Samir S. Shah, MD

Areas of Expertise: Pneumonia, Meningitis, Use of diagnostic tests, Clinical prediction rules, Propensity scores, Efficiency of hospital-based care
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT


    Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


    Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


    General Pediatrics/Infectious Diseases - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Board Certification

    Infectious Disease

    Graduate Degree

    MSCE - Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Physician, General Pediatrics

    Research Director, Department of Global Health

    Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Departments and Services
  • Publications


    Spergel JM, Book WM, Mays E, Song L, Shah SS, Talley NJ, Bonis PA. Variation in Prevalence, Diagnostic Criteria, and Initial Management Options for Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Diseases in the United States. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2010 Nov 3. [Epub ahead of print] Read abstract.

    Parikh K, Marein-Efron G, Huang S, O'Hare G, Finalle R, Shah SS. Nutritional status of children after a food-supplementation program integrated with routine health care through mobile clinics in migrant communities in the Dominican Republic. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2010 Sep;83(3):559-64. Read abstract.

    Dewan M, Zorc JJ, Hodinka RL, Shah SS. Cerebrospinal fluid enterovirus testing in infants 56 days or younger. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010 Sep;164(9):824-30. Read abstract.




    Mongelluzzo J, Mohamad Z, Ten Have TR, Shah SS. Impact of bacterial meningitis-associated conditions on pediatric inpatient resource utilization. J Hosp Med. 2010 Jul-Aug;5(6):E1-7. Read abstract. 

    Shah SS, Ebberson J, Kestenbaum LA, Hodinka RL, Zorc JJ. Age-specific reference values for cerebrospinal fluid protein concentration in neonates and young infants. J Hosp Med. 2010 Jul 13. [Epub ahead of print] Read abstract.




    Fieldston ES, Hall M, Sills MR, Slonim AD, Myers AL, Cannon C, Pati S, Shah SS. Children's hospitals do not acutely respond to high occupancy. Pediatrics. 2010 May;125(5):974-81. Epub 2010 Apr 19.  Read abstract

    Lorch SA, Millman AM, Shah SS. Impact of congenital anomalies and treatment location on the outcomes of infants hospitalized with herpes simplex virus (HSV). J Hosp Med. 2010 Mar;5(3):154-9. Read abstract

    Shah SS, Volk J, Mohamad Z, Hodinka RL, Zorc JJ. Herpes simplex virus testing and hospital length of stay in neonates and young infants. J Pediatr. 2010 May;156(5):738-43. Epub 2010 Feb 10. Read abstract

    Seiden JA, Zorc JJ, Hodinka RL, Shah SS. Lack of cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis in young infants with enterovirus infections of the central nervous system. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2010 Feb;26(2):77-81. Read abstract

    Shah SS, Ten Have TR, Metlay JP. Costs of treating children with complicated pneumonia: a comparison of primary video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery and chest tube placement.  Pediatr Pulmonol. 2010 Jan;45(1):71-7. Read abstract



    Shah SS, Wood SM, Luan X, Ratner AJ. Decline in varicella-related ambulatory visits and hospitalizations in the United States since routine immunization against varicella. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2010 Mar;29(3):199-204. Read abstract


    Feudtner C, Pati S, Goodman DM, Kahn MG, Sharma V, Hutto JH, Levin JE, Slonim AD, Hall M, Shah SS. State-level child health system performance and the likelihood of readmission to children's hospitals. Pediatr. 2010 Jul;157(1):98-102.e1. Epub 2010 Mar 20. Read abstract


    Avery RA, Shah SS, Licht DJ, Seiden JA, Huh JW, Boswinkel J, Ruppe MD, Chew A, Mistry RD, Liu GT. Reference range for cerebrospinal fluid opening pressure in children. N Engl J Med. 2010 Aug 26;363(9):891-3. No abstract available.


    Avery RA, Mistry RD, Shah SS, Boswinkel J, Huh JW, Ruppe MD, Borasino S, Licht DJ, Seiden JA, Liu GT. Patient position during lumbar puncture has no meaningful effect on cerebrospinal fluid opening pressure in children. J Child Neurol. 2010 May;25(5):616-9. Epub 2010 Feb 22. Read abstract.


    Lee GE, Lorch SA, Sheffler-Collins S, Kronman MP, Shah SS. National hospitalization trends for pediatric pneumonia and associated complications. J Pediatrics. 2010 Aug;126(2):204-13. Epub 2010 Jul 19. Read abstract.