Fariba Shah, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (461 reviews)

Specialities: Interventional Spine And Musculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Medicine, Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation

Languages: English

301-570-7416

About me

Dr. Shah's clinical practice focuses on the conservative treatment of acute sports medicine injuries and spine disorders. She is skilled in fluoroscopically-guided spine injections and ultrasound-guided peripheral joint and soft tissue injections. Her goal is to work with patients to optimize function, return to their active lifestyle and help prevent future injury. 

Dr. Shah earned her bachelor of science degree in Physiology and Neurobiology at University of Maryland College Park and her medical degree from Howard University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at National Rehabilitation Hospital/Georgetown University Hospital, and went on to do a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Interventional Spine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital/Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. She is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Back Pain
  • Epidural Injection
  • Hip Pain
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block
  • Pain Management
  • Spine Injection
  • Sports Related Injury
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Adolescent Disc Herniation
  • Back Muscle Injury
  • Back Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Cts
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spinal Stenosis
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Sprain
  • Knee Pain
  • Kyphosis
  • Lesions Of Sciatic Nerve
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Patella Injury
  • Patellofemoral Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Repetitive Stress Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Sports Related Injury
  • Stress Fractures
  • Tendinopathy
  • Tendon Injury
  • Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
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Procedures I perform

  • Arm Steroid Injection
  • Balance Rehabilitation
  • Epidural Injection
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Gait Analysis
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injection
  • Musculoskeletal Injection
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Neck Rehabilitation
  • Nerve Block
  • Non Surgical Fracture Care
  • Pain Management
  • Spine Injection
  • Sports Injury Rehabilitation
  • Ultrasound Guided Arthrocentesis
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Practice locations

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18109 Prince Philip Drive
Olney, MD, 20832

301-570-3183

Fax 301-570-7416

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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 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine

Fellowship Program: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University (2013)

Residency Program: MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital (2012)

Internship Program: Howard University Hospital (2009)

Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine (2008)

Awards

  • Dr. Shah has been honored repeatedly for both: Excellence in Medicine, Howard University Hospital (2008); Intern of the Year, Howard University Hospital (2009), Graduate Medical Education Award in Research, Georgetown University Hospital (2011); Resident of the Year, Georgetown University Hospital/National Rehabilitation Hospital (2011, 2012); Chief Resident, Georgetown University Hospital/National Rehabilitation Hospital (2011); Sara Baskin Research Award, Northwestern Memorial Hospital/Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (2013).

News and publications

Dr. Shah has had the privilege of speaking nationally as well as publishing articles, abstracts, and book chapters with particular interests in biomechanics of the cervical and lumbar spine and musculoskeletal injuries of the knee, hip and shoulder.



Book Chapter:

Rho, M., Shah, F., Okafor, E. Hip Disorders in Pregnancy: Musculoskeletal Health in

Pregnancy and Postpartum: An Evidence-Based Guide for Clinicians. Springer,135-158,

2015.



Abstracts:

Shah, F., Rho, M., Press, J. Finger Injury—Running. Case Report. American College of Sports Medicine 60 th Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, IN. May 2013.

Emamhosseini, F., Azeem, N., Hubbard, K., and Ibrahim, V. Ultrasound-Guided Debridement of First Metatarsophalyngeal Joint After Cheilectomy for Hallux Rigidus: A Case Report. AAPMR, Orlando. Poster 238; November 2011.

Emamhosseini, F., Hubbard, K., Azeem, N. and Ibrahim, V. Dynamic Diagnosis of Hoffa’s Syndrome: A Case Report. AAPMR, Orlando. Poster 166; November 2011.

Emamhosseini, F., Pineda, C.G., and Whitehair, C.L. Adding LIFE to Hand-offs: A Pilot Patient Safety Initiative at an Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital. AAPMR, Orlando. Poster 76; November 2011.

Hubbard, K., Emamhosseini, F., Azeem, N., and Conroy, B. Deep Brain Stimulator Placement to Address Vascular Parkinsonism and Myoclonus in a Cerebral Vascular Accident: A Case Report. AAPMR, Orlando. Poster 500; November 2011.

Hubbard, K., Azeem, N., Emamhosseini, F., and Ibrahim, V., Effectiveness of Tenotomy with Platelet Rich Plasma Seeding in a Bicep Tendon Tear Under Ultrasound

Guidance: A Case Report. AAPMR, Orlando. Poster 207; November 2011.

Azeem, N., Hubbard, K., Emamhosseini, F., and Ibrahim, V. Use of Platelet Rich Plasma for Non-Operative Management of Bicipital Tendinopathy in a Spinal Cord Injury: A Case Series. AAPMR, Orlando. Poster 325; November 2011.

Azeem, N., Ballard, P., Hubbard, K., Emamhosseini, F., and Pineda, C. Challenges in the Rehabilitation of a Patient with Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy and Allodynia Presenting During Pregnancy: A Case Report. AAPMR, Orlando. Poster 324; November 2011.

Emamhosseini, F., Pineda,C.G., and Groah, S. L. Maximizing Quality of Life and Function Through Rehabilitation in a Patient with Neuropathic Osteoarthropathy of the Hip Complicating Traumatic Paraplegia: A Case Report. AAPMR, Seattle. Poster 413; November 2010.



Posters:

Reese, M., Shah, F., Rho, M. Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction due to Radiation Fibrosis of the Inguinal Region: An Unusual Case for the Physiatrist. Poster presentation at the Association of Academic Physiatrist Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA. March 2013.

Emamhosseini, F., Pineda, C.G., and Whitehair, C.L. Adding LIFE to Hand-offs: A Pilot Patient Safety Initiative at an Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital. Poster presentation at MedStar Health Research Symposium. March 2012.

Emamhosseini, F., Pineda, C.G., and Whitehair, C.L. Adding LIFE to Hand-offs: A Pilot Patient Safety Initiative at an Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital. Poster presentation at AIAMC National Initiative Phase II, St Pete Florida. March 2011.

Research

Clinical Trial: The SHIN Study: Sex Hormone Influences in Neuromuscular Control of the Clinical Trial: Lower Limb. A randomized, double blinded trial.



 



Lectures

The Road to Fellowship 08/2015

Principles of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 10/2014

Transient Osteoporosis of Pregnancy 06/2013

Peer Lectures: Sports & Spine Fellow-run weekly lectures 07/2012-06/2013

Sports & Spine Fellow-run weekly Journal Club 07/2012-06/2013

Anatomy Dissection/Lecture Series, weekly presentations 07/2012-06/2013

Foot and Ankle Kinesiology 12/2012

Hip Kinesiology 10/2012

Biomechanics of Cervical Spine 08/2012

Grand Rounds: Dupuytren’s Contracture 09/2011

Pradaxa & Xarelto; New Anticoagulants 08/2011

Axillary Nerve Dysfunction 04/2010

Bilateral Peroneal Palsy 09/2009

National Patient Safety Goals 08/2009



Journal Club: Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sports 06/2010

Association of Locomotion and Independence in Locomotion with Long-Term Outcomes After Spinal Cord Injury 02/2010



Morbidity & Mortality Rounds:

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Rupture 3/2010

Septic Shock 9/2009



Peer Lectures:

General Rehabilitation Principles Medial Collateral Ligament Injuries 05/2012

Dupuytren’s Contracture Arthroplasty 03/2012

Nerve Compression Syndromes; Pronator, Ulnar Tunnel, Radial Tunnel, Posterior Interosseous Nerve Syndrome 03/2012

Fractures & Dislocations of the Hand & Fifth Metacarpal Neck fractures 02/2012

Osteoporosis: Evaluation, Management, and Treatment 02/2012

PT Approaches in Low Back Pain; Overview of Extension-Flexion Bias 11/2011

Hamstring Strain 11/2011

Groin Pain 09/2011

Lower Limb Orthosis 09/2011

Adult Neurogenic Communication Disorders 08/2011

Hallux Rigidus 07/2011

Fat Pad Impingement Syndrome 05/2011

Shoulder Examination 01/2011

Robot-Assisted Therapy for Long-Term Upper-Limb Impairment After Stroke 01/2011

Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Syndrome 11/2010

Pediatric Spasticity 10/2010

Neurofibromatosis Type 1 08/2010

Effect of Accelerated Rehabilitation on Function After Ankle Sprain 08/2010

Anatomy of the Hand, Wrist, and Fingers 07/2010

Introduction to Skin 06/2010

Lumbar Facet Syndrome 03/2010

Anatomy of the Knee 10/2009



 


Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.9
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.9
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.8
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.8
  • Provider showed respect

    4.9
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.9
  • Aug 23, 2021

    Dr Shah has excellent clinical skills and communication abilities

  • Aug 9, 2021

    Good

  • Aug 9, 2021

    Dr. Spent as much time as needed to discuss my condition