Arooj Shaikh was born in Petersburg, Virginia, graduated from the University of Maryland in College Park with a degree in biochemistry, and completed medical school at the University of Maryland at Baltimore. He pursued a one-year fellowship in Interventional Radiology and
Angiography at the Washington Hospital Center after finishing his radiology residency at George Washington University. He started his career working in the Catholic Hospital network of New York City, and received Rookie of the Year honors in his early tenure at Mary Immaculate Hospital in Jamaica, Queens. Before moving to WNY he taught radiology residents at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, NY. He was a partner in Niagara Frontier Radiologic Associates prior to joining Windsong Radiology Group in 2020.
Why I became a doctor/radiologist
I am a fan of science fiction. At a very early age I saw “Fantastic Voyage” on our Zenith black and white TV and was completely captivated. I was proficient in math and science while growing up. Fortunately, I was also good with my hands, and built several decks over two summers to help pay for med school.
The combination of technology and minimally-invasive procedures in the service of patient care immediately drew me to radiology. The advent of genetic and molecular techniques along with individual patient-directed medicine makes this an exciting time to practice radiology.
I am grateful for the opportunity to work with such brilliant and compassionate colleagues at Windsong, and I look forward to contributing to our community.