Nipa R. Shah, M.D.

Nipa R. Shah M.D.

Professor & Chair, Department of Community Health and Family Medicine

Department: Department of Community Health and Family Medicine
Business Phone: (904) 244-3196
Business Email:

About Nipa R. Shah

Nipa Shah, M.D., wanted to be a physician since she was 5 years old. Her passion is teaching. She also enjoys traveling, reading and flamenco. She is inspired by Mother Teresa and Mahatma Gandhi.

Clinical Profile

  • Family Medicine
  • Clinical Special Interests: Global health, diabetes, hidradenitis, female sexual dysfunction
  • Speaks English, Gujarati, Hindi and Spanish


Engaging primary care patients with existing online tools for weight loss: A pilot trial.
Obesity science & practice.8(5):569-584[DOI] 10.1002/osp4.592.[PMID] 36238223.
Promoting weight-loss maintenance among Black women primary care patients: A cluster RCT of a culturally sensitive versus standard behavioural approach.
Clinical obesity.12(6):e12553-[DOI] 10.1111/cob.12553.[PMID] 36151609.
Views of Black women patients with obesity on desired and undesired weight-focused clinical encounters.
Clinical obesity.11(5):e12468-[DOI] 10.1111/cob.12468.[PMID] 34101372.
Key attributes of patient centered medical homes associated with patient activation of diabetes patients
BMC Family Practice.19(1):-[DOI] 10.1186/s12875-017-0704-3.[PMID] 29304742.
Views of diverse primary care patients on the roles of healthcare providers and staff and the influence of other variables in their weight management
Clinical Obesity.8(1):11-20[DOI] 10.1111/cob.12225.[PMID] 29052345.
Views of Primary Care Physicians Regarding the Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles and Weight Management Among Their Patients
Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management.24(6):-[DOI] .[PMID] .
Diabetes registries in patient-centered medical homes.
Journal of registry management.42(1):3-8[DOI] .[PMID] 25961785.
Successful interventions in decreasing oxycodone CR prescriptions within an underserved population.
Journal of opioid management.11(6):481-8[DOI] 10.5055/jom.2015.0301.[PMID] 26728645.
Team-Based Care - the “Who” of the Patient Centered Medical Home
Osteopathic Family Physician Journal.6(3):22-27[DOI] .[PMID] .
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: An Update on Diagnosis and Treatment
American Family Physician Journal.82(4):370-377[DOI] .[PMID] .
Hidradenitis Suppurativa, A Treatment Challenge
American Family Physician Journal.72(8):1547-1552[DOI] .[PMID] .

Office Information

Academic Office
3rd Floor, LRC
653-1 West 8th Street, C257
Jacksonville, FL 32209
(904) 244-3196
Division Manager
Teresa Deon Ray
(904) 244-3196
Medical Student Office
Clerkship Coordinator
Becky Carns
(904) 244-3200


Medical Degree
1996 · University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Family Medicine Residency
1997 · Case Western Reserve/MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, USA
Family Medicine Residency
1999 · University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM, USA

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