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Vinnie Shah, MD
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  • Ophthalmology
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890 Mountain Avenue Ophthalmology

890 Mountain Avenue
New Providence, NJ 07974
United States

Accepted Insurances

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  • Aetna Medicare PrimeAetna Signature Administrators
  • HMO
  • Meritain
  • Open Access
  • POS
  • AHS - SMG is Tier 1
  • APCN - Aetna Premier Choice Network
  • Axcel Choice POS II
  • Axcel Open Access
  • Choice POS II
  • EPO Select
  • HNO - Health Network Option
  • Liberty - SMG is Tier 1
  • Medicare Advantage - HMO, PPO
  • Choice
  • PPO
  • Signature PPO
  • EPO
  • PPO
  • HMO
  • POS
  • Open Access
  • Open Access Plus
  • Local Value
  • Tiered Advantage
  • Advantage
  • HMO Plus
  • POS Plus
  • Regional Preferred
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Horizon BCBS NJ
  • Empire/Anthem BCBS PPO
  • Federal Program
  • Medicare Advantage
  • Out-of-State BCBS PPO Blue Card
  • PPO
  • HMO
  • Open Access
  • Cigna Health Plan (CHP)
  • Choice Fund
  • Indemnity
  • International
  • Open Access Plus
CHN - Consumer Health Network
Clover Medicare Advantage
  • All Plans
Coventry Health Plans
First Health
  • All Plans with First Health Logo
Humana Medicare Advantage
  • PPO
  • Traditional Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Medicare Supplemental Plans
  • Medicare Advantage PPO
  • All plans PPO
  • Multiplan/PHCS logo on card - PPO
Oxford Healthplan
  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Advantage
  • Qualcare logo on card
  • OSCAR NJ Individual and Family Plan
  • Qualcare logo on card
  • PPO
  • EPO
  • Community Care Network
  • Emblem Health (with Qualcare logo)
  • HIP Prime (with Qualcare logo)
  • Traditional Plan
United Healthcare
  • AARP Medicare Complete - HMO, PPOChoice
  • Choice Plus
  • HMO
  • Navigate - EPO, HMO, POS
  • PPO

Training and Education

Board Certification

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Medical School

  • Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY


  • Neuroscience and Behavior, Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, NY


  • Department of Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY


  • Ophthalmology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland, OH
  • Ophthalmology, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (formerly: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey), Newark, NJ


  • Ophthalmology, Medical Retina, Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Institute and New York University School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology

About Me

Vinnie P. Kathpalia Shah, MD is a board certified ophthalmologist with subspecialty training and expertise in diseases of the retina. She delivers the most up to date ophthalmologic care inclusive of laser treatments and intravitreal injections for conditions such as age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal vein occlusions.

Prior to joining Summit Medical Group’s Ophthalmology team, Dr. Shah worked as an Attending Ophthalmologist and Medical Retina Specialist at Ophthalmic Surgeons of Greater Bridgeport in Fairfield, CT.

She attended Barnard College, graduating Phi Beta Kappa with distinguished honors in neuroscience and high recognition on her senior thesis. She continued on to graduate with honors in both service and research from Weill Cornell Medical College.

After completing an ophthalmology residency at UMDNJ-Rutgers Ophthalmology, Dr. Shah had the pleasure of teaching ophthalmology residents, while working as a Clinical Instructor/Attending Ophthalmologist at New York University. Following her teaching experience, she pursued a medical retina fellowship at Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital working proudly under the world renowned Dr. Lawrence Yannuzzi and Dr. K. Bailey Freund.

Dr. Shah is an accomplished researcher in her field, authoring several publications in various peer reviewed scientific journals. She has also spoken at many prestigious ophthalmology conferences and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists.

When Dr. Shah is not caring for patients, she enjoys ballet dancing and cycling. She and her husband are the proud parents of two sons.

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