Biographies

Samir S. Shah, MD, MSCE

Director, Division of Hospital Medicine

Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-636-6222

Email: samir.shah@cchmc.org

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Specialties

Pediatric infectious diseases; pediatric hospital medicine; community-acquired pneumonia; bacterial meningitis; observational study designs; administrative data sources

Biography

Samir S. Shah, MD, MSCE, is a pediatric infectious diseases and pediatric hospital medicine physician whose research focuses on improving the efficiency and quality of care of children hospitalized with common, serious infections such as pneumonia and meningitis. Ongoing projects include studying the comparative effectiveness of different antibiotics in the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia and developing novel databases to conduct comparative effectiveness research.

Dr. Shah served as associate chair of the National Pneumonia Guidelines Committee, jointly sponsored by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. He is also an executive council member of the Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings (PRIS) Network.

Dr. Shah is deputy editor of the Journal of Hospital Medicine, the official journal of the Society of Hospital Medicine. He also serves as associate editor of the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and on the editorial board of JAMA Pediatrics. In addition, he is editor or co-editor of 9 books in the fields of pediatrics and infectious diseases including The Philadelphia Guide: Inpatient Pediatrics (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins), and Symptom-Based Diagnosis in Pediatrics (McGraw-Hill Education).

Dr. Shah has received several prestigious research awards, including the Society of Hospital Medicine Excellence in Research Award, the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Young Investigator Award, and the Society of Hospital Medicine Teamwork in Quality Improvement Award.

Education and Training

BA: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1993.

MD: Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 1998.

Residency: Pediatrics, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2001.

Fellowship: Pediatric Infectious Diseases, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2005; Academic General Pediatrics, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2005.

MSCE: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 2007.

Certification: Pediatrics, 2001, 2008; Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 2005.

Publications

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Grants

Understanding quality and costs in congenital heart surgery. Co-Investigator. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). April 2014-March 2019.

Improving post-discharge outcomes by facilitating family-centered transitions from hospital to home. Principal Investigator. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. May 2014-Jan 2017.

Reduced variability in the management of community-acquired pneumonia. Principal Investigator. Place Outcomes Award. July 2013-June 2015

Comparative effectiveness of home intravenous vs. oral antibiotic therapy for serious bacterial infections. Site Principal Investigator. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Jan 2013-Jan 2016.