Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA

Residency

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

Fellowship

Transplant Hepatology - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety (CHIPS) - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA (Chief Fellow)

Board Certification

Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
Pediatrics

Graduate Degree

MS in Health Policy Research - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2021

Benitez AJ, Budhu S, Burger C, Turco R, Ballester L, Shah AA, Lynch K, Fiorino K, Menard-Katcher C, Muir A, Mamula P. “Use of the functional luminal imaging probe (FLIP) in pediatrics: a comparison study of patients with achalasia before and after endoscopic dilation and non-achalasia controls.” Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2021;00:e14133. https://doi.org/10.1111/nmo.14133

Kehar M, Ebel NH, Ng VL, Rivera-Baquero JE, Leung DH, Slowik V, Ovchinsky N, Shah AA, Arnon R, Miloh T, Gupta N, Mohammad S, Kogan-Liberman D, Squires JE, Sanchez MC, Hildreth A, Book L, Chu C, Alrabadi L, Azzam R, Chepuri B, Elisofon S, Falik R, Gallagher L, Kader H, Mogul D, Mujawar Q, Namjoshi SS, Valentino PL, Vitola B, Waheed N, Zheng MH, Lobritto S, Martinez M. “SARS-CoV2 infection in children with liver transplant and native liver disease: an international observational registry study.” J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2021; 807-814. https://doi.org/10.1097/mpg.0000000000003077

Murali CN, Soler-Alfonso C, Loomes KM, Shah AA, Monteil D, Padilla CD, Scaglia F, Ganetzky R. “TRMU deficiency: a broad clinical spectrum responsive to cysteine supplementation.” Mol Genet Metab. 2021; 146-153. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ymgme.2021.01.005.

2020

Clarkston K, Lee J, Donoghue S, Peters H, Eiroa H, Shah A, Loomes K, Wen J, Oliver M, Hardikar W, Prada CE, Asai A. “Acute liver dysfunction with delayed peak serum aminotransferase levels as a presentation of ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency in females.” Am J Med Genet. 2020;1-7. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.a.62031.

2019

Wehrman A, Waisbourd-Zinman O, Shah A, Hilmara D, Lin H, Rand EB. “Steroid free treatment of autoimmune hepatitis in selected children.” J Pediatr. 2019;1-4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2018.12.070.

2018

Waisbourd-Zinman O, Shah A, Lin H, Rand E. “Splenic rupture in children with portal hypertension.” J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2018;447-450. https://doi.org/10.1097/MPG.0000000000001800.

2017

El-Hattab AW, Wang J, Dai H, Almannai M, Staufner C, Alfadhel M, Gambello MJ, Prasun P, Raza S, Lyons HJ, Afqi M, Saleh MA, Faqeih EA, Alzaidan HI, Alshenqiti A, Flore LA, Hertecant J, Sacharow S, Barbouth DS, Murayama K, Shah A, Lin H, Wong LC. “MPV17-related mitochondrial DNA maintenance defect: new cases and review of clinical, biochemical, and molecular aspects.” Human Mutation. 2017;1-8. https://doi.org/10.1002/humu.23387.

El-Hattab AW, Wang J, Dai H, Almannai M, Staufner C, Alfadhel M, Gambello MJ, Prasun P, Raza S, Lyons HJ, Afqi M, Saleh MA, Faqeih EA, Alzaidan MI, Alsheqiti A, Flore LA, Hertecant J, Sacharow S, Barbouth DS, Murayama K, Shah A, Lin H, Wong LC: MPV17-related mitochondrial DNA maintenance defect: new cases and review of clinical, biochemical and molecular aspects. Human Mutation 39(4): 461-470, December 2017.

Shah A, Sreedharan R: Considering Failure to Thrive in Your Patient: So much to think about, so little time. American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (SOGHN) 2017 Notes: Malnutrition is Still Malnutrition in Medically Complex Patients, H-Program Handout

 

Abstracts

 

 

Posters and Presentations

2020

Laskin B, Fisher B, Henry L, Correale C, Shah A, et al. “Improved Screening for Epstein-Barr Virus Infection to Prevent Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder in Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant Recipients. Poster Presentation at CHOP Annual Quality & Safety Day November 2, 2020.

Kohut T, Shah A, Panganiban J. “Autoimmune Antibodies in Children with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease.” Abstract and Oral Presentation at 6th World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition on June 5, 2020.

Shah A, Herchline D, Rojas C, Mehta S, Fairchild VC, Hart J. “If You See Something Say Something: Engaging Housestaff in Patient Safety and Event Reporting.” Abstract and Poster Presentation at Pediatric Academic Societies on May 5, 2020 and “All Perspectives Welcome: Improving Resident Engagement in Patient Safety and Event Reporting.” NEJM 360 QI Challenge Top 10 Finalist June 2020.

Luo B, Mai M, Shah A, Hershline D, Mehta S, Rojas C, Hart J: Patient Safety Hackathon, Poster Presentation. 3rd Annual CHOP Interprofessional Education Symposium January 2020

2019

Shah A, Small D, Lorch S, Lin H: Factors Impacting Delayed Diagnosis of Neonatal Cholestasis and Biliary Atresia, Poster Presentation. Pediatric Academic Societies, Baltimore, MD April 2019.

Shah A, Isserman R, Taylor A: Endoscopic Management of Achalasia:  Time for Improvement, Poster Presentation. Digestive Disease Week, San Diego, CA May 2019.

Shah A, Isserman R, Taylor A: Endoscopic Management of Achalasia:  Time for Improvement, Poster Presentation. CHOP Annual Quality and Safety Day, Philadelphia, PA May 2019.

2018

Shah A, Rudra S, Gupta M, Lin H: Factors Influencing the Development of Post-Operative Hepatic Artery Thrombosis in Pediatric Liver Transplant Patients:  A Single Center Experience, Poster Presentation. Society of Pediatric Liver Transplant (SPLIT), Atlanta, GA September 2018.

Shah A, Gonzalez A, Cui J, Lin H: Liver Enzymes in the Setting of Elevated Creatine Kinase, Poster Presentation. North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Annual Meeting, Hollywood, FL October 2018.

Shah A, Isserman R, Taylor A: Endoscopic Management of Achalasia:  Time for Improvement, Poster Presentation. North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Annual Meeting, Hollywood FL October 2018.

Shah A, Small D, Lorch S, Lin H: Factors Impacting Delayed Diagnosis of Neonatal Cholestasis and Biliary Atresia, Poster Presentation. American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, San Francisco, CA November 2018.

Lectures by Invitation

2021

Shah A.“Streamlining Communication during the Pre-Transplant Process: A Quality Improvement Initiative” – Pediatric Liver Learning Congress, UNOS/OPTN (Virtual).  June 2021.

2018

Shah A. "The Value of Stories," Pediatric Academic Societies, Healthcare Value & Patient/Family Centered Special Interest Group, Toronto, Canada. May 2018.

Awards and Honors

2020, CHOP House Staff Teaching Award Honor Roll
2018, Studies in Pediatric Liver Transplantation (SPLIT) Travel Grant Award
2011, Alpha Omega Alpha, Jefferson Medical College
2010, Valley National Bank Samuel L. Riskin Memorial Career Aspirations Award
2010, George McClellan Surgical Honor Society, Jefferson Medical College
2010, Hobart Amare Hare Medical Honor Society, Jefferson Medical College
2008, Thomas Jefferson University Lavine Scholarship for abstract "Sleep as a Treatment for Migraine: Effect of Age"
2008, Senior Biology Department Award, The College of New Jersey
2008, Summa Cum Laude, The College of New Jersey
2007, Phi Beta Kappa, The College of New Jersey

Editorial and Academic Positions

Academic and Institutional Committees

2016-present, QI Committee, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

International

2016-present, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
 - 2018-present, Clinical Care and Quality Committe

National

2021-present, Academic Pediatric Association
2019-present, Society of Pediatric Liver Transplant
 - 2019-present, QICC Committee
2018-present, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
 - 2019-present, Public Health/Health Care Delivery SIG
 - 2019-present, Pediatric Liver Disorder SIG
2011-present, American Academy of Pediatrics