Biography

Bhavya R. Shah, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Radiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and a member of its Neuroradiology Division. He holds a secondary appointment as Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery. His primary clinical interest is in High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) for movement disorders.

Dr. Shah holds a bachelor's degree in biology, biomedical engineering, and philosophy from Washington University in St. Louis. He earned his medical degree through the combined training program at the University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia, and received his radiology residency training at Boston Medical Center in Boston. He then obtained advanced training through a two-year NIH-funded T-32 fellowship program at Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California, during which time he also completed a biomedical device innovation program. He subsequently completed a fellowship program in neuroradiology at the University of Chicago Medical Center in Chicago.

Before joining the UT Southwestern faculty in 2017, Dr. Shah began his career as an attending neuroradiologist at the John Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis.

His primary research interests include transcranial focused ultrasound (FUS) for the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease and brain tumors, nerve stimulation to improve limb function after stroke, and biomedical device innovation. He has an active collaboration with the biomedical engineering department at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Dr. Shah holds five patents and three recently granted provisional patents for an array of medical devices. He is the co-founder and chief medical officer of Chimeric Advanced Medical Devices, based in Palo Alto, California.

At UT Southwestern, Dr. Shah serves on the Neuroradiology Fellowship Program Selection Committee, and his dedication to improving patient care is demonstrated by his participation in the Neuroradiology Magnetic Resonance Quality Control Committee.

Dr. Shah is an active member of several professional organizations, including the Radiological Society of North America, the American Society of Neuroradiology, the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, and the Society of Interventional Radiology, which he serves as a judge for its Biodesign-Innovation Committee. He also serves as a member of the Publication Committee of the American Society of Functional Neuroradiology.

Education

Medical School
University of Missouri Columbia School of Medicine (2005)
Internship
Lutheran General Hospital (2006), Internal Medicine
Residency
University of Kansas School of Medicine (2007), Ophthalmology
Residency
Boston University Medical Center (2011), Diagnostic Radiology
Fellowship
Stanford University Cancer Imaging Training (SCIT) Program (2013), Cancer Imaging
Fellowship
University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics (2014), Neuroradiology

Honors & Awards

  • Chicago Innovation Fund Finalist
    Chicago Innovation Fund (2014)
  • Minimally Invasive Electron Beam Therapy Grant
    Argonne National Labs (2014)
  • Medical Device Competition, Semi-Finalist
    Qualcomm (2012)
  • T32 Fellowship Award
    Stanford University (2011)
  • Brain and Cognitive Sciences Junior Scholar Research Award
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston University Medical Center, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (2007)
  • Excellence in Clinical Service Award
    Lutheran General Hospital (2006)
  • Outstanding Medical Device Concept, Medical Student Section
    University of Missouri-Columbia Medical School (2005)
  • Westinghouse Young Scholars Science Award, First Place
    Westinghouse Science Competitions (1994)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Society of Neuroradiology
  • International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
  • Radiological Society of North America