Rahul Shah, MD Vice President & Chief Quality & Safety Officer

49 Patient/Family Ratings
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4.8 out of 5 (Likelihood to recommend)
Awards and Recognition:


Languages Spoken

  • English


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology

National Provider ID: 1336113505

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Outside Interests

  • Cherry Blossom Otolaryngology 
  • Hippomsg 
  • csurgeries.com 
  • Interscope  



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

  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Otolaryngology, 2006
    Children's Hospital Boston - Harvard
  • Residency Program, Otolaryngology, 2005
    New England Medical Center/Tufts
  • Internship Program, General Surgery, 2001
    St Elizabeth's Medical Center of Boston
  • MD, 2000
    Boston University School of Medicine
  • BA, 2000
    Boston University
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Rahul Shah

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

A Proposed Grading Scale for Pediatric Vocal Nodules

(2007) Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery

Classification and Consequences of Errors in Otolaryngology

(2004) Laryngoscope

Errors with concentrated epinephrine

(2008) Laryngoscope

Mediastinitis in Infants Role of the Otolaryngologist

(2009) Otolaryngol Head Neck Surgery

Objective voice measures and vocal nodule size

(2008) Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery

Paranasal Sinus Development A Radiographic Study

(2003) 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

Safety and Outcomes of Outpatient Ambulatory Surgery in Otolaryngology Patients

(2008) Laryngoscope

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

(2009) Laryngoscope

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