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, Low back pain, Medication management, Neuropathic pain and sympathetically mediated pain.

  • American Board of Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology
  • American Board of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine [Anesthesiology]
  • 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
  • Assistant Clinical Professor — Department of Anesthesiology
Awards and Recognition
  • FAER scholar grant — American Society of Anesthesiology
  • Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association, 2017
More Information

Dr. Shah is a fellowship-trained 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.

Shah completed her fellowship in adult and pediatric pain management at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital and Children's Hospital of Boston, where 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.

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

UC Irvine Health Center for Pain Management
1 Medical Plaza Drive
Irvine, CA 92697
Phone: 949-824-7246
Fax: 949-824-8417
UC Irvine Medical Center
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA 92868