Huntsville Doctor Fined; Seeks Jury Trial For Harassment Charge

Dr. Amish Shah (Photo: Tim Hanson/WHNT News 19)

Dr. Amish Shah (Photo: Tim Hanson/WHNT News 19)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – An update on a court case WHNT News 19 has been tracking, involving a Huntsville doctor charged with harassment.

Thursday morning, Huntsville Municipal Judge Sybil Cleveland fined Dr. Amish Shah $100 and ordered him to serve 60 days in the Metro Jail.  However, all 60 days were suspended.  Dr. Shah was placed on 12 months of probation.

Dr. Shah’s attorney, Patrick Tuten requested that the court set an Appeal Bond, which the judge granted.  Tuten says Shah will appeal the case and pursue a jury trial in Madison County Circuit Court.

“Dr. Shah has not admitted any wrongdoing in this matter and continues to maintain his innocence to the charge of Harassment,” Tuten said in a statement to WHNT News 19.

Dr. Shah is a Huntsville nephrologist.  WHNT News 19 broke the story in February when a Huntsville Hospital employee accused Dr. Shah of harassment.  He pleaded not guilty in March.

He was an independent member of the medical staff at both Huntsville Hospital and Crestwood Medical Center at the time.

The Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners is also involved in the investigation.