Samir Shah

Samir S. Shah, MD, MSCE, is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He is Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs and Education and holds the James M. Ewell Endowed Chair. He is board-certified in pediatrics, pediatric infectious diseases, and pediatric hospital medicine. Clinically, he practices both Pediatric Hospital Medicine and Pediatric Infectious Diseases.

Dr. Shah’s research, which includes developing quality measures for inpatient care, has improved the efficiency and effectiveness of care for hospitalized children. His work has been supported by numerous federal agencies and foundations, including the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Shah also serves as Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Hospital Medicine.

As the inaugural director of Cincinnati Children’s Division of Hospital Medicine (2012-2022), Dr. Shah led the development of new clinical programs focusing on children with medical complexity and adults requiring care at the children’s hospital, as well as the creation of sustainable models for inpatient staffing. In 2019, he received the Master of Hospital Medicine, the Society of Hospital Medicine’s highest honor, for his substantive contributions to the development of hospital medicine as an academic discipline.