Dr. Shawn Shah is a faculty member within the Division of Digestive & Liver Diseases at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and the Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He specializes in Advanced Endoscopy. Dr. Shah graduated magna cum laude from the University of Miami with a degree in microbiology and immunology and economics, and completed medical school at the Florida State University College of Medicine. He went onto pursue Internal Medicine residency at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, followed by his Gastroenterology & Hepatology fellowship and minimally invasive advanced endoscopy training at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Shah’s aim is to improve the quality of care of patients who require endoscopy. His research interests include bariatric endoscopy and post-bariatric complication, early detection and management of early gastrointestinal neoplasia and novel endoscopic resection techniques. He has presented his research at numerous national meetings. His clinical interests lie in pancreaticobiliary disease and endoscopic detection and management of early gastrointestinal neoplasms. 


Medical School
Florida State University College of Medicine (2013)
Dartmouth - Hitchcock Medical Center (2016), Internal Medicine
New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center (2019), Gastroenterology/hepatology
New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center (2020), Advanced Endoscopy

Research Interest

  • Bariatric Endoscopy and Post-bariatric Complications
  • Novel Endoscopic Resection Techniques for Early Gastrointestinal Neoplasia
  • Quality of Detection and Management of Early Colorectal Neoplasia


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

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Carr-Locke DL, Soetikno R, Shah S, Kaltenbach T, Shergill A, Am J Gastroenterol 2020 Oct 115 10 1562-1565
Obesity is Associated with Worse Outcomes in COVID-19: Analysis of Early Data from New York City.
Hajifathalian K, Kumar S, Newberry C, Shah S, Fortune B, Krisko T, Ortiz-Pujols S, Zhou XK, Dannenberg AJ, Kumar R, Sharaiha RZ, Obesity (Silver Spring) 2020 09 28 9 1606-1612
Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Matched Case-Control Study.
Martin TA, Wan DW, Hajifathalian K, Tewani S, Shah SL, Mehta A, Kaplan A, Ghosh G, Choi AJ, Krisko TI, Fortune BE, Crawford CV, Sharaiha RZ, Am. J. Gastroenterol. 2020 Aug
EUS-guided radiofrequency ablation of a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor.
Dawod Q, Shah SL, Fahey TJ, Sharaiha RZ, VideoGIE 2020 May 5 5 203-204
Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Manifestations of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease in a Large Cohort of Infected Patients From New York: Clinical Implications.
Hajifathalian K, Krisko T, Mehta A, Kumar S, Schwartz R, Fortune B, Sharaiha R, Gastroenterology 2020 May
Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome Are Willing to Take Substantial Medication Risks for Symptom Relief.
Shah SL, Janisch NH, Crowell M, Lacy BE, Clin. Gastroenterol. Hepatol. 2020 Apr
SARS-COV-2 infection (coronavirus disease 2019) for the gastrointestinal consultant.
Hajifathalian K, Mahadev S, Schwartz RE, Shah S, Sampath K, Schnoll-Sussman F, Brown RS, Carr-Locke D, Cohen DE, Sharaiha RZ, World J Gastroenterol 2020 Apr 26 14 1546-1553
EUS-guided gallbladder drainage: a learning curve modified by technical progress.
Tyberg A, Jha K, Shah S, Kedia P, Gaidhane M, Kahaleh M, Endosc Int Open 2020 Jan 8 1 E92-E96
Safety and efficacy of digital single-operator pancreatoscopy for obstructing pancreatic ductal stones.
Brewer Gutierrez OI, Raijman I, Shah RJ, Elmunzer BJ, Webster GJM, Pleskow D, Sherman S, Sturgess RP, Sejpal DV, Ko C, Maurano A, Adler DG, Mullady DK, Strand DS, DiMaio CJ, Piraka C, Sharahia R, Dbouk MH, Han S, Spiceland CM, Bekkali NLH, Gabr M, Bick B, Dwyer LK, Han D, Buxbaum J, Zulli C, Cosgrove N, Wang AY, Carr-Locke D, Kerdsirichairat T, Aridi HD, Moran R, Shah S, Yang J, Sanaei O, Parsa N, Kumbhari V, Singh VK, Khashab MA, Endosc Int Open 2019 Jul 7 7 E896-E903
Efficacy of Endoscopic Interventions for the Management of Obesity: a Meta-analysis to Compare Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty, AspireAssist, and Primary Obesity Surgery Endolumenal.
Khan Z, Khan MA, Hajifathalian K, Shah S, Abdul M, Saumoy M, Aronne L, Lee W, Sharaiha RZ, Obes Surg 2019 07 29 7 2287-2298


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Honors & Awards

  • Golden Goose Teaching Award
    Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (2015)
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society
    Florida State University College of Medicine (2012)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • The Obesity Society (2017)
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (2016)
  • New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (2016)
  • American College of Gastroenterology (2015)
  • American Gastroenterological Association (2015)