Bhavan Shah, MD, MPH

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    Research interests

    Dr. Bhavan Shah's research interests are predominantly focused around epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology. His most current publications are related to EEG findings in COVID-positive patients that are nonvaccinated.

    Another research interest is with epilepsy in patients with traumatic brain injury. Dr. Shah has been encountering multiple patients coming to Pennsylvania that had a traumatic brain injury with no structural pathology and are now presenting with first-time seizures.

    A third area of research focus is multiple sclerosis and epilepsy. Dr. Shah will investigate the possibility that epilepsy is the root cause of the cognitive decline observed in multiple sclerosis patients.

    Clinical interests

    Dr. Bhavan Shah’s clinical interests revolve around epilepsy, clinical neurophysiology, general neurology, teaching and overall quality improvement of patient's care.

    Dr. Shah feels there is a vast discrepancy in outcomes among patients living with epilepsy, where some may benefit from a curative surgery versus proper diagnosis of epileptic or nonepileptic seizures. He is involved in both inpatient as well as outpatient settings. His outpatient clinic predominantly includes patients with either first-time seizures, medical management of seizures, neuro stimulation devices such as VNS, RNS or DBS and evaluating and managing patients with epileptic surgeries. On the inpatient side he sees patients who are admitted for either noninvasive or invasive epilepsy monitoring unit as well as continuous long-term EEG monitoring of patients in ICU. His special clinical interest lies with refractory and super refractory epilepsies such as autoimmune encephalitis.

    Dr. Shah is extremely compassionate about teaching medical students, residents and fellows. During his residency and fellowship, he actively contributed to the core curriculums of either medical students or residents.

    Due to Dr. Shah’s background public health, he is interested in understanding and evaluating various disparities in our community regarding proper neurologic care by means of quality improvement status.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

    Education/Academic qualification

    Clinical Neurophysiology, Fellowship, Weill Cornell

    … → Jun 2021

    Neurology, Residency, Weill Cornell

    … → Jun 2020

    MPH, Cleveland State University

    … → May 2018

    Internal Medicine, Residency, Cleveland Clinic

    … → Jun 2017

    MD, Avalon University

    … → May 2012

    Pharmacy, BPharm, Dayananda Sagar Institutions

    … → Dec 2006


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