Dr. Summit Shah, a deeply respected allergist, clinical researcher, and medical school professor, is the founder Premier Allergy in Columbus, Ohio. A patient-focused medical practitioner, Dr. Shah believes in the importance of giving back to the Central Ohio region in which he was raised, educated, and supported throughout both his youth and his professional career as the founder of Premier Allergy.
During his early years in the Columbus area, Dr. Shah experienced an array of allergy- and asthma-related issues firsthand, inspiring him to pursue a career in medicine in which he could focus on providing innovative and effective treatments for the same kind of challenges he endured while growing up in Central Ohio. Motivated by his early-life experiences, Dr. Shah completed his undergraduate degree at The Ohio State University and then earned acceptance to and graduated from The Ohio State University College of Medicine.
It was after medical school that Dr. Shah briefly left Central Ohio, taking advantage of opportunities to complete a residency in internal medicine at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, before heading west to Southern California for an allergy fellowship at the Scripps Institute and the University of California – San Diego. Having trained under some of the world’s foremost authorities on allergic disease, severe asthma, and immunology, Dr. Shah and his wife returned to the Columbus Area to raise a family while serving the Central Ohio communities that have so generously provided their unyielding support.
In addition to his work with Premier Allergy — not to mention his ongoing efforts as a clinical researcher and professor at The Ohio State University College of Medicine — Dr. Shah is also the founder of The Summit Shah Scholarship, a $1,000 academic scholarship offered on an annual basis to students who wish to further their education at an institution of higher learning. Despite Dr. Shah’s obvious affinity for medicine, the scholarship is open to all applicants regardless of their intended area of academic study.
As a longtime medical school professor, Dr. Shah is more than familiar with the growing costs of education and recognizes the financial challenges so many students encounter on the way to achieving their academic goals. Dr. Shah, who attended some of the world’s most respected academic institutions on the way to earning a medical degree and founding his own medical practice, believes that no student should be denied the lifelong rewards an education bestows — especially due to nothing more than financial obstacles.
In service of the lofty goals associated with the removal of financial hurdles to higher education, Dr. Shah founded the Summit Shah Scholarship for students currently enrolled in or accepted to a college, university, trade school, or design school. The scholarship requires eligible applicants to submit a brief essay of no more than 500 words discussing how the lessons learned through failure can ultimately support one’s future success. The essay and application can be submitted via the digital form located at SummitShahScholarship.com.