Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL


Child Neurology - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

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


Pediatric Stroke Fellowship - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Graduate Degree

PhD in Neurobiology - University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division, Chicago, IL

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Conditions Treated

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Neural repair following focal ischemic injury in the developing brain

Improving recovery after stroke




Shih EK, Robinson MB. Role of Astrocytic Mitochondria in Limiting Ischemic Brain Injury? Physiology (Bethesda). 2018 Mar 1;33(2):99-112. doi: 10.1152/physiol.00038.2017. 


Shih EK, Sekerková G, Ohtsuki F, Aldinger KA, Chizhikov VV, Hansel C, Mugnaini E, Millen KJ. (2015) The spontaneous ataxic mouse mutant Tippy is characterized by a novel Purkinje cell morphogenesis and degeneration phenotype. Cerebellum 14(3):292-307.

Posters and Presentations


Shih EK*, Natarajan S, Falkensammer C, Beslow LA, Messé SR, Ichord RN. Role of patent foramen ovale (PFO) in first and recurrent childhood cryptogenic arterial ischemic stroke (AIS). Presentation at the International Stroke Conference 2017, February 21-24, 2017, Houston, TX.

Awards and Honors

2008 – 2009, NIH (NINDS) Individual Pre-doctoral NRSA Fellowship

2003 – 2007, NIH Medical Scientist NRSA Training Grant

2002, New York University Honors Scholar 

1999 – 2002, College of Arts & Science of New York University Presidential Honors Scholar 

1998 – 2002, New York University Dean’s List 

Leadership and Memberships

American Academy of Neurology

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

Child Neurology Society

Society for Neuroscience