University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Nina Shah, MD

Nina Shah, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, UCSF

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Hematopoietic Malignancies

Research Summary

Dr. Nina Shah is a hematologist who specializes in the treatment of multiple myeloma, a type of cancer affecting the blood marrow. She treats patients at the Hematology and Blood Marrow and Transplant Clinic.

Nina received a bachelor’s degree in cognitive neuroscience at Harvard University, followed by a medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. She then completed a residency in internal medicine at Columbia University and a fellowship in hematology/oncology at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Nina’s areas of professional interest include the intersection of immunology and oncology and helping patients fight multiple myeloma by boosting their immune systems.

An associate professor at UCSF, Dr. Shah belongs to the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology and the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation. She speaks Bengali and Spanish.

Education

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, BA, 6/1998, Psychology & Biology (Cognitive Neuroscience)
New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, MD, 5/2002, Doctorate of Medicine
Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, Residency, 6/2005, Internal Medicine
Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, 6/2007, Immunology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Hematology Oncology, 7/2010, Hematology/Oncology


Professional Experience

  • 2017-present
    Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • 2016-2017
    Associate Professor, Department of Stem Cell Transplantation, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
  • 2010-2016
    Assistant Professor, Department of Stem Cell Transplantation, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
  • 2014-2016
    Center Medical Director, Department of Stem Cell Transplantation, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Honors & Awards

  • 2001
    Alfred B. Kornblut Medical Scholarship, New York University School of Medicine
  • 2002
    Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, New York University School of Medicine
  • 2002
    Augusta Landes Packer Award, New York University School of Medicine
  • 2002
    New York University School of Medicine Alumni Award, New York University School of Medicine
  • 2005-2007
    Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program Grant, Columbia University
  • 2008
    American Association for Cancer Research/American Society of Clinical Oncology Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Workshop, U. T. M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • 2008
    Clifton D. Howe Award for Clinical Excellence, U. T. M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • 2008-2012
    Paul Calabresi Clinical Oncology Award Program, Columbia University
  • 2009
    American Society of Hematology Clinical Research Training Institute, U. T. M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • 2009
    Lyndon B. Johnson Medical Oncology Service Fellow of the Year, U. T. M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • 2009
    The Janice Davis Singletary Fellowship for Lymphoma Research, U. T. M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Selected Publications

  1. Choudhry P, Mariano MC, Geng H, Martin TG, Wolf JL, Wong SW, Shah N, Wiita AP. DNA methyltransferase inhibitors upregulate CD38 protein expression and enhance daratumumab efficacy in multiple myeloma. Leukemia. 2019 Oct 08.
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  2. Bashir Q, Thall PF, Milton DR, Fox PS, Kawedia JD, Kebriaei P, Shah N, Patel K, Andersson BS, Nieto YL, Valdez BC, Parmar S, Rondon G, Delgado R, Hosing C, Popat UR, Oran B, Ciurea SO, Lin P, Weber DM, Thomas SK, Lee HC, Manasanch EE, Orlowski RZ, Williams LA, Champlin RE, Qazilbash MH. Conditioning with busulfan plus melphalan versus melphalan alone before autologous haemopoietic cell transplantation for multiple myeloma: an open-label, randomised, phase 3 trial. Lancet Haematol. 2019 May; 6(5):e266-e275.
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  3. Stadtmauer EA, Pasquini MC, Blackwell B, Hari P, Bashey A, Devine S, Efebera Y, Ganguly S, Gasparetto C, Geller N, Horowitz MM, Koreth J, Knust K, Landau H, Brunstein C, McCarthy P, Nelson C, Qazilbash MH, Shah N, Vesole DH, Vij R, Vogl DT, Giralt S, Somlo G, Krishnan A. Autologous Transplantation, Consolidation, and Maintenance Therapy in Multiple Myeloma: Results of the BMT CTN 0702 Trial. J Clin Oncol. 2019 Mar 01; 37(7):589-597.
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  4. Maymani H, Lin P, Saliba RM, Popat U, Bashir Q, Shah N, Patel K, Parmar S, Kebriaei P, Hosing C, Ciurea S, Andersson B, Shpall E, Champlin R, Srour SA, Qazilbash MH. Comparison of Outcomes of Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation for Multiple Myeloma Using Three Different Conditioning Regimens. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2019 May; 25(5):1039-1044.
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  5. Gowda L, Shah M, Badar I, Bashir Q, Shah N, Patel K, Kanagal-Shamanna R, Mehta R, Weber DM, Lee HC, Manasanch EE, Shah A, Thomas SK, Parmar S, Nieto Y, Orlowski RZ, Champlin R, Qazilbash MH. Primary plasma cell leukemia: autologous stem cell transplant in an era of novel induction drugs. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2019 Jul; 54(7):1089-1093.
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  6. Popat UR, Mehta RS, Bassett R, Chen J, Valdez BC, Kawedia J, Ahmed S, Alousi AM, Anderlini P, Al-Atrash G, Bashir Q, Ciurea SO, Hosing CM, Im JS, Jones R, Kebriaei P, Khouri I, Marin D, Nieto Y, Olson A, Oran B, Parmar S, Rezvani K, Qazilbash MH, Shah N, Srour SA, Shpall EJ, Champlin RE, Andersson BS. Fludarabine with a higher versus lower dose of myeloablative timed-sequential busulfan in older patients and patients with comorbidities: an open-label, non-stratified, randomised phase 2 trial. Lancet Haematol. 2018 Nov; 5(11):e532-e542.
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  7. Scott EC, Hari P, Kumar S, Fraser R, Davila O, Shah N, Gale RP, Diaz MA, Agrawal V, Cornell RF, Ganguly S, Akpek G, Freytes C, Hashmi S, Malek E, Kamble RT, Lazarus H, Solh M, Usmani SZ, Kanate AS, Saad A, Chhabra S, Gergis U, Cerny J, Kyle RA, Lee C, Kindwall-Keller T, Assal A, Hildebrandt GC, Holmberg L, Maziarz RT, Nishihori T, Seo S, Kumar S, Mark T, D'Souza A. Staging Systems for Newly Diagnosed Myeloma Patients Undergoing Autologous Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation: The Revised International Staging System Shows the Most Differentiation between Groups. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2018 12; 24(12):2443-2449.
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  8. Hu B, Thall P, Milton DR, Sasaki K, Bashir Q, Shah N, Patel K, Popat U, Hosing C, Nieto Y, Lin P, Delgado R, Jorgensen J, Manasanch E, Weber D, Thomas S, Orlowski RZ, Champlin R, Qazilbash MH. High-risk myeloma and minimal residual disease postautologous-HSCT predict worse outcomes. Leuk Lymphoma. 2019 Feb; 60(2):442-452.
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  9. Ragon BK, Mehta RS, Gulbis AM, Saliba RM, Chen J, Rondon G, Popat UR, Nieto Y, Oran B, Olson AL, Patel K, Hosing CM, Qazilbash MH, Shah N, Kebriaei P, Shpall EJ, Champlin RE, Alousi AM. Pentostatin therapy for steroid-refractory acute graft versus host disease: identifying those who may benefit. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2018 03; 53(3):315-325.
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  10. Shah N, Shi Q, Giralt S, Williams L, Bashir Q, Qazilbash M, Champlin RE, Cleeland CS, Wang XS. Utility of a patient-reported outcome in measuring functional impairment during autologous stem cell transplant in patients with multiple myeloma. Qual Life Res. 2018 Apr; 27(4):979-985.
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  11. Im JS, Abraham SC, Saliba RM, Rondon G, Ross WA, Rashid A, Shpall EJ, Popat U, Qazilbash MH, Hosing C, Oran B, Shah N, Tewari P, Nieto Y, Kebriaei P, Champlin RE, Alousi AM. Histologic Grade 1 Is Associated With Increased Nonrelapsed Mortality in Lower Gastrointestinal Graft Versus Host Disease. Am J Surg Pathol. 2017 Nov; 41(11):1483-1490.
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  12. Shah N, Cornelison AM, Saliba R, Ahmed S, Nieto YL, Bashir Q, Parmar S, Hosing C, Popat U, Shpall EJ, Champlin RE, Qazilbash M. Inpatient vs outpatient autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for multiple myeloma. Eur J Haematol. 2017 Dec; 99(6):532-535.
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  13. Mohyuddin GR, Faisal MS, Badar T, Shah N, Bashir Q, Patel KK, Hosing C, Popat UR, Rondon G, Delgado R, Shah JJ, Weber DM, Thomas SK, Manasanch EE, Orlowski RZ, Champlin RE, Qazilbash MH. A case control study of syngeneic transplantation versus autologous transplantation for multiple myeloma: two decades of experiences from a single center. Leuk Lymphoma. 2018 02; 59(2):515-518.
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  14. Veltri LW, Milton DR, Delgado R, Shah N, Patel K, Nieto Y, Kebriaei P, Popat UR, Parmar S, Oran B, Ciurea S, Hosing C, Lee HC, Manasanch E, Orlowski RZ, Shpall EJ, Champlin RE, Qazilbash MH, Bashir Q. Outcome of autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in refractory multiple myeloma. Cancer. 2017 Sep 15; 123(18):3568-3575.
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  15. Nieto Y, Valdez BC, Pingali SR, Bassett R, Delgado R, Nguyen J, Shah N, Popat U, Jones RB, Andersson BS, Gulbis A, Ahmed S, Bashir Q, Parmar S, Patel K, Myers A, Rondon G, Orlowski RZ, Champlin R, Qazilbash M. High-dose gemcitabine, busulfan, and melphalan for autologous stem-cell transplant in patients with relapsed or refractory myeloma: a phase 2 trial and matched-pair comparison with melphalan. Lancet Haematol. 2017 Jun; 4(6):e283-e292.
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  16. Mehta RS, Saliba RM, Cao K, Kaur I, Rezvani K, Chen J, Olson A, Parmar S, Shah N, Marin D, Alousi A, Hosing C, Popat U, Kebriaei P, Champlin R, de Lima M, Skerrett D, Burke E, Shpall EJ, Oran B. Ex Vivo Mesenchymal Precursor Cell-Expanded Cord Blood Transplantation after Reduced-Intensity Conditioning Regimens Improves Time to Neutrophil Recovery. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2017 Aug; 23(8):1359-1366.
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  17. Thompson PA, Stingo F, Keating MJ, Wierda WG, O'Brien SM, Estrov Z, Ledesma C, Rezvani K, Qazilbash M, Shah N, Parmar S, Popat U, Anderlini P, Yago N, Ciurea SO, Kebriaei P, Champlin R, Shpall EJ, Hosing CM. Long-term follow-up of patients receiving allogeneic stem cell transplant for chronic lymphocytic leukaemia: mixed T-cell chimerism is associated with high relapse risk and inferior survival. Br J Haematol. 2017 05; 177(4):567-577.
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  18. Shah N, Li L, McCarty J, Kaur I, Yvon E, Shaim H, Muftuoglu M, Liu E, Orlowski RZ, Cooper L, Lee D, Parmar S, Cao K, Sobieiski C, Saliba R, Hosing C, Ahmed S, Nieto Y, Bashir Q, Patel K, Bollard C, Qazilbash M, Champlin R, Rezvani K, Shpall EJ. Phase I study of cord blood-derived natural killer cells combined with autologous stem cell transplantation in multiple myeloma. Br J Haematol. 2017 05; 177(3):457-466.
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  19. Ge I, Saliba RM, Maadani F, Popat UR, Qazilbash MH, Ravi Pingali S, Shah N, Ahmed S, Bashir Q, Nieto Y, Champlin RE, Hosing C. Patient age and number of apheresis days may predict development of secondary myelodysplastic syndrome and acute myelogenous leukemia after high-dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation for lymphoma. Transfusion. 2017 04; 57(4):1052-1057.
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  20. Varma A, Biritxinaga L, Saliba RM, Stich M, Jauch SF, Afrough A, Honhar M, Popat UR, Shafi MA, Shah N, Bashir Q, Dinh Y, Hosing C, Champlin RE, Qazilbash MH. Impact of Hepatitis B Core Antibody Seropositivity on the Outcome of Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for Multiple Myeloma. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2017 Apr; 23(4):581-587.
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