Dr. Jugal K Shah, MD

Dr. Jugal K. Shah, MD

Dr. Jugal K. Shah, MD

Languages: English
Phone: 443-777-8807
Fax: 410-686-6640

Contact this Provider:

  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
Conditions I Treat
  • abnormal vertebrae
  • ankylosing spondylitis
  • arachnoid cyst
  • arnold chiari malformation
  • astrocytic cancer
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Procedures I Perform
  • anterior cervical spine fusion
  • anterior cervical spine surgery
  • anterior lumbar interbody fusion
  • anterior lumbar spine fusion
  • anterior lumbar spine surgery
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About the Provider

Jugal Shah, MD, is a board-eligible neurosurgeon who sees patients at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, MedStar Harbor Hospital, and in Ellicott City.

Dr. Shah specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disease of the brain and spine, with a particular interest in minimally invasive and robotic spinal surgery. He treats spinal degeneration, instability, spinal cord and nerve compression, trauma, and cancer. In addition, he treats cranial pathologies including pituitary tumors, malignant brain tumors, meningiomas, hematomas, trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, and hydrocephalus.

As a strong communicator, Dr. Shah’s philosophy is to provide care in a “360-degree” manner.  He works collaboratively with his patients, their primary care providers, and other specialists to develop personalized treatment plans. He emphasizes compassionate and accessible communication to patients and their families.

Dr. Shah earned his medical degree at University of California, San Francisco, graduating with Distinction as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Fellow. He then completed his training in Neurosurgery at NYU Langone Health and served as Chief Resident of the Neurosurgery Service at Bellevue Hospital Center in Manhattan. Currently, Dr. Shah is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

He has published multiple peer review studies and books chapter on topics of pituitary tumors, stereotactic radiosurgery, and neural stem cells.

Dr. Shah’s extensive research background, scientific knowledge, and technical expertise empower him to provide his patients with the latest advancements in neurosurgical care.

  • Residency Program: New York University Langone Medical Center (2021)
  • Medical School: University of California San Francisco (2014)

Benjamin C, Shah JK, Kondziolka D. Radiation-induced meningiomas. Handb Clin Neurol. 2020;169:273-284. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-804280-9.00018-4. PMID: 32553295.


Sughrue ME, Shah JK, Devin JK, Kunwar S, Blevins LS Jr. Utility of the immediate postoperative cortisol concentrations in patients with Cushing's disease. Neurosurgery. 2010 Sep;67(3):688-95; discussion 695. doi: 10.1227/01.NEU.0000374722.50042.FF. PMID: 20651632.


Tong CK, Han YG, Shah JK, Obernier K, Guinto CD, Alvarez-Buylla A. Primary cilia are required in a unique subpopulation of neural progenitors. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Aug 26;111(34):12438-43. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1321425111. Epub 2014 Aug 11. PMID: 25114218; PMCID: PMC4151724.


Shah JK, Potts MB, Sneed PK, Aghi MK, McDermott MW. Surgical Cavity Constriction and Local Progression Between Resection and Adjuvant Radiosurgery for Brain Metastases. Cureus. 2016 Apr 19;8(4):e575. doi: 10.7759/cureus.575. PMID: 27226936; PMCID: PMC4873317.


Ihrie RA, Shah JK, Harwell CC, Levine JH, Guinto CD, Lezameta M, Kriegstein AR, Alvarez-Buylla A. Persistent sonic hedgehog signaling in adult brain determines neural stem cell positional identity. Neuron. 2011 Jul 28;71(2):250-62. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2011.05.018. PMID: 21791285; PMCID: PMC3346180.


Tong CK, Fuentealba LC, Shah JK, Lindquist RA, Ihrie RA, Guinto CD, Rodas-Rodriguez JL, Alvarez-Buylla A. A Dorsal SHH-Dependent Domain in the V-SVZ Produces Large Numbers of Oligodendroglial Lineage Cells in the Postnatal Brain. Stem Cell Reports. 2015 Oct 13;5(4):461-70. doi: 10.1016/j.stemcr.2015.08.013. Epub 2015 Sep 24. PMID: 26411905; PMCID: PMC4624995.'


Potts MB, Shah JK, Molinaro AM, Blevins LS, Tyrrell JB, Kunwar S, Dowd CF, Hetts SW, Aghi MK. Cavernous and inferior petrosal sinus sampling and dynamic magnetic resonance imaging in the preoperative evaluation of Cushing's disease. J Neurooncol. 2014 Feb;116(3):593-600. doi: 10.1007/s11060-013-1342-9. Epub 2014 Jan 8. PMID: 24398617.


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Practice Locations
  • 9103 Franklin Square Drive
    Suite 301
    Baltimore, MD 21237
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    Phone: 410-391-6904
    Fax: 410-686-6640

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