Rahul Shah, MD Otolaryngologist



Rahul Shah, MD, MBA, serves as Vice President, Chief Quality and Safety Office at Children’s National Health System. In this position, Dr. Shah will be responsible for the leadership and oversight of patient safety, quality improvement, accreditation/licensure, patient care policies, and collaborate with medical staff in advancing the outcomes of care.

Dr. Shah is recognized as a leader in patient safety and quality improvement within otolaryngology and is active within the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery with these initiatives. His clinical interests include the broad realm of pediatric otolaryngology. His interests include pediatric voice disorders, resource utilization and outcomes, and medical errors.

Dr. Shah is an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology and Pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • MD, 2000
    Boston University School of Medicine
  • BA, 2000
    Boston University
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Rahul Shah, MD

Patient story

Hanan's Story

"All in all, Hanan has been a joy and I think coping with challenges may make her even stronger. I know I am wiser, having met extraordinary people on this journey. I think you will too."

Patient story

Austin's Story

"People always tell me 'You're so strong, I don't know how you got through it.' I like to say that you never know how strong you are or what you are capable of until you have no choice but to be strong." 



Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Errors with concentrated epinephrine

(2008) Laryngoscope

Safety on an inpatient pediatric Otolaryngology service Many small errors few adverse events

(2009) Laryngoscope

Safety and Outcomes of Outpatient Ambulatory Surgery in Otolaryngology Patients

(2008) Laryngoscope

Resource Utilization in the Management of Subglottic Stenosis

(2009) Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surgery

Retained foreign bodies during surgery in pediatric patients A National Perspective

(2009) Journal of Pediatric Surgery

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