Avanthi Tayi Shah, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at UTSW, where she is developing the Precision Oncology Program within the Division of Hematology-Oncology. She also leads the Cancer Genetics Clinic at Children's Health Plano. She is a leader in translational genomics which aims to improve human health by building on discoveries made through genetics research and applying them in the clinical setting. Her career goal is to improve outcomes for pediatric oncology patients by utilizing genomic techniques, such as liquid biopsy and tumor sequencing.

After earning her medical degree and completing her residency in pediatrics at UTSW, she completed a fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology at Stanford University/Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. She joined the lab of Dr. Alejandro Sweet-Cordero, where her interests included the integration of DNA and RNA sequencing in pediatric oncology, as well as the design of a circulating tumor DNA assay for pediatric sarcomas. Dr. Shah served on the faculty of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco as Director of the Pediatric Cancer Precision Medicine Program and Director of the Pediatric Hereditary Cancer Program before coming to UTSW.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - UT Southwestern Medical School (2005-2009)
  • Residency - UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2009-2012), Pediatrics
  • Fellowship - Stanford University/Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (2013-2016), Pediatric Hematology/oncology
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Dr. Avanthi Shah

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