Shah named president of IU Health Physicians

June 24, 2021

Himanshu Shah, MD, has been named president of IU Health Physicians and executive associate dean for clinical affairs at IU School of Medicine. His new appointment begins Thursday, July 1.

Shah is an accomplished interventional radiologist and longtime IU School of Medicine leader who stepped into the role of interim president at IU Health Physicians in January. As he moves into the permanent role, his top priorities include healthcare access, institutes and destination medicine, and workforce planning, recruitment and development. He also aims to further strengthen IU Health Physicians’ culture by focusing on values, wellness and transparency, while ensuring that every initiative and effort is viewed through a diverse, equitable and inclusive lens.

Shah holds undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Michigan. He completed all of his postdoctoral training at Indiana University. Previously, he was Interventional Radiology Fellowship director for IU School of Medicine and then served as chief of radiology at Eskenazi Health (formerly Wishard Health Services) for 16 years. Since 2015, he has served as chair of the IU School of Medicine Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences.

The school will be launching a national search for a new department chair. Jeffrey Dunkle, MD, assistant professor of clinical radiology and imaging sciences, will serve as interim chair, effective July 1.