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Rachana D. Shah, MD

Attending Physician

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Rachana Shah, Muredach P. Reilly: Omega-3 Fatty Acids Reduce Obesity-Related Adipose Inflammation. American Diabetes Association, 73rd Scientific Sessions; 2013 Jun 21-25, Chicago, IL.


Shah R, Ferguson J, Hinkle C, Terembula K, Tabita-Martinez J, Shah R, Patel P, Mulvey C, Mehta N, Rader D, Reilly M: Omega-3 Fatty Acids Attenuate Systemic and Adipose Inflammatory Chemokine Responses to Evoked Inflammation in Human. American Diabetes Association 72nd Scientific Sessions; 2012 Jun 8-12, Philadelphia, PA.

Shah R, Hinkle C, Mehta N, Putt M, Reilly M. : Endotoxin reveals human adipose genes suppressed by obesity in vivo. Endocrine Society National Meeting; 2012 Jun 23-26, Houston, TX.


2013, Kynett-FOCUS JFI Award for Research in Women's Cardiovascular Health "Cardiometabolic Risk Profiling in Adolescent PCOS"

2009, Genentech Clinical Fellows Travel Grant

2008, Endocrine Society Poster Competition Award

2008, Endocrine Society Trainee Day Travel Award

2007, Lawson Wilkin's Pediatric Endocrine Society, Travel Grant

2002, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society




Shah R and Kim RJ: Adrenal Disorders. Netter's Pediatrics. Elselvier, 2011.


Shah R and Reilly MP: Inflammation and Adipose Dysfunction. Metabolic Basis of Obesity. Ahima RS (eds.). Springer, 2010.


Shah R and Kelly A: Precocious Puberty. The 5 Minute Pediatric Consult, 5th edition. Schwartz, MW (eds.). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008.

Editorial and Academic Positions

Academic and institutional committees

2013-Present, Evaluation Committee, Division of Endocrinology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


Memberships in professional organizations

2006-Present, Endocrine Society
2006-Present, Pediatric Endocrine Society

Original Papers


Ferguson JF, Patel PN, Shah RY, Mulvey CK, Gadi R, Nijjar PS, Usman HM, Mehta NN, Shah R, Master SR, Propert KJ, Reilly MP: Race and gender variation in response to evoked inflammation. Journal of Translational Medicine 11(1), March 2013. Read the abstract


Shah R, Hinkle CC, Haris L, Shah R, Mehta NN, Putt ME, Reilly MP : Adipose Genes Down-Regulated During Experimental Endotoxemia Are Also Suppressed in Obesity. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 97(11), November 2012. Read the abstract

Mulvey CK, Ferguson JF, Tabita-Martinez J, Kong S, Shah RY, Patel PN, Master SR, Haris MU, Propert KJ, Shah R, Mehta NN, Reilly MP: Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor-α Agonism With Fenofibrate Does Not Suppress Inflammatory Responses to Evoked Endotoxemia. Journal of the American Heart Association 1(4), August 2012. Read the abstract

Mehta NN, Heffron SP, Patel PN, Ferguson J, Shah RD, Hinkle CC, Krishnamoorthy P, Shah R, Tabita-Martinez J, Terembula K, Master SR, Rickels MR, Reilly MP: A human model of inflammatory cardio-metabolic dysfunction; a double blind placebo-controlled crossover trial. Journal of Translational Medicine June 2012. Read the abstract

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