Pali Dedhiya Shah, M.D.

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  • Medical Director, Lung Transplantation Program
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Languages: English, French, Hindi


Lung Transplant, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine more

Research Interests

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

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Appointment Phone: 410-814-4898
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Center for Advanced Heart and Lung Disease, Halsted 601
Baltimore, MD 21287
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Dr. Pali Dedhiya Shah is a pulmonary and critical care physician. She is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of advanced lung disease and lung transplantation. She is the medical director of the Johns Hopkins Lung Transplant program. She is a member of the International Society for Heart and Lung transplantation and provides teaching to medical students, residents and fellows at Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Shah earned her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. She completed her residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and performed a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Shah joined the Johns Hopkins faculty as an assistant professor of medicine in 2011. more


  • Medical Director, Lung Transplantation Program
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes



  • MD; Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University (2001)


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


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

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Critical Care Medicine) (2021)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (2021)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Pulmonary Disease) (2021)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Shah is interested in the clinical and immunologic risk factors for chronic lung allograft dysfunction. She has served as site PI or co-investigator in several NIH funded multi-center studies of lung transplant recipients. These include the Lung Transplant Outcomes Group, an NIH-funded study of genetic determinants of primary graft dysfunction (PGD, the. Genomic Research Alliance for Transplantation, which examines donor derived cell free DNA as a marker for acute rejection in thoracic transplant recipients and CTOT -20 (Clinical Trials in Organ Transplantation), where she is part of the mechanistic core studying CMV immune-phenotypes, and determinants of chronic lung allograft dysfunction. Additionally she is site PI The Cystic Fibrosis Lung Transplant Consortium.

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Activities & Honors


  • 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
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (Junior year), 2000


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

Professional Activities

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

Videos & Media

Lectures and Presentations

  • Update in Lung Transplantation, Promises and Challenges
    Conference, The Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center’s 14th Annual Transplant Conference (06/09/2012)
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