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Vinil Shah, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Radiology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco CA 94117
Phone415-514-5654
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    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PAMD05/2006Medicine
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY06/2007Medicine Internship
    University of California San Francisco, San Francisco06/2011Diagnostic Radiology Residency
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA06/2013Neuroradiology Fellowship
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA06/2014Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship
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    University of California, San Francisco 2011Elmer Ng Outstanding Resident Award
    University of California, San Francisco 2010  - 2011Chief Resident
    University of California, San Francisco2009  - 2010Clinical Educator Track Recipient
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 2006Brinton Prize
    Medical Honor Society 2004Alpha Omega Alpha

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    Vinil Shah, MD, is an Associate Professor of Radiology in the Neuroradiology subspecialty in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging. He specializes in imaging and targeted treatment of spinal and peripheral nerve disorders. He is also the Neuroradiology Fellowship Program Director.

    Dr. Shah received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pennsylvania and completed a one-year internship at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York in 2007. Dr. Shah did his Radiology residency from 2007-2011 at UCSF, serving as chief resident in 2010. From 2011-2013, he completed a clinical fellowship and a Chief fellowship in Neuroradiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. From 2013-2014, Dr. Shah was a clinical fellow in Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention at the same institution. In August 2014, Dr. Shah accepted the position of Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology in Neuroradiology at UCSF.

    Dr. Shah’s research interests include studying spinal imaging biomarkers to help guide intervention and assessing clinical outcomes of spine intervention. Other interests include structured reporting, teaching, and radiology curricula development.

    Expertise:
    Neuroradiology

    Specialty:
    Spine Radiology, Spine Intervention

    Professional Interests:
    Spine pain management, MR neurography, MRI of brachial plexus, thoracic outlet syndrome, stroke, brain tumors

    Education and Training:
    • Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA
    • Internship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
    • Residency: University of California, San Francisco
    • Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA – Neuroradiology & Musculoskeletal Radiology
    • Chief Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA – Neuroradiology
    • Medical License California, Massachusetts
    • American Board of Radiology Certificate in Diagnostic Radiology
    • Neuroradiology Certificate of Added Qualification

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    1. Foraminal origin of the dorsal scapular nerve: an anatomical study. World Neurosurg. 2020 Aug 25. Jack A, Shah V, Jacques LG. PMID: 32858224.
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    2. Minimally Invasive Pedicle Screw Fixation With Indirect Decompression by Ligamentotaxis in Pathological Fractures. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2020 Aug 01; 19(2):210-217. Safaee MM, Shah V, Tenorio A, Uribe JS, Clark AJ. PMID: 32255471.
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    3. Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension With Brain Sagging Attributable to a Cerebrospinal Fluid-Venous Fistula. JAMA Neurol. 2020 Jul 20. Shah VN, Dillon WP. PMID: 32687589.
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    4. The Reliability of a Grading System for Digital Subtraction Imaging Quality During Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection. Pain Med. 2020 Mar 13. Binler D, House LM, Mattie R, Saltychev M, Nagao M, Pekmeczi M, Metz L, O'Neil C, Shah V, McCormick ZL. PMID: 32167547.
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    5. Cone Beam Tomosynthesis: An Emerging Technology for Procedural Image Guidance. Pain Med. 2020 Jan 06. Conger A, Shah L, Shah V, McCormick Z. PMID: 31904847.
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    6. Recurrent non-canonical histone H3 mutations in spinal cord diffuse gliomas. Acta Neuropathol. 2019 11; 138(5):877-881. Sloan EA, Cooney T, Oberheim Bush NA, Buerki R, Taylor J, Clarke JL, Torkildson J, Kline C, Reddy A, Mueller S, Banerjee A, Butowski N, Chang S, Mummaneni PV, Chou D, Tan L, Theodosopoulos P, McDermott M, Berger M, Raffel C, Gupta N, Sun PP, Li Y, Shah V, Cha S, Braunstein S, Raleigh DR, Samuel D, Scharnhorst D, Fata C, Guo H, Moes G, Kim JYH, Koschmann C, Van Ziffle J, Onodera C, Devine P, Grenert JP, Lee JC, Pekmezci M, Phillips JJ, Tihan T, Bollen AW, Perry A, Solomon DA. PMID: 31515627.
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    7. Quantitative [18F]-Naf-PET-MRI Analysis for the Evaluation of Dynamic Bone Turnover in a Patient with Facetogenic Low Back Pain. J Vis Exp. 2019 08 08; (150). Jenkins NW, Iriondo C, Shah V, Bahroos E, Ravanfar V, Regan M, Seo Y, Dillon WP, Majumdar S, Talbott JF. PMID: 31449234.
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    8. Practical applications of CISS MRI in spine imaging. Eur J Radiol Open. 2019; 6:231-242. Li Z, Chen YA, Chow D, Talbott J, Glastonbury C, Shah V. PMID: 31304197.
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    9. Postoperative Spine: What the Surgeon Wants to Know. Radiol Clin North Am. 2019 Mar; 57(2):415-438. Eisenmenger L, Clark AJ, Shah VN. PMID: 30709478.
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    10. Computed tomography-based 3D modeling to provide custom 3D-printed glasses for children with craniofacial abnormalities. J AAPOS. 2019 06; 23(3):165-167.e1. Brodie FL, Nattagh K, Shah V, Swarnakar V, Lin S, Kelil T, Gillan D, Romero D, de Alba Campomanes AG. PMID: 30771536.
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    11. Efficacy of using a 3D printed lumbosacral spine phantom in improving trainee proficiency and confidence in CT-guided spine procedures. 3D Print Med. 2018 Oct 10; 4(1):7. Li Y, Li Z, Ammanuel S, Gillan D, Shah V. PMID: 30649653.
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    12. Imaging-Based Approach to Extradural Infections of the Spine. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 2018 12; 39(6):570-586. Talbott JF, Shah VN, Uzelac A, Narvid J, Dumont RA, Chin CT, Wilson DM. PMID: 30527522.
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    13. Brachioradial pruritus treated with computed tomography-guided cervical nerve root block: A case series. JAAD Case Rep. 2018 Aug; 4(7):640-644. Weinberg BD, Amans M, Deviren S, Berger T, Shah V. PMID: 30094306.
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    14. Objective Technical Considerations for Appropriate Digital Subtraction Imaging During Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection. PM R. 2018 10; 10(10):1130-1133. McCormick ZL, Shah VN. PMID: 29753830.
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    15. Long-Term Effectiveness of Direct CT-Guided Aspiration and Fenestration of Symptomatic Lumbar Facet Synovial Cysts. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2018 Jan; 39(1):193-198. Shah VN, von Fischer ND, Chin CT, Yuh EL, Amans MR, Dillon WP, Hess CP. PMID: 29122762.
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    16. Anatomical features of the cervical spinal canal in Chiari I deformity with presyrinx: A case-control study. Neuroradiol J. 2017 Oct; 30(5):405-409. Gadde JA, Shah V, Liebo GB, Ringstad GA, Pomeraniec IJ, Bakke SJ, Fric R, Ksendzovsky A, Jane JA, Schwartz ES, Haughton V. PMID: 28691569.
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    17. Magnetic resonance neurography in the diagnosis of neuropathies of the lumbosacral plexus: a pictorial review. Clin Imaging. 2016 Nov - Dec; 40(6):1118-1130. Robbins NM, Shah V, Benedetti N, Talbott JF, Chin CT, Douglas VC. PMID: 27454861.
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    18. An Imaging-Based Approach to Spinal Cord Infection. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 2016 Oct; 37(5):411-30. Talbott JF, Narvid J, Chazen JL, Chin CT, Shah V. PMID: 27616314.
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    19. Cervical spinal canal narrowing in idiopathic syringomyelia. Neuroradiology. 2016 Aug; 58(8):771-5. Struck AF, Carr CM, Shah V, Hesselink JR, Haughton VM. PMID: 27194170.
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    20. Optimal brain MRI protocol for new neurological complaint. PLoS One. 2014; 9(10):e110803. Mehan WA, González RG, Buchbinder BR, Chen JW, Copen WA, Gupta R, Hirsch JA, Hunter GJ, Hunter S, Johnson JM, Kelly HR, Larvie M, Lev MH, Pomerantz SR, Rapalino O, Rincon S, Romero JM, Schaefer PW, Shah V. PMID: 25343371.
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    21. Clinician-educator pathway for radiology residents. Acad Radiol. 2011 May; 18(5):640-4. Naeger DM, Phelps A, Shah V, Avrin D, Qayyum A. PMID: 21371915.
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    22. F-18 FDG PET/CT findings in postradiation pelvic insufficiency fracture. Clin Imaging. 2011 Mar-Apr; 35(2):139-42. Salavati A, Shah V, Wang ZJ, Yeh BM, Costouros NG, Coakley FV. PMID: 21377053.
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    23. Sonographically guided percutaneous needle tenotomy for treatment of common extensor tendinosis in the elbow: is a corticosteroid necessary? J Ultrasound Med. 2008 Aug; 27(8):1137-44. McShane JM, Shah VN, Nazarian LN. PMID: 18645071.
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    24. Oncocytoma of the parotid gland: a potential false-positive finding on 18F-FDG PET. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2007 Oct; 189(4):W212-4. Shah VN, Branstetter BF. PMID: 17885033.
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