Nick Shroff

Professor, Research & Teaching Faculty VaYU


Dr. Nick Shroff is a urologist, cancer surgeon, yoga-alliance teacher, and healthcare consultant. He practiced conventional Western/allopathic medicine for over four decades, integrating his skills with modern holistic therapy. His technical skills and compassion have guided him to facilitate healing at a deeper level.

Dr. Shroff leads by example, imparting the knowledge received from the revered spiritual masters. He has voluntarily conducted numerous yoga classes for yoga practitioners, seniors and cancer patients for several decades. He teaches integrated medical knowledge that combines yoga and holistic living, affirming their validation by modern science.

Dr. Shroff is the President of the American Prostate Cancer Foundation (APCF). He stands out as a social innovator utilizing his education, experience, and leadership skills, especially for the elderly and underserved populations in low socioeconomic communities.

Academic and Professional distinctions

  • American Board Certified in Adult and Pediatric Urology: May 1977 (Part I); February 1979 (Part II)
  • Advanced Clinical Training for High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU), Indianapolis, IN, 2007
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons, 1980-Present
  • President, American Prostate Cancer Foundation
  • American Academy of Family Physicians, Faculty- Recognition for active teaching of family medicine
  • Gold Medal in Pediatrics, 1968
  • Dr. Florence Nichols Prize 1968; First Prize Psychiatry, Christian Med. College, Vellore
  • Most Distinguished Service Award, AAPI Charitable Foundation, 2014. Instrumental in establishing, and coordinating several projects and programs across India, serving thousands of underprivileged people in several states. Providing services to needy patients and those with poor access to health care.
  • TMA- International Medical Graduate (IMG) Section’s Outstanding Physician award, 2019, for commitment to improving health
  • American Medical Association Foundation (AMAF) Recognition Leadership of IMG Scholarship Program, 2004
  • Friends of ECHO Award, recognizing work for improving the care of underserved patients across India, 2015. Outstanding Physician Award for exemplary Contribution to medicine and community service, 2019
  • Selected for All India Inter-Collegiate Medical Quiz Competition, 1969

Leadership Roles

Texas Tech University

    • Distinguished Associate, Texas Tech University of Health Science Center, School of Medicine, contributing to the medical school’s development and program throughout Texas, 1982. Teaching Faculty, Dept of Surgery/ Urology, since 1977

IMG & TX Indian Physician Society

    • Chairman, International Medical Graduate (IMG) Section of the TMA, 2002-03. Outstanding Physician Award for exemplary contribution to medicine and community service, 2019.
    • President, Texas Indo-American Physicians Society (TIPS), 1989-1990
    • Founding Member & President, TIPS, NW Chapter, 1986


    • President, Indian American Urological Association (IAUA), 2004-2006
    • Chairman, High-Intensity Focus Ultrasound (HiFu) in the Management of Prostate Cancer,  since 2015
    • Treasurer, Society of Indian American Clinical Urologists (SIACU), since 2011
    • Chairman, Finance Committee, Indian American Urology Assoc, 2013-14

Texas Medical Association

    • TMA Board of Councilors since 1997 through 2006 (Initially, Vice Council and then as TMA Councilor)
    • Chair of Constitution and By-laws Committee; 2006-07;
    • TMA – House of Delegates 1988- 2007;
    • Served on several committees, including Physician Health and Wellness

Additional Leadership Roles

    • Co-founder & Chairman, Accountable Care Organization (ACO) in TX since inception in 2012. Integrated-ACO is devoted to improving the quality of care and reducing medical costs for the population age 65 or over in several communities across Texas
    • Midland Memorial Hospital: Board of Trustees 1996–2000; Chief of Staff 1995; Chief of Surgery 1991; Chairman Emergency Services 1985
    • Physician & Surgeons Hospital: Board of Directors 1989; Chief of Staff 1991
    • Parkview Hospital: Chairman of Surgery, 1982-1983
    • President, Pratham, DFW Chapter, present
    • Director, Midland Urological Center, 1980-2007
    • Director, Community National Bank, TX 1999-2005
    • Senior Leadership for non-profit organizations, including the National Kidney Foundation, United Ostomy Association, and The United Way
    • Medical advisor (past) for HiFu solution, Cooled Thermo-Therapy, Luminant Research, and several pharmaceutical/device companies

Philanthropic & Humanitarian Work

  • Chair, AAPI (American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin) Charitable Foundation, 2012-2014, conferred the Most Distinguished Service Award for Medically Underserved Area, 2019
  • Project Leader, Rural Health Initiative & Government of India, Prostate Cancer Screening Program, 2006
  • Co-director, Project ECHO replication in India, Hyderabad 2012, Cochin 2013, Gujarat 2014
  • Faculty, Health Information Technology, Global Health Summit, GAPIO (Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin) Convention-Speaker, Hyderabad, 2012, Cochin 2013, Ahmedabad 2014
  • Coordinator, AAPI-Charitable Foundation (cf), Manage 14 clinics, including Head-Coordinator for cf website formation and updates, India, Chief Liaison Officer, AAPI Charitable Dispensary & Clinic, since 2014, Ammanpettai, Thanjavur Dist., Tamil Nadu,
  • Co-director, Rural Health Camp, Dhandhuka and Timpi, 2014
  • Treasurer, Board Member, Texas Medical Association Foundation (TMAF). Chairman, Finance Committee 2002-2006.
  • Lt Colonel, TX State Guard (Brigade), Medical Reserve Group/Corps, May 2007 Coordinator Medical reserves 5-day Rural-camp 2007, in Del Rio (US-Mexico border town), Surgical/Medical services, NIMS training to help during Natural Disasters like Hurricane, Earthquakes, Tornados, etc.
  • Free Prostate Cancer Screening Clinic, Midland, TX, Care for the underinsured and low-income section of the population, 1991-2006,
  • Board of Directors, Patron trustee AAPI Charitable Foundation, since 2003
  • Yoga teacher, Organized and conducted Yoga Classes voluntarily, Senior Citizens Yoga Classes
  • ERYT, Yoga Alliance Teacher, Art of Living Foundation
  • TTC yoga for JKyog 2019- current, Training the trainer
  • Teaching the teacher yoga courses under Baba Ramdev, 2007
  • Collaborated with the Vyasa Foundation, SEVA International, and Art of Living (AOL) DFW chapter in the "STOP DIABETES “initiative
  • Training with Swami Jyotirmayananda, Yoga Research Foundation, Miami, FL 1982-1997
  • Organized volunteer clinic for Seniors at Haven for Hope (homeless shelter), San Antonio, TX, 2014
  • Founding Member, Hindu Association of West Texas (HAWT), 1984, President 1985, Chairman Board of Directors 4-year term, Chair, Council of Trustees 2006-2013
  • Coordinator, innovative community programs and wellness education, helping underserved people, particularly in the health camps, health fairs, and local temples 2013-Current.
  • Faculty, BREATH AS THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF LIFESTYLE AND HEALTH – CME program for Physicians and Medical Professionals, since 2022

Selected Publications

  • Posterior Urethral Valve: British Journal of Urology 44, 486-494, 1972
  • Complicated Urinary Tract Infection, Historical & Modern Concepts: Booklet & Scientific Exhibit, Annual Meeting of American Urological Association, 1973
  • Antibiotics as Heavy Metal Chelating Agents in Recurring Bacterial Prostatitis: Paper read at the Chicago Urological Society (Chicago, Illinois), 1973
  • Intravenous & Oral Doxycycline Therapy of Urinary Tract Infections: Paper read at the Vibramycin Symposium, Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, La., 1973 Anatomy of Incomplete Erection: Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality Vol. 7, Page 63, 1973
  • Nephroscopy, Scientific Exhibit: Annual meeting of the American Urological Association, 1975
  • The Cellular Immune Response in Patient with Transitional Cell Carcinoma of the Bladder: Paper read at the annual meeting of the National Society of University Residents, St. Charles, Illinois, 1977
  • Ureterorenoscopy, Scientific Exhibit: SW Section Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1978
  • ECHO (Extension of Community Healthcare Outcomes) project 2012 co-author with Sanjeev Arora, director of ECHO
  • Urology News, 2006, Cooled Thermotherapy is the preferred Technology Growth Engine for Texas Urology Practice
  • Oct 2015,
  • March 2015
  • Feb 2015
  • Nov 2017, AAPI Journal, High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HiFu) therapy for Prostate Cancer
  • 3-26-2021
  • for Healthy Living-Journey to holistic health, well-being, and healing incorporating yoga, Dec 30, 2021.