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Pali Dedhiya Shah, M.D.

Associate Medical Director, Lung Transplant
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Female  | Languages: English, French, Hindi

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Main Location

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Call 410-464-6641 (8a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

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  • Associate Medical Director, Lung Transplant
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Centers & Institutes



The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-614-4898

600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-614-4898


Critical Care Medicine , Lung Transplant, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine

Research Interests

Chronic Rejection in Lung Transplant; Quality and Safety in Lung Transplant

    Additional Information

  • Education +


    • Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University / MD (2001)


    • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania / Internal Medicine (2004)


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (2009)


    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Critical Care Medicine (2009)
    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Pulmonary (2008)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications

    Cordero L, Sananes M, Dedhiya P, Ayers LW. Purulence and gram-negative bacilli in tracheal aspirates of mechanically ventilated very low birth weight infants. J Perinatol. 21(6):376-381, 2001.

    Kalhan R, Mikkelsen M, Dedhiya P, Christie J, Gaughan C, Lanken PN, Finkel B, Gallop R, Fuchs BD. Underuse of lung protective ventilation: analysis of potential factors to explain physician behavior. Crit Care Med. 34(2):300-306, 2006.

    Mikkelsen ME, Dedhiya P, Kalhan R, Gallop RJ, Lanken PN, Fuchs BD. Potential reasons why physicians underuse lung-protective ventilation: a retrospective cohort study using physician documentation. Respir Care. 53(4):455-461, 2008.

    Christie JD, Shah CV, Kawut SM, Mangalmurti N, Lederer DJ, Sonett JR, Ahya VN, Palmer SM, Wille K, Lama V, Shah PD, Shah A, Weinacker A, Deutschman CS, Kohl BA, Demissie E, Bellamy S, Ware LB, for the Lung Transplant Outcomes Group : Plasma Levels of Receptor for Advanced Glycation End-Products (sRAGE), Blood Transfusion, and Risk Of Primary Graft Dysfunction. American Journal of Resp and Crit Care. 180(10): 1010-15, 2009.

    Shah PD, West EE, Whitlock A, Orens JB, McDyer JF. CD154 Deficiency Uncouples Allograft CD8+ T Cell Function from Proliferation and Inhibits Murine Airway Obliteration. Am J Trans. 9(12):2697-706, 2009.

    Lucid CE, Savani BN, Engelhardt B, Shah PD, Carey, C, Greenhut, S.L., Kassim A. Schuening, F. Jagasia, M. Extracorporeal Photopheresis in patients with refractory bronchiolitis obliterans developing after allogeneic stem cell transplantation. Bone Marrow Transplantation 152:1032, 2010

    Diamond JM, Kawut SM, Lederer DJ, Ahya VN, Kohl B, Sonett J, Palmer SM, Crespo M, Wille K, Lama VN, Shah PD, Orens J, Bhorade S, Weinacker A, Demissie E, Bellamy S, Christie JD, Ware LB; Lung Transplant Outcomes Group. Elevated plasma clara cell secretory protein concentration is associated with high-grade primary graft dysfunction. Am J Transplant. 2011 Mar;11(3):561-7.

    Sims MW, Beers MF, Ahya VN, Kawut SM, Sims KD, Lederer DJ, Palmer SM, Wille K, Lama VN, Shah PD, Orens JB, Bhorade S, Crespo M, Weinacker A, Demissie E, Bellamy S, Christie JD, Ware LB; Lung Transplant Outcomes Group. Effect of single vs bilateral lung transplantation on plasma surfactant protein D levels in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Chest. 2011 Aug;140(2):489-96

    Diamond JM, Lederer DJ, Kawut SM, Lee J, Ahya VN, Bellamy S, Palmer SM, Lama VN, Bhorade S, Crespo M, Demissie E, Sonett J, Wille K, Orens J, Shah PD, Weinacker A, Weill D, Kohl BA, Deutschman CC, Arcasoy S, Shah AS, Belperio JA, Wilkes D, Reynolds JM, Ware LB, Christie JD; Lung Transplant Outcomes Group. Elevated plasma long pentraxin-3 levels and primary graft dysfunction after lung transplantation for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Am J Transplant. 2011 Nov;11(11):2517-22

    Shah PD, Orens JB. Bronchiolitis Obliterans: Diagnosis and Management. in Lung Transplantation, W. Vigneswaran ed. Informa Healthcare. 2010.

    Shah PD, McDyer JF. Viral Infections in Lung Transplant Recipients. Semin Respir Crit Care Med.31:243254, 2010.

  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +


    • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (Junior year), 2000
    • Hobart Amory Hare Honor Medical Society, Jefferson Medical College, 2000
    • Mary Beacham Academic Scholarship, Jefferson Medical College, 2000
    • Fordederer Scholarship for International Health, Jefferson Medical College, 2001
    • Matriculation, Magna cum Laude, 2001


    • American Thoracic Society
    • The International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation

    Professional Activities

    • Pulmonary Grand Rounds, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2005 - 2009
      Journal Club
    • Anesthesia/ Surgical Intensive Care Unit Multidisciplinary Conference, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2009
      Critical Care of the Lung Transplant Recipient
    • Medical Grand Rounds: Update in COPD, Dekalb County Hospital, 2009
    • Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nashville TN, 2010
      Lung Transplantation for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
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