Nilay Shah, MD :: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Contact Information

Hematology & Oncology
700 Children's Dr
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722-3250
FX: (614) 722-8826

Location Information for Patients

Main Campus


Dr. Nilay Shah is a physician scientist in the Center For Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. He also has a joint appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. His research focuses on embryonic cancers, including neuroblastoma. He specifically examines how these types of childhood cancers avoid normal development and become cancers. His goal is to identify signaling pathways that promote normal differentiation in these tumors, and to develop the genes involved in those pathways as biomarkers for diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Shah is a graduate of the Honors Program in Medical Education at Northwestern University, earning his medical degree in 2003. Dr. Shah completed a residency in General Pediatrics in 2006 at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and a fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Johns Hopkins University and the National Cancer Institute in 2011. He also was a Research Instructor at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., prior to his arrival at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. In addition to his research, Dr. Shah sees pediatric oncology patients through the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.


  • Male

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Research Interests

Education and Training

Medical School

  • Northwestern University
    Date Completed: 06/20/2003


  • Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
    Date Completed: 06/30/2006


  • National Cancer Institute
    Date Completed: 06/30/2009


  • John Hopkins Hospital
    Date Completed: 06/30/2011


  • Pediatrics


  • Hematology & Oncology


  • Pediatric Hematology Oncology
  • Pediatrics

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 09/27/2013


  • Shah N, Jin K, Cruz LA, Park S, Sadik H, Cho S, Goswami CP, Nakshatri H, Gupta R, Chang HY, Zhang Z, Cimino-Mathews A, Cope L, Umbricht C, Sukumar S. 2013. HOXB13 mediates tamoxifen resistance and invasiveness in human breast cancer by suppressing ERa and inducing IL-6 expression.  Cancer Research. Vol. 73, no. September: 5449-5458.
  • O'Neill A, Shah N, Zitomersky N, Ladanyi M, Shukla N, Uren A, Loeb D, Toretsky J. 2013. Insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor as a therapeutic target in ewing sarcoma: lack of consistent upregulation or recurrent mutation and a review of the clinical trial literature.  Sarcoma. Vol. 2013, no. January: e450478.
  • Bembea,Melania,M; Schwartz,Jamie,M; Shah,Nilay; Colantuoni,Elizabeth; Lehmann,Christoph,U; Kickler,Thomas; Pronovost,Peter; Strouse,John,J. 2013. Anticoagulation Monitoring during Pediatric Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation.  ASAIO JOURNAL. Vol. 59, no. 1. (January): 63-68.
  • Hung,Tiffany; Wang,Yulei; Lin,Michael,F; Koegel,Ashley,K; Kotake,Yojiro; Grant,Gavin,D; Horlings,Hugo,M; Shah,Nilay; Umbricht,Christopher; Wang,Pei; Wang,Yu; Kong,Benjamin; Langerod,Anita; Borresen-Dale,Anne-Lise; Kim,Seung,K; van de Vijver,Marc; Sukumar,Saraswati; Whitfield,Michael,L; Kellis,Manolis; Xiong,Yue; Wong,David,J; Chang,Howard,Y. 2011. Extensive and coordinated transcription of noncoding RNAs within cell-cycle promoters.  NATURE GENETICS. Vol. 43, no. 7. (July): 621-U196.
  • Shah,Nilay; Sukumar,Saraswati. 2010. The Hox genes and their roles in oncogenesis.  NATURE REVIEWS CANCER. Vol. 10, no. 5. (May): 361-371.
  • Gupta,Rajnish,A; Shah,Nilay; Wang,Kevin,C; Kim,Jeewon; Horlings,Hugo,M; Wong,David,J; Tsai,Miao-Chih; Hung,Tiffany; Argani,Pedram; Rinn,John,L; Wang,Yulei; Brzoska,Pius; Kong,Benjamin; Li,Rui; West,Robert,B; van de Vijver,Marc,J; Sukumar,Saraswati; Chang,Howard,Y. 2010. Long non-coding RNA HOTAIR reprograms chromatin state to promote cancer metastasis.  NATURE. Vol. 464, no. 7291. (April): 1071-U148.
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