Trushil Shah, M.D., M.S., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.

Originally from India, Dr. Shah completed his medical education at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College in Ahmedabad, India. He completed internal medicine residency training at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois. He completed advanced training through a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Rush University in Chicago. He later earned a master's degree in clinical science at Rush University and is currently pursuing a master's in business administration at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Shah joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2016.

At UT Southwestern, Dr. Shah is the Associate Director of the Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension Program. He's also the Committee Chair of the Pulmonary Embolism Response Team (PERT) at Clements University Hospital.

Dr. Shah is a member of several committees at UT Southwestern, including the Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy Selection Committee, the Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty Selection Committee, the Pulmonary Hypertension Research Committee, the Pulmonary Hypertension Case Review Committee, and many others.

Dr. Shah is a member of the Indian Medical Association, the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association, the American Thoracic Society, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the Pulmonary Hypertension Association.

Dr. Shah's research interests include pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary arterial hypertension, and pulmonary hypertension with COPD. His research has resulted in multiple clinical trials, lectures, peer-reviewed publications, reviews, and other media.


Medical School
Smt. N.H.L. Municipal Medical College, India (2009)
Saint Francis Medical Center (2013), Internal Medicine
Rush University Medical Center (2016), Pulmonary Diseases & Critical Care Medicine

Research Interest

  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Heart Lung Interactions
  • Imaging of Right Heart in Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Vascular Disease


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Mesenchymal stem cells-derived extracellular vesicles in acute respiratory distress syndrome: a review of current literature and potential future treatment options.
Shah TG, Predescu D, Predescu S, Clin Transl Med 2019 Sep 8 1 25
The association between pulmonary hypertension and stroke: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Shah TG, Sutaria JM, Vyas MV, Int. J. Cardiol. 2019 Jul
Echocardiographic parameters of right ventricular function predict mortality in acute respiratory distress syndrome: a pilot study.
Shah TG, Wadia SK, Kovach J, Fogg L, Tandon R Pulm Circ 2016 Jun 6 2 155-60
Massive hemoptysis in Loeys-Dietz syndrome.
Bennett CL, Aziz H, Sparks E, Shah T, Yoder M, MacCarrick G, Dietz HC Am. J. Med. Genet. A 2016 Mar 170 3 725-7
COPD exacerbation care bundle improves standard of care, length of stay, and readmission rates.
Parikh R, Shah TG, Tandon R Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 2016 11 577-83

Honors & Awards

  • Best Clinicopathological Case Conference
    University of Illinois at Peoria (2013)
  • Internal Medicine Senior Resident Student Teaching Award
    University of Illinois at Peoria (2013)
  • Internal Medicine Senior Resident Student Teaching Award
    University of Illinois at Peoria (2012)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Chest Physicians (2011)
  • American Thoracic Society (2011)
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Association (2016)
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine (2013)