Professional background

Sachit Shah is a consultant in diagnostic neuroradiology at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery at Queen Square. 

Dr Shah studied medicine at University College London, and undertook postgraduate training in medicine at Hammersmith and Guys & St Thomas’ hospitals, and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.  Following this, he trained in radiology at Imperial College Hospitals, before undertaking subspecialist training in neuroradiology on the Pan-London Neuroradiology fellowship.

In addition to wide ranging expertise including stroke, pituitary and dementia imaging, Dr Shah has a specialist interest in the imaging of peripheral nerve and muscle disorders.

Dr Shah also holds an academic post at the UCL Institute of Neurology, and is a lecturer on the UCL Advanced Neuroimaging MSc programme.


Research interests

Dr Shah is an honorary research associate within the UCL Institute of Neurology, as part of the Neuromuscular MRI Research Group.  He has a research interest in the development of advanced MRI techniques to provide non-invasive measures of disease severity and response to treatment in nerve and muscle disorders, and works closely with neurologists at the MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases.


Bhogal P, Mahoney C, Graeme-Baker S, Roy A, Fraioli F, Shah S, Cowley P, Jäger HR.  The common dementias: a pictorial review.  European Radiology 2013; 23: 3405-17. 

Shah S, Mehta A, Waldman A. Advances in pituitary imaging technology and future prospects.  Best Practice & Research: Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism 2012; 26: 35-46.

Shah S, Chandrashekar H, Manji H, Davagnanam I. Cranial nerve, spinal root and plexus hypertrophy in chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy. Practical Neurology 2012; 12:68-69.

Martinez-Saez E, Shah S, Costa C, Fleminger S, Connor S, Bodi I.  Adult onset leukodystrophy with neuroaxonal spheroids and demyelinating plaque-like lesions.  Neuropathology 2012; 32:285-92.

Daghir AA, Sookur PA, Shah S, Watson M.  Dynamic ultrasound of the subacromial-subdeltoid bursa in patients with shoulder impingement: a comparison with normal volunteers.  Skeletal Radiology 2012; 41:1047-53.

Shah V, Shah S, Barnacle A, Sebire NJ, Brock P, Harper JI, McHugh K.  Mediastinal involvement in lymphangiomatosis: a previously unreported MRI sign.  Pediatric Radiology 2011; 41:985-92.
Shah S, Shah V, Ahmed AR, Blunt DM.  Imaging in bariatric surgery: service set-up, post-operative anatomy and complications. British Journal of Radiology 2011; 84:101-11.

Shah S, Win Z, Al-Nahhas A.  Multiorgan dysfunctions in diabetic patients: the role of functional imaging.  Minerva Endocrinologica 2009; 34:223-36.

Shah S, Win Z, Al-Nahhas A.  Multimodality imaging of the parathyroid glands in primary hyperparathyroidism. Minerva Endocrinologica 2008; 33:193-202.

Alderman CJ, Shah S, Foreman JC, Chain BM, Katz DR.  The role of advanced oxidation protein products in the regulation of dendritic cell function.  Free Radical Biology and Medicine 2007; 32:377-85.