Tushar Shah, MD



American Board of Pediatrics Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine



Medical School:

Mumbai University


Case Western Reserve University


Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
American Academy of Pediatrics


Dr. Shah is a physician-scientist with a passion for evidence-based medicine, hypothesis-driven research, and teaching.

He holds faculty appointments in the divisions of pediatrics, microbiology, and molecular cell biology, and is an adjunct faculty member in the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

As an independent investigator, Dr. Shah’s lab specializes in complement biology, and has been funded by the NIH, Virginia Catalyst, and Commonwealth Health Research Board. His lab focuses on understanding the role of inflammation in neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), with the goal of developing new therapeutic strategies.

In addition to his clinical and research endeavors, Dr. Shah also run a pathophysiology interest group with pediatric house-staff, leading in-depth discussions about mechanisms of neonatal diseases.

Dr. Shah completed his fellowship in neonatology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and holds a masters degree in public health in epidemiology from Emory University in Atlanta.

Clinical Interests:

  • Non-Invasive Ventilation
  • Neonatal Brain Injury
  • Point-of-care Ultrasound


  • Neonatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy

Honors and Awards:

  • Faculty Achievement in Research Award, CHKD, 2018
  • Professional Enrichment and Growth Award, EVMS, 2017
  • Arlean and Len Fries Award from the Irish American Pediatric Society, 2010
  • Top 5 posters award, American College of Chest Physicians, 2009


  • Dr. Shah’s published research can be viewed at PubMed.

Community Involvement and Memberships:

Society for Pediatric Research
American Academy of Pediatrics (Fellow, Member Sections of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine, Bioethics)

Contact Info:



CHKD Main Hospital
601 Children's Ln
Norfolk, VA 23518



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