HOUSTON (September 15, 2014)

Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Memorial Hermann Mischer Neuroscience Institute at the Texas Medical Center are pleased to announce the addition of Manish N. Shah, M.D., to the medical staff, and his appointment as assistant professor of pediatric neurosurgery at UTHealth Medical School.

“Dr. Shah brings a new, dynamic perspective to the UTHealth team,” said David I. Sandberg, M.D., director of pediatric neurosurgery at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and the Mischer Neuroscience Institute. “He is one of only a handful of pediatric neurosurgeons in the country with the expertise necessary to provide the most advanced available care to children with spasticity, movement disorders, and epilepsy. His skills will keep us at the forefront of providing innovative treatment to pediatric patients with neurological issues.”

Shah’s major clinical interests include: pediatric epilepsy surgery; selective dorsal rhizotomy for spasticity; pediatric cranial and spinal trauma; pediatric cranial and spinal tumors; endoscopic and open treatment of craniofacial disorders; endoscopic and open treatment of hydrocephalus; and pediatric cranial and spinal vascular malformations. In his new role, Shah also will focus on advancing treatment options in pediatric patients diagnosed with cerebral palsy.

“We welcome Dr. Shah to Houston and are confident that he will be a valuable addition to our affiliated team of leading experts,” said Susie Distefano, CEO of Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. “He brings with him outstanding medical experience in the field of pediatric neurosurgery and a deep passion of caring for our smallest patients.”

Shah earned his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his medical degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He completed his neurosurgery residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, the affiliated teaching hospital of Washington University, and – under the tutelage of world-renown pediatric neurosurgeon, Professor Tae Sung Park – he completed his fellowship training in pediatric neurosurgery at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, affiliated with the Washington University School of Medicine.

The Children’s Neuroscience Center at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital is composed of an affiliated multidisciplinary team providing a broad range of diagnostic and treatment services for children with complex neurological problems. They offer minimally invasive procedures using the most sophisticated surgical, diagnostic and imaging equipment.