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Pali Dedhiya Shah, M.D.

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

Languages: English, French, Hindi


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

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Dr. Pali Dedhiya Shah is an assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical expertise include critical care medicine, lung transplant and pulmonary disease and critical care medicine. Dr. Shah serves as the associate medical director of the Lung Transplant Program at Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Shah earned her M.D. 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.

Her research interests include chronic rejection in lung transplants and quality and safety in lung transplants.

Dr. Shah is a member of the American Thoracic Society and the International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation. more


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

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes



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


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


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

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2011.03702.x. Epub 2011 Aug 22.

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. doi: 10.1378/chest.10-2065. Epub 2011 Feb 24.

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. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2010.03431.x. Epub 2011 Feb 7.

Lucid CE, Savani BN, Engelhardt BG, Shah P, Clifton C, Greenhut SL, Vaughan LA, Kassim A, Schuening F, Jagasia M. "Extracorporeal photopheresis in patients with refractory bronchiolitis obliterans developing after allo-SCT." Bone Marrow Transplant. 2011 Mar;46(3):426-9. doi: 10.1038/bmt.2010.152. Epub 2010 Jun 28.

Shah PD, McDyer JF. "Viral infections in lung transplant recipients." Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 2010 Apr;31(2):243-54. doi: 10.1055/s-0030-1249120. Epub 2010 Mar 30. Review.

Shah PD, West EE, Whitlock AB, Orens JB, McDyer JF. "CD154 deficiency uncouples allograft CD8+ T-cell effector function from proliferation and inhibits murine airway obliteration." Am J Transplant. 2009 Dec;9(12):2697-706. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2009.02805.x.

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; Lung Transplant Outcomes Group. "Plasma levels of receptor for advanced glycation end products, blood transfusion, and risk of primary graft dysfunction." Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2009 Nov 15;180(10):1010-5. doi: 10.1164/rccm.200901-0118OC. Epub 2009 Aug 6.

Mikkelsen ME, Dedhiya PM, 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. 2008 Apr;53(4):455-61.

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. 2006 Feb;34(2):300-6.

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. 2001 Sep;21(6):376-81.

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

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

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)
    The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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