- Assistant Professor
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.
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Harold Amos Scholar, 2018
- University of the West Indies
- Howard University Hospital
- University of Virginia