Siddharth Ashvin Shah, MD, MPH

Siddharth Ashvin Shah, MD, MPH
Title Founder and CEO
Education MD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
MPH, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY
BA, Rice University, Houston, TX
Inspiration "When people achieve the sublime, a kind of magic, in their lives. I can see it in the way they hold themselves in the ordinary, how they lose themselves in play…and how they show up for adversity."

Siddharth is a physician and public health scientist who seeks to change the way we regard society’s helpers, healers, and protectors. He supports organizations to become trauma-responsive by addressing traumatic exposure among field-workers, support staff, and program beneficiaries.

After several years of providing consultation to international NGOs, faith-based agencies, human rights organizations, and healthcare organizations, Siddharth founded Greenleaf Integrative. Greenleaf has since become a hub for like-minded individuals who seek to facilitate organizational change through training about traumatic stress, neurobiology, and leadership efficacy.

Siddharth’s interdisciplinary expertise spans preventive medicine, mindfulness and spirituality, the humanities, cross-cultural adaptation, disaster response, and real-world applications of neuroscientific thinking. Through workshops and retreats, Siddharth has provided customized training to diverse organizations, which include: sexual assault and incest victim advocates (India), nurses (Ethiopia, USA), mental health practitioners (USA), and disaster relief workers (Pakistan, Sri Lanka, USA).

Before founding Greenleaf, Siddharth conducted a private practice at the GW Center for Integrative Medicine in Washington, DC. He also headed the Preventive Medicine Residency Program at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, NYC, where he had a faculty appointment in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan.

Siddharth received his Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Rice University and completed his MD at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. After one year of specialized training at the Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry, he went to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, NY for advanced training in Preventive and Behavioral Medicine where he attained his Master of Public Health.
Siddharth is a physician and public health scientist who seeks to change the way we regard society’s helpers, healers, and protectors. He supports organizations to become trauma-responsive by addressing traumatic exposure among field-workers, support staff, and program beneficiaries.

After several years of providing consultation to international NGOs, faith-based agencies, human rights organizations, and healthcare organizations, Siddharth founded Greenleaf Integrative. Greenleaf has since become a hub for like-minded individuals who seek to facilitate organizational change through training about traumatic stress, neurobiology, and leadership efficacy.

Siddharth’s interdisciplinary expertise spans preventive medicine, mindfulness and spirituality, the humanities, cross-cultural adaptation, disaster response, and real-world applications of neuroscientific thinking. Through workshops and retreats, Siddharth has provided customized training to diverse organizations, which include: sexual assault and incest victim advocates (India), nurses (Ethiopia, USA), mental health practitioners (USA), and disaster relief workers (Pakistan, Sri Lanka, USA).

Before founding Greenleaf, Siddharth conducted a private practice at the GW Center for Integrative Medicine in Washington, DC. He also headed the Preventive Medicine Residency Program at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, NYC, where he had a faculty appointment in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan.

Siddharth received his Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Rice University and completed his MD at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. After one year of specialized training at the Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry, he went to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, NY for advanced training in Preventive and Behavioral Medicine where he attained his Master of Public Health.

What inspires Siddharth? “When people achieve the sublime, a kind of magic, in their lives. I can see it in the way they hold themselves in the ordinary, how they lose themselves in play…and how they show up for adversity.”

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