Kruti Parikh Shah

Board Member


Kruti Parikh Shah, PharmD, is an Indo-Canadian American whose life has spanned three countries. She was raised by a single mother who immigrated to Canada from India when Kruti was a teenager. As a first-generation immigrant, she understands the challenges and hardships associated with resettlement.

Due to her strong desire and commitment to be of service to others who have been displaced, she has volunteered with RefugeeOne as a co-sponsor of a Syrian refugee family, at RefugeeOne’s winter clothing drive, and in the capital campaign to build RefugeeOne’s West Rogers Park headquarters. Passion for supporting immigrants runs in the family her husband, Tejas Shah, is an immigration attorney and serves on the executive board of the Indo-American Center, a non-profit in Rogers Park.

​Dr. Shah is a Clinical Operations Pharmacist at Rush University Medical Center. As a woman of color with a hearing loss disability, she is actively engaged in advocacy work for Disability, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at RUSH. She is on the steering committee for the Disabilities Employee Resource Group (DERG), a 2023 Disability Lead Institute fellow, and a RUSH Public Voice fellow with the OpEd Project.