Nishant S. Shah

Nishant S. Shah, M.D.

1675 Dempster Street

Park Ridge, Illinois 60068

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Nishant S. Shah, M.D.

Pediatric Neurology

1675 Dempster Street

3rd Floor

Park Ridge, Illinois 60068



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About Me

  • Medical Specialties: Pediatric Neurology
  • Gender:
  • Age: 53
  • Years in Practice:
  • Board Certifications: Pediatric Neurology
  • Secondary Languages: GujaratiHindiMarathi



  • Fellowship: New York University Medical Center; Pediatric Neurology
  • Residency: New York University Medical Center
  • Residency: Seth G. S. Medical College
  • Medical School: University of Bombay

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Children's Hospital - Park Ridge
  • Advocate Condell Medical Center
  • Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital
  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Ratings and Comments

Nishant S. Shah, M.D.

5 out of 5

143 Patient Ratings

Gives easy to understand instructions

5 out of 5

133 Patient Ratings

Explains in a way you understand

5 out of 5

142 Patient Ratings

Listens carefully to you

5 out of 5

142 Patient Ratings

Knows your important medical history

4.8 out of 5

142 Patient Ratings

Shows respect for what you say

5 out of 5

143 Patient Ratings

Spends enough time with you

5 out of 5

143 Patient Ratings


Dr Shah and his nurse are amazing! They genuinely care about my son and our entire family. They give us all of the time and attention we need. We feel as if we are their only patients.

Reviewed on November 11, 2019 1:47 PM

Dr. Shah is an excellent physician. He is extremely competent & very caring. We are grateful for his wonderful care.

Reviewed on November 6, 2019 9:57 AM

Dr. Shah is a wonderful doctor! We love him.

Reviewed on October 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Shah is a wonderful, kind, compassionate and knowledgeable physician. He always ensures that we understand everything he recommends and takes time to answer all our questions.

Reviewed on September 10, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Shah is a great dr. He listened & explained our concerns.

Reviewed on September 8, 2019 7:00 PM

he is the best doctor over and we are the luckiest we are the luckiest people ever that he was on call the day we got admitted to the hospital 5 years ago! although our lives were about to change forever, we wouldn't want anyone but Dr. Shah along for this journey with us!

Reviewed on August 18, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Nishant Shah is the best doctor I have ever had interactions with! He explains things so clearly, never makes you feel rushed, and always values patient input. He also has wonderful bedside manner with my daughter. We love Dr. Shah!

Reviewed on August 8, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Nishant Shah is by far the greatest medical professional I have ever seen. He is patient, kind, listens, explains things in a manor in which I can understand, talks about both sides and options, and makes me feel heard. He has changed my life and I cannot thank him and his team enough. He is an example for other doctors!

Reviewed on August 4, 2019 7:00 PM

Very informative doctor/explained things well.

Reviewed on July 14, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Shah is awesome & so helpful. He is always so informative & listens so well. Neurologists in general aren't good listeners. Dr. Shah is exceptional.

Reviewed on July 14, 2019 7:00 PM

The visit by itself was very good. but the scheduling is a pain.

Reviewed on June 23, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Nishant Shah is the best doctor anyone in my family has ever seen. He is thorough, knowledgeable and attentive. We always feel that he listens to us and we have the utmost respect for him and his staff.

Reviewed on June 16, 2019 7:00 PM

Not enough open appointment slots ever.

Reviewed on June 2, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Shah is amazing. He listens, asks questions directly to my child and ensures that we understand all available options

Reviewed on May 1, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Shah is a great doctor and he has been instrumental in her seizure treatment.

Reviewed on April 14, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Shah is the very best!!

Reviewed on March 27, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Nishant Shah is simply the best. we are Dr. Nishant Shah is simply the best. We are impressed time and time again with him and know our daughter is receiving the best possible care. He also ensures we are taken care of and fully understand everything. I've never encountered a doctor who is so calming, caring, dedicated, and makes everyone feel so informed. he answers all questions so everyone can understand and we are all on the exact same page. he is truly the best.

Reviewed on March 17, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Shah is an amazing, compassionate doctor who does a wonderful job explaining everything. He's the best!

Reviewed on March 11, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Shah was great. A careful listener. Takes his time. Explains his thought process thoroughly. I like how he includes my thoughts and concerns in the deciding the plan. I really felt satisfied that my daughter got a thorough evaluation. Thank you doctor Shah for taking good care of my daughter.

Reviewed on March 11, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Shah is a caring, empathetic, and knowledgeable physician. He listens to his patients and gives thoughtful advice.

Reviewed on March 4, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Shah is hands down the best ped. neurologist in the Chicago area.

Reviewed on February 17, 2019 6:00 PM

Very nice doctor, listened carefully to our concerns and questions.

Reviewed on February 13, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Shah is always very professional and kind to my kids. He explains pros and cons during our visits and if we need extra paper work for school, the team is quite helpful.

Reviewed on January 30, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr Shah was very professional and informative! He explained all our options to both parents and included my child. I was extremely happy with my experience with Dr Shah, and am looking forward to working with him for the best outcome for my child.

Reviewed on January 27, 2019 6:00 PM

we love Dr Shah. he communicates directly with our child, asks lots of good questions and and is extremely knowledgeable

Reviewed on January 26, 2019 6:00 PM

Doctor Shah is a very kind and patient doctor. he explains things easily and he listens to all of our concerns.

Reviewed on January 26, 2019 6:00 PM

We absolutely LOVE Dr. Shah!! He is patient and WONDERFUL!!! My son looks forward to seeing him!!

Reviewed on January 14, 2019 6:00 PM

We adore Dr. Shah. We live in California and fly back every 6 months to see him.

Reviewed on January 3, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Nishant Shah is the BEST! And we are always treated great by everyone from the EEG technician (X) to Dr. Shah's nurses. Great team. Great doctor!

Reviewed on November 15, 2018 6:00 PM

He asks lot of questions to properly assess situation. He is very respectful & polite and we are very comfortable with him so far.

Reviewed on November 14, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Shah is one if the best doctors I have had the pleasure of encountering. He is incredibly knowledgeable, and talks to children as they are the most important people in the room. He listens to what they are saying and engages in meaningful dialogue with them.

Reviewed on November 2, 2018 7:00 PM

Excellent inter-personal communications. Great listener. Gave all possible treatment options.

Reviewed on October 29, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Shah is wonderful and we feel so incredibly lucky to have him for our daughter's neurologist. We never feel rushed during visit, he always has time for all our questions, and explains answers in a way we understand. I can't say enough nice things about him, if your child needs to see a neurologist he is the guy! No need to drive to the city for excellent care, it's right here close to home. Thank you Dr. Shah!

Reviewed on October 15, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Shah is one of the finest doctors my child has ever had (and he's had many). He is patient, kind, listens, and explains things (over and over if necessary). His nursing staff is awesome too!

Reviewed on October 9, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Shah is wonderful! He understands my son's condition and isn't afraid to ask questions about his rare genetic disorder.

Reviewed on October 9, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Shah is always patient, thoughtful, kind & thorough. He always gives us options for plan of care, listens to concerns & helps guide us in what is the best care plan is for our daughter. We trust him & would recommend him to friends.

Reviewed on September 20, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Shah was beyond amazing! He was smart, wonderful and a fantastic doctor! He was great with our son and with us as well! Will definitely come back and recommend highly to friends and family. My son now wants to be a peds neurologist after seeing him :)

Reviewed on July 26, 2018 7:00 PM

Best Doctor EVER!

Reviewed on June 18, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Shah is the best doctor ever. I cannot say enough good things about him! No parent wants their child to need a neurologist, but I couldn't ask for a better, more endearing, engaging, intelligent, sympathetic, compassionate and all around amazing doctor!

Reviewed on May 23, 2018 7:00 PM

Always a pleasure to see Dr. Shah. We look forward to his guidance each visit.

Reviewed on April 27, 2018 7:00 PM

Loved working with him. He stopped, listened, reflected on what we said verbally paraphrasing it and asking if he understood correctly. He was great - He did apologize for being late. I didn't mind a bit.

Reviewed on April 18, 2018 7:00 PM

It was a pleasant experience especially when I bring in both my special needs boys. Visit with dr. was great!

Reviewed on April 10, 2018 7:00 PM

I cannot praise Dr. Shah enough, he was absolutely wonderful! He was patient, thorough, kind, optimistic and also had great interaction with our 13 month old! He did not make us feel rushed at all! I would recommend every person needing pediatric neurology services to Dr Shah!

Reviewed on April 9, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Shau is an excellent doctor! My son has been seeing him for over 8 years! We can't thank him enough for all of the care he has provided X. Dr. Shau is the best of the best!!! A+++++++

Reviewed on April 8, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Shah is a phenomenal physician. The very best.

Reviewed on March 28, 2018 7:00 PM

It's been more than 10 years with Dr. Shah & the truth is I can't find the exact words to describe that great man there are few people I know & I say: That person knew how to know the talent that God gave him.

Reviewed on March 27, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Shah is excellent! he takes his time with us and always explains things so well.

Reviewed on March 21, 2018 7:00 PM

AWESOME as always - Dr. Shah always makes you feel no question/concern is stupid. Makes you feel a part of the team caring for your child. Consistently excellent care!

Reviewed on February 14, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Shah is an excellent Doctor he has been treating me since I was 10, I am now 19. He has always talked to me first, then my parents . Making sure I understand what was going on. He also would ask what I wanted to do first. My parent would also, let me run the appt. which helped. Dr. Shah is very kind and caring and would do anything for his patients.

Reviewed on February 7, 2018 6:00 PM


Reviewed on December 10, 2017 6:00 PM

Dr. Shah is a fantastic doctor. He not only reassured our child and took him seriously, but answered all of his questions and concerns, treating him as a full member of is own health care team.

Reviewed on November 28, 2017 6:00 PM

Dr. Nishant Shah is the BEST neurologist ever! we have a very challenging case. he is always well informed, offers clear options, and gives us hope. he is understanding, compassionate and extremely intelligent. he is everything you want in a doctor!

Reviewed on November 5, 2017 6:00 PM

They don't get any better!

Reviewed on October 15, 2017 7:00 PM

Doctor Shah has been one of the few people that has shown his professionalism & etiquette - Has attended me with a kindness & immense respect.

Reviewed on September 28, 2017 7:00 PM

We love Dr. Shah. He is a great listener and an even better "explainer." I am confident that he has our son's best interest at heart.

Reviewed on September 17, 2017 7:00 PM

great doctor, very respectful

Reviewed on September 17, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr Shah listened to our concerns. He thanked us fortaking care ofour foster son. That meant alot to us.

Reviewed on September 4, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Nishant Shah is always professional, personable and easy tot talk with. I feel comfortable and confident with the advice Dr. Shah gives about my son.

Reviewed on August 28, 2017 7:00 PM

dr shah listened to our update, concerns and questions and then talked through all of them with us, as well as what our choices were going forward. this is our typical experience with dr shah. I always feel heard, respected, and very confident in our plan forward when I leave his office. I wish all of our doctors were as great at working together with patients/families and educating us, like dr shah is. he gives me a lot of hope, even though my son's challenges are complicated and difficult to manage. we're grateful to have dr shah on XX's team.

Reviewed on August 20, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Shah is a great doctor and looks for all options.

Reviewed on July 18, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Shah is the best we have been seeing him regularly for the past 8 years. He is always, kind, listens to my concerns and respects my decisions regarding my daughter's medical conditions and medications.

Reviewed on June 18, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Shah is always awesome. He's been so helpful in helping my son with his medical needs. I trust what he says and I feel he always has my baby's best interest at heart.

Reviewed on June 4, 2017 7:00 PM


Reviewed on June 4, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Shah was very helpful and explained everything very well during my visit!

Reviewed on May 29, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Shah was attentive, listened to everything, offered a lot of good information which made us feel a lot better about our child's health. This was a first time visit to establish if our child did have a disorder, and we left with an action plan and a lot of good information. We had a very good visit.

Reviewed on May 19, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Shah is an amazing physician! He is so positive, encouraging & explains everything so well. My son loves seeing him. All the office staff are excellent as well!

Reviewed on May 14, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Shah is amazing. He explains everything very clearly, he is patient, smart and soothing in his demeanor and he makes you always feel like he has time for you, never rushed. He takes his time and makes sure all questions are answered and that we feel good about the plan.

Reviewed on April 28, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Shah is the best! After our last apt. my 3 year old kept telling people " Dr. Shah was so nice to me!" We have loved working with him over the past few years.

Reviewed on April 2, 2017 7:00 PM

Extremely grateful to Dr. Shah & staff to find as an appointment that worked with our schedule.

Reviewed on March 27, 2017 7:00 PM

the most respectful, the nicest md that i ever encounter. Go Dr. Shah you are the best !!!

Reviewed on March 15, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Shah takes exceptional care of my son. He treats us with respect at every visit. He and his team go above and beyond for my son.

Reviewed on March 13, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Shah is excellent!

Reviewed on March 2, 2017 6:00 PM

Dr. Shah is the greatest doctor we have ever dealt with for our son. We fly from LA to Chicago every six months to see him. We would recommend him to anyone and hope all children have doctors as kind, respectful and incredibly knowledgeable as Dr. Shah.

Reviewed on February 27, 2017 6:00 PM

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Medical Areas of Expertise

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Clinical Interests

  • Behavioral Therapy/Problems
  • Developmental and Behavioral Disorders
  • Neuromuscular Disease
  • Neurophysiology
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tourette's Syndrome


  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP MedicareComplete Plus HMO - POS
  • Aetna Better Health Premier Plan MMAI
  • Aetna Choice POS
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice (MC) POS
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Access POS
  • Aetna Open Choice POS
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Select Choice EPO
  • Aetna Select POS
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna US Healthcare Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Beech Street Network PPO
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO - POS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross PPO
  • Blue Cross PPO - Advocate Associate Medical Plan
  • Blue Precision Bronze HMO
  • Blue Precision Gold HMO
  • Blue Precision HMO
  • Blue Precision Platinum HMO
  • Blue Precision Silver HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • Cigna C - 5 POS
  • Cigna Health Partners POS
  • Cigna Health Partners PPO
  • Cigna Open Access Plus POS
  • Cigna Open Access Plus State of Illinois POS
  • CIGNA Open Access POS
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry HMO
  • Coventry One Select PPO
  • Coventry PPO
  • Coventry Workers Comp PPO
  • First Health Network EPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna HMO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna Open Access Plus HMO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • Harken Health Choice Plus
  • Harken Health Compass Plus
  • Health Alliance HMO
  • Health Alliance PPO
  • Healthlink PPO
  • HealthSpring Medicaid ICP
  • HealthSpring Medicare HMO
  • HealthSpring MMAI
  • HFN Platinum EPO
  • HFN Total Care PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Choice PPO
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Gold Plus Integrated-Medicare-Medicaid Plan
  • Humana HMO Select
  • Humana Illinois Platinum HMO
  • Humana Integrated Care Program of Illinois
  • Humana Medicaid Managed Care Plan
  • Humana National EPO
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana National PPO
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • LLH Adventist Silver PPO 3000
  • LLH Family Health Network Silver PPO 3100
  • LLH Swedish Covenant Silver PPO
  • Meridian
  • Meritain Health PPO
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • NALC (Natl Assn of Letter Carriers) Health Benefit
  • PHCS Savility PPO
  • Preferred Network Access PPO
  • Three Rivers Provider Network PPO
  • Tricare POS
  • Tricare PPO
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP MedicareComplete (Secure Horizons) HMO
  • UHC / AARP MedicareComplete Focus HMO
  • Union Medical Care PPO
  • United Healthcare Charter
  • United Healthcare Choice HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare Compass HMO
  • United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • United Healthcare Medicare Solutions PPO
  • United Healthcare MedicareComplete Plan 1 HMO
  • United Healthcare Navigate HMO
  • United Healthcare Navigate POS
  • United Healthcare Nexus
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Select EPO
  • United Healthcare Select HMO
  • United Healthcare Select Plus POS


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