Vishank Arun Shah, M.B.B.S., is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Univerisity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences specializing in neurocritical care. Dr. Shah graduated from the Seth G.S. Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital of Mumbai, India in 2011 receiving his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Degree (M.B.B.S.). Both of these institutions are affiliates of Maharashtra Univerisity of Health Sciences (M.U.H.S). He completed his Residency in Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas in 2016. From 2015-2016 he also served as Chief Resident (Education and Quality Improvement) at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. In 2018, Dr. Shah completed his Clinical and Research Fellowship in Neuroscritical Care at John Hopkins Univeristy School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland.
Dr. Shah is conducting ongoing research in outcome prediction in intracerebral hemorrhage and subarachnoid hemorrhage, systemic complications in brain injury patients (including intracranial hemorrhage) and their influence on short-term and long-term outcomes. Dr. Shah is also conducting reserach in the use of non-invasive near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) monitoring in Subarachnoid Hemorrhage patients to predict delayed cerebral ischemia, determine the optimal blood pressure and to predict outcomes.
Dr. Shah has been recognized for several awards and honors. In June 2016 he received the Academic Acheivement Award at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, as well as the Resident Teacher Award, also at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. In November 2008, Dr. Shah was the recipient of the Dr. V.G. Rao Prize in Preventive and Social Medicine (M.U.H.S. Nashik). In March 2008, he was honored as the recipient of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Scholarship in Mumbai India, which is awarded to select students nationwide for encouraging research. From 2005 to 2011, he received distinction (high honors) in his first through fourth year of medical school training in Mumbai, India.
Dr. Shah joins the UAMS Stroke Specialty and Neurocritical Care Team.