the Year by the Department of Psychiatry of the Mount Sinai Service at Elmhurst Hospital Center. In addition to English, he speaks Gujrati. For more information about Dr. Pritesh J. Shah, please visit https://holyname.org/physician/details.asp?phyid=09128.

Pritesh J. Shah, MD, is a 1985-graduate of the B.J. Medical College of Gujarat University in India. His postgraduate training in the United States includes his residency in psychiatry at the Bergen Regional Medical Center in Paramus, New Jersey (1988-1991), where he received the George Simpson Award for Research and Clinical Excellence. He also performed two forensic psychiatry fellowship conducted at New York University, respectively the University of Pennsylvania Center for Studies in Socio-Legal Psychiatry. Dr. Shah attained board certification in psychiatry with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). Furthermore, he has been honored with the Patients’ Choice Award (2015-2018), the Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015-2018), and the On-Time Doctor Award (2018) by vitals.com in addition to being named a Top Doctor by Castle Connolly. He is a member of several professional societies and associations, which allows him to remain at the forefront of his challenging field. For more information about Charles D. Best, MD, please visit https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/1422569-Pritesh-Shah-Geriatric-Psychiatrist.

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