Richard D. Shell, MD :: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Richard D. Shell, MD

Richard D. Shell, MD Best Doctors 2011-2012

Asthma Program
Physician Team

Cystic Fibrosis

Hospital-Based Research Faculty
Principal Investigator

Jeune's Syndrome
Physician Team

Neuromuscular Disorders
Physician Team

Physician Team

Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship

Pulmonary Medicine
Physician Team

Contact Information

Pulmonary Medicine
700 Children's Dr
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722-4766
FX: (614) 722-4755

Location Information for Patients

Main Campus


Richard D. Shell, MD, is a member of the Section of Pulmonary Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is Associate Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Clinic. His clinical interest is in cystic fibrosis research. He is an active member of the Therapeutic Development Network of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, where he helps to run multiple clinical trials at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. His other research interests are with children with bronchopulmonary dysplasia, asthma, Jeune’s syndrome and the pulmonary complications of Neuromuscular disease. He is also active in many of the physician development courses offered through the medical school and is currently the Associate director of the Pediatric Clerkship. In 2005, Dr. Shell won the excellence in teaching award from the Department of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He serves on the family advisory council for the Families of SMA Foundation.


  • Male

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Research Interests

Education and Training

Medical School

  • Medical College of Ohio at Toledo
    Date Completed: 06/04/1993


  • Nationwide Children's Hospital
    Date Completed: 06/30/1994


  • Nationwide Children's Hospital
    Date Completed: 06/30/1996


  • Nationwide Children's Hospital
    Date Completed: 06/30/1999


  • Pediatrics


  • Pulmonary Medicine


  • Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 11/16/1999


  • Ozcelik, N., Shell, R., Holtzlander, M., Cua, C. 2012. Decreased Right Ventricular Function in Healthy Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Patients Versus Non-Cystic Fibrosis Patients.  Springer Science Business Media, LLC 2012. Vol. Pediatric Cardiology, no. May: DOI 10.1007/s00246-012.
  • Moskowitz SM; Emerson JC; McNamara S; Shell RD; Orenstein DM; Rosenbluth D; Katz MF; Ahrens R; Hornick D; Joseph PM; Gibson RL; Aitken ML; Benton WW; Burns JL. 2011. Randomized trial of biofilm testing to select antibiotics for cystic fibrosis airway infection.  Pediatric Pulmonology. Vol. 46, no. 2. (February): e184.
  • Richard Shell, MD, Kathleen Nicol, MD. 2009. Pediatric Bronchoalveolar Lavage: Practical Considerations and Future Prospects;.  Society for Pediatric Pathology-Perspectives in Pediatric Pathology. Vol. 27, no. January: 255-64.
  • Shell, R, Jones, J. 2009. Cystic Fibrosis. Chapter 100. Columbus: Applied Therapeutics, INC..
  • Dainer E; Shell R; Miller R; Atkin JF; Pastore M; Kutlar A; Zhuang L; Holley L; Davis DH; Kutlar F. 2008. Neonatal cyanosis due to a novel fetal hemoglobin: Hb F-Circleville [Ggamma63(E7)His-->Leu, CAT>CTT].  Hemoglobin. Vol. 32, no. 6. (January): e596.
  • Shell, R, Kirkby, S. 2007. Difficultly to Control Sthma in a 13 year-old Boy.  American Thoracid Society Clinical Cases: Asthma.
  • Shell, R. 2006. Preparing for a New Sibling.  Columbus Parent Supplement to The Columbus Dispatch,.
  • Shell, R. 2006. CAM Meets CF.  University if Minnesota CF News. Vol. 1, no. 1. (August).
  • Chen CL; Jensen RL; Schnepp BC; Connell MJ; Shell R; Sferra TJ; Bartlett JS; Clark KR; Johnson PR. 2005. Molecular characterization of adeno-associated viruses infecting children.  Journal Of Virology. Vol. 79, no. 23. (December): e14781.
  • Shell, R, Carpenter, J, Hong, S, McCoy, K. 2005. Nebulized Fentanyl in the Treatment of Dyspnea.  American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
  • Shell,R; Tudiver,F. 2004. Barriers to cancer screening by rural Appalachian primary care providers.  JOURNAL OF RURAL HEALTH. Vol. 20, no. 4. (October): 368-373.
  • Shell, R. 2004. Vocal Cord Dysfunction: All That Wheezes is not Asthma.  Columbus Parent, Supplement to The Columbus Dispatch.
  • Shell, R, Mutabagani, K., Humphrey, R., Helstein, J., Castile, R., Adler, B., Vilaloboa, R., Ruberg, R., Davis, JT. 2003. The lateral thoracic expansion for Jeunes asphyxiating dystrophy: experience at a single institution.  Saudi Med J.
  • Sheikh S; Allen E; Shell R; Hruschak J; Iram D; Castile R; McCoy K. 2001. Chronic aspiration without gastroesophageal reflux as a cause of chronic respiratory symptoms in neurologically normal infants.  Chest. Vol. 120, no. 4. (October): e1190.
  • Rosenfeld M; Gibson R; McNamara S; Emerson J; McCoyd KS; Shell R; Borowitz D; Konstan MW; Retsch-Bogart G; Wilmott RW; Burns JL; Vicini P; Montgomery AB; Ramsey B. 2001. Serum and lower respiratory tract drug concentrations after tobramycin inhalation in young children with cystic fibrosis.  The Journal Of Pediatrics. Vol. 139, no. 4. (October): e572.
  • Shell R; Allen E; Mutabagani K; Long F; Davis JT; McCoy K; Castile R. 2001. Compression of the trachea by the innominate artery in a 2-month-old child.  Pediatric Pulmonology. Vol. 31, no. 1. (January): e80.
  • Shell, R, McCoy, K. 2000. A New Century of Hope for Cystic Fibrosis and Gene Therapy.  Pediatric Directions.
  • Zuckerman JB; Robinson CB; McCoy KS; Shell R; Sferra TJ; Chirmule N; Magosin SA; Propert KJ; Brown-Parr EC; Hughes JV; Tazelaar J; Baker C; Goldman MJ; Wilson JM. 1999. A phase I study of adenovirus-mediated transfer of the human cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator gene to a lung segment of individuals with cystic fibrosis.  Human Gene Therapy. Vol. 10, no. 18. (December): e2973.
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