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Shalini S Shah

Shalini S. Shah, MD


Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology

Clinical Interests

chronic pain in children, head and neck pain, interventional pain management, intrathecal drug delivery system, intrathecal pain pump implantation, lower back pain, medication management, sympathetically mediated neuropathic pain.

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  • American Board of Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology
  • American Board of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
  • English
  • Arabic
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
Medical School
St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada
Maimonides Medical Center, Dept SurgerySurgery
Weill Cornell University- NY Presbyterian HospitalAnesthesiology
Children's Hospital of Boston, Brigham and Women's, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterAdult & Pediatric Pain
Professional Positions
  • Associate Professor — Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care, UCI School of Medicine
  • Vice Chair — Pain Management, Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care
Awards and Recognition
  • FAER scholar grant — American Society of Anesthesiology
  • Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association — 2017-2019
More Information

Dr. Shalini S. Shah is a board-certified and fellowship-trained UCI Health physician who specializes in the management and treatment of adult and pediatric pain. She has extensive training in chronic pain disorders in children, specifically in oncologic pain, head and neck pain, abdominal pain, scoliosis and spasticity disorders.

She earned her medical degree at St. George's University School of Medicine in Grenada. She completed a residency in anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medicine/New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, followed by a fellowship in adult and pediatric pain management at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital and Children's Hospital of Boston. There she trained under Dr. Charles Berde, a world authority in the management of pain in children.

Shah has a particular interest in alleviating chronic pain conditions with a multidisciplinary and interventional approach, with a goal of reducing pain so children and adults may reclaim their lives and return to the activities they previously enjoyed.

She sees patients at the UCI Health Center for Pain and WellnessUCI Health — Irvine, in Newport Beach, and Yorba Linda.

Academic Profile

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Speakers Bureau Topics

  • Cancer Pain, Interventional Techniques
  • Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Discogenic Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Opioid Challenges
  • Pain Genomics
  • Pain in Children, Assessment
  • Pediatric Cancer Pain

UCI Health Center for Pain and Wellness
Joe C. Wen & Family Center for Advanced Care
19200 Jamboree Road
Irvine, CA 92612
Phone: 657-579-7246
Fax: 888-975-0262
UCI Health — Irvine
19200 Jamboree Road
Irvine, CA 92612
Phone: 714-456-7002
UCI Health — Newport Beach
2161 San Joaquin Hills Road
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: 949-386-5700
Fax: 833-623-5063
UCI Health — Yorba Linda
18637 Yorba Linda Blvd.
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Phone: 714-790-8600
Fax: 714-779-8003