Aabha Shah, MD| Neurology | MedStar Health

Aabha Shah, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (37 reviews)

Specialities: Neurology

Languages: English

(301) 877-4527

About me

Aabha Shah, MD, is a board-certified neurologist with a special interest in the acute treatment of strokes, working to bring cutting-edge treatment to her community along with the team at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center. She currently serves as medical director of the hospital's stroke program, which she helped establish, and is also an attending physician and Assistant Professor of Neurology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

As a neuro-hospitalist, Dr. Shah consults with hospital inpatients who have neurological disorders, treating a variety of neurological conditions. With patients that have debilitating, and sometimes chronic disorders, her goal is to understand how to contribute to a patient's overall health using evidence-based medicine. Current research interests include the effects of thrombolysis in minor stroke, stroke and HIV infection and stroke in women.

Dr. Shah completed a Vascular Neurology fellowship at the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke in Bethesda, MD, after finishing her residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center, in New York. She received her medical degree from D.Y. Patil Medical College (Maharashtra University of Health Sciences) in Mumbai, India.

Publication

Rudkouskaya A, Sim V, Shah AA, Feustel P, Jourd'heuil D, Mongin. Long-lasting inhibition of presynaptic metabolism and neurotransmitter release by protein S-nitrosylation. Free Radic Biol Med, 2010 Sep 1;49(5):757-69.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Concussion
  • Encephalopathies
  • Facial Nerve Palsy And Paresis
  • Headache
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Neuropathy
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Tremor
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormal Reflexes
  • Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Arm Weakness
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Benign Focal Amyotrophy
  • Bethlem Myopathy
  • Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Charcot Marie Tooth Disease
  • Concussion
  • Cranial Nerve Injury
  • Dejerine Sottas Disease
  • Diabetic Lumbosacral Radiculoplexus Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Distal Motor Neuropathy
  • Distal Muscular Dystrophy
  • Distal Myopathy
  • Dropped Head Syndrome
  • Dural Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Dysarthria
  • Dysesthesia
  • Encephalopathies
  • Eyelid Closure Weakness
  • Facial Droop
  • Facial Nerve Palsy
  • Facial Nerve Palsy And Paresis
  • Facial Pain
  • Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy
  • Femoral Neuropathy
  • Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS)
  • Headache
  • HIV Myopathy
  • Horner Syndrome
  • Inclusion Body Myopathy
  • Leg Numbness
  • Leg Weakness
  • Lewy Body Dementia
  • Lip Droop
  • Lobar Atrophy Of Brain
  • Merosin Deficient Congenital Muscular Dystrophy
  • Monomelic Amyotrophy
  • Multifocal Acquired Demyelinating Sensorimotor Neuropathy
  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy
  • Muscle Atrophy
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Nerve Root Disorder
  • Neuralgia
  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO)
  • Neuropathy
  • Numbness
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Paramyotonia Congenita
  • Paresthesia
  • Periodic Paralysis
  • Peripheral Nerve Injury
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Plantar Nerve Lesions
  • Plexopathy
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sensory Impairment
  • Sensory Neuronopathy
  • Sensory Problem
  • Slurred Speech
  • Small Fiber Neuropathy
  • Spasticity
  • Statin Myopathy
  • Tibial Neuropathy
  • Tingling
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuropathy
  • Unsteady Gait
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Impairment
  • Weakness
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Procedures I perform

  • Angiography
  • Avm Embolization
  • Botox For Hemifacial Spasm
  • Botox For Spasticity
  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Electromyography
  • Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Evaluation (EMU)
  • Headache Therapy
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Infusion Treatment
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Practice locations

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10401 Hospital Drive
Clinton, MD, 20735

202-295-0540

Fax 877-245-1499

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Fax 877-245-1499

110 Irving Street Northwest
East Bldg Rm 6126
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-3154

Fax 202-877-2166

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Insurance

MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology

Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Vascular Neurology

Fellowship Program: National Institute of Health (2015)

Residency Program: Beth Israel Medical Center (2013)

Internship Program: Flushing Hospital Medical Center (2010)

Medical School: Dr. D Y Patil Medical College (2004)

Awards

  • American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting Resident Scholarship

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.9
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.9
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.9
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.9
  • Provider showed respect

    4.9
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.9
  • Jan 12, 2022

    Dr. Shah is a very caring doctor. She not only listens to what you have to say but explain in depth any response needed.

  • Aug 4, 2021

    Dr. Shah very patient. Good listener.

  • Aug 5, 2020

    Dr. Shah listened and responded to all of my concerns.