Pritesh J. Shah, MD, a Psychiatrist with Holy Name Medical Center

Aug 11, 2021

Get to know Psychiatrist Dr. Pritesh J. Shah, who serves patients in New Jersey.

New York City, New York Aug 11, 2021 ( - Dr. Shah is a board-certified, fellowship-trained psychiatrist with special interests in adult, geriatric, and forensic psychiatry. He is the Chief of Psychiatry at Holy Name Medical Center with offices in Westwood and Teaneck, New Jersey.

Holy Name Medical Center is a comprehensive 361-bed acute care facility, which provides technologically advanced, compassionate, and personalized care across a continuum that encompasses education, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and wellness maintenance. The Medical Center, located in Bergen County, New Jersey, has nearly 4,000 employees and admits about 30,000 patients each year

It offers a robust physician network, known as Holy Name Medical Partners, which includes many of the area's most highly respected physicians, from family practitioners to the most sophisticated surgeons and cancer specialists. Each physician provides personal attention and creates an exceptional health care experience for every patient, with well-staffed offices throughout Bergen and Hudson counties that make it easy for patients to schedule appointments at their convenience.

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With a broad educational background, Dr. Shah earned his medical degree from B.J. Medical College of Gujarat University. After completing one year of non-accredited residency training at the VA Medical Center in Newington, Connecticut, he completed a fully accredited residency in psychiatry at the Bergen Regional Medical Center in Paramus, New Jersey. He also completed two forensic psychiatry fellowships, one at New York University, and the other a non-accredited program at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Studies in Socio-Legal Psychiatry.

Dedicated to clinical excellence, he is board-certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). The ABPN is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to serving the professions of psychiatry and neurology.

Throughout his line of work, Dr. Shah has served as an Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and as a Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry at the New York University Grossman School of Medicine. He was also a visiting lecturer in psychiatry for the residency training program at Bergen Regional Medical Center, the Director of Forensic Psychiatry for the Mount Sinai Service at Elmhurst Hospital, and the Director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Unit at Barnet Hospital in Paterson.

He was honored as Teacher of the Year by the Department of Psychiatry of the Mount Sinai Service at Elmhurst Hospital Center and received the George Simpson Award for Research and Clinical Excellence from Bergen Pines County Hospital's residency training program. 

    Psychiatry is the medical specialty devoted to the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental disorders. These include various difficulties related to mood, behavior, cognition, and perceptions. Psychiatrists evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients with mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. They conduct thorough psychiatric evaluations, develop treatment plans, prescribe medication, and evaluate treatment results.

    A member of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Dr. Shah has been named a Top Doctor by Castle Connolly. He is also the recipient of the Patients' Choice Award (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018), Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018), and On-Time Doctor Award (2018).

    On a more personal note, he speaks English and Gujrati.

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