Seema Shah, MD

Senior Fellow of Pediatric Health Policy

Dr. Shah is a child and adolescent psychiatrist who has been involved in behavioral health care for over a decade. She completed her undergraduate degree at Northwestern University and earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Shah is board certified in both Adult Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. She completed her residency and fellowship at Brown University.

Prior to moving to Texas, Dr. Shah worked in a mental health clinic embedded in an alternative school setting in the Philadelphia area. She worked closely with a social work team as well as teachers and school administrators to treat the emotional needs of their students. In 2013, Dr. Shah helped start an integrated behavioral health program at Children’s Health Pediatric Group affiliated with Children’s Health in Dallas. She led a team of 2 clinical psychologists and over 10 social workers that provided behavioral health consultation, treatment, and education to 20 pediatric outpatient clinics that served approximately 80,000 children, most of whom were on Medicaid.

Dr. Shah currently serves on the board of the National Network of Child Psychiatry Access Programs (NNCPAP) and is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP). She has presented nationally on the topic of integrated behavioral health care.