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Kushal Shah, MD

Assistant Professor


I treat every patient as an individual using my experience and the published literature to help guide in making my patients better. I am dedicated to providing the best patient care, engage in research to make the future of neurosurgery brighter, and educate the next generation of neurosurgeons.


Brain Tumors
Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Skull Base Surgery
Spine Surgery



Fellowship: Neurosurgical Oncology, Skull base and Open Vascular Surgery, Goodman Campbell Brain & Spine, Indiana University Department of Neurosurgery, Indianapolis, IN

Residency: Neurosurgery. University of Kansas, Department of Neurosurgery. Kansas City, KS


University of Missouri - Kansas City combined 6 year BA/MD Program. Kansas City, MO


University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

North Kansas City Hospital, North Kansas City, MO


Congress of Neurological Surgeons, 2011 - Present

American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 2011 - Present


Sports (Baseball, Basketball, Hockey, Football), Photography, Travel, Saxophone


Morone PJ, Shah KJ, Hendricks BK, Cohen-Gadol AA. A virtual, three-dimensional temporal bone model and its educational value for neurosurgical trainees. World Neurosurgery. Nov 2018. PMID: 30471440

Eroglu U, Bozkurt M, Kahilogullari G, Dogan I, Ozgural O, Shah KJ, Zaimoglu M, Al-Beyati ESM, Ugor HC, Cohen-Gadol AA. Surgical Management of Spinal Arachnoid Cysts in Adults. World Neurosurgery. Nov 2018. PMID: 30447456

Bohnstedt BN, Conger AR, Edwards J, Ziemba-Davis M, Edwards G, Brom J, Shah KJ, Cohen-Gadol AA. Anterior communicating artery complex aneurysms: anatomic characteristics as predictors of surgical outcomes in 300 cases. World Neurosurgery. Nov 2018. PMID: 30404067

Shah KJ, Cohen-Gadol AA. Retrospective Case Review: Application of FLOW 800 ICG Videoangiography Color Maps for Neurovascular Surgery and Intraoperative Decision Making. World Neurosurgery. Oct 2018. PMID: 30292668.

Tubbs RS, Loukas M, Barbaro NM, Shah KJ, Cohen-Gadol AA. External cortical landmarks for localization of the hippocampus: Application for temporal lobectomy and amygdalohippocampectomy. Surg Neurol Int 9:171, Aug 2018. PMID: 30210904

Cohen-Cohen S, Cohen-Gadol AA, Gomez-Amador JL, Alves-Belo JT, Shah KJ, Fernandez-Miranda JC. Supracerebellar Infratentorial and Occipital Transtentorial Approaches to thePulvinar: Ipsilateral versus Contralateral Corridors. Operative Neurosurgery. 2018 Jul. PMID:30010967

Shah KJ, Cohen-Gadol AA. Book Review: Color Atlas of Brainstem Surgery. World Neurosurgery.Vol 109. Pg 464.

Kumar A, Alvarado A, Shah KJ, Arnold P. Necessity of Repeat CT imaging in Isolated MildTraumatic Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. World Neurosurgery. 2018 Feb. PMID: 29438791

Moghadam AR, Patrad E, Tafsiri E, Shah KJ, Farassati F. Ral Signaling Pathway in Health andCancer. Cancer Medicine. 2017 Dec. 6(12): 2998-3013. PMID: 29047224

Muellman T, Shew M, Alvi S, Shah KJ, Staecker H, Chamoun R, Lin J. Endoscopically assisteddrilling and exposure of the entire length of the internal auditory canal through a presigmoid retrolabyrinthine approach: a cadaveric feasibility study. Otolaryngology - Head and NeckSurgery. 2017 Sep. PMID: 28948858

Shah KJ, Peterson JC, Beahm DD, Camarata PJ, Chamoun RB. 3-D Printed Model Used toTeach Skull Base Anatomy Through a Transsphenoidal Approach for Neurosurgery Residents.Operative Neurosurgery. 2016 Dec. 12(4):326-329. PMID: 29506277

Pisipati S, Smith K, Shah KJ, Ebersole K, Chamoun R, Camarata P. Intracerebral laser interstitialthermal therapy followed by tumor resection to minimize cerebral edema. Neurosurgical Focus.2016 Oct;41(4):E13. PMID: 27690659

Ginn KF, Fangman B, Terai K, Wise A, Ziazadeh D, Shah KJ, Gartrell R, Ricke B, Kimura K,Mathur S, Borrego-Diaz E, Farassati F. RalA is overactivated in medulloblastoma. Journal ofNeuro-Oncology. 2016 Oct; 130(1):99-110. PMID: 27566179

Eastin M, Shah KJ, Newell KL, Chamoun RB. Rosette-forming Glioneuronal Tumor of theThalamus. Clinical Neuropathology. 2016 Sep-Oct;35(5):326-8. PMID: 27049064

Shah KJ, Jones AM, Arnold PM, Ebersole K. Intracranial pseudoaneurysm after intracranialpressure monitor placement. Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery. 2016 Jan;8(1)e3. PMID:25520265

Shah KJ, Chamoun RB. Large Vestibular Schwannomas Presenting during Pregnancy:Management Strategies. Journal of neurological surgery. Part B, Skull base. Jun 2014;75(3):214-220. PMID: 25072015

To learn more, visit Dr. Shah's University of Kansas Health System bio.

Last modified: Apr 02, 2021

Kushal Shah, MD


Kushal Shah, MD
Assistant Professor

For Appointments:
University of Kansas Hospital Office: (913) 588-6122
North Kansas City Hospital Office: (816) 474-6655