Dr. James Edward Shaw, MD

Dr. James Edward Shaw, MD

Dr. James Edward Shaw, MD

Languages: English
Fax: (202) 877-8113

Contact this Provider:

  • Medical Oncology
Conditions I Treat
  • abdominal cancer
  • cancer
  • cancer during pregnancy
  • cancer genomics
  • cancer pain
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Procedures I Perform
  • adjuvant chemotherapy
  • biological targeted therapy
  • cancer chemotherapy
  • chemoradiation
  • early detection of cancer
About the Provider

James E. Shaw, MD, MPH, is a medical oncologist who works at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, concentrating on cancers of the gastrointestinal tract. He became interested in becoming a physician in college. At that time, he was fascinated by learning how the body works and subsequently by learning how to prevent disease. Dr. Shaw finds cancer medicine an important field because it impacts so many people. In addition, cancer medicine is challenging and increasingly complex. As the knowledge of the causes of cancer grows, Dr. Shaw feels he has a vital role in translating the science of oncology into simple English for people with cancer and for their caregivers.

Dr. Shaw prides himself on being down-to-earth and approachable for his patients. He is always working on understanding where his patients are coming from, so he can best assess their needs and explain the treatment options available to them. Dr. Shaw is committed to staying at the forefront of the latest happenings in his field and has been a member of an academic faculty for over twenty years.

  • Fellowship Program: University of Pennsylvania Hospital (1991)
  • Fellowship Program: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (1991)
  • Residency Program: Virginia Commonwealth University Health System (1988)
  • Internship/Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University Health System (1988)
  • Medical School: Charles Drew Medical School (1985)
  • Medical School: LAC-University of Southern California Medical (1985)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology

Practice Locations
  • 110 Irving Street Northwest
    Washington, DC 20010
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    Phone: (202) 877-6998
    Fax: (202) 877-8113

  • 18101 Prince Philip Drive
    Olney, MD 20832
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