Steven N. Shah, MD
“My primary professional goal as a Slocum Center joint replacement surgeon is to help patients of all ages and activity levels attain rapid and enduring restoration of function and mobility.”
Education and Training
- Fellowship: Adult Reconstruction, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, 2007-2008
- Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, MI, 2002-2007
- Medical School: Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, Medical Doctorate, 2002
- Undergraduate: Miami University, Oxford, OH, Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry, 1998
- Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
- Licensed by the Oregon State Board of Medical Examiners
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Hospital Staff Privileges
- Sacred Heart Medical Center, Eugene, OR
- McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center, Springfield, OR
- McKenzie Surgery Center, Eugene, OR
- Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine physician and surgeon since 2008
My wife and I are very happy to be members of the Eugene-Springfield community. In addition to providing a wonderful environment for our 3 children, it has given us easy access to our favorite leisure activities, including hiking, skiing, and spending time on the coast. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my wife and children, traveling, exercising, and watching collegiate and professional sports.
""Wonderful" is the word that best describes my experience at Slocum Center. I needed a hip replacement surgery and had 2 close friends who highly recommended Slocum Center. Originally, I made an appointment with Dr. Jewett. At the time, he was scheduling surgery 5 months out. Another friend told me she had surgery by Dr. Shah and he was scheduling 3 months out. I called Slocum to see if Dr. Shah had any earlier openings and he did. I scheduled an appointment with him. I was extremely pleased with both Dr. Jewett and Dr. Shah. They were both very professional and caring doctors. Since Dr. Shah had an opening before the end of the calendar year, I requested to be seen by him and he was the one who performed the surgery. I could not have asked for better care from ALL of the personnel at Slocum Center. I was more than pleased with the results of my surgery and the follow up, I have since recommended Slocum Center to several people who needed hip or knee replacement. They are all as satisfied as I was. I was treated as an individual rather than a "number.” And the best part is, is that my hip replacement feels like my own. I was back playing tennis 7 months after the surgery and I don't even know I have an artificial hip." -- Lucia B.
"I am very pleased with both Dr. Jones and Dr. Shah in how they listened to what I had to say and did not make me feel rushed, like they must get on to the next patient. I had different surgeries done by each doctor and am very happy with the out come. I am 75 years young and now back to playing golf and bowling on two different leagues and pain free, thanks to the care those two great doctors gave me." -- Patricia L.
"I had a total left hip replacement. Everything is going great. It has been 9 days since my surgery, and I am walking with one crutch. The swelling in my leg is going down every day. As far as pain is concerned, I have not had any pain from the surgery itself, just some pain from sore muscles from physical therapy and using muscles I haven't used for almost 18 months. But looking forward to the day I will lay aside my crutch and walk normally again. Getting back to the things that I have missed since all of this started. Thank you Dr. Shah and staff at River Bend Hospital." -- Howard L.
"Thanks to the surgical skills of the amazing yet humble Dr. Steven Shah and the entire staff at Slocum Center and River Bend Hospital. My bilateral hip surgery performed on June 14, 2013, which is not an often-performed surgery, became the beginning of a new life for me. When I was diagnosed with congenital hip dysplasia, I was shocked. As a teacher, I am always on my feet teaching and trying to mentor students for long hours each day. The pain was unyielding; I could barely walk. However, I worked until the last day of school for students and prayed for the surgery day to "come and go". I am thrilled to say that because of Dr. Shah, the staff, and the caring and professionalism of the entire nursing staff, I have been given a new life. I thank my Maker each and every day for the "Super Star" Dr. Shah as he is referred by all at River Bend Hospital. God Bless and thank you all" -- Deborah W.
"I am so happy with the whole process leading up to and after my knee replacement. From the minute I saw Dr. Shah, my life took a positive turn. The whole team at Slocum Center is very organized and thorough. Dr. Shah is both professional and personable. He was willing to answer all my questions from start to finish. The surgery and recovery were better than I could have imagined. Three weeks after surgery, I was able to walk better and with less pain then the previous two years. It has now been three months since my surgery and I feel like a new person. Thank you Dr. Shah and Slocum Center for the amazing results." -- Holley M.
"I am a 56-year-old female, and slightly overweight/ I used to break and train horses during my earlier years, training horses runs in my family. After getting bucked off of one too many horses, I ended up with three missing discs in my lower back. In addition to my 'football knee', I have been a mess for almost thirty years. I am not the most graceful person either so consequently I ended up with some serious issues with my right knee and my lower back. This past year I was informed--due to yet another 'almost put my nose in the dirt' fall in November 2012 that it was time for a knee replacement.
I put the knee off as long as I could, but my neurosurgeon won't touch my back until my base, (knee), was fixed. So, after getting no less than ten referrals for Dr. Shah, (one of which was my Mom), I had my right knee replaced on April 19, 2013. I flew through the surgery, four-day hospital stay, as we live in Coos Bay, and my recuperation afterwards. I had great physical therapists here in Coos Bay and my progress was steadily uphill. At three months to the day, I've been told by those around me that I am a walking miracle as I don't even walk with a limp. I do still have 'ouchie' days if I try to do too much so I try to cut myself some slack when I do hurt. Dr. Shah is phenomenal as a caring doctor and surgeon. I will recommend him to anyone who needs to have knee or hip replacements. His bedside manner cannot be equaled. I am so thankful for Dr. Shah! God Bless." -- Anni A.
"I had my total knee replacement procedure done in April 2013. Dr. Shah was a real enjoyment to have as my doctor and surgeon. I was treated very well. All of my concerns were taken care of. I wish I could have seen the staffs’ faces in the surgery room and thank them for taking care of me during the surgery. They need to be acknowledged for their work and safety of me and other patients. Thanks to the surgery staff. The staff at the sign in area and behind the scenes should also be acknowledged. Thanks for all of their greetings and waiting on me and other patients. With warm regards and appreciation to the Slocum Center." -- Larry J.
"I really appreciate the scheduling that went into my surgery via emails from Saudi Arabia. All my questions were answered up until the "big day.” The positive attitude from all the medical staff was of great help to me. After I left the hospital I never had any pain. Two days after coming home, I forgot to use my walker and have been walking unassisted ever since. Thank you to everyone!" -- Lisa H.
"Well since my surgery I have had no pain in my lower back and front quad muscle. In about three weeks, I could walk around for quite awhile, and at four weeks, I was riding my bike for 10 minutes. Now at two months, I'm doing more than I have done in about four years inside and outside. I have a new bike, and I LOVE IT!!! Thank you, Dr. Shah..a wonderful man!" --Teresa H.
"This experience was such an unexpected surprise. I knew I would get good care, I liked Dr. Shah right away and trusted him explicitly, but I never expected the staff at Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine and River Bend to be so professional while still being so personable and genuinely caring.
"I had the most wonderful care, and every detail of my healing was part of the care package I received. Everyone throughout this process, even the greeters at Slocum Center and River Bend, the secretaries, etc., were kind, considerate, and efficient. I was made to feel like I was the only patient that mattered with the one-on-one care I received from the nurses, nurses aides, etc. I have and will continue to recommend both Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine and River Bend Hospital, and particularly Dr. Shah, to everyone I come across who needs a new hip joint.
"Kudos to all of you and THANK YOU for a renewed lease on life! I now look forward to every day with the same positive attitude I used to have before my hip got bad. It is such a miracle to walk without pain and without a visible limp or 'gimp,' as everyone called it! I cannot thank you all enough!!!!" --Charles M.