Dr. Ushma Shah

shah-uAssistant Professor
Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship Director

Specialties and Research Interests

  • Pediatric anesthesia
  • Regional anesthesia & acute pain management
  • Perioperative medicine
  • Resident education


Shah U J, Nyguen D, Karupiaah N, Martin J, Sehmbi H. Efficacy and safety of caudal dexmedetomidine in pediatric infra-umbilical surgery: a meta-analysis and trial-sequential analysis of randomized controlled trials. Regional Anes Pain med, 2021 Jan 15; 20 (102024), Principal Author, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/rapm-2020-102024

Shah U J, Karuppiah N, Karapetyan H, et al. (August 30, 2022) Analgesic Efficacy of Adjuvant Medications in the Pediatric Caudal Block for Infraumbilical Surgery: A Network Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Cureus 14(8): e28582. doi:10.7759/cureus.28582

Sehmbi H, Retter S, Shah UJ, Nguyen D, Martin J, Uppal V. Epidemiological, methodological, and statistical characteristics of network meta-analysis in anesthesia: a systematic review. Br J Anaesth. 2022 Nov 17, co-author, DOI: 10.1016/j.bja.2022.08.042.

COVIDSurg Collaborative., GlobalSurg Collaborative. Timing of surgery following SARS-CoV-2 infection: an international prospective cohort study. Anaesthesia. 2021 Jun 1, 76. (6): p.748-758, Coauthor, Collaborator, DOI: 10.1111/anae.15458.

COVIDSurg Collaborative., GlobalSurg Collaborative. Effects of pre-operative isolation on postoperative pulmonary complications after elective surgery: an international prospective cohort study. Anaesthesia, 2021 Nov 1; 76 (11): 1454-1464, Coauthor, DOI: 10.1111/anae.15560.

COVIDSurg Collaborative, GlobalSurg Collaborative . SARS-CoV-2 vaccination modelling for safe surgery to save lives: data from an international prospective cohort study. Br J Surg, 2021 Sep 27; 108 (9): 1056-1063, Coauthor, DOI: 10.1093/bjs/znab101.

COVIDSurg Collaborative., GlobalSurg Collaborative. SARS-CoV-2 infection and venous thromboembolism after surgery: an international prospective cohort study. Anaesthesia, 2021 Aug 24, Collaborator, DOI: 10.1111/anae.15563.

Sehmbi H, Brull R, Shah UJ, El-Boghdadly K, Nguyen D, Joshi GP, Abdallah FW. Evidence Basis for Regional Anesthesia in Ambulatory Arthroscopic Knee Surgery and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Part II: Adductor Canal Nerve Block-A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Anesth Analg. 2017 Oct 19.[Epub ahead of print] 

Lalloo C, Shah U, Birnie KA, Davies-Chalmers C, Rivera J, Stinson J, Campbell F. Commercially Available Smartphone Apps to Support Postoperative Pain Self-Management: Scoping Review. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2017;5(10):e162.

Sehmbi H, Madjdpour C, Shah UJ, Chin KJ. Ultrasound guided distal peripheral nerve block of the upper limb: A technical review. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol. 2015 Jul-Sep;31(3):296-307.

Sehmbi H, Shah UJ. In-plane interscalene block: A word of caution. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol. 2015 Jan-Mar;31(1):129-30.

Sehmbi H, Shah UJ. Electronic logbooks for residents: A step forward. Indian J Anaesth. 2013 Mar;57(2):210-2.