Dr. Tushar Shah

(757) 668-7456
Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics


Medical School: Mumbai University

Residency: Case Western Reserve University

Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center


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 runs 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
Research Areas
  • Neonatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy
Honors & Awards
  • Faculty award for excellence in research, 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
  • Society for Pediatric Research
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (Fellow, Member Sections of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine, Bioethics) 
A Note From Dr. Shah

"The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at CHKD enables us to provide the best care to the sickest newborns in the Hampton Roads area. The Division of Neonatology and the Department of Pediatrics at CHKD has provided mentorship and incredible support to enable me to pursue my research and teaching interests."


Dr. Shah's published research can be viewed at PubMed.