Dr. Manish Shah is Associate Professor of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He received his undergraduate degree in Physics from Princeton University, his medical degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, and completed his neurosurgery residency training at Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. After residency, he completed fellowship training in pediatric neurosurgery at Washington University/St. Louis Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, MO under the tutelage of world-renown pediatric neurosurgeon, Professor Tae Sung Park.  During his neurosurgical training, he completed an NIH T32 sponsored clinical, translational, and basic science research fellowship in Neurological Surgery, Radiology and Functional Neuroimaging under Professor Marcus Raichle. He also had additional training as a Specialist Registrar in Neurological Surgery at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin, Ireland under Professor Ciaran Bolger, an expert in spine surgery. 


Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
General Surgery - Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Neurological Surgery - Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Pediatric Neurosurgery - St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

Pediatric epilepsy surgery, selective dorsal rhizotomy for spasticity, pediatric cranial and spinal trauma, pediatric cranial and spinal tumors, endoscopic and open treatment of craniofacial disorders, endoscopic and open treatment of hydrocephalus, pediatric cranial and spinal vascular malformations, pediatric craniocervical spinal abnormalities


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Shah MN, Stoev IT, Sanford DE, Gao F, Santiago P, Jaques DP, Dacey RG.  Are readmission rates on a neurosurgical service indicators of quality of care?  J Neurosurg.  2013 Apr 26; electronically published.

Shah MN, Botros J, Pilgram T, Moran CJ, Cross DT, Chicoine MR, Rich KM, Dacey RG, Derdeyn CP and Zipfel GJ.  Borden-Shucart Type I dural arteriovenous fistulas:  clinical course including risk of conversion to higher-grade fistulas.  J Neurosurg.  2012 Sep; 117(3):539-45.

Shah MN, Leonard JR, Inder G, Gao F, Geske M, Haydon DH, Omodon ME, Evans J, Morales D, Dacey RG, Smyth MD, Chicoine MR, LImbrick DD.  Intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging to reduce the rate of early reoperation for lesion resection in pediatric neurosurgery.  J Neurosurg Pediatr.  2012 Mar;9(3):259-64.