Uzma Shah

Uzma Shah, MD

Specialties: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatrics

Services: Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition,  Pediatric Hepatology Pediatric Pancreatology Pediatric Transplant Hepatology

Board Certification and Education

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics
  • Dow Medical College, 1989
Residencies & Internships
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, Pediatrics, IL, 1994
  • Civil Hospital - Karachi, Internal Medicine, 1990
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Pediatric Gastroenterology, MA, 2000
  • Boston Children's Hospital, Pediatric Gastroenterology, MA, 1996
  • Harvard Medical School, Pediatric Gastroenterology, MA, 1996

About Me

Biographical Statement

After a longstanding career in various clinical leadership roles with Massachusetts General Hospital for Children and Harvard Medical School, my focus as Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Henry Ford Health is on the institutional development of a comprehensive pediatric academic medical center that provides state of the art care for children.

I completed my pediatrics residency in Chicago, followed by fellowship training in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at Boston Children's Hospital and the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. As a Pediatric Transplant Hepatologist, Pancreatologist and Gastroenterologist, I have shared in the care of complex, critically ill children.

Having worked in an advanced clinical care and academic environment, I am committed to continuing that work with Henry Ford Health. I find tremendous joy in sharing my experience with my colleagues and students and have participated in the career development and growth of medical students, residents and fellows worldwide. I am a staunch advocate for children with a long commitment to pediatric health policy and advocacy and am deeply dedicated to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in all areas in the practice of medicine. 


  • Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Henry Ford Health

Care Philosophy

"Our mission statement is to give every child a chance at life."

Research Interests

  • Cholestatic liver disease
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Obesity
  • Pediatric pancreatic disease
  • Transplant immunology

Awards & Honors

  • Language Access Champion, Massachusetts General Hospital (2021)
  • Attending of the Year, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children (2020)
  • Brian McGovern Award Nominee for Clinical Excellence (2014, 2018, 2019)
English, Urdu

Videos and Articles

  • Videos
  • Blog Posts

Uzma Shah, MD - Chair of Pediatrics, Henry Ford Health


Hospital Privileges

  • Henry Ford Hospital
  • Henry Ford Macomb Hospital - Clinton Township
  • Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital

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