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Uzma Shah, MBBS

  • Associate Professor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
  • Clinical Chief, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Director, Center for Pediatric Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Disease
  • Director, Pediatric Liver Transplant Program


Accepting New Patients




Centers & Specialties

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Transplant Center

Clinical Interests
  • Liver, biliary and pancreatic disease
  • Liver transplant
  • Pancreatic Transplant
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy
  • Celiac disease
  • Failure to thrive
Medical Education
  • MBBS, Dow Medical College
  • Residency, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
  • Fellowship, Boston Children's Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
Foreign Languages
  • Urdu
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - ACD
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - PBO
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Maine Community Health Options (MCHO)
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

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Dr. 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 Harvard Medical School; Clinical Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition; Director of the Center for Pediatric Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Disease at MassGeneral 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.

Research & Publications

Research Summary
Dr 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.

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

Shah U, Shenoy Bhangle A. A 19-year-old with recurrent pancreatitis. In: New England Journal of Medicine: Case Reports of the Mass General Hospital: Weekly clinicopathological exercises; 2011 Oct 20;365(16):1528-36

Larson AM, Hedgire SS, Deshpande V, Stemmer-Rachamimov AO, Harisinghani MG, Ferrone CR, Shah U, Thiele EA. Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex. Clin Genet. 2011 Oct 28

Tanpowpong P, Sabharwal S, Shah U. Fever, jaundice and liver failure in an 18 year old male. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2012 Mar 7.

Sarah F. Pollack, Alexandra L. Geffrey, Elizabeth A. Thiele, Uzma Shah

Primary Intestinal Lymphangiectasia (PIL) Treated with Rapamycin in a Child with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC). American J Med Genetics. 2015 May 5

Roumiantsev S, Shah U, Westra SJ et al. Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. A newborn girl with hypotension, coagulopathy, anemia and hyperbilirubinemia. N Engl J Med. 2015 Jun 25;372(26):2542-53

News & Events

  • MGHfC Introduces Neonatal Hepatology Program

    MGHfC is pleased to announce the launch of the Neonatal Hepatology Program, a novel multidisciplinary program that allows for the careful evaluation and management of distinct and complex liver disease in newborns.

  • Access and New Appointment Center Celebrates 10 Years

    The Access and New Appointment Center, which opened in December 2006, was designed to be a single-entry point for scheduling new patient appointments and registering new patients. Instead of calling multiple phone numbers and leaving voicemails, patients, families and providers can call one number and have their call answered every time. Since opening, staff have answered more than 300,000 calls and scheduled more than 100,000 new patient appointments.

  • Jonathan's Story: Living Donor Transplant Program Gives Teen a Second Chance

    Jonathan Noon was born with a life-threatening liver disease that left him in need of a liver transplant. He received a second chance at life when his father, Jeff, donated half of his liver to Jonathan through the Living Donor Transplant Program at MGHfC.


Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-726-8705
Fax: 617-643-2384

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