Kairav Shah, M.D. is a board-certified psychiatrist who treats adult patients 18 years and older at UT Physicians Comprehensive Sickle Cell Clinic and UT Physicians- Rosenberg locations. His special interests are ADHD, anxiety, depression, sickle cell disease, pain management, substance use disorders and OCD. Dr. Shah believes in taking a broad and interdisciplinary approach to treating his patients with primary goal to help improve a person’s function and quality of life.  His passion is to make a positive difference in patients’ lives and being part of the team that helps patients return to normal functioning is the most satisfying experience in his life. He became a doctor because he loves being able to use his love of science and the human body, and channeling that to make a difference in patients’ lives.

He has also actively been involved in research over the years and has numerous publications and presentations in national conferences. Dr. Shah is an editorial board member for Journal of Current Psychopharmacology and also serves as peer reviewer for multiple international journals. His research is currently focusing on studying different predictors in sickle cell pain crisis and their role in emergency room visits and hospitalizations.

He received his medical degree from the Gujarat University, India and then completed Masters in Public Health from the University Of Texas School Of Public Health. Dr. Shah completed residency in General Psychiatry from Columbia University’s Harlem Hospital Center where he served as a chief resident and subsequently, a fellowship in Pain Medicine from the University Of Washington School Of Medicine, Seattle in 2014.

When he isn’t busy helping his patients, he enjoys playing tennis, soccer, biking and travelling.



Medical Degree
Gujarat University, India
Harlem Hospital Center
University of Washington School of Medicine

Areas of Interests

Clinical Interests

  • Adult General Psychiatry
  • Anxiety/OCD
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression

Research Interests

  • Substance Abuse