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Reena Shah, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical

Neurology & Rehabilitation Medicine | College of Medicine

  • Residency: University of Maryland Medical Systems (Neurology)
  • Internship: University of Maryland (Internal Medicine )
  • Bachelor's Degreee: Brandeis University (Neuroscience & Biology Magna Cum Laude)
  • Medical Degree: Tufts University School of Medicine
Board Certifications & Licenses

United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (Certification Date: 2014-10-31)
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Neurology) (Certification Date: 2010-09-13) - (Recertification Date: 2022-01-15)



Contact Information
Research Interests

General Neurology
Headache Medicine

Clinical Interests



Atypical Facial Pain

Bell's Palsy

Botulinum Toxins

Brain Concussion

Cervicogenic Headaches

Chronic Daily Headaches

Cluster Headaches


Concussion in Athletes

Exercise Headaches

Exertional Headaches

External Compression Headaches

Facial Nerve Disease

Facial Neuralgia

Hemicrania Continua

Hypnic Headaches

Ice cream Headaches

Intracranial Hypertension

Intracranial Vasospasm

Lewy Body Disease

Low Pressure Headaches (Intracranial Hypotension)

Medication Overuse Headaches


Migraine Disorders

Migraine with Aura

Migraine without Aura


Multiple System Atrophy (MSA)

Muscular Atrophy

Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

Occipital Neuralgia (ON)

Rebound Headache

Sex Headaches

Spinal Headaches


Tension-Type Headaches

Thunderclap Headaches

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias

Trigeminal Neuralgia (Tic douloureux)

Type II Trigeminal Neuralgia

Vascular Headaches

Wernicke Encephalopathy

Peer Reviewed Publications

Shah, Reena S; Cole, John W 2010. Smoking and stroke: the more you smoke the more you stroke. Expert review of cardiovascular therapy, 8 7, 917-32

Shah, Reena S; Shin, Robert K; Castellani, Rudy J 2010. Granulocytic sarcoma mimicking HSV encephalitis. The neurologist, 16 5, 319-21

Shah, Reena S; Lee, Hyoung-Gon; Xiongwei, Zhu; Perry, George; Smith, Mark A; Castellani, Rudy J . Current approaches in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Biomedicine & pharmacotherapy = Biomedecine & pharmacotherapie, 62 4, 199-207