Dr. Kamini Shah M.D., Rheumatologist

Dr. Kamini Shah M.D.

Rheumatologist | Rheumatology

7031A 108th Street Suite 3A Forest Hills New York, 11375



Dr. Kamini Shah is a rheumatologist practicing in Forest Hills, New York. Dr. Shah specializes in the treatment of musculoskeletal diseases and systematic autoimmune conditions that can affect the bones, muscles or bones. Eventually, if not treated, these illnesses can also impact the skin, eyes, nervous system and internal organs. Dr. Shah treats diseases similar to orthopedists but does not perform surgery. Often times, research is conducted to find potential alternatives for the patients illness.

Education and Training

St. George's

Board Certification

Internal Medicine


Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineABIM- Rheumatology

Provider Details

MaleEnglish 16 years of experience
Dr. Kamini Shah M.D.
Dr. Kamini Shah M.D.'s Expert Contributions
  • Should I exercise anymore?

    As long as you don't have joint damage to the knees and ankles, it is ok to run. Start slow and get a sense of how your joints are feeling. If with any pain at all, you should slow down and consider swimming or aqua exercises. The key is to get the heart rate up for cardiovascular well- being and this can be done through many different exercises. Have your Rheumatologist exam your joints before starting any exercise program. READ MORE

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

    The Zomorph, or Morphine, commonly causes drowsiness and increased sweating. The Hydroxychloroquine and Sulfasalazine medications generally do not give rise to the mentioned symptoms you are having. READ MORE

  • Rotator cuff tear

    Physical therapy will strengthen the muscles surrounding the shoulder joint which in the end, will improve overall joint mobility. Moreover, the techniques used in physical therapy including massage, heat and iontopheresis, will decrease the inflammation around the torn tendons, which ultimately reduce the pain you may be experiencing. Also, the size of the tear dictates whether surgical intervention is required promptly or not. There are patients that can recover from a rotator cuff tear with PT and anti- inflammatory medications alone. Repair is inevitable if the tear is large enough. READ MORE

  • RA and pregnancy

    The goal is to control the Rheumatoid Arthritis as best as possible before pregnancy. The more the inflammation is controlled, the less likely you will require therapy during pregnancy. As you mentioned, Methotrexate is teratogenic, which means harmful to the fetus, therefore must be stopped three months prior to conception. If you do require therapy during pregnancy, low dose steroid therapy can be taken. READ MORE

  • My hands swell

    The blood vessels in the hands will dilate, meaning "open up," when it requires more blood flow, which is commonly required during exertional activities, especially when most blood flow is diverted to the heart and muscles. Avoid wearing rings during a work out and try squeezing a stress ball during the work out to keep the blood flowing. READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization


  • Saint Lukes Roosevelt Hospital
  • St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Saint Lukes Roosevelt Hospital

Professional Society Memberships

  • American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, American College of Rheumatologists

What do you attribute your success to?

  • Great mentors, great mentors and everything she has learned from her patients.

Favorite professional publications

  • Jama, Nature

Hospital Affiliations

  • North Shore Long Island Jewish
  • Mount Sinai of Queens

Accepted Insurance

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Dr. Kamini Shah M.D.'s Practice location

7031A 108th Street -
Forest Hills, New York 11375
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New patients: 718-793-6832, 718-575-5000

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Patient Experience with Dr. Shah


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