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Manish Shah


Texas Medical Center

Emergency Medicine
Phone: 832-824-5497
Fax: 832-825-1182


6621 Fannin StreetA2210
Houston, TX 77030

Manish I. Shah, MD, MS

Chief of Academic Development and Strategy; Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Professor; Department of Pediatrics, Division of Emergency Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
Site Principal Investigator; Charlotte, Houston, and Milwaukee Prehospital (CHaMP) Research Node of the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN)


School Education Degree Year
University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Houston Masters Master of Science in Clinical Research 2015
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Pediatric Emergency Medicine 2007
Children's Hospital Boston Residency Pediatrics 2004
University of California Irvine Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2001
University of California, Davis Bachelors Bachelors of Science in Physiology 1997


Dr. Shah has dedicated his career to improving pediatric prehospital and hospital-based emergency care on local, statewide and national levels through advocacy, education, and research.  

Clinical Interests

As a former appointed member of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee (NEMSAC) from 2015-2017 and a past chair of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) subcommittee for the American Academy of Pediatrics Section of Emergency Medicine from 2011-2014, he has collaborated with stakeholders to enhance awareness of issues of national significance in pediatric prehospital care. To equip the workforce, he has collaborated with colleagues across the country to develop an online EMS educational resource for physicians, co-create the curriculum and educational research for the Pediatric Simulation Training of Emergency Prehospital Providers (PediSTEPPs) program at Texas Children’s Hospital, and develop an EMS training curriculum for the Botswana Ministry of Health. In addition, Dr. Shah has lectured at the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) and Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Annual Meetings to promote understanding of the special needs of children in the prehospital environment. Through funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) EMSC program, he has served as the Director of the EMSC State Partnership in Texas from 2009-2017. Dr. Shah has also been a member of the Executive Core of the national EMSC Innovation and Improvement Center (EIIC) from 2016-2018 and led the Prehospital and State Partnership domains for the EIIC.  Through these administrative EMSC roles, Dr. Shah has advocated for enhanced pediatric capability of EMS systems in Texas and the nation, conducted health services research on the capability of the EMS and trauma system to care for children, and educated prehospital providers on pediatric care.  

Research Interests

Dr. Shah’s primary research interest is to move prehospital care beyond the use of consensus-based treatment protocols, and he has collaborated with the national EMSC program and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to test the Prehospital Evidence-Based Guideline Model to develop a pediatric prehospital seizure protocol. He has been the Principal Investigator (PI) for two HRSA/EMSC Targeted Issues grants to study outcomes after implementation of evidence-based pediatric guidelines in large EMS systems in Texas and/or statewide EMS systems in New England. These evidence-based guidelines have been nationally disseminated through integration in the National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO) Model Clinical EMS Guidelines.  Since 2013, Dr. Shah also been the site PI for the Charlotte, Houston, and Milwaukee Prehospital (CHaMP) research node, which conducts research in the HRSA/EMSC-funded Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN).  In 2021, Dr. Shah began leading the Pediatric Dose Optimization for Seizures in Emergency Medical Services (PediDOSE) study to improve how seizures are treated on ambulances for children. 


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Member, Section Emergency Medicine
National Association of Emergency Medical Services Physicians Member

Selected Publications

Shah MI, Ostermayer DG, Browne LR, Studnek JR, Carey JM, Stanford C, Fumo N, Lerner EB. Multicenter Evaluation of Prehospital Seizure Management in Children. Prehospital Emergency Care 2020; In Press.

Moore BR, Shah MI (co-lead author), Owusu-Ansah S, Gross T, Brown KM, Gausche-Hill M, Remick K, Adelgais K, Lyng J, Rappaport L, Snow S, Wright-Johnson C, Leonard JC on behalf of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Section on Emergency Medicine EMS Subcommittee; American College of Emergency Physicians, EMS Committee; Emergency Nurses Association, Pediatric Committee; National Association of EMS Physicians, Standards and Clinical Practice Committee; National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, Emergency Pediatric Care Committee -- Pediatric Readiness in Emergency Medical Services Systems; Policy Statement. Annals of Emergency Medicine 2020; 75(1): e1-e6. PMID: 31866028.

Carey JM, Studnek JR, Browne LR, Ostermayer DG, Grawey T, Schroter S, Lerner EB, Shah MI. Paramedic-Identified Enablers of and Barriers to Seizure Management: A Multicenter, Qualitative Study. Prehospital Emergency Care 2019; 23(6): 870-881. PMID: 30917730.

Marino MC, Ostermayer DG, Mondragon JA, Camp EA, Keating EM, Fornage LB, Brown CA, Shah MI. Improving Prehospital Protocol Adherence Using Bundled Educational Interventions. Prehospital Emergency Care 2018; 22(3): 361-369. PMID: 29364730.

Nassif A, Ostermayer DG, Hoang KB, Claiborne MK, Camp EA, Shah MI. Implementation of a Prehospital Protocol Change for Asthmatic Children. Prehospital Emergency Care 2018; 22(4): 457-465. PMID: 29351496.

Shah MI, Carey JM, Rapp SE, Masciale M, Alcanter WB, Mondragon JA, Camp EA, Prater SJ, Doughty CB. Impact of High-Fidelity Pediatric Simulation on Paramedic Seizure Management. Prehospital Emergency Care 2016; 20(4): 499-507. PMID: 26953677.

Shah MI, Macias CG, Dayan PS, Weik TS, Brown KM, Fuchs SM, Fallat ME, Wright, JL, Lang ES. An Evidence-Based Guideline for Pediatric Prehospital Seizure Management Using GRADE Methodology. Prehospital Emergency Care Jan 2014; 18 (Suppl 1): 15-24PMID: 24298939.

PubMed Publications



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