Growing up in Central Ohio and enduring asthma- and allergy-related conditions throughout his youth, Dr. Summit Shah expressed an early interest in pursuing a medical career in which he could improve the treatment options available to those dealing with similar issues. As a resident of Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Shah naturally gravitated toward The Ohio State University, and he ultimately went on to earn his degree in medicine from The Ohio State University College of Medicine.
Dr. Shah then made the decision to complete his residency in internal medicine at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. After completing his residency requirements on the East Coast, Dr. Shah reversed course and headed to the West Coast to take advantage of a fellowship offered by the Scripps Clinic and the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Shah made the most of this rare opportunity to learn from leading experts in the field of asthma, food allergies, and allergic disease through the highly prestigious fellowship program offered by the Scripps Clinic and the University of California, San Diego.
With his fellowship completed, Dr. Shah returned to the home of his youth to found Premier Allergy. As the owner and allergist of the Columbus, Ohio-area practice, Dr. Shah regularly treats patients dealing with the wide range of difficulties commonly associated with asthma and allergies. Due to the exceptional level of care and the efficacy of the treatment made available to patients, Premier Allergy and Dr. Shah have earned a sterling reputation along with countless accolades from patients throughout the Central Ohio region.
As a professor at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Dr. Shah provides his insight and expertise to the next generation of physicians while also contributing to ongoing clinical research relating to allergies and asthma. In addition to running his practice, teaching at The Ohio State University, and performing clinical research, Dr. Summit Shah is also a fellow with the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and continues to serve as a medical advisor for the support group known as My Food Allergy.
What is your favorite thing about traveling?
Traveling always seems to open my eyes to new ways of doing things, but my favorite thing about traveling is the opportunity to completely relax and unwind — at least for a brief period of time.
Is traveling a hobby or a lifestyle for you? How did you get started?
Traveling is more of a hobby for me, and it was likely borne out of the many different opportunities I had for completing my residency in internal medicine. I lived in Boston for a stretch before heading out to Southern California, and even though I was incredibly busy, I became enamored with all the opportunities afforded by frequent travel.
What is the most beautiful place you’ve been to?
Madagascar and Mauritius were both beautiful beyond description.
Do you have any exciting travel dates planned for the future?
My family and I are planning to spend some time in Washington, D.C., during the summertime.
What are some travel tips you’d give to someone inexperienced?
Inexperienced travelers might find it best to begin by taking several short trips that are not too far from home before trying to plan for a longer or more ambitious trip.
Where would you like to go?
I’d like to visit Hawaii or Alaska.
Where would you like to revisit?
Washington, D.C., and Boston, Massachusetts, both provide a lot of educational opportunities my family and I would like to explore further.
Do you travel alone? Why?
I usually travel with my family. My professional responsibilities can be quite demanding, so traveling provides a wonderful opportunity for my family and I to spend some time together.
If you could pick the top 3 places every person should go, what would they be?
- Athens, Greece
- San Diego, California
Do you travel light or do you pack up the house?
We prefer to be prepared, so we tend to pack up quite a bit of stuff when we travel.