Dr. Shama was born and raised on Long Island, New York. His undergraduate studies were taken and baccalaureate degree received at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. He received his professional training at the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia. This was followed by completing a residency in podiatric medicine and surgery at Southeastern Medical Center in North Miami Beach, Florida. Dr. Shama is a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery (board certified in foot and ankle surgery), and Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He also holds memberships in the Hillsborough, Florida, and American Podiatric Medical Associations, the International College of Podiatric Laser Surgery, the American College of Arthoscopic Surgeons, and the Phlebology Society of America. Dr. Shama has served as both vice-president and president of the Hillsborough County Podiatric Medical Association, Chief of Podiatry at University Community Hospital, in addition to serving as an editorial consultant for several professional podiatric medical journals and textbooks.

Dr. Shama has been practicing in the Tampa Bay area since 1984, with the express intention of providing the highest quality foot, ankle, and leg care to this and surrounding communities. Almost all forms of lower extremity treatment are available through our office. Most forms of major reconstructive and minor foot surgery are within Dr. Shama's scope of practice.