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April 14, 2018
Although I had only met Daksha a couple of times before her onset of ALS I was relieved that she responded so well to Monica and received such supportive and loving care throughout her very difficult ordeal. I enjoyed getting to know her better through this loving and beautifully written tribute. I hope you, your children, and your grandchildren receive the loving support you need to help you during this time of mourning. Namaste.
March 05, 2018
What a loving tribute and absolutely amazing person. We are sending so much love to her family.
February 23, 2018
It was an honor and a privilege to work with Daksha at Kaiser Morse Avenue in Labor and Delivery. I lovingly called her Doc Shah for years before I realized her first name was Daksha! She brightened every room she entered and we all loved her dearly. I will always remember your loving heart. You reminded us all that the best medical practice in the world is empty if not delivered with kindness and compassion. Rest in peace, dear friend.
February 19, 2018


Happy-Sad with this, I was in Hawaii at the time I heard.

I saw her several
months ago and it was sad to see that ALS was not kind for her.

I first met her in Pittsburgh PA when she was working at Allegheny General Hospital (agony general it was joking called) and I was at Magee Woman's Hospital (Univ of Pittsburgh) in the late 1970's. No disrespect, but when I first met her I thought people were calling Doc Shah and I thought that was inappropriate and disrespectful.
Trying to stick up for her I asked her why do you let people talk to you that way? and she said "what way? Thats my name! and she explained things to me.
When I started at Kaiser Morse Ave, there she was. Smiling.
Always enthusiastic and excited about things: especially people, patients, friends, colleagues and the practice of OB-GYN. She delivered lots of babies.

"Greg Im so glad to see you.
That was a phrase that always brought a smile to my face (even when I knew on occasion that some work or a "special task" might be involved).
She always meant it.
She loved her patients and her patients loved her , as did her friends. And she had many friends.
I can't walk into the Mandarin Restaurant, or get my hair cut, or the grocery store, or see other OB-GYN's, physicians and many people who were mutual patients and acquaintances without an inquire as to how's Daksha doing?"
Daksha arranged and hosted a baby shower for My wife Sarah and me. She told me with a private word: Greg you better take care of Sarah or you will have to answer to me. Then she smiled and hugged me and said I know you will.
That was Daksha, always personal.
Sarah and I once ran into her randomly at Macy's with our youngest son Stephen one day (Stephen was about 11) and Daksha insisted on buying him a winter coat. That also was Daksha: always generous, always involved, she always cared.

I have wet eyes now. Even though it was painful to see her with ALS, failing, and in the end I hardly saw her at allI still felt the world had an energy of kindness with her in it. For me I can still feel this kindness in our world even with her passing because I knew her when she was in it, and I was lucky enough to be liked by her, and even more lucky to have had the time to get to know her.

Rest in peace Daksha.

Greg Herrera.
February 18, 2018
I am sadden to read of Dr Shah passing. I was a patient from 1983 until she retired and am blessed with 2 children because of caring and diligence to help me get pregnant. I loved all the words of wisdom she would pass my way. I am honored to have known her.

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