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Rachana D. Shah, M.D.

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Endocrinology and Diabetes) at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
The HUB for Clinical Collaboration
3500 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-3390
B.S. (Molecular Biology)
Vanderbilt University, 1998.
MD (Medicine)
Baylor College of Medicine, 2002.
MSc (Translational Research)
University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, 2011.
Post-Graduate Training
Residency, Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 2002-2006.
Fellowship, Pediatric Endocrinology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2006-2009.
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Selected Publications

Bacha F, El Ghormli L, Braffett BH, Shah AS, Marcovina SM, Levitt Katz LE, Willi SM, Caprio S, Dhaliwal R, Gidding SS, the TODAY Study Group: Candidate biomarkers as predictors of future kidney disease and cardiovascular dysfunction in adolescents with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice May 2023.

Shah RD, Chernausek SD, El Ghormli L, Geffner ME, Keady J, Kelsey MM, Farrell R, Tesfaldet B, Tryggestad JB, Van Name M, Isganaitis E: Maternal Diabetes in Youth-Onset Type 2 Diabetes Is Associated With Progressive Dysglycemia and Risk of Complications. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Diabetes 108(4): 1120-1131, April 2023.

Higgins J, Zeitler P, Drews KL, Arslanian S, Copeland K, Goland R, Klingensmith G, Lipman TH, Tollefsen S; TODAY Study Group.: ZnT8 autoantibody prevalence is low in youth with type 2 diabetes and associated with higher insulin sensitivity, lower insulin secretion, and lower disposition index. J Clin Transl Endocrinol 29: 100300, May 2022.

TODAY Study Group.: Longitudinal Association of Depressive Symptoms, Binge Eating, and Quality of Life With Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Young Adults With Youth-Onset Type 2 Diabetes: The TODAY2 Study. Diabetes Care 45: 1073-81, Mar 2022.

TODAY Study Group, Shah RD, Braffett BH, Tryggestad JB, Hughan KS, Dhaliwal R, Nadeau KJ, Levitt Katz LE, Gidding SS.: Cardiovascular risk factor progression in adolescents and young adults with youth-onset type 2 diabetes. J Diabetes Complications 36(3), March 2022.

TODAY Study Group, Shah AS, El Ghormli L, Gidding SS, Hughan KS, Levitt Katz LE, Koren D, Tryggestad JB, Bacha F, Braffett BH, Arslanian S, Urbina EM.: Longitudinal changes in vascular stiffness and heart rate variability among young adults with youth-onset type 2 diabetes: results from the follow-up observational treatment options for type 2 diabetes in adolescents and youth (TODAY) study. Acta Diabetol 2022.

Shah AS, Gidding SS, El Ghormli L, Tryggestad JB, Nadeau KJ, Bacha F, Levitt Katz LE, Willi SM, Lima J, Urbina EM; TODAY Study Group.: Relationship between Arterial Stiffness and Subsequent Cardiac Structure and Function in Young Adults with Youth-Onset Type 2 Diabetes: Results from the TODAY Study. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2022.

Bagheri M, Shah R, Mosley JD, Ferguson JF: A Metabolome and Microbiome Wide Association Study of Healthy Eating Index Points to the Mechanisms Linking Dietary Pattern and Metabolic Status. European Journal of Nutrition 60(8): 4413-4427, Dec 2021 Notes: Expertise in clinical human obesity & metabolic complications, including the role of diet; expertise in analysis of metabolomic data.

TODAY Study Group.: Pregnancy Outcomes in Young Women With Youth-Onset Type 2 Diabetes Followed in the TODAY Study. Diabetes Care 45: 1038-45, Dec 2021.

TODAY Study Group.: Risk Factors for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy in Adolescents and Young Adults With Type 2 Diabetes: Results From the TODAY Study. Diabetes Care 45: 1065-72, Oct 2021.

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