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Maulik Shah


Soccer enthusiast and passport stamp collector

Dr. Maulik Shah is a neurohospitalist, a specialist in caring for hospitalized patients with neurological disorders. Among many other conditions, his expertise encompasses seizures and status epilepticus, autoimmune and infectious diseases involving the brain and spinal cord, and weakness due to dysfunction of peripheral nerves and muscles. He serves as medical director of UCSF's adult inpatient neurology services as well as the adult integrated transfer center, helping to coordinate the care of patients leaving the hospital to ensure their treatment plan is seamlessly carried forward.

Shah's research focuses on understanding the unique needs of patients who are transferred to UCSF, including ways to optimize of the transfer process from one hospital to another and ensure a safe return to their own communities, including coordinated care plans.

Shah earned his medical degree and master of health science degree from Yale School of Medicine. At UCSF, he completed a residency in neurology and a neurohospitalist fellowship. He enjoys teaching UCSF's neurologists-in-training and medical students, and now directs the UCSF neurohospitalist fellowship program. He is also involved in projects to improve quality and safety in several departments.

Shah was born in Southern California but has been fortunate to call the Bay Area home for the last decade. He is passionate about serving the community as a doctor and humbled each day by how much he learns from patients. An avid sports fan, he loves to travel during the World Cup and enjoy the passion of an entire country as citizens watch their team compete against the world.

  • Education

    Yale School of Medicine, MD, 2008

    Yale School of Medicine, MHS, 2008

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Neurology, 2012

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Neurohospitalist Medicine, 2013

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

I'm privileged to care for people with neurological disease, and strive to heal and support while communicating clearly with patients and families.