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Neonatologist Joins OU Children’s Physicians

Monday, July 27, 2015 - Campus News -
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OKLAHOMA CITY – Neonatologist Birju Shah, M.D., M.P.H., has established his practice with OU Children’s Physicians. Neonatologists are physicians who specialize in the care of newborns. Along with other neonatologists at OU Children's Physicians, he offers comprehensive care for Oklahoma's premature and ill or injured full-term infants. 

Shah is specifically interested in perinatal genomics, developmental biology, infectious immunology and neurophysiology. He is board certified in pediatrics. 

Shah completed a neonatal-perinatal medicine fellowship at Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. He completed a pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia-Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia and an internship at Saint Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick, New Jersey. He earned his medical degree in India.

Shah also earned master’s of public health degree from Rutgers School of Public Health, Newark, New Jersey.

Shah also earned master’s of public health degree from Rutgers School of Public Health, Newark, New Jersey and a master’s degree in strategic healthcare management from Rutgers Business School, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

He is a team leader for the American Academy of Pediatrics’ medical home initiative “Supporting Parents of Post-NICU Infants.”  He is also member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and Society of Pediatric Research.

Shah has received several awards including being named "America's Top Pediatrician" and "Doctor of Excellence" by the Leaders in Healthcare Network. His translational research in serious newborn conditions affecting premature neonates has been honored as "Best Clinical Research Award" at International scientific forums including the Pediatric Academic Society meeting and IDweek.

OU Children’s Physicians practice as part of OU Physicians, Oklahoma’s largest physician group. The group encompasses nearly every child and adult medical specialty. 

Nearly 200 of these specialists committed their practices to the care of children. The majority of OU Children’s Physicians are board certified in children’s specialties. Many provide pediatric-specific services unavailable elsewhere in the state. Some have pioneered surgical procedures or innovations in patient care that are world firsts. 

OU Children’s Physicians see patients in their offices at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and other cities around Oklahoma. When hospitalization is necessary, they often admit patients to The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center. Many children with birth defects, critical injuries or serious diseases who can’t be helped elsewhere come to OU Children’s Physicians. Oklahoma doctors and parents rely on OU Children’s Physicians depth of experience, nationally renowned expertise and sensitivity to children’s emotional needs.

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