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Vishal Shah, MBBS

Professional Background

Vishal Shah, M.D., attended medical school at the Maharashtra Institute of Medical Education and Research Medical College, Pune, India. He completed both his medical internship and neurology residency at State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York, serving as chief neurology resident during his final year. He then completed a two-year fellowship in clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2019 before being appointed to the University of Kansas Medical Center's Department of Neurology as a clinical assistant professor.

Board certified in neurology, clinical neurophysiology and clinical epilepsy Dr. Shah's clinical focus is provoked or unprovoked seizures, epilepsy, refractory epilepsy, medical and surgical management of refractory epilepsy, neurostimulation (i.e., vagus nerve stimulation, responsive neurostimulation and deep brain stimulation) and status epilepticus among others. Dr. Shah routinely performs EEG, video EEG monitoring, intraoperative and extraoperative brain mapping and intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring. He practices in both outpatient and inpatient settings.
Dr. Shah's primary research interests are in surgical management of epilepsy, neurostimulation, comorbidities in epilepsy and status epilepticus. He has previously published papers on nonepileptic seizures and neurostimulation and given numerous presentations at national and international meetings. He remains active in epilepsy advocacy and education.

Education and Training
  • MBBS, Medicine, Maharshtra Institute of Medical Education and Research (MIMER), medical college, Talegaon Dabhade, Maharashtra
  • Other, Internal Medicine, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
  • Other, Neurology, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
  • Other, Neurology, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
  • Other, Clinical Neurophysiology and Clinical Epilepsy, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA
  • Other, Clinical Epilepsy, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, California
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • Clinical Neurophysiology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • ECFMG certification, Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
  • Medical License, Kansas State Board of Healing Arts
  • Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Professional Affiliations
  • American Clinical Neurophysiology Society , Annual program committee, Member, 2021 - 2022
  • American Epilepsy Society, Member, 2015 - Present
  • American Academy of Neurology, Member, 2014 - Present
  • Association of Indian Neurologists in America, Member, 2014 - Present

  • Zeylikman, Yuriy, Shah, Vishal, Shah, Umang, Mirsen, Thomas., R, Campellone, Joseph., V. 2015. False-Positive Serum Botulism Bioassay in Miller--Fisher Syndrome. Journal of clinical neuromuscular disease, 17 (1), 27--29
  • Izadyar, Shahram, Shah, Vishal, James, Brandon. 2018. Comparison of postictal semiology and behavior in psychogenic nonepileptic and epileptic seizures. Epilepsy & Behavior, 88, 123-129
  • Nikkola PhD, Elina, Shah MD, Vishal. 2019. Genetic Mechanisms of Epilepsy. Practical Neurology (
  • Shah, Vishal, Eliashiv, Dawn, Reider-Demer, Melissa. 2019. Neurostimulation and Epilepsy. Practical Neurology (
  • Reider-Demer CNP, Melissa, Shah MD, Vishal. 2019. Telemedicine and Epilepsy. Practical Neurology, https--practicalneurology
  • Ferando, Isabella, Soss, Jason., R., Elder, Christopher, Shah, Vishal, Lo Russo, Giorgio, Tassi, Laura, Tassinari, Carlo., Alberto, Engel, Jerome, Jr.. 2019. Hand posture as localizing sign in adult focal epileptic seizures. Annals of Neurology, 86 (5), 793-800