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Director, Adolescent Type 2 Diabetes Program

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



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My Biography & Research


Dr. Shah is a board-certified pediatric endocrinologist and clinical lipidologist. She is also director of the Adolescent Type 2 Diabetes Program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Her research focuses on best medial treatments for youth with type 2 diabetes, the effects of bariatric surgery in youth- onset type 2 diabetes, and the effects of youth onset type 2 diabetes on cardiovascular risk. Dr. Shah has active clinical and basic science research programs. 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 Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research. She enjoys teaching and mentoring students, residents and endocrine fellows.

Clinical Interests

Type 2 diabetes; obesity; primary and secondary lipid disorders; hypertension; general endocrinology

Research Interests

Type 2 diabetes; type 1 diabetes; cardiovascular risk factors; lipids and lipoproteins

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


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My Education

BA: Biology, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, 2000. 

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.

My Publications

Redel JM, Dolan LM, Shah AS. Youth-onset Type 2 Diabetes and the Developing Brain. Current Diabetes Reports. 2019 Jan 21;19(1):3.

Shah AS, El Ghormli L, Gidding SS, Bacha F, Nadeau KJ, Levitt Katz LE, Tryggestad JB, Leibel N, Hale DE, Urbina EM. Prevalence of arterial stiffness in adolescents with type 2 diabetes in the TODAY cohort: Relationships to glycemic control and other risk factors. J Diabetes Complications. 2018 Aug;32(8):740-745.

Davidson WS, Heink A, Sexmith H, Dolan LM, Gordon SM, Otvos JM. Melchior JT, Elder DA, Khoury J, Geh E, Shah AS. Obesity is associated with an altered HDL subspecies profile among adolescents with metabolic disease. J Lipid Res. 2017 Sep;58(9):1916-1923.

Shah AS, Maahs DM, Stafford JM, Dolan LM, Lang W, Imperatore G, Bell R, Liese A, Reynolds K, Pihoker C, Marcovina S, Dabelea D. Predictors of Dyslipidemia Over Time in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes- The SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study. Diabetes Care. 2017 Apr;40(4):607-613. 

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.

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.

Shah AS, D’Alessio D, Ford-Adams ME, Desai AP, Inge TH. Bariatric Surgery: A Potential Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes in Youth. Diabetes Care. 2016 Jun;39(6):934-40.

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, 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.