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Uzma Shah, MBBS

Associate Professor in Pediatrics

Clinical Chief, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Director, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Program in Pediatrics

Director, Pediatric Liver Transplant Program

  • Phone: 617-726-8705
Department of Pediatrics


  • MassGeneral Hospital for Children
  • Transplantation
  • Gastroenterology & Nutrition
  • Transplant Center
  • Pediatric Transplant Surgery
  • Liver Transplant
Clinical Interests
Liver, biliary and pancreatic disease
Liver transplant
Pancreatic Transplant
Cystic fibrosis
Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy
Celiac disease
Failure to thrive
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MBBS, Dow Medical College
Residency, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
Fellowship, Children's Hospital Boston
Board Certifications
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatric Gastroenterology, American Board of Pediatrics
Foreign Languages
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients

BiographyDr Shah trained in medicine at Dow Medical College with a residency in Pediatrics in Chicago 1994 and fellowship at Children's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 1996. Her work has included research in mucosal immunology, viral hepatitis and cystic fibrosis. She was the founding Chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Pakistan. In collaboration with the Ministry of Health Pakistan, World Health Organization and UNICEF, she has contributed extensively to major regional development in Child Health and Global Health Programs against Viral Hepatitis. She was the Director of Research at Harvard Medical School Dubai, with a mandate to develop the Research Master Plan for the region. She served as an academic lead for the development of a 300 bed University Hospital and on the steering committee for a 200 bed Pediatric facility at Dubai. She led the development of Pediatrics and Pediatric Gastroenterology at the Dubai Medical Suites. She is currently an Associate Professor at HMS, Clinical Chief, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, the Chief of the Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Program in Pediatrics at Mass General Hospital for Children (MGHfC) and the Medical Director of the Pediatric Liver Transplant Program. Her research interests include viral hepatitis, inherited metabolic liver disease, liver transplantation and chronic pancreatitis.

ResearchDr Shah and her group are involved in the study of viral hepatitis in children and its treatment. Metabolic and genetic liver disease, the study of acute liver failure, new diagnostic tools in the evaluation of chronic liver disease, fatty liver disease, chronic and hereditary pancreatitis and its relationship with food allergy.


Shah U, Habib Z, Kleinman RE. Liver failure due to Hepatitis A virus in a developing country. Pediatrics 2000; (103) 2: 436-8

Shah U, Dickinson BL, Blumberg R, Simister NE, Lencer WI, Walker WA. The distribution of the IgG Fc receptor, FcRn in human fetal intestine. Pediatric Research 2003 Feb; 53 (2):295-301

Shah U, Walker WA. Bioactivity in Human Milk. Adverse Host responses to Bacterial Toxins in the Human Infant. FASEB J Nutr 2000; 130 (23 suppl): 420-425

Shah U, Walker WA. Immunopathogenesis of food allergy. In: Advances in Pediatrics, Vol. 49, Barness LA (Ed), Mosby; 2002. p. 299-311.

Shah U, Infections of the Liver. Diseases of the Liver in Children. Horslen, Murray ed. 2013

Murray K, Shah U, Chang MW et al. Chronic Hepatitis. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2008; 47 (2): 225-33

Shah U, Kelly D, Chang M et al. Chronic Hepatitis B. J of Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2009 Apr; 48(4): 399-404

Vergani GM, Heller S, Jara P, Vergani D, Chang MW, Fujisawa T, Gonzalez R, Kelly D, Mohan N, Shah U and Murray K. Autoimmune Hepatitis. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2009; 48: 1-7

Mohan N, Gozales R, Fujisawa T, Chang MW, Heller S, Paloma J, Kelly D, Vergani G, Shah U, Murray K. Chronic Hepatitis C. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2009, Dec 22 

Frontiers in Pediatrics Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition 2013

This course is designed to meet one or more of the following Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education competencies: Patient care; Medical knowledge; Practice-based learning and improvement; Interpersonal and communication skills; Professionalism; Systems-based practice

Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-8705
Fax: 617-643-2384

Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-8705
Fax: 617-643-2384


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