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Jay Shah, MD

Jay Shah, MD

  • Specialty: Pediatric Otolaryngology
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  • Primary Location: 960 Clague Rd (15 mi.)
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  • Languages Spoken: Gujarati, English, Spanish

Office Locations

UH Westlake Health Center (15 mi.)

960 Clague Rd
Ste 2460
Westlake, OH 44145

UH Cleveland Medical Center Bolwell (0 mi.)

11100 Euclid Ave
Bolwell Ste 3300A
Cleveland, OH 44106

UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital (0 mi.)

11100 Euclid Ave
Ste 170
Cleveland, OH 44106

UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital (0 mi.)

11100 Euclid Ave
Ste 604
Cleveland, OH 44106

UH Minoff Health Center (7 mi.)

3909 Orange Pl
Ste 4100
Beachwood, OH 44122

Biography: Jay Shah, MD


  • Pediatric Airway Disorders
  • Pediatric Dysphagia
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery


  • Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, CWRU School of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, CWRU School of Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, CWRU School of Medicine

Certifications & Memberships

  • Complex Pediatric Otolaryngology - American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery


Fellowship | Pediatric Otolaryngology
Pediatric Otolaryngology - Children's Hospital Of Pittsburgh Of Upmc (2012 - 2013)

Residency | Otolaryngology
Otolaryngology - Uh Case Medical Center (2007 - 2012)

Medical Education
Rush Medical College Of Rush University (2007)

Northwestern University (2003)


Jay Shah, MD, is a pediatric otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat specialist) at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. In addition, Dr. Shah holds a joint appointment at UH Ahuja Medical Center and sees patients at UH Westlake Health Center. He is Assistant Professor in the departments of Pediatrics and Otolaryngology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Shah is board certified in otolaryngology. His special interests include pediatric otolaryngology, head and neck surgery, pediatric dysphagia (swallowing problems) and pediatric airway disorders.

Dr. Shah earned his doctorate in medicine from Rush Medical College (Chicago, Illinois). He served his residency in otolaryngology at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine/Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). He was appointed to the UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital staff in 2013.

In his leadership roles at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Dr. Shah has served as Medical Director of Clinical Operations, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology (2020 to present); a member of the Outpatient PASS Committee (2017 to present); and a key member of the Otolaryngology Quality Committee (2015 to present). Since 2017, Dr. Shah has also served as Medical Director of UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Pediatric Aerodigestive Program, which is a multidisciplinary program that involves the supervision and coordination of interdisciplinary care among multiple pediatric subspecialties for treating children with feeding, swallowing and breathing disorders.

Dr. Shah is a member of multiple otolaryngology societies, where he has served in roles of leadership on a number of committees. For example, he has served on the Physician Payment Policy (3P) Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) since 2016 and as CPT Alternate Advisor of AAO-HNS since 2019. He also served as President (2017 to 2018), Secretary/Treasurer (2026 to 2017) and Program Chairman (2015 to 2016) of the Northeast Ohio Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Society (NEOHNSS).

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Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

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As of December 31, 2016, Jay Shah did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.