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Shalin J. Shah

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Research Interests


Uniting 4 a Cure            4/30/2011 - 7/14/2022

The road to Wellness

Major Goals: Support the initial expansion of this program to a second Regional Care Center (Sugar Land, Texas) and to support research that would investigate the effectiveness of these interventions in patients undergoing radiation therapy.


Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1327 Lake Pointe Parkway
Suite 100
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Phone: (281) 566-1802
Fax: (281) 566-1801

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2002 Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, MD, Medicine
1997 Cornell University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Ithaca, NY, BS, Biometry and Statistics

Postgraduate Training

7/2007-6/2008 Clinical Research Fellow, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, Dr. Thomas Buchholz
7/2002-6/2007 Clinical Residency, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Hospital, Bronx, NY, Dr. Marnee Spierer
7/2002-6/2003 Clinical Rotations, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Hospital, Bronx, NY, Dr. James Butler
7/2001-6/2002 Research Fellowship, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, Dr. Chandan Guhu

Board Certifications

2008 American Board of Radiology


Other Appointments/Responsibilities

Research Fellowship, Albert Einstein Summer Research Fellowship, Department of Infestious Disease, New York, NY, 6/1998-8/1998
International Clinical Oncology Fellowship, M.P. Shah Cancer Hospital, Amdavad, India, 5/1995-8/1995

Honors and Awards

2008-2010 Patient's Choice Award,
2006-2007 Chief Resident, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center - Department of Radiation Oncology
2005-2006 ASCO International Mentorship Award
2003 Community Service Award, BJ Medical Alumni Association
2002 Distinction for Research in Radiation Oncology
2001 Albert Einstein Research Fellowship
1998 Albert Einstein Summer Research Award
1997 Dean's Award for Academic Excellence
1997 Golden Key National Honor Society
1997 Graduation with Distinction
1994 International Clinical Oncology Fellowship, Gujarat Cancer Society
1993-1997 Dean's list for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University
1993 Faculty Award for Excellence in Biology
1993 Texaco Star Academic Challenge Scholarship
1992 Dartmouth Book Award

Professional Memberships

American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
Member, 2002-present
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Member, 2002-present
Gilbert H. Fletcher Society
Member, 4/2011-present
Indo American Cancer Association
Member, 4/2011-present
Society for Integrative Oncology
Member, 7/2010-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Iyengar P, Combs TP, Shah SJ, Guha C, Sherer P. Adipocyte secreted factors synergistically promote mamary tumorigenesis through induction of anti-apoptotic transcriptional programs and proto-oncogene stabilizaton. Oncogene 22, 2003. In Press.
2. Menethena A, Deb N, Oertel m, Grozdanov PN, Sandhu J, Shah SJ, Guha C, Shafritz DA, Dabeva MD. Bone marrow progenitors are not the source of expanding oval cells in injured liver. Stems Cells, 2004. In Press.
3. Yaparpalvi R, Guha C, Danish A, Shah SJ, Kahan N, Minsky L, Engler M, and Kalnicki S. Comparison of Inta-Operative Computer Optimized and Nomogram-Bases Total Implant Activitiesin Prostate I-125 Seed Implants. Med Phys, 2005. In Press.
4. Guha C. Shah SJ, Ghosh SS , Lee SW, Roy-Chowdhury N, Roy-Chowdhury J. Molecular Therapies for Viral Hepatitis. BioDrugs, 2003. In Press.
5. Mendoza TR, Gunn GB, Wang XS, Frank SJ, Beadle BM, Shah SJ, Lu C, Hanna EY, Cleeland CS, Rosenthal DI. Impact of sympton burden on survival in patients with head and neck cancer treated with definitive radiation therapy. Radiation Oncology 78((3) Supplement):S470-S471, 2010.
6. Dong, L, Chen YP, Lindberg ME, Garden AS, Rosenthal DI, Sejpal SV, Shah SJ, Morrison, WH, Ang KK, Schwartz DL. Interfractional movement of the larynx and oropharynx during radiotherapy. Radiation Oncology 75((3) Supplement 1):S16-17, 2009.
7. Schwartz D, Ang K, Chronowski G, Rosenthal DI, Sejpal SV, Shah SJ, Zhang Y, Garcia J, Garden A, Dong L. Prospective Experience with CT-guided adaptive radiotherapy for Head-and-Neck Cancer. Radiation Oncology 75((3) Supplement 1):S72, 2009.


1. Mukhopadhaya A, Mendecki J, Yamanouchi K, Shah SJ, Basu I, Alfieri A, Garg M, Kalnicki S, Guha C. Localized hyperthermia combined with intratumoral dendritic cell injection induces systemic antitumor immunity. Proc Amer Assoc Cancer Res, 2005. In Press.

Last updated: 11/14/2013