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Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Board Certified

My Biography & Research


Dr. Shah is an assistant professor of Pediatrics in the Divisions of Hospital Medicine and Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children within the UC Department of Pediatrics. She has a strong background in pediatric advocacy and health policy. Dr. Shah is a PEDSnet Scholar through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) which currently supports her research interests. Her research has focused on the association of parental adversity and resilience with outcomes after pediatric discharge. She serves as the lead for the Healthcare Channel within Joining Forces for Children, a collective impact group centered around building child and family resilience in Greater Cincinnati.

Additional Languages

Gujarati, Spanish

Clinical Interests

Hospital medicine

Research Interests

Advocacy; adverse childhood experiences; resilience; community based research; health services research; social determinants of health

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Hospital Medicine, Hospital Medicine

My Education

MPH: University of Michigan, School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI, 2017.

Quality Scholar: James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2015-2017.

Clinical Fellow: Division of Hospital Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2014-2017.

Resident: Department of General Pediatrics, Levine Children's Hospital, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, 2012-2014.

Intern: Department of General Pediatrics, Levine Children's Hospital, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, 2011-2012.

DO: Western University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pomona, CA, 2007-2011.

MMS: Drexel University, College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 2005-2007.

BA: Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology, Biology, Washington University in St. Louis, College of Arts & Sciences, St. Louis, MO, 2001-2005.

Certifications: General Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Advanced Life Support.

My Publications

Comparison of Parent Report with Administrative Data to Identify Pediatric Reutilization Following Hospital Discharge. Statile, AM; White, CM; Sucharew, HJ; Moore, M; Tubbs-Cooley, HL; Simmons, JM; Shah, SS; Auger, KA; Bachus, J; Beck, AF; et al. Journal of hospital medicine (Online). 2019; 14:411-414.

Lost Earnings and Nonmedical Expenses of Pediatric Hospitalizations. Chang, LV; Shah, AN; Hoefgen, ER; Auger, KA; Weng, H; Simmons, JM; Shah, SS; Beck, AF; Grp, HS. Pediatrics. 2018; 142:e20180195-e20180195.

The Advocacy Portfolio: A Standardized Tool for Documenting Physician Advocacy. Nerlinger, AL; Shah, AN; Beck, AF; Beers, LS; Wong, SL; Chamberlain, LJ; Keller, D. Academic Medicine. 2018; 93:860-868.

Parental Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resilience on Coping After Discharge. Shah, AN; Beck, AF; Sucharew, HJ; Litman, S; Pfefferman, C; Haney, J; Shah, SS; Simmons, JM; Auger, KA; Grp, HS. Pediatrics. 2018; 141:e20172127-e20172127.

Quality Improvement Feature Series Article 1: Introduction to Quality Improvement. Shaughnessy, EE; Shah, A; Ambroggio, L; Statile, A. Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. 2018; 7:6-10.

Adding a Vital Sign: Considering the Utility of Place-Based Measures in Health Care Settings. Shah, AN; Simmons, J; Beck, AF. Hospital Pediatrics. 2018; 8:112-114.

Using Address Information to Identify Hardships Reported by Families of Children Hospitalized With Asthma. Auger, KA; Kahn, RS; Simmons, JM; Huang, B; Shah, AN; Timmons, K; Beck, AF. Academic Pediatrics. 2017; 17:79-87.

Can Hospitalization Precipitate Toxic Stress?. Shah, AN; Jerardi, KE; Auger, KA; Beck, AF. Pediatrics. 2016; 137:e20160204-e20160204.

A Validated Method for Identifying Unplanned Pediatric Readmission. Auger, KA; Mueller, EL; Weinberg, SH; Forster, CS; Shah, A; Wolski, C; Mussman, G; Ipsaro, AJ; Davis, MM. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2016; 170:105-12.e1-2-112.e2.

Determinants of Health and Pediatric Primary Care Practices. Beck, AF; Tschudy, MM; Coker, TR; Mistry, KB; Cox, JE; Gitterman, BA; Chamberlain, LJ; Grace, AM; Hole, MK; Klass, PE; et al. Pediatrics. 2016; 137:e20153673-e20153673.