Sohail R. Shah, MD, MSHA, FAAP

Department or Service


  • Texas Medical Center
  • West Campus
  • Specialty Care



Pediatric Surgery
General Surgery
Pectus Program

Phone: 832-227-2250
Fax: 832-227-2251

Contact Information

Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus
18200 Katy Freeway, 3rd Floor
Houston, TX 77094
United States

Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus
6701 Fannin Street, 8th Floor
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Texas Children's Specialty Care Sugar Land
15400 Southwest Fwy., Suite 200
Sugar Land, TX 77478
United States

Chief Surgical Officer

Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus

Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO fellowship Pediatric Surgery 2013
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA residency General Surgery 2011
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA fellowship Surgical Research 2008
University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO residency General Surgery 2005
Texas A&M College of Medicine, College Station, TX medical school Doctor of Medicine 2003
Houston Baptist Universiy, Houston, TX university Masters of Science Healthcare Administration 1999


Dr. Sohail R. Shah is a board-certified pediatric surgeon, with advanced minimally invasive surgery training, that provides care in all aspects of neonatal and pediatric surgery.  Dr. Shah has special interests in gastrointestinal surgery, neonatal surgery, congenital anomalies, and the correction of chest wall abnormalities (pectus excavatum and pectus carinatum).  His practice includes minimally invasive thoracic and abdominal surgery for pediatric patients of all ages (neonates through adolescents).

Dr. Shah also has a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration and serves as the Chief Surgical Officer at Texas Children's Hospital – West Campus.  He also previously served in numerous other administrative roles including Surgical Director of Perioperative Services at Texas Children's Hospital and Surgical Director of Telemedicine and Outreach at Children’s Mercy Hospital (Kansas City, Missouri).  

Dr. Shah’s research interests focus on enhancing pediatric surgical outcomes, improving healthcare delivery, and establishing evidence-based practice guidelines.  He has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles, written book chapters, and given dozens of presentations to national and international audiences on a full range of pediatric surgery topics.  He is currently a candidate for a Master of Science in Clinical Research from the University of Kansas Medical Center. 

Dr. Shah is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP).  His other professional memberships include the American Pediatric Surgical Association, Association for Academic Surgery, and International Pediatric Endosurgery Group.

Clinical Interests

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery (Laparoscopy and Thoracoscopy)
  • Neonatal Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Congenital Anomalies
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis)
  • Chest Wall Deformities (Pectus)

Research Interests

  • Pediatric surgery outcomes
  • Patient-centered outcomes
  • Healthcare delivery

Texas Children’s Hospital: Medically Speaking

Watch Pectus Deformities featuring Dr. Shah

A look at chest wall abnormalities including pectus excavatum (where the chest has a sunken or caved-in appearance) and pectus carinatum (where the chest bows outward).


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Fellow, Section on Surgery; Committee on Delivery of Surgical Care; Member, Section on Telehealth Care
American College of Surgeons Fellow
American Pediatric Surgical Association Member; Informatics and Telemedicine Committee
Association of Academic Surgery Member

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