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Portrait of Dr. Ritu Shah
Ritu Shah, MD

Staff Clinician


Radiology and Imaging Sciences


MBBS, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India
MD, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India


Email: ritu.shah@nih.gov
Phone:301-402-2478

Portrait of Dr. Ritu Shah
Ritu Shah, MD

Staff Clinician


Radiology and Imaging Sciences


MBBS, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India
MD, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India


Email: ritu.shah@nih.gov
Phone:301-402-2478


Dr. Ritu Shah serves as a staff clinician at the NIH Clinical Center in the Neuroradiology section of the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences since 2018.


Dr. Shah earned her medical degree from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, and completed residency training in Radiology at the same institution, in 2002. She then completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology and fellowship in Neuroradiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2007.

She is board-certified in Diagnostic Radiology and holds a certificate of advanced qualification in Neuroradiology from the American Board of Radiology.

Dr. Shah received her first faculty appointment at UAB and has subsequently held staff positions at the Hines VA Medical Center, Maywood, IL; and at the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.

Her clinical research and research interests are in imaging of brain tumors, and she has supported collaborative research projects utilizing Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance. She has provided her imaging expertise to several clinical oncology and subspecialty services providing clinical consultations and supported patient care rounds at her previous institutions.

Shah R, Vattoth S, Jacob R, Manzil FF, O'Malley JP, Borghei P, Patel BN, Curé JK. Radiation necrosis in the brain: imaging features and differentiation from tumor recurrence. Radiographics 2012;32:1343-59

Curé JK, Vattoth S, Shah R. Radiopaque jaw lesions: an approach to the differential diagnosis. Radiographics 2012;32:1909-25

Chapman PR, Shah R, Curé JK, Bag AK. Petrous apex lesions: pictorial review. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011;196(3 Suppl):WS26-37 Quiz S40-3

Bag AK, Shah R, Cure JK, Chapman PR.  Imaging of petrous apex lesions. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011;196(3 Suppl):S40-3

Bag AK, Shah R. AJR Teaching File: Cavernous Sinus Mass in a Woman presenting with Painful Opthalmoplegia. AJR Integrative Imaging; 2010;195(3 Suppl):WS1-4

Bag AK, Curé JK, Chapman PR, Roberson GH, Shah R. JC virus infection of brain. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2010;31:1564-76

Shah R, Bag AK, Chapman P, Cure JK. Imaging of Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy. Clin Radiol 2010;65:431-9.

Shah R, Markert J, Bag AK, Curé JK.  Diffusion tensor imaging in hypertrophic olivary degeneration. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2010;31:1729-31

Vattoth S*, Shah R*, Curé JK. A compartment based approach to imaging evaluation of tinnitus. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2010;31:211-8.  (* co-first authors)

Shah R, Roberson GH, Curé JK. Correlation of MR findings and Clinical Manifestations in Neurosarcoidosis. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2009;30:953-961

Shah R, Gupta AK, Rehani MM, Pandey AK, Mukhopadhyay S. Effect of reduction in tube current on image quality and diagnostic confidence in pediatric computed tomography. Clin Radiol 2004;60: 224-31

Book Chapters

Ashour R, Shah R, Youssef AS, Agazzi S, van Loveren H. “Anterolateral Approaches.” In: Chordomas and Chondrosarcomas of the Skull Base and Spine. Editors: Harsh GR, Vaz-Guimaraes F. (Eds.). Academic Press, 2018; pp 159-169

Shah R, Vattoth S, Manzil FF. Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus. In: Imaging of Neurodegenerative Disorders. Kanekar S. (Ed.). Thieme Publishers, New York, 2014; pp 256-261

Shah R, Sullivan JC. Neurodegenerative and white matter diseases. In: Radiology: McGraw-Hill Speciality Board Review. Canon CL (Ed.). McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., New York, 2010; pp. 87-93


  • Certificate of Merit for educational exhibit “Differential Diagnosis of Basal Ganglia Lesions” at the RSNA meeting, Chicago, IL, 2010
  • Cum Laude citations for educational exhibits “Radiation Necrosis: When to Suspect and How to
  • Diagnose by Imaging” and “The Dense Jaw: Approach to Differential Diagnosis” at the RSNA meeting, Chicago, IL, 2010
  • Cum Laude citation for educational exhibit “Going with the flow: Applications and interpretation of Cine CSF flow imaging in the brain and spine” at the RSNA meeting, Chicago, IL, 2009 
  • Top Ten Award for Excellence in Resident Education, UAB Radiology, July 2008
  • Honors list for Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics and Psychiatry in medical school, 2000
  • Honors list in Medical School, 2000

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