Dr. Samir Shah

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Interim Division Chief
Director of Critical Care Fellowship Program

Dr. Samir Shah completed his medical education at Seth G S Medical College in India and then trained as a Pediatric Surgeon. He completed a Pediatrics residency at the Brooklyn Hospital Center NY, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine fellowship at Harbor- UCLA Medical Center, and Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Medicine training at the Heart Institute in Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. From 2001 – 2008, he served as Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba and Pediatric Intensivist at Children’s Hospital, Winnipeg.

Dr. Shah joined Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in 2008 and was appointed as Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center. Besides attending the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and the Cardiac Critical Care Unit, he has pioneered the Procedural Sedation program for Magnetoencephalography. Dr. Shah currently serves as the Critical Care Fellowship Program Director.

Dr. Shah is keenly involved in clinical research. He is currently investigating the development, validation and implementation of a severe sepsis scoring tool. He co-directs the Critical Care Education Program for Pediatric residents, and is developing medical simulation modules for both Pediatric residents and PCCM fellows. Dr Shah was recently appointed as the Director of the Pediatric ECMO program.

Selected Publications

  1. Figueroa MI, Sepanski R, Goldberg SP, Shah S., Improving Teamwork, Confidence, and Collaboration Among Members of a Pediatric Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit Multidisciplinary Team Using Simulation-Based Team TrainingPDF icon Pediatr Cardiol. 2012 Sep 13. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Shah SH, Yeung C, Spentzas TS. Impact of Environmental Tobacco Smoke Induced Status Asthmaticus in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Crit Care Med 2009 Vol. 37, No.12 (suppl) A326
  3. Bardhan B, Shah SH. Acute Permethrin toxicity in 3 siblings: Uncommon presentations requiring high index of suspicion. Crit Care Med 2009 Vol. 37, No.12 (suppl) A527
  4. Divekar A, Shah SH, Joshi CJ. Neurogenic stunned myocardium and transient severe tricuspid regurgitation in a child following non-accidental head trauma. Pediatr Cardiol. 2006 May-Jun; 27(3): 376-7
  5. Shah SH, Johnson R, Shah NS, Prasad A. Outcome variables of Status Epilepticus in a Tertiary Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Crit Care Med 32:A105, 2004
  6. Johnson R, Shah SH, Shah NS, Prasad A. Does proximity to a tertiary pediatric intensive care unit affect outcome of patients in status epilepticus? Crit Care Med 32:A105, 2004
  7. Shah SH, Shah NS; Schoeneman MJ Nephrotic syndrome and cholelithiasis; Clinical Pediatrics 1999 Dec; 38(12): 743-5

Contact Us

Department of Pediatrics

Critical Care Division

Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
Children's Foundation
Research Center
50 N Dunlap, 3rd Floor
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: 901-287-6303