Rupali (Pali) N. Shah, MD

Associate Professor

Associate Residency Program Director
Division of Voice and Swallowing Disorders, UNC Voice Center

Specialty: Laryngology

Medical and surgical treatment of voice and throat disorders including vocal paralysis/paresis, laryngopharyngeal reflux, laryngotracheal stenosis, benign and malignant neoplasms, and neurologic diseases including spasmodic dysphonia. Laryngeal botox, KTP laser and injection laryngoplasty.

Contact Information:

  • Appointments: (984) 974-6484
  • Surgery Scheduler: Ali Turner (919) 966-8961
  • Medical Assistant: Stephanie Joyner (984) 974-2132
  • Administrative Coordinator: Ellen Doutt (919) 966-3343

Education:

  • MD: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
  • Residency: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Fellowship: Laryngology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

Professional Experience:

  • Assistant Professor, Division, Voice & Swallowing Disorders, Department of Otolaryngology and University of North Carolina Hospitals
  • Clinical Instructor, Elmhurst & Queens Hospital Center
  • Laryngology Fellow, Department of Otolaryngology Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
  • Intern/Writer, CNN Medical Department, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Atlanta, GA
  • MCAT/DAT Instructor, Kaplan Educational Center, Athens, GA

Honors and Awards

  • 2017: Academic Career Leadership Academy in Medicine (ACCLAIM) Scholar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
  • 2016: Clinical Science Excellence in Teaching Award, Academy of Educators, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
  • 2015: Clinician & Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers & Systems Recognition Award, UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC
  • 2015: Sophomore Basic Science Course Award for “Brain and Behavior” at the Whitehead Lecture, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
  • 2013: Triological Society Combined Sections Meeting: First place poster presentation; Laryngology/Bronchoesophagology. Scottsdale, AZ Jan 2013.
  • 2012: The Pillsbury Leadership Award, UNC Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Residency Program
  • 2012: The Drake Foreign Body Award, UNC Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Residency Program
  • 2010: Representative, AAO-HNS Section for Residents and Fellows
  • 2006-2007: Admissions Committee, Emory University School of Medicine

Recent Publications

  • Masood MM, Stephenson ED, Farquhar DR, Farzal Z, Shah PV, Buckmire RA, McClain WG, Clark JM, Thorp BD, Kimple AJ, Ebert CS Jr, Kilpartick LA, Patel Sn, Shah RN,Zanation AM. Surgical simulation and applicant perception in otolaryngology residency interviews. Laryngoscope. 2018 Apr epub ahead of print.
  • Perkins E, Basu S, Garcia G, Buckmire RA, Shah RN, Kimbell J. Ideal inhaled steroids for vocal granulomas: a preliminary study using computational fluid dynamics. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg.  2017 Nov epub ahead of print
  • Adams KN, Shah RN, Buckmire RA. Stricture location predicts swallowing outcomes following endoscopic rendezvous procedures. Laryngoscope. 2017 Jun; 127(6)1388-91.
  • Dumberger, L, Buckmire RA, Shah RN. Trial vocal fold injection predicts thyroplasty outcomes in non-paralytic glottis incompetence. Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology.2017 Apr; 126(4):279-283.
  • Overton L, Adams K, Shah RN, Buckmire RA. Longitudinal voice outcomes after type I Gore-tex thyroplasty for non-paralytic glottic incompetence. Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology. 2017 Jan; 126(1):14-19.
  • Shah RN, Slaughter KA, Fedore LW, Huang BY, Deal AM, Buckmire RA. Does residual wall size or technique matter in the treatment of Zenker’s diverticulum? Laryngoscope. 2016 Nov; 126(11):2475-2479.
  • Del Signore AG, Shah RN, Gupta N, Altman KW, Woo P. Complications and failures of office based endoscopic andgiolytic laser surgery treatment. J Voice. 2016 Nov; 30(6)744-750.
  • Kimple AJ, Austin GK, Shah RN, Welch CM, Funkhouser WK, Zanation AM, Shockley WW. Polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma: a case series and determination of recurrence. Laryngoscope.  2014 Dec; 124(12):2714-9.
  • Kimple AJ, Austin GK, Shah RN, Welch CM, Funkhouser WK, Zanation AM, Shockley WW. Polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma: A case series and determination of recurrence.Laryngoscope. 2014 Sep; epub ahead of print.
  • Shah RN, Deal AM, Buckmire RA. Multi-dimensional voice outcomes after Type I gore-tex thyroplasty in patients with non-paralytic glottic incompetence: a subgroup analysis. Laryngoscope. 2013 Jul; 123(7):1742-5.
  • Rawal RB, Shah RN, Zanation AM. Endonasal odontoidectomy for basilar impression and brainstem compression due to radiation fibrosis. Laryngoscope. 2013 Mar; 123(3):584-7.
  • Shah RN, Leight WD, Patel MR, Surowitz, JB, Wong Y, Wheless, SA, Germanwala AV, Zanation AM. A controlled laboratory and clinical evaluation of a three-dimensional endoscope for endonasal sinus and skull base surgery. American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy. American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy. 2011 May; 25(3):141-4.
  • Mckinney KA, Stadler ME, Wong Y, Shah RN, Rose AS, Zdanski CJ, Ebert CS, Wheless SA, Senior BA, Drake AF, Zanation AM. Transpalatal greater palatine canal injection: radioanatomic analysis of where to bend the needle for pediatric sinus surgery. American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy. 2010 Sep-Oct; 24(5)385-8.
  • Tatreau JR, Patel MR, Shah RN, McKinney KA, Zanation AM. Anatomical limitations for endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery in pediatric patients. Laryngoscope. 2010;120 supple 4:S229.
  • Tatreau JR, Patel MR, Shah RN, Mckinney KA, Wheless SA, Senior BA, Ewend MG, Germanwala AV, Ebert CS Jr, Zanation AM. Anatomical considerations for endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery in pediatric patients. Laryngoscope. 2010 Sep; 120(9):1730-7.
  • Patel MR, Shah RN, Snyderman CH, Carrau RL, Germanwala AV, Kassam AB, Zanation AM. Pericranial flap for endoscopic anterior skull-base reconstruction: clinical outcomes and radioanatomic analysis of preoperative planning. Neurosurgery. 2010 Mar; 66(3):506-12.
  • Shah RN, Surowitz JB, Patel MR, Huang BY, Snyderman CH, Carrau RL, Kassam AB, Germanwala AV, Zanation AM. Endoscopic pedicled nasoseptal flap reconstruction for pediatric skull base defects. Laryngoscope. 2009 Jun; 119(6):1067-75.
  • Shah, RN, Parikh, SL, Johns, MM 3rd. Radiology Quiz Case1: Diagnosis: Tracheocele. Arch Otolaryngol Head and Neck Surg. 2007 Jul; 133(7):724, 726.
  • Arkader A, Warner WC Jr, Horn BD, Shaw RN, Wells L. Predicting outcomes physeal fractures of the distal femur. J Pediatr Orthop. 2007 Sep; 27(6)703-8.
  • Shah R, Gow K, Sobol SE. Outcome of thyroglossal duct cyst excision is independent of age or symptomatology. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2007 Nov; 71(11):1731-5.
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