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Shannon N. Moonah, MD

Division:
Infectious Diseases and International Health
Department:
Medicine
Primary Location:
Infectious Diseases Clinic

5th Floor, Outpatient Clinic

1300 Jefferson Park Ave.

Charlottesville, VA 22903

Directions
Expertise
Clinical Practice:
Infectious Diseases
About
Title:
Assistant Professor
Biography

Shannon Moonah, MD, is a physician-scientist in the UVA Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health. He specializes in general internal medicine, infectious diseases and travel medicine. He has a special interest in parasitology, gut inflammation and repair, and his research is supported by the National Institutes of Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Moonah was born and raised in Jamaica, where he attended medical school at the University of the West Indies. 

For his residency, Moonah came to the U.S. to train at Howard University in Washington, D.C, which included clinical and research electives at the National Institutes of Health. He completed graduate training in molecular microbiology and immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Malaria Research Institute, which was directed by Nobel laureate Peter Agre, MD. At UVA, Moonah completed a four-year clinical and research fellowship program in infectious diseases prior to joining the faculty in 2016.


Moonah married his medical school classmate, Debbie-Ann Shirley, MBBS, MPH, a pediatrician and clinical director of pediatric infectious diseases at UVA. They have two young children. In his free time, Moonah enjoys playing basketball with his son, running track with his daughter and playing football with both children in the backyard.

Awards
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Harold Amos Scholar, 2018
Education
Primary:
University of the West Indies
Residency:
Howard University Hospital
Fellowships:
University of Virginia

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Visitor Guidelines

Clinics & COVID-19 Patients: No Visitors 

For adult clinic appointments or those in the hospital with COVID-19:

  • No one can come with you into clinic buildings
  • No visitors at the bedside of COVID-19 cases
  • The care team can allow standard exceptions 

In Hospital, ED, & Procedures: 1 Visitor

For adults in the hospital, emergency department, or having medical procedures:

  • Only 1 visitor allowed at a time
  • Two visitors can be designated
  • The care team can allow standard exceptions

Virtual Options: Connect From a Distance

When you can't visit in person, you can still: