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Uzma Shah, M.B.,B.S., M.B.

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Dr Shah trained in medicine at Dow Medical College with a residency in Pediatrics in Chicago and fellowship at Children's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. Her work has included research in mucosal immunology, viral hepatitis and cystic fibrosis.

She was the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Pakistan. In collaboration with the Ministry of Health Pakistan, World Health Organization and UNICEF, she has contributed extensively to major regional development in Child Health and Global Health Programs against Viral Hepatitis.
She worked as the Director of Research at Harvard Medical School Dubai, with a mandate to develop the Research Master Plan for the region and served as an academic lead for the development of a 300 bed University Hospital and on the steering committee for a 200 bed Pediatric facility. She led the development of Pediatrics and Pediatric Gastroenterology at the Dubai Medical Suites.

She is currently an Associate Professor at HMS, Clinical Chief , Pediatric Gastroenterology, the Chief of the Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Program in Pediatrics at Mass General Hospital for Children (MGHfC) and the Medical Director of the Pediatric Liver Transplant Program.

Her research interests include viral hepatitis, inherited metabolic liver disease, liver transplantation , chronic pancreatitis and Global Health.

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  1. Uc A, Perito ER, Pohl JF, Shah U, Abu-El-Haija M, Barth B, Bellin MD, Ellery KM, Fishman DS, Gariepy CE, Giefer MJ, Gonska T, Heyman MB, Himes RW, Husain SZ, Maqbool A, Mascarenhas MR, McFerron BA, Morinville VD, Lin TK, Liu QY, Nathan JD, Rhee SJ, Ooi CY, Sellers ZM, Schwarzenberg SJ, Serrano J, Troendle DM, Werlin SL, Wilschanski M, Zheng Y, Yuan Y, Lowe ME. INternational Study Group of Pediatric Pancreatitis: In Search for a CuRE Cohort Study: Design and Rationale for INSPPIRE 2 From the Consortium for the Study of Chronic Pancreatitis, Diabetes, and Pancreatic Cancer. Pancreas. 2018 Nov/Dec; 47(10):1222-1228. PMID: 30325861.
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  2. Uc A, Zimmerman MB, Wilschanski M, Werlin SL, Troendle D, Shah U, Schwarzenberg SJ, Rhee S, Pohl JF, Perito ER, Palermo JJ, Ooi CY, Liu Q, Lin TK, Morinville VD, McFerron BA, Husain SZ, Himes R, Heyman MB, Gonska T, Giefer MJ, Gariepy CE, Freedman SD, Fishman DS, Bellin MD, Barth B, Abu-El-Haija M, Lowe ME. Impact of Obesity on Pediatric Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis. Pancreas. 2018 09; 47(8):967-973. PMID: 30059474.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Scheers I, Palermo JJ, Freedman S, Wilschanski M, Shah U, Abu-El-Haija M, Barth B, Fishman DS, Gariepy C, Giefer MJ, Heyman MB, Himes RW, Husain SZ, Lin TK, Liu Q, Lowe M, Mascarenhas M, Morinville V, Ooi CY, Perito ER, Piccoli DA, Pohl JF, Schwarzenberg SJ, Troendle D, Werlin S, Zimmerman B, Uc A, Gonska T. Recommendations for Diagnosis and Management of Autoimmune Pancreatitis in Childhood: Consensus From INSPPIRE. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2018 Aug; 67(2):232-236. PMID: 29746340.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  4. Lin TK, Abu-El-Haija M, Nathan JD, Palermo JP, Barth B, Bellin M, Fishman DS, Freedman SD, Gariepy CE, Giefer MJ, Gonska T, Heyman MB, Himes R, Husain SZ, Liu Q, Maqbool A, Mascarenhas M, McFerron B, Morinville VD, Ooi CY, Perito E, Pohl JF, Rhee S, Schwarzenberg SJ, Shah U, Troendle D, Werlin SL, Wilschanski M, Zimmerman MB, Lowe ME, Uc A. Pancreas Divisum in Pediatric Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis: Report From INSPPIRE. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2018 Jun 02. PMID: 29864067.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  5. Shah U, Goldstein AM, Gee MS, Deshpande V. Case 24-2017. An 8-Month-Old Girl with Fever and an Abdominal Mass. N Engl J Med. 2017 Aug 10; 377(6):574-582. PMID: 28792868.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  6. Scheers I, Palermo JJ, Freedman S, Wilschanski M, Shah U, Abu-El-Haija M, Barth B, Fishman DS, Gariepy C, Giefer MJ, Heyman MB, Himes RW, Husain SZ, Lin TK, Liu Q, Lowe M, Mascarenhas M, Morinville V, Ooi CY, Perito ER, Piccoli DA, Pohl JF, Schwarzenberg SJ, Troendle D, Werlin S, Zimmerman B, Uc A, Gonska T. Autoimmune Pancreatitis in Children: Characteristic Features, Diagnosis, and Management. Am J Gastroenterol. 2017 Oct; 112(10):1604-1611. PMID: 28374818.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Walter JE, Armanios M, Shah U, Friedmann AM, Spitzer T, Sharatz SM, Hagen C. CASE RECORDS of the MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL. Case 41-2015. A 14-Year-Old Boy with Immune and Liver Abnormalities. N Engl J Med. 2015 Dec 31; 373(27):2664-76. PMID: 26716919.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  8. Dhyani M, Gee MS, Misdraji J, Israel EJ, Shah U, Samir AE. Feasibility study for assessing liver fibrosis in paediatric and adolescent patients using real-time shear wave elastography. J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol. 2015 Dec; 59(6):687-94; quiz 751. PMID: 26503488.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Roumiantsev S, Shah U, Westra SJ, Misdraji J. CASE RECORDS of the MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL. Case 20-2015. A Newborn Girl with Hypotension, Coagulopathy, Anemia, and Hyperbilirubinemia. N Engl J Med. 2015 Jun 25; 372(26):2542-53. PMID: 26107055.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Pollack SF, Geffrey AL, Thiele EA, Shah U. Primary intestinal lymphangiectasia treated with rapamycin in a child with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). Am J Med Genet A. 2015 Sep; 167A(9):2209-12. PMID: 25943403.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Tanpowpong P, Sabharwal S, Shah U. Fever, jaundice, and liver failure in an 18-year-old male. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2012 Jul; 51(7):699-702. PMID: 22399569.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  12. Larson AM, Hedgire SS, Deshpande V, Stemmer-Rachamimov AO, Harisinghani MG, Ferrone CR, Shah U, Thiele EA. Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex. Clin Genet. 2012 Dec; 82(6):558-63. PMID: 22035404.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Shah U, Shenoy-Bhangle AS. Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 32-2011. A 19-year-old man with recurrent pancreatitis. N Engl J Med. 2011 Oct 20; 365(16):1528-36. PMID: 22010920.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Mohan N, González-Peralta RP, Fujisawa T, Chang MH, Heller S, Jara P, Kelly D, Mieli-Vergani G, Shah U, Murray KF. Chronic hepatitis C virus infection in children. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2010 Feb; 50(2):123-31. PMID: 20038846.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  15. Mieli-Vergani G, Heller S, Jara P, Vergani D, Chang MH, Fujisawa T, González-Peralta RP, Kelly D, Mohan N, Shah U, Murray KF. Autoimmune hepatitis. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2009 Aug; 49(2):158-64. PMID: 19561543.
    Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Shah U, Frossard P, Moatter T. Cystic fibrosis: defining a disease under-diagnosed in Pakistan. Trop Med Int Health. 2009 May; 14(5):542-5. PMID: 19645745.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Shah U, Kelly D, Chang MH, Fujisawa T, Heller S, González-Peralta RP, Jara P, Mieli-Vergani G, Mohan N, Murray KF. Management of chronic hepatitis B in children. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2009 Apr; 48(4):399-404. PMID: 19322053.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  18. Murray KF, Shah U, Mohan N, Heller S, González-Peralta RP, Kelly D, Chang MH, Mieli-Vergani G, Jara P, Fujisawa T. Chronic hepatitis. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2008 Aug; 47(2):225-33. PMID: 18664880.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Mirza R, Memon I, Cheema HA, Ali S, Thobani S, Shah U. Recommendations for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C infection in children. J Pak Med Assoc. 2007 Aug; 57(8):419-20. PMID: 17902528.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Shah U, Nadeem N, Husen Y, Fadoo Z. Imiglucerase treatment in Gaucher's disease. J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad. 2007 Apr-Jun; 19(2):56-9. PMID: 18183722.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Shah U, Memon I, Cheema HA, Ali S, Thobani S, Mirza R. Recommendations for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B infection in children. J Pak Med Assoc. 2007 Apr; 57(4):204-7. PMID: 17489531.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Shah U, Shafiq Y, Khan MA. Gastrograffin use in distal intestinal obstruction syndrome of cystic fibrosis. J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad. 2007 Jan-Mar; 19(1):58-60. PMID: 17867484.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. Onyango AW, de Onis M, Caroli M, Shah U, Sguassero Y, Redondo N, Carroli B. Field-testing the WHO child growth standards in four countries. J Nutr. 2007 Jan; 137(1):149-52. PMID: 17182817.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Shah U, Moatter T, Bhutta ZA. Profile and factors determining outcome in a cohort of cystic fibrosis patients seen at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan. J Trop Pediatr. 2006 Apr; 52(2):132-5. PMID: 16582405.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. Shah U, Moatter T. Screening for cystic fibrosis: the importance of using the correct tools. J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad. 2006 Jan-Mar; 18(1):7-10. PMID: 16773960.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic HealthCTClinical Trials
  26. Shah U, Dickinson BL, Blumberg RS, Simister NE, Lencer WI, Walker WA. Distribution of the IgG Fc receptor, FcRn, in the human fetal intestine. Pediatr Res. 2003 Feb; 53(2):295-301. PMID: 12538789; PMCID: PMC2819091.
    Citations: 33     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  27. Shah U, Walker WA. Pathophysiology of intestinal food allergy. Adv Pediatr. 2002; 49:299-316. PMID: 12214776.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  28. Bhutta ZA, Moattar T, Shah U. Genetic analysis of cystic fibrosis in Pakistan: a preliminary report. J Pak Med Assoc. 2000 Jul; 50(7):217-9. PMID: 10992696.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Shah U, Walker WA. Adverse host responses to bacterial toxins in human infants. J Nutr. 2000 02; 130(2S Suppl):420S-425S. PMID: 10721919.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  30. Shah U, Habib Z, Kleinman RE. Liver failure attributable to hepatitis A virus infection in a developing country. Pediatrics. 2000 Feb; 105(2):436-8. PMID: 10654972.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. Shah U, Arshad M, Mozaffar T. Dysphagia in hereditary sensory autonomic neuropathy type IV. J Pak Med Assoc. 1999 May; 49(5):121-3. PMID: 10555429.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  32. Shah U, Lavine JE, Buonomo C. Radiological case of the month. Redundant duodenal folds in cystic fibrosis. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1997 Mar; 151(3):311-2. PMID: 9080942.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
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Funded by the NIH/NCATS Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program, grant number UL1TR001102, and through institutional support from Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.