Shalini S Shah

Shalini S. Shah
, MD

Pain Management

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
Phone: 877-UCI-DOCS (877-824-3627)
  • American Board of Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology
  • American Board of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
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
  • Pain in children
  • Pain secondary to neuromuscular system
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Treatment of cancer pain
  • English
  • Arabic
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
Medical School
St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada
Maimonides Medical Center, New York, Surgery
New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, Anesthesiology
Harvard School of Medicine and affiliated hospitals, Adult and Pediatric Pain
Professional Positions
  • Assistant Clinical Professor — Department of Anesthesiology
Awards and Recognition
  • FAER scholar grant — American Society of Anesthesiology
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