Dr Darshan Shah is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, subspecialising in Stroke following a fellowship at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He is the senior medical and research lead of the Stroke Unit at the Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH), the busiest comprehensive centre of Queensland. Since his time in this role, the Stroke Unit has expanded to oversee triple the admissions, and a significant improvement in time to thrombolysis and patient outcomes. PA stroke unit has received a merit award for being one of the top (three in total nationwide) performing benchmark hospitals in Australia for intravenous thrombolysis provision in less than 60 minutes at the Australian Stroke Coalition Quality Stroke Service Awards in Canberra this year. He has also established a dedicated TIA clinic at the PAH.
He also co-chairs the Statewide Stroke Clinical Network and is an executive member of the Australasian Stroke Trials Network (ATSN).
Dr Shah specializes in the diagnosis and management of Stroke and Transient Ischaemic Attacks (TIAs). He is an expert in risk factor management (e.g. atrial fibrillation, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, heart failure, diabetes) and stroke prevention.
Dr Shah has an active research interest and is the principal investigator of nine major international multicenter stroke trials at PAH. He has been an invited speaker at local and national conferences, and forums as well as having been interviewed by the media.
Dr Shah is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland and involved in teaching and supervision of junior staff and is an Educational supervisor for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP).