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Family Details

Personal information

Name :

Dr. Dhiraj Harilal Shah
M.B.B.S., M.D., M.A.C.R, F.I.C.P.S.

DOB : May 23, 1943
Village : Mandvi (Rural)
Occupation : Private Practice in Diagnostic Radiology, Niagara Falls NY
Res. Address : 135 Momingside Drive Grand Island, NY 14072
Tel : (716) 773-1314 Fax: (716) 775-0268


  • M.B.B.S., Gujurat University, India
  • M.D. in Diagnostic Radiology, State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo
  • Fellow of International College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York,

Employment History

  • Internship at Euclid General Hospital, Cleveland Ohio (1970-1971)
  • Residency in Diagnostic Radiology at SUNY at Buffalo (1971-1974)
  • Private Practice in Diagnostic Radiology, Niagara Falls NY (1974-Present)

Professional Activities

  • Member of American Association of Physicians from India
    Trustee of AAPI Charitable Foundation.
    Board of Directors of AAPI Western New York Chapter.
  • American Medical Association, Medical Society of New York.
  • Medical Society of Niagara County.
  • American College of Radiology.
  • New York State Chapter of American College of Radiology.
  • Buffalo Radiological Society.
  • Radiological Society of North America.
  • American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine.
  • Buffalo Academy of Medical Sciences.
  • American Red Cross.
  • Niagara County Chapter of American Cancer Society.
    Board of. Directors
  • New York Academy of Science.
  • Society of Breast Imaging.

   Professional Awards

  • Runner-up Spring Clinical Days Research Contest at State University of Buffalo (1973)
    Research on use of Indium 111 in detecting inflammatory diseases.

Personal Activities

  • Drafted for Vietnam War, fought American Government based on principle of non-violence, won conscientious objector status (1970-1972). Since that time, no believer in non-violence has been forced to enlist in the U.S. Military
  • India Association of Buffalo (1972-present).
    Board of Directors.
  • Rotary Club of Niagara Falls (1975-present).
    Chairman of the World Affairs-initiated program to provide artificial limbs to needy people in India.
  • Hindu Cultural Society of Western New York (1977-present).
    Trustee (1986-present)-author of Constitution of the Hindu Cultural Society.
    President (1996)-played major role in building Hindu-Jain Temple and Youth Center.
  • Federation of Jain Associations in North America (JAINA) (1985-present).
    • Co-founder of Jain Community of Buffalo (1985).
    • Director of JAINA (1988-present).
    • Helped to establish I6 Jain centers (I989-I990).
    • Chairman of World Community Service of JAINA (1991-1996).
    • Accomplishments listed under Humanitarian Activities.
    • First Vice President of JAINA (1995-1997).
    • President of JAINA (1997-1999)
    • Chairman, Board of Trustees, JAINA Charitable Trust (1999-Present).
  • Served as Governor Jerry Brown's Campaign Manager in Western New York during his 1992 Presidential campaign.
    Elected to and participated as a delegate at the Democratic National Convention in New York City (1992)
  • Member of Delegation invited by President Clinton to attend White House signing ceremony for Freedom of Religious Restoration Act (1993).
  • Member of Delegation invited to White House to discuss Health Care Bill (1994).
  • Chairman of Indo-American Political Education forum (WNY) (1994-Present)
  • Organized political fundraising events for Indian American Congressional Candidates, Neil Dhillon and Peter Matthews (1994).
  • Director of City Missions of Buffalo (1994).
  • Invited by Congressman Gephardt to Capital Hill in order to discuss Indo-U.S. relations as well as the issues concerning the Indian American Community in July and November of 1995.
  • Organized fund raising events for House Minority Leader, Richard Gephardt, in October of 1995 and in April of 1997.
  • Member of Executive Committee Erie County Democratic Party (1997).
  • 0rganized fund raising event for founder of India Caucus, Congressman Frank Pallone (1999).
  • Received Proclamation for "Ahimsa Day" from Mayor of Buffalo (October 2, 2000)

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