Dr. Yashica Shah, a New Jersey native, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with honors, with both a B.A. in the biological basis of behavior (from the College of Arts and Sciences) and a B.S. in bioengineering (from the School of Engineering and Applied Science). She went on to the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, obtaining her Doctor of Medicine in 1998. During her residency at the University of Chicago Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, she received numerous Golden Apple Awards for excellence in teaching, and received additional awards and recognition for her work in performing and analyzing ultrasound imaging.