Nina Shah, MD

Hematologist oncologist

Dr. Nina Shah is a hematologist who specializes in the treatment of multiple myeloma, a type of cancer affecting the blood marrow. She treats patients at the Hematology and Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinic. Shah's areas of professional interest include the intersection of immunology and oncology and helping patients fight multiple myeloma by boosting their immune systems.

Shah received a bachelor's degree in cognitive neuroscience at Harvard University, followed by a medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. She then completed a residency in internal medicine at Columbia University and a fellowship in hematology/oncology at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

An associate professor at UCSF, Shah belongs to the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology and the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation. She speaks Bengali and Spanish.


Hematology and Blood and Marrow Transplant
400 Parnassus Ave., 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Existing Patients: (415) 353-2421
Fax: (415) 353-2467

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m

Board Certification

Hematology, American Board of Internal Medicine
Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic Title

Associate Professor

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New York University School of Medicine 2002


New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University 2005


University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center 2010

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Ragon BK, Mehta RS, Gulbis AM, Saliba RM, Chen J, Rondon G, Popat UR, Nieto Y, Oran B, Olson AL, Patel K, Hosing CM, Qazilbash MH, Shah N, Kebriaei P, Shpall EJ, Champlin RE, Alousi AM. Pentostatin therapy for steroid-refractory acute graft versus host disease: identifying those who may benefit. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2018 Mar; 53(3):315-325.
  2. Shah N, Shi Q, Giralt S, Williams L, Bashir Q, Qazilbash M, Champlin RE, Cleeland CS, Wang XS. Utility of a patient-reported outcome in measuring functional impairment during autologous stem cell transplant in patients with multiple myeloma. Qual Life Res. 2018 Apr; 27(4):979-985.
  3. Im JS, Abraham SC, Saliba RM, Rondon G, Ross WA, Rashid A, Shpall EJ, Popat U, Qazilbash MH, Hosing C, Oran B, Shah N, Tewari P, Nieto Y, Kebriaei P, Champlin RE, Alousi AM. Histologic Grade 1 Is Associated With Increased Nonrelapsed Mortality in Lower Gastrointestinal Graft Versus Host Disease. Am J Surg Pathol. 2017 Nov; 41(11):1483-1490.
  4. Shah N, Cornelison AM, Saliba R, Ahmed S, Nieto YL, Bashir Q, Parmar S, Hosing C, Popat U, Shpall EJ, Champlin RE, Qazilbash M. Inpatient vs outpatient autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for multiple myeloma. Eur J Haematol. 2017 Dec; 99(6):532-535.
  5. Mohyuddin GR, Faisal MS, Badar T, Shah N, Bashir Q, Patel KK, Hosing C, Popat UR, Rondon G, Delgado R, Shah JJ, Weber DM, Thomas SK, Manasanch EE, Orlowski RZ, Champlin RE, Qazilbash MH. A case control study of syngeneic transplantation versus autologous transplantation for multiple myeloma: two decades of experiences from a single center. Leuk Lymphoma. 2018 Feb; 59(2):515-518.
  6. Veltri LW, Milton DR, Delgado R, Shah N, Patel K, Nieto Y, Kebriaei P, Popat UR, Parmar S, Oran B, Ciurea S, Hosing C, Lee HC, Manasanch E, Orlowski RZ, Shpall EJ, Champlin RE, Qazilbash MH, Bashir Q. Outcome of autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in refractory multiple myeloma. Cancer. 2017 Sep 15; 123(18):3568-3575.
  7. Nieto Y, Valdez BC, Pingali SR, Bassett R, Delgado R, Nguyen J, Shah N, Popat U, Jones RB, Andersson BS, Gulbis A, Ahmed S, Bashir Q, Parmar S, Patel K, Myers A, Rondon G, Orlowski RZ, Champlin R, Qazilbash M. High-dose gemcitabine, busulfan, and melphalan for autologous stem-cell transplant in patients with relapsed or refractory myeloma: a phase 2 trial and matched-pair comparison with melphalan. Lancet Haematol. 2017 Jun; 4(6):e283-e292.
  8. Thompson PA, Stingo F, Keating MJ, Wierda WG, O'Brien SM, Estrov Z, Ledesma C, Rezvani K, Qazilbash M, Shah N, Parmar S, Popat U, Anderlini P, Yago N, Ciurea SO, Kebriaei P, Champlin R, Shpall EJ, Hosing CM. Long-term follow-up of patients receiving allogeneic stem cell transplant for chronic lymphocytic leukaemia: mixed T-cell chimerism is associated with high relapse risk and inferior survival. Br J Haematol. 2017 05; 177(4):567-577.
  9. Shah N, Li L, McCarty J, Kaur I, Yvon E, Shaim H, Muftuoglu M, Liu E, Orlowski RZ, Cooper L, Lee D, Parmar S, Cao K, Sobieiski C, Saliba R, Hosing C, Ahmed S, Nieto Y, Bashir Q, Patel K, Bollard C, Qazilbash M, Champlin R, Rezvani K, Shpall EJ. Phase I study of cord blood-derived natural killer cells combined with autologous stem cell transplantation in multiple myeloma. Br J Haematol. 2017 05; 177(3):457-466.
  10. Ge I, Saliba RM, Maadani F, Popat UR, Qazilbash MH, Ravi Pingali S, Shah N, Ahmed S, Bashir Q, Nieto Y, Champlin RE, Hosing C. Patient age and number of apheresis days may predict development of secondary myelodysplastic syndrome and acute myelogenous leukemia after high-dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation for lymphoma. Transfusion. 2017 04; 57(4):1052-1057.
  11. Varma A, Biritxinaga L, Saliba RM, Stich M, Jauch SF, Afrough A, Honhar M, Popat UR, Shafi MA, Shah N, Bashir Q, Dinh Y, Hosing C, Champlin RE, Qazilbash MH. Impact of Hepatitis B Core Antibody Seropositivity on the Outcome of Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for Multiple Myeloma. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2017 Apr; 23(4):581-587.
  12. Badar T, Srour S, Bashir Q, Shah N, Al-Atrash G, Hosing C, Popat U, Nieto Y, Orlowski RZ, Champlin R, Qazilbash MH. Predictors of inferior clinical outcome in patients with standard-risk multiple myeloma. Eur J Haematol. 2017 Mar; 98(3):263-268.
  13. Kebriaei P, Bassett R, Lyons G, Valdez B, Ledesma C, Rondon G, Oran B, Ciurea S, Alousi A, Popat U, Patel K, Ahmed S, Olson A, Bashir Q, Shah N, Jones R, Marin D, Rezvani K, Nieto Y, Khouri I, Qazilbash M, Hosing C, Shpall E, Champlin RE, Andersson BS. Clofarabine Plus Busulfan is an Effective Conditioning Regimen for Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in Patients with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: Long-Term Study Results. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2017 Feb; 23(2):285-292.
  14. Mian I, Milton DR, Shah N, Nieto Y, Popat UR, Kebriaei P, Parmar S, Oran B, Shah JJ, Manasanch EE, Orlowski RZ, Shpall EJ, Champlin RE, Qazilbash MH, Bashir Q. Prolonged survival with a longer duration of maintenance lenalidomide after autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for multiple myeloma. Cancer. 2016 Dec 15; 122(24):3831-3837.
  15. Gaballa S, Saliba RM, Srour S, Lu G, Brammer JE, Shah N, Bashir Q, Patel K, Bock F, Parmar S, Hosing C, Popat U, Delgado R, Rondon G, Shah JJ, Manasanch EE, Orlowski RZ, Champlin R, Qazilbash MH. Outcomes in patients with multiple myeloma with TP53 deletion after autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant. Am J Hematol. 2016 Oct; 91(10):E442-7.
  16. Gaballa S, Ge I, El Fakih R, Brammer JE, Kongtim P, Tomuleasa C, Wang SA, Lee D, Petropoulos D, Cao K, Rondon G, Chen J, Hammerstrom A, Lombardi L, Alatrash G, Korbling M, Oran B, Kebriaei P, Ahmed S, Shah N, Rezvani K, Marin D, Bashir Q, Alousi A, Nieto Y, Qazilbash M, Hosing C, Popat U, Shpall EJ, Khouri I, Champlin RE, Ciurea SO. Results of a 2-arm, phase 2 clinical trial using post-transplantation cyclophosphamide for the prevention of graft-versus-host disease in haploidentical donor and mismatched unrelated donor hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Cancer. 2016 Nov 15; 122(21):3316-3326.
  17. Nieto Y, Valdez BC, Thall PF, Jones RB, Wei W, Myers A, Hosing C, Ahmed S, Popat U, Shpall EJ, Qazilbash M, Gulbis A, Anderlini P, Shah N, Bashir Q, Alousi A, Oki Y, Fanale M, Dabaja B, Pinnix C, Champlin R, Andersson BS. Double epigenetic modulation of high-dose chemotherapy with azacitidine and vorinostat for patients with refractory or poor-risk relapsed lymphoma. Cancer. 2016 09 01; 122(17):2680-8.
  18. Aung FM, Lichtiger B, Rondon G, Yin CC, Alousi A, Ahmed S, Andersson BS, Bashir Q, Ciurea SO, Hosing C, Jones R, Kebriaei P, Khouri I, Nieto Y, Oran B, Parmar S, Qazilbash M, Shah N, Shpall EJ, Champlin RE, Popat U. Pure Red Cell Aplasia in Major ABO-Mismatched Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Is Associated with Severe Pancytopenia. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2016 May; 22(5):961-5.
  19. Thompson PA, Perera T, Marin D, Oran B, Popat U, Qazilbash M, Shah N, Parmar S, Rezvani K, Olson A, Kebriaei P, Anderlini P, Rondon G, Alousi A, Ciurea S, Champlin RE, Bajel A, Szer J, Shpall EJ, Ritchie D, Hosing CM. Double umbilical cord blood transplant is effective therapy for relapsed or refractory Hodgkin lymphoma. Leuk Lymphoma. 2016 07; 57(7):1607-15.
  20. Pinnix CC, Shah JJ, Chuang H, Costelloe CM, Medeiros LJ, Wogan CF, Reed V, Smith GL, Milgrom S, Patel K, Huo J, Turturro F, Romaguera J, Fayad L, Oki Y, Fanale MA, Westin J, Nastoupil L, Hagemeister FB, Rodriguez A, Qazilbash M, Shah N, Bashir Q, Ahmed S, Nieto Y, Hosing C, Rohren E, Dabaja B. Doxorubicin-Based Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy Produces Favorable Outcomes in Limited-Stage Plasmablastic Lymphoma: A Single-Institution Review. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2016 Mar; 16(3):122-8.

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