Amy S. Shah, MD, MS

Academic Affiliations

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-4744

Fax 513-636-7486


Endocrinology; diabetes; lipid disorders
Dr. Shah is a board-certified pediatric endocrinologist and clinical lipidologist. Dr. Shah has received several prestigious awards including Young Investigator Awards from The International Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes Young Investigator Award, The National Lipid Association, The American Society of Clinical Investigation and the The Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research.

MD: St. George’s University Medical School, Grenada, West Indies, 2004.

Pediatric Residency: Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, 2007.

Endocrine Fellowship: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2010.

Research Fellowship: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2011.

MS: Clinical Research, The University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2011.

Certifications: The American Board of Pediatrics, Subspeciality Board in Pediatric Endocrinology, Clinical Lipidology.

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Shah AS, Jenkins T, Gao Z, Daniels SR, Urbina EM, Kirk S, Siegel R, Inge TH. Lipid Changes 8 Years Post Gastric Bypass in Adolescents with Severe Obesity (FABS-5+ Study). International Journal of Obesity. 2017 Jun 9.

Davidson WS, Inge TH, Sexmith H, Heink A, Elder D, Hui DY, Melchior JT, Kelesidis T, Shah AS. Weight loss surgery in adolescents corrects high density lipoprotein subspecies and their function. International Journal of Obesity. 2017 Jan;41(1):83-89.

Brady CC, Vannest J, Dolan LM, Kadis D, Lee G, Holland S, Khoury J, Shah AS. Obese Adolescents with Type 2 Diabetes Perform Worse than Controls on Cognitive and Behavioral Assessments. Pediatric Diabetes. 2016 Mar;39(3):418-25.

Shah AS, Dabelea D, Fino NF, Dolan LM, Wadwa RP, D’Agostino Jr R, Hamman R, Marcovina S, Daniels SR, Urbina EM. Predictors of Increased Carotid Intima Media Thickness in Youth with Type 1 diabetes: The SEARCH CVD Study. Diabetes Care. 2016 Mar;39(3):418-25.

Shah AS, Dolan LM, Khoury PR, Gai Z, Kimball TR, Urbina EM. Severe Obesity in Adolescents and Young Adults is Associated with Sub-Clinical Cardiac and Vascular Changes. Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2015 Jul;100(7):2751-7.

Maahs DM, Daniels SR, DeFerranti S, Dichek H, Flynn J, Goldstein BI, Kelly AS, Nadeau KJ, Martyn-Nemeth P, Osganian S, Quinn L, Shah AS, Urbina EM. On behalf of the American Heart Association Atherosclerosis, Hypertension and Obesity in Youth Committee of the Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young, Council on Clinical Cardiology, Council of Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing, Council for High Blood Pressure Research, and Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health. Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Youth with Diabetes Mellitus: A Statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2014 Oct 21;130(17):1532-58.

Shah AS, Gao Z, Urbina EM, Kimball TR, Dolan LM. Pre-diabetes: The Effects on Arterial Thickness and Stiffness in Obese Youth. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2 2014 Mar;99(3):1037-43.

Gordon SM, Davidson WS, Urbina EM, Dolan LM, Heink A, Zang H, Lu LJ, Shah AS. The effects of type 2 diabetes on lipoprotein composition and arterial stiffness in male youth. Diabetes. 2013 Aug;62(8):2958-67. ***With commentary published by von Eckardstein A, Nofer JR Diabetes August 2013 62:2662-2664.

Shah AS, Khoury PR, Dolan LM, Ippisch HM, Urbina EM, Daniels SR, Kimball, TR. The Effects of Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus on Cardiac Structure and Function in Adolescents and Young Adults. Diabetologia. 2011 Apr; 54 (4):722-30.

Shah AS, Dolan LM, Kimball TR, Gao Z, Khoury PR, Daniels SR, Urbina EM. Influence of Duration of Diabetes, Glycemic Control, and Traditional Cardiovascular Risk Factors on Early Atherosclerotic Vascular Changes in Adolescents and Young Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2009 Oct; 94(10):3740-5.

Understanding the Role of HDL Subspecies in Adolescents with Type 2 Diabetes. Principal Investigator. K23 Career Development Award, National Institutes of Health Heart, Lung and Blood. April 2014-March 2019.

Comparisons of Bariatric Surgery Types on High Density Lipoproteins Subspecies and the Functions. Principal Investigator. William Cooper Procter Research Scholar. Jul 2016-Jun 2018.

Long-Term Post-Intervention Follow-Up of the TODAY Clinical Ttrial cohort. Co-Investigator. National Institutes of Health. Apr 2016-Mar 2021.

Exploring the Role of Circulating Small RNAs in Integrative Organ Crosstalk for Glycemic Control. Co-investigator. Pediatric Diabetes and Obesity Center. Jul 2015-Jun 2018.