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Aalap Shah, MD, Anesthesiology, Laguna Hills, CA, UCI Health


Anesthesiology Laguna Hills, CA

Pediatric Anesthesiology, Perioperative Care


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  • I am focused on an academic career that will allow me to engage in collaborative work through refinement of team-building skills and additional mentorship in outcomes-based research. I am interested in specifically focusing on improving perioperative outcomes with informatics technology and implementing this expertise in the care of pediatric patients in a large hospital setting. Continued research will help me develop a portfolio focused on post-operative outcomes-related research and design of prospective clinical trials testing interventions to decrease postoperative complications related to miscommunication.

    My long-term goal is to seek a position as a Quality Improvement officer at an academic institution and utilize my experience with clinical informatics to evaluate and implement software technology aimed at improving perioperative patient care.
  • Transitions of Care - OR-to-PACU

    Aalap Shah, MD Clinical Fellow in Anesthesia, Boston Children's Hospital Harvard Medical School ***April 2016 Update***

Education & Training

  • Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
    Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical SchoolFellowship, Pediatric Anesthesiology, 2015 - 2016
  • University of Washington
    University of WashingtonResidency, Anesthesiology, 2011 - 2015
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
    University of Pittsburgh School of MedicineClass of 2011
  • Johns Hopkins University
    Johns Hopkins UniversityBA, Neuroscience, Phi Beta Kappa, 2002 - 2006
  • International Academy
    International AcademyInternational Baccalaureate, Summa Cum Laude, 1998 - 2002

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2016 - 2025
  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 2015 - 2016
  • WA State Medical License
    WA State Medical License 2011 - 2015
  • American Board of Anesthesiology Anesthesiology
  • American Board of Anesthesiology Pediatric Anesthesiology
  • American Board of Preventive Medicine Clinical Informatics
  • American Heart AssociationAdvanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
  • American Heart AssociationPediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Von L. Meyer Travelling Award Boston Children's Hospital, 2016
  • Hacking Pediatrics - Most Institutional Impact Boston Children's Hospital, 2015
  • Frederick W. Cheney Endowment in Anesthesiology - Residency Excellence Award University of Washington, 2015
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Hypoglossal Nerve Palsy After Airway Management for General Anesthesia: An Analysis of 69 Patients  
    Shah AC, Barnes C, Spiekerman CF, Bollag LA, Anesthesia & Analgesia, 1/1/2015

Authored Content

  • What Are The Costs Of (Still) Being A Doctor?July 2019
  • Last Year I Spent Almost $40,000 Just to Do My JobMay 2019
  • Last Year I Spent Almost $40,000 Just to Do My JobMay 2019
  • Credentialing for Your New Job: 12 Things to Send Your EmployerDecember 2018
  • Credentialing for Your New Job: 12 Things to Send Your EmployerDecember 2018
  • Veritas: A Healthy Model for Life in MedicineNovember 2018
  • Veritas: A Healthy Model for Life in MedicineNovember 2018
  • Volunteer Medical Trip to MyanmarSeptember 2018
  • Volunteer Medical Trip to MyanmarSeptember 2018
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  • Chair, Surgical Services Subcommittee, UW Housestaff Quality and Safety Committee 2014 - 2015

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • French, Gujarati

Hospital Affiliations