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Rahul K. Shah, MD

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The Joseph E. Robert, Jr. Center for Surgical Care

Ear, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology)

Fetal and Transitional Medicine

Voice Clinic

Specialties: Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy, Stridor, Pharyngitis and Tonsillitis, Otitis Media (Middle Ear Infection), Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Cysts and Tumors of Head and Neck, Common Childhood Nose and Throat Illnesses, Common Childhood External Ear Problems, Airway Problems

Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Otolaryngology
National Provider Identifier1336113505

Service LocationsChildren's National Medical Center - Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
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Phone: 202-476-5000

Children's Outpatient Center of Montgomery County
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Shady Grove Medical Park
9850 Key West Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850
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Phone: 301-765-5400 or 800-787-0243
Fax: 301-765-5497
*Ambulatory Surgery Center 301-765-5500

Children's Outpatient Center in Upper Marlboro
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9440 Pennsylvania Avenue
Upper Marlboro, MD 20722
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Phone: 301-297-4000
Fax: 301-297-4050
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Rahul Shah, MD, FAAP, joined Children’s National Medical Center in 2006. He is an active clinical researcher with interests in pediatric voice disorders, resource utilization and outcomes and medical errors.

Dr. Shah is recognized as a leader in patient safety and quality improvement within Otolaryngology and is active within the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery with these initiatives. His clinical interests include the broad realm of pediatric otolaryngology.

TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Medical School Boston University School of Medicine Boston, MADoctor of Medicine 1996 -2000
Undergraduate Education Boston University Boston, MABachelor of Arts 2000
National & International Recognitions
Top DoctorsNorthern Virginia Magazine2013
Resident Research Achievement AwardTufts-New England Medical CenterOtolaryngology Residency2005
Charles F. Ferguson Clinical Research Award, 2nd placeAmerican Society of PediatricAnnual Meeting2004
First Place Resident AwardThe Eastern Section Triologic Meeting2001

Affiliations and Memberships
TitleInstitutionCommittee / SectionYears
FellowAmerican Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck 2006 - 2009
FellowFellow American Academy of Pediatrics2006 - 2009
FellowAmerican College of Surgeons2008 - 2009
MemberAmerican College of Medical Quality2007 - 2009
Journal Article, Acevedo, J. A,. Lander, L. I., Shah, U. K., Shah, R.K. (2009), Resource Utilization in the Management of Subglottic Stenosis, Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surgery, 135, 1, 28-32.

Journal Article, Shah, R.K., Lander, L., Forbes, P., Jenkins, K., Healy, G. B., Roberson, D. W. (2009), Safety on an inpatient pediatric Otolaryngology service: Many small errors, few adverse events, Laryngoscope, 119, 5, 871-879.

Journal Article, Shah, R.K., Chun, B., Choi, S. S. (2009), Mediastinitis in Infants: Role of the Otolaryngologist, Otolaryngol Head Neck Surgery, 140, 6, 936-938.

Journal Article, Shah, R.K. and Lander, L. I. (2009), Retained foreign bodies during surgery in pediatric patients: A National Perspective, Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 44, 4, 738-742.

Journal Article, Shah, R. K., Hoy, L., Roberson, D. W., Nielsen, D. (2008), Errors with concentrated epinephrine, Laryngoscope, 118, 11, 1928-1930.

Journal Article, Shah, R.K., Ashktorab, S., Welborn, L., Zalzal, G. H. (2008), Safety and Outcomes of Outpatient Ambulatory Surgery in Otolaryngology Patients, Laryngoscope, 118, 11, 1937-1940.

Journal Article, Shah, R.K., Engel, S. H., Choi, S.S. (2008), Objective voice measures and vocal nodule size, Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, 139, 5, 723-726.

Journal Article, Shah, R.K., Feldman, H.A., Nuss, R.C. (2007), A Proposed Grading Scale for Pediatric Vocal Nodules, Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, 136, 2, 193-197.

Journal Article, Shah, R.K., Kentala, E., Healy, G.B., Roberson, D.W. (2004), Clssification and Consequences of Errors in Otolaryngology, Laryngoscope, 114, 8, 1322-1335.

Journal Article, Shah, R.K., Dhingra, J., Carter, B.L., Rebeiz, E.R. (2003), Paranasal Sinus Development: A Radiographic Study, Laryngoscope, 113, 2, 205-209.

For a more comprehensive list of publications for Rahul Shah, MD view the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed online database

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