Sohail R. Shah, MD, MSHA, FAAP

Sohail R. Shah, MD, MSHA, FAAP


Pectus Program


School Education Degree Year
Houston Baptist Universiy Graduate School Masters of Science Healthcare Administration 1999
Texas A&M College of Medicine Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2003
University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine Residency General Surgery 2005
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Fellowship Surgical Research 2008
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Residency General Surgery 2011
Children's Mercy Hospital Fellowship Pediatric Surgery 2013

Personal Statement

Dr. Sohail R. Shah is a board-certified pediatric surgeon, with advanced minimally invasive surgery training, that provides care in all aspects of neonatal and pediatric surgery. He is also the Surgical Director of Perioperative Services at Texas Children's Hospital. Dr. Shah has special interests in gastrointestinal surgery, neonatal surgery, congenital anomalies, pectus excavatum repair, and pectus carinatum repair. His practice includes minimally invasive thoracic and abdominal surgery for pediatric patients of all ages (neonates through adolescents).

Dr. Shah’s research interests focus on enhancing pediatric surgical outcomes, improving healthcare delivery, and establishing evidence-based practice guidelines. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles, written book chapters, and given dozens of presentations to national and international audiences on a full range of pediatric surgery topics. He is currently a candidate for a Master of Science in Clinical Research from the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Dr. Shah is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP). His other professional memberships include the American Pediatric Surgical Association, Association for Academic Surgery, and International Pediatric Endosurgery Group.

Clinical Interests

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery (Laparoscopy and Thoracoscopy)
  • Neonatal Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Congenital Anomalies
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis)
  • Chest Wall Deformities (Pectus)

Research Interests

  • Pediatric surgery outcomes
  • Patient-centered outcomes
  • Healthcare delivery


  • American Academy of Pediatrics - Fellow, Section on Surgery; Committee on Delivery of Surgical Care; Member, Section on Telehealth Care
  • American College of Surgeons - Fellow
  • American Pediatric Surgical Association - Member; Informatics and Telemedicine Committee
  • Association of Academic Surgery - Member

Selected Publications

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