David N. Henkes, MD

I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Jay Shah for many years at the Bexar County Medical Society, the Texas Medical Association, and the American Medical Association.

Jay is a passionate, eager, and avid advocate for our profession.  Jay’s strong business acumen and organizational leadership have been an asset to TMA Board of Trustees for the past several years. Having an MBA, Jay understands the “business of medicine” as well as the “practice of medicine”, and Jay always advocates for quality health care. Jay has proven his passion for our profession at all levels by being an active and renown spokesperson in local (BCMS), state (TMA), and national (AMA) organizations. His past service as President of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, as President of Bexar County Medical Society. and as President of the State Chapter TIPS SW chapter have proven he is the best candidate for TMA President Elect.

Jay always comes to meetings prepared and eager to engage in the dialogue. He is energetic and always ready to volunteer for tasks. I think the attributes that I most admire about Jay is his ability to build consensus and his perseverance and persistence while dealing with issues. The practice of medicine has changed significantly during the past several years. We need a leader who carefully examines issues and looks for all potential solutions, develops consensus, and will work to execute the solution.  Especially now, the Board of Trustees needs strong leadership and Jay brings tenacity and energy combined with dedication to physicians and patients.

G. Sealy Massingill, MD

Dr. Shah will make a great presidents for TODAY’s TMA. I first came to know Jay well when he beat me out for alternate AMA delegate about 10 years ago. While that disappointed me, it was a great win for TMA as he has become an integral part of the GREAT Texas delegation. (I was fortunate to get a spot on the ACOG delegation, so it worked our well for both of us)

Jay is thoughtful, kind, compassionate and dedicated. He works hard to stay on top of policy matters and brings a fantastic perspective to his work.

He has cared for a family member and he is always anxious to help.

Let’s elect Jayesh Shah to the office of President-Elect.

Yasser Zeid, MD

I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Dr. Jayesh Shah in various capacities over the years within the Texas Medical Association (TMA). Notably, we’ve served together on the TMA delegation to the American Medical Association (AMA), where his insights and guidance have been invaluable.

One of Dr. Shah’s most admirable qualities is his commitment to education and mentorship. His personal journey and achievements at Trinity University greatly influenced my own decision to enroll in the same program. He took the time to share his experiences and provide advice, showing a genuine interest in my future and success. His mentorship has not only been instrumental in my academic journey, but it has also significantly impacted my professional growth.

In our shared duties within the TMA and AMA, I have always been impressed by Dr. Shah’s ability to navigate complex scenarios with ease and clarity. He possesses a deep understanding of the inner workings of the AMA and is always willing to share this knowledge to benefit the team and the broader community.

Dr. Shah embodies the spirit of service, showing great dedication to his colleagues, his profession, and the medical community at large. His commitment to excellence, coupled with his personal integrity and leadership qualities, sets a high bar for all who work alongside him.

Given his outstanding professional competencies, personal qualities, and the profound impact he’s had on those around him, I am thrilled to support Dr. Shah’s campaign for President-Elect of the TMA. His leadership would undoubtedly propel our association and the healthcare community at large toward a promising future.

I recommend Dr. Jayesh Shah without reservation and look forward to his continued contributions and leadership in his role as President-Elect of the TMA.

Jim Rohack, MD

Texas physicians and patients have benefited from having Dr. Jayesh Shah on the TMA Board of Trustees. I have worked with Jay when I was in TMA leadership and his being on the TMA Delegation to the AMA. He is compassionate, thoughtful, hardworking and focused on improving the practice of medicine. He has my unqualified support for TMA President Elect Election

Bill Hinchey, MD

I am honored to endorse Dr. Jay Shah for TMA’s President Elect. Having served on the TMA Board including as President Elect and knowing Jay for many years, I know firsthand that Jay has the personal traits, experience, zeal, compassion, and desire to serve as President-elect and then President. He is a proven leader and a compassionate physician whose goals are to improve the health of all Texans and to work for and direct distinctive solutions for all physicians to the challenges we all encounter in the care of our patients.

Dr. Tom Garcia

Dr. Jay Shah had clearly demonstrated his commitment to organized medicine throughout the many years of service to the TMA and as delegate to the AMA. We, physicians of Texas, can be very proud of Jay’s service and his commitment to the principles of physicians in the practice of medicine whether it be private practice, academic endeavors, group practice, multi-specialty groups, specialty or Internal Medicine. His experience in serving Texas physicians is why we need Dr. Jay Shah as TMA’s President Elect  to continue his excellent service.

Shanna M. Combs, MD

I would like to endorse Dr. Shah to be our next President-Elect for the Texas Medical Association. I have had the privilege of serving with Dr. Shah on the TMA delegation to the AMA. As a newer alternate delegate to the delegation, Dr. Shah is always seeking out new members and willing to help me and other new members get up to speed on the work we do at the AMA. He is a passionate advocate for physicians at the state and national level. As President-Elect, I see that he will work to seek out the concerns of the members of the TMA and will be a fierce advocate for all physicians in Texas.

Rodolfo Molina, MD

I would like to endorse Jay for TMA’s President Elect Election. He is passionate, energetic and thoughtful. We need more like him to represent us.

Ezequiel “Zeke” Silva III, MD

I have witnessed Dr. Shah’s exceptional talents across a spectrum from our local medical staff to the national stage that is the AMA. At every level, his commitment, confidence, and vision inspire others to do great things. He has my highest endorsement for the TMA President Elect Election.

Leah H. Jacobson, MD FAAP

It is with great enthusiasm that I strongly support the re-election of Dr. Jayesh Shah to the TMA President Elect.  Jay has proven himself to be a compassionate and effective leader. His knowledge and commitment make him an enormous asset to the TMA BOT and organized medicine in general. He has represented the physicians of Texas admirably, and I know he will continue to do so.

Jennifer R. Rushton, MD

“Jay’s passion for advocacy is contagious! When I was new to organized medicine, he inspired me to become more active at the state and national level. If elected as TMA’s President Elect, I know Jay will continue to work tirelessly for Texas physicians and patients and continue to inspire others to do the same.”

Adam V Ratner, MD, FACR

I strongly endorse Dr. Jayesh Shah to become TMA President Elect. Dr. Shah is a strong leader and a personable and compassionate physician. He currently serves as an experienced trustee of the TMA. Dr. Shah has served as president of the Bexar County Medical Society and continues his activities on BCMS committees at the grassroots while also serving actively at the state level.

Michael Battista, MD

“I strongly support and endorse Dr. Jayesh Shah for TMA President Elect. Dr. Shah is a kind, compassionate and caring person in all he does. He is a great listener, inclusive and collaborative in working with others. Dr. Shah has demonstrated excellent leadership in fulfilling key leadership roles at all levels of organized medicine. He has well served patients and clinicians for many years, and I am confident he will continue to do so if elected as a TMA President

Dr. Rajam Ramamurthy

“Once in a while a leader emerges amidst many hardworking dedicated individuals. I believe that Jayesh Shah is one such individual with the passion to serve. We as a group should clinch the moment.”

Dr. Vijay Koli

“Jayesh Shah, a leader with a compelling vision, has a facilitative leadership style to shape up consensus. His dedication, passion, and service to organized medicine are unparallel. He is a beacon for young physicians.”

John J. Nava, MD

I am proud to endorse Dr. Jayesh Shah as TMA President Elect. Jay is a proven leader, a good listener, and and a compassionate physician who advocates for both colleagues and their patients. He continues to be active at the state and local level while maintaining a busy practice which includes teaching commitments. He will serve the family of medicine well.

Lubna Naeem M.D

I have known Dr. Shah for over ten years and have always found him to be dependable and a compassionate leader. He has long standing affiliation with TMA where he passionately raises voice on all forums to ensure provision of better health care delivery and access to medical care for all. He devotes time to many educational, research activities and is affiliated with many civic organizations and community wellbeing programs. It is a privilege to support Dr. Jayesh Shah M.D = for the position of TMA’s President elect

Dr. Niranjan Banda

“People need a helping hand to gain success many times, and with no reservations I can say Dr Jayesh Shah is most important person in my success.
Mini-externship program, initiated by Dr Shah helped me and many international medical graduates in gaining US clinical experience and helped in getting into residency programs.
He is a most insightful, selfless, helping man who can do any work with utmost ease. “

Dr. Venkat K.Rao.

“Dr. Jayesh Shah has unique leadership qualities. He is not only hard working but is also a team player and consensus builder. He is an open minded person. He showed exceptional leadership abilities in advancing IMG physician issues at American Medical Association.”

Dr. Nick Shroff

“Jayesh Shah is an effective communicator with knowledge, experience and passion to address diverse IMG issues, like physician equality and fairness. Jayesh will use his experience, and leadership skills to bring new enthusiasm, creativity and a balanced perspective to AAPI.”

Dr. Paul Sheffield

“Dr Shah is a highly respected clinician and visionary leader in wound care and hyperbaric medicine. He is a valued member of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society and a founding member of the Hyperbaric Society of India.”

Dr. James Rohack on AMA Blog..

I was honored to be the chief guest at the inaugural charity gala hosted by the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, the Texas Indo-Physicians Society Southwest Chapter and the India Association of San Antonio. The San Antonio event, entitled “Dancing for the Millions-Jai Ho,” was a mix of Indian cultures with the Southwest.

Using the theme from the Oscar-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire and song, “Jai Ho” (may you be victorious), the event highlighted dancing from India and Mexico, interspersed with presentations by AAPI President Vinod Shah, MD; a representative from the lead sponsor Lone Star National Bank; and myself representing the AMA. The dance styles included Indian folk, hip hop, salsa, flamenco and Bollywood. Jayesh Shah, MD, treasurer of AAPI and chair of the AMA International Medical Graduates Section, was the driving force that made the event a wonderful success.

The event’s beneficiaries are patients who receive medical care in free medical clinics in India (17) and the United States (10, including one in San Antonio) which are supported by AAPI and TIPS-SW. As I discussed the important role international medical graduates play in the AMA, it was clear that we share a common bond in caring for patients.

Humanity is our patient. It was fitting that the final dance was based on the Maya Angelo poem “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.” It represented the cry of those whose lives are devastated by natural disasters and unnatural infliction of suffering by humans on each other.

Though the AMA is working toward reforming the American health care system and providing health insurance coverage to more individuals, the reality is that all individuals who live in the United States will not be covered. Free clinics will still be needed, especially in geographic areas where expanded health insurance coverage will still leave gaps due to individual legal status or choice.

Until later…

Dr. Apurv Gupta

“Jayesh is an incredibly dynamic and driven individual. He truly understands leadership and knows when to take action. I find him to be an inspiration for our community of Indian physicians.”

Dr. Madhu Parikh

“Jayesh’s commitment to serve AAPI is unquestionable and We are happy to support his candidancy.”

Dr. Ajeet Kothari

“Jayesh’s commitment to serve AAPI is unquestionable and We are happy to support his candidancy.”

Dr. Bhushan Pandya

“I have known Jayesh for the last year or so. During this time I have had an opportunity to know him in different capacities. His resume illustrates his consistent and effective leadership roles. I have personally experienced his leadership qualities, hard work, big heart, tireless attempt at helping people.”

Dr. Sharvari Parghi

“As a young physician leader, Jayesh Shah is an incredible mentor, who is able to not only accomplish great tasks, but also able to unite and bridge physicians from all spectrums of age, training and walks of life. Jayesh continues to selflessly devote himself to the growth of the Indian physician community-whether locally in TIPS or AAPI.

Vimal Goyle

Hello Jayesh,

Congratulations and sincere thanks for working very hard to host the Fall GBM. Appreciate your kind hospitality. Thanks for taking us to ALAMO and The RIVER WALK and DINNER TOUR. I found out the Mayor of Your city is a classmate of my son Raj from Harvard law. They know each other for more than 10 years. I was able to meet Mr. Seeling from ECFMG. He gave quite a bit new information. You are an assest to AAPI.

Gita /Satish Anand MD

Dear Jayesh/Neha,

Both of you and your wonderful team has done excellent job in keeping the spirit of friendship above and beyond AAPI. Hospitality was top notch, comradery was great. All arrangements including bus rides were wonderful. Hope future events by other chapters for such an event keep these things in mind. With fond memories,

Prakash Desai,MD

Dear Jayeshbhai,

You have done a fantastic job putting all together. My hearty congratulations once again. Your entire team deserves credit for such a successful program. May be we should do something in Amarillo. The food was great, the dances were outstanding and the support and warmth of all your San Antonio folks was is an example of our Indian hospitality. Meeting with other AAPI colleagues was personally very rewarding and I learned a lot about them how they put enormous efforts at the cost of their practice and time to put interests of AAPI and its vision forward. You made extensive efforts to put the program together and this is a shining example of what the community can do things together.

Your thoughts in honoring Dr. Suryakant Patel is greatly appreciated. He relentlessly performs for AAPI and Indian community in general and provides me with guidance and support. WE have a TIPS meeting with CME organized on Oct 30th in Amarillo. Please accept my heart felt invitation to you all to visit Amarillo on this occasion if you can. After the CME talk I would like to discuss the progress AAPI has made particularly in reference to charitable foundation and the health care reform that Dr. Shah discussed to the local folks and drive to increase our membership.

Once again Meena and I sincerely appreciate what you have accomplished. You have my full support in future for such events and for your progress in AAPI as president in future.

My regards to Neha and your kids and parents

Sanat Gandhi


On behalf of all BOT members I would like to congratulate you for putting up such a marvelous spectacle and hugely successful charitable fund raising event. You have raised the bar so high it would be difficult for others to match.

Dr. Josie Williams

“Jay is young physician with extraordinary energy, drive and love for medical profession and has good record of service to the Texas Medical Association “