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Komal Shah, M.D.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Associate Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Dual/Joint/Adjunct Appointment

Associate Professor, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX

Bio Statement

Dr. Shah joined MD Anderson in 2006. She is the rotation site director for neuroradiology, with shared educational responsibilities for the UT Houston radiology residency, Baylor College of Medicine neuroradiology fellowship and MDA oncological neuroradiology fellowship. Her clinical interests include intra operative imaging, pituitary pathology, gliomas, and spine pathology.  

One of Dr. Shah’s most recent articles was published in May 2015 Radiographics: “Glial Tumors in Brodmann Area 6: Spread Pattern and Relationships to Motor Areas”

Research Interests

Pituitary hypophysitis, adenoma, carcinoma, Intra-operative MRI, Skull base tumors, Thermal ablation for brain pathology

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2000 Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, MD, Medicine
1995 Rice University, Houston, TX, BA, Biology

Postgraduate Training

7/2005-6/2006 Clinical Fellowship, Neuroradiology, Duke University, Durham, NC, Jim Eastwood, M.D.
7/2001-6/2005 Clinical Residency, Radiology, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX, Sandra A. Oldham, M.D.
7/2000-6/2001 Clinical Internship, L.B.J. Hospital, Houston, TX, James Hefner, M.D.

Board Certifications

2007 American Board of Radiology with subspecialty in Neuroradiology
2005 American Board of Radiology

Experience/Service

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, 2007-2013
Assistant Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 8/2006-2013

Honors and Awards

2014 Certificate of Merit, Radiological Society of North America 100th Annual Meeting
2014 Certificate of Merit, Radiological Society of North America 100th Annual Meeting

Professional Memberships

American College of Radiology
Member, 1/2001-present
American Society of Head and Neck Radiology
Active Member, 1/2008-present
American Society of Neuroradiology
Senior Member, 2010-present
American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology (ASPNR)
Member, 2011-present
Harris County Medical Society, TX
Member, 7/2000-present
Houston Radiologic Society, TX
Member, 9/2002-present
Radiological Society of North America
Member, 10/2001-present
Texas Medical Association, TX
Member, 7/2000-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Lamya Alsarraf, Shah KB, Amy Hessel, Michelle Williams, Dr. Lawrence Ginsberg. Perineural spread along the intermediate branch of the supraclavicular nerve- A case report. Neurographics. In Press.
2. Shah KB, Hayman A, Chavali LS, Hamilton JD, Prabhu S, Wangaryattawanich P, Kumar VA, Kumar AJ. Glial Tumors in Brodmann Area 6: Spread Pattern and Relationships to Motor Areas. RadioGraphics 35(3):793-803, http://pubs.rsna.org/doi/ref/10.1148/rg.2015140207, 2015. PMID: 25969935.
3. Ramona Dadu, Shah KB, Naifa L. Busaidy, Steven G. Waguespack, Mouhammad A. Habra, Anita K. Ying, Mimi I. Hu, Roland Bassett, Camilo Jimenez, Steven I. Sherman, and Maria E. Cabanillas. Efficacy and Tolerability of Vemurafenib in Patients with BRAFV600E -Positive Papillary Thyroid Cancer: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Off Label Experience. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, http://dx.doi.org/10.1210/jc.2014-2246, 10/2014.
4. Trinh VT, Fahim DK, Maldaun MV, Shah K, McCutcheon IE, Rao G, Lang F, Weinberg J, Sawaya R, Suki D, Prabhu SS. Impact of Preoperative Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging during Awake Craniotomy Procedures for Intraoperative Guidance and Complication Avoidance. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 92(5):315-322, 9/2014. e-Pub 9/2014. PMID: 25247627.
5. Pickering CR, Shah KB, Ahmed S, Rao A, Frederick MJ, Zhang J, Unruh AK, Wang J, Ginsberg LE, Kumar AJ, Myers JN, Hamilton JD. CT Imaging Correlates of Genomic Expression for Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 34(9):1818-22, 9/2013. e-Pub 6/2013. PMID: 23764725.
6. Kumar VA, Shah KB, Ginsberg LE. Perineural tumor spread to the oculomotor (CN III) nerve. J Comput Assist Tomogr 37(4):525-7, Jul-Aug, 7/2013. PMID: 23863527.
7. Shah KB, Esmaeli B, Ginsberg LE. Perineural tumor spread along the nasociliary branch of the ophthalmic nerve: imaging findings. J Comput Assist Tomogr 37(2):282-285, 3/2013. PMID: 23493220.
8. Trinh VT, Fahim DK, Shah K, Tummala S, McCutcheon IE, Sawaya R, Suki D, Prabhu SS. Subcortical injury is an independent predictor of worsening neurological deficits following awake craniotomy procedures. Neurosurgery 72(2):160-9, 2/2013. PMID: 23147778.

Abstracts

1. Komal B. Shah, L. Anne Hayman, Lakshmi S. Chavali, Jackson D. Hamilton, Sujit S. Prabhu, Pattana Wangaryattawanich, Vinodh A. Kumar, Ashok J. Kumar. Glial Tumors in Brodmann Area 6: Spread Pattern and Relationships to Motor Areas. Radiographics. In Press.
2. Vu T, Kwon M, Shah K, Clayman G, Perrier N, Fornage B, Edieken B. The role of intra-operative ultrasound in head and neck oncology. Proceedings of the 48th Annual Conference of the American Society of Head and Neck Radiology (#EE12), 9/2014.
3. Alsarraf L, Shah K, Hessel A, Williams M, Ginsberg LE. Imaging of Supraclavicular Nerve Perineural Spread with Operative Correlation. Proceedings Book of the Annual American Society of Neuroradiology 52nd Meeting (#EE-47), 5/2014.
4. Hamilton JD, Guillory S, Chavali L, Kumar V, Ison C, Shah K, Schellingerhout D, Prabhu S, Chi L, Colen RR, Wefel J, Hayman L, Kumar AJ. Insights from the Ventral Premotor Cortex (BA 44): Glial Tumor Spread Pattern Important for Survival and Functional Outcomes. Proceedings Book of the Annual American Society of Neuroradiology 52nd Meeting (#EP-77), 5/2014.
5. Hamilton JD, Hunter J, Chavali L, Kumar V, Shah K, Schellingerhout D, Fuller G, Guillory S, Ison C, Matuschek C, Boelke E, Colen RR, Chi L, Prabhu S, Hayman L, Kumar AJ. Predicting the Spread of Glial Tumors: Insights from “Gliography” of the Cingulate. Proceedings Book of the Annual American Society of Neuroradiology 52nd Meeting (#eEdE-82c), 5/2014.
6. Shah KB, Hamilton JD, Chavali L, Hayman L, Wangaryattawanich P, Hunter J, Colen R, Schellingerhout D, Prabhu S, Kumar A. Imaging Appearance and Spread Pattern of Glial Tumors in the Supplementary Motor Area (Brodmann Area 6). RSNA 99th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting (#LL-NRE3141), 12/2013.
7. Dadu R, Shah KB, Waguespack SG, Sherman SI, Habra MA, Busaidy N, Jimenez C, Ying A, Hu MI, Cabanillas ME. Efficacy and tolerability of vemurafenib in BRAF positive papillary thyroid cancer. 83rd Annual Meeting of the ATA (American Thyroid Association), 2013.
8. Shah KB, Hamilton JD, Chavali L, Hayman L, Wangaryattawanich P, Hunter JV, Colen RR, Schellingerhout D, Prabhu S, Kumar AJ. Imaging appearance and spread pattern of glial tumors in the supplementary motor area. RSNA 99th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, 2013.
9. Hamilton JD, Hunter JV, Chavali L, Kumar VA, Ison C, Prabhu S, Shah KB,Matuschek C, Boelke E, Colen RR, Chi TL, Schellingerhout D, Fuller G, Hayman LA, Kumar AJ. Predicting the spread of glial tumors: Insights from the posterior and retrosplenial cingulate cortex. RSNA 99th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, 2013.
10. Colen RR, Chavali L, Kumar VA, Hamilton JD, Lang FF, Fuller GN, Ison C, Shah KB, Ketonen L, Kumar AJ, Hayman LA. Predicting the spread of glial tumors: Lessons from the subcentral gyrus. RSNA 99th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, 2013.
11. Marie J Pitteloud, Ramona Dadu, Maria E Cabanillas, Komal Shah, Steven G Waguespack. Hypophysitis in the age of cancer immunotherapy: experience in a large cancer center. Submitted.

Last updated: 8/27/2015