Darshana T. Shah, PhD

Associate Dean, Office of Faculty Advancement


Clinical Interests


Dr. Darshana Shah completed her postdoctoral research training within the department of pathology at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. She has been a member of the school of medicine faculty since 1997. Her passion for service has led her to attain diverse institutional roles, notably serving as founding editor-in-chief of the Marshall Journal of Medicine (MJM), West Virginia’s first online, openaccess, peer-reviewed journal. The focus of Dr. Shah’s work has been working with institutional leaders in supporting faculty by creating resources, guiding policy-building and contributing to the development of programs and practices that have positively impacted the career advancement of faculty. Her research and scholarship delve deeply into faculty vitality and retention. Dr. Shah has held a number of leadership positions in regional, national and international organizations. She is an invited faculty for Harvard Macy Institute, Leading Innovation in Health Care & Education, an annual program where participants and faculty collaborate to develop strategies and action plans for leading innovation within evolving health care delivery systems and institutions. Dr. Shah currently leads professional development in Team Science for the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute (WVCTSI). She also has a special interest in microbiology and immunology.

Education & Training

  • Graduate: University of Maryland (Baltimore, Md.)
  • Doctorate: West Virginia University School of Medicine (Morgantown, W.Va.)

Honors & Memberships

  • Editorial Board Member, Marshall Journal of Medicine
  • Editorial Board Member, Medical Education Online
  • Editorial Board Member, Medical Science Educators
  • Editorial Board Member, Medicine
  • Member, American Society of Microbiology
  • Member, Group for Research in Pathology Education
  • Member, International Network for the Science of Team Science
  • Member, International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE)
  • Member, Group on Faculty Affairs (GFA), American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC)
  • Member, Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE)

Additional Languages

  • Gujarati, Hindi
Darshana T. Shah, PhD, is not currently accepting new patients at Marshall Health.

Alice Fornari, Darshana Shah. 2022. Mentoring In Health Professions Education: Evidence-Informed Strategies Across the Continuum- • Fornari, A , Shah DT. (Eds.). Mentoring In Health Professions Education: Evidence-Informed Strategies Across the Continuum, Book published by International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) – 2022

Darshana T. Shah. 2019. Faculty Factory 2019 Feb.20: Episode 5

Darshana T. Shah, Ph.D. Professor of Pathology, Associate Dean, Faculty Advancement, Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Huntington, WV. Stephen M. Fiore, Ph.D. Director, Cognitive Sciences Laboratory, and Professor University of Central Florida's Cognitive Sciences Program in the Department of Philosophy and School of Modeling, Simulation, and Training. 2019. Building effective mentoring team using Team Science competencies. hah, Darshana T. (2019) "Advancing Science through Diversity Begins with Cultural Immersion in Science Education," Marshall Journal of Medicine: Vol. 5: Iss. 2, Article 1.

Journal. 2019. Measuring Impact in the Digital Age Shah, Darshana T. (2019) "Measuring Impact in the Digital Age.," Marshall Journal of Medicine: Vol. 5: Iss. 1, Article 1.

Darshana T.Shah and Valerie N. Williams, PhD, MPA. 2019. In Reply to Badgett and Ofei-Dodoo- Letters to the Editor Academic Medicine: April 2019 - Volume 94 - Issue 4 - p 456

Shah Darshana & Niemann Michael. 2018. Faculty Development Built on the Pillars of Partnership and Collaboration Shah Darshana & Niemann Michael (2018). Faculty Development Built on the Pillars of Partnership and Collaboration In M. P. Flanagan (Ed.), The regional medical campus: A resource for faculty staff and learners. Ocala, FL: Atlantic Publishing

Shah DT, Williams VN, Thorndyke LE, Marsh EE, Sonnino RE, Block SM, Viggiano TR. 2018. Restoring Faculty Vitality in Academic Medicine When Burnout Threatens. Acad Med. 2017 11 23;93(7):979-984.
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Shah Darshana T.. 2017. At the “Heart” of healthCare: Fostering Resilience and Healing Burnout 2017 January 28; mjm/vol3/iss1/1

Shah Darshana T. 2017. Two Years of Triumph: Bringing Rural Healthcare to a Global Audience 2017Oct.30,3(4) 1

Shah Darshana T. 2017. Open Access Publishing: Pros, Cons, and Current Threats 2017 Jul 31,3 (3), 1

Jude D, Keblawi H, Conaway K, Wehner P, Shah D. 2017. The Impact of Connecting Faculty Bonus Compensation to Timely Completion of Resident In-Training Evaluation Reports Submitted

Marshall Journal of Medicine. 2016. Home > MJM > Vol. 2 (2016) > Iss. 3 Transformational Teamwork: The Virtues and Values of Collaboration 2016, July 28: vol2.iss3.1

Kevin Carnevale · Amy Lin · Manette Monroe · Darshana Shah. 2016. Bridging Basic and Clinical Sciences Strategies & Scholarship 45th Annual Winter Meeting, January 28th to 30th, 2016 San Diego, CA. Medical Science Educator > 2016 > 26 > 3 > 423-426

Darshana Shah. 2016. Marshall Journal of Medicine: Communicating a Scholarship of Engagement 2016.vol2.iss1.1

Shah Darshana T.. 2016. Publishing to Progress Science: Shifting the Paradigm from Self to Selfless 2016 April 20, .vol2.iss2.1

Darshana Shah. 2015. Serving the Mountain State, Appalachia and Beyond," Marshall Journal of Medicine: 2015.vol1.iss1.12

Hardman, WE, Miller, BL, Shah, DT.. 2015. Student Perceptions of Nutrition Education at Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine: A Resource Challenged Institution Journal of Biomedical Education Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 675197, 8 pages

Shweihat,Yousef MD, FCCP, Diplomat AABIP; Perry James III, DO and Shah,Darshana PhD.. 2015. Isolated Candida infection of the lung doi:10.1016/j.rmcr.2015.03.001
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George Clements, BS, Rezwan Ahmed, MD, Larry Dial, MD, and Darshana Shah, PhD. 2015. A Rare Instance of Hospital Acquired Pneumonia Caused by Coinfection with Raoultella Planticola Consultant360-VOLUME 55 - ISSUE 5 - MAY 2015CASE IN POINt

Darshana Shah, PhD., Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Kevin Carnevale, MD , Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine. 2015. Group for Research In Pathology Education Leading the Way in Pathology Education: Bridging Basic and Clinical Sciences Strategies & Scholarship, Med.Sci.Educ. (2015) 25: 337.

Margret S. Magid, MD1, Darshana T. Shah, PhD2, Carolyn L. Cambor, MD3, Richard M. Conran, PhD., MD, JD, FCAP4, Amy Y. Lin, MD5, Ellinor I.B. Peerschke, PhD6, Melissa S. Pessin, MD PhD7, Ilene B. Harris PhD8. 2015. Consensus Guidelines for Practical Competencies in Anatomic Pathology and Laboratory Medicine for the Undifferentiated Graduating Medical Student 2015, October 5, Volume: 2 issue: 4,

Shah DT, Ferrari N. 2014. Reaching New Heights Together in West Virginia: Bringing Humanism to the Medical Community 2014 July/Aug; 110: 64-65

Darshana T. Shah and Stephen M. Fiore. . Building Effective Mentoring Team Using Team Science Competencies Shah D.T., Fiore S.M. (2021) Building Effective Mentoring Team Using Team Science Competencies. In: Fornari A., Shah D.T. (eds) Mentoring In Health Professions Education. IAMSE Manuals. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-86935-9_2