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English; Spanish

Joined Kelsey-Seybold

October 2011

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Current patients only

To My Patients:
My last day to care for patients as a member of the medical staff will be April 29, 2021. It has been a privilege for me to have had the opportunity to care for you. I am grateful to the patients, physicians, physician assistants, and staff members I’ve had the privilege of knowing. Read my full letter here.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Professional Background 

Shoulder Injury?​​
Dr. Anup Shah specializes in injuries to shoulders and elbows, including rotator cuff repair and other common throwing injuries. Visit Dr. Shah's specialty-specific site​ to learn more

Anup A. Shah, M.D. is a dual-fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in knee and shoulder surgery.
He is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS) and maintains a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Orthopedic Sports Medicine. He is also an active member of the reputable American Shoulder and Elbow Society (ASES) and the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM). Additionally, he is Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, educating residents during their sport and shoulder rotations.
Dr. Shah has advanced training and completed fellowships in Sports Medicine/Arthroscopic Surgery and Shoulder Reconstruction. His specialties include sports medicine, advanced arthroscopic surgery, cartilage repair, and complex shoulder reconstruction including shoulder replacements. Prior to joining our team in Houston, he practiced in Atlanta, GA. where he was a former Assistant Team Physician for the NFL Atlanta Falcons and NHL Atlanta Thrashers. ​
Dr. Shah completed his Sports Medicine/Arthroscopic Surgery fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine where he helped cover the NFL Houston Texans, MLB Houston Astros, MLS Houston Dynamo, University of Houston, and multiple high schools. He is experienced in knee ligament injuries, meniscal pathology, cartilage restoration and disorders of the throwing athlete.
Subsequently, Dr. Shah received his shoulder fellowship training at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital. During this time, he had the opportunity to work with several renowned international shoulder surgeons. Dr. Shah is experienced in advanced arthroscopic and open shoulder reconstruction, including reverse total shoulder arthroplasty.
Dr. Shah completed his Orthopedic Surgery internship and residency at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and trained under true pioneers in the field of Orthopedic Surgery, including Dr. Charles Rockwood and Dr. David Green.​ ​​ 

Professional Associations

Dr. Shah is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), American Shoulder and Elbow Society (ASES), American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), and Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA).

Hobbies and Interests

Dr. Shah is currently serving as an Advisory Director for and lifetime member of the 100 Club, an organization that provides funds to dependents of Peace Officers and Firefighters who are killed in the line of duty, educational opportunities, and life-saving equipment.
When he is not seeing patients, Dr. Shah enjoys playing football, basketball, tennis, and golf. In addition, he’s formerly ranked in the Southwest Section of the United States Tennis Association.

​I believe in patient education and teamwork. This facilitates a partnership and bond to help treat and manage health conditions.


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Awards & Recognitions


Dr. Shah has published extensively on knee and shoulder surgery topics such as ACL reconstruction, shoulder instability, rotator cuff pathology, shoulder arthroplasty, and complex shoulder reconstruction. His research has been presented at national and international scientific meetings.

Dr. Shah contributed to the following publications and book chapters:​
  • ​Raiss P, Edwards TB, Deutsch A, Shah AA, Bruckner T, Loew M, Boileau P, Walch G. Radiographic Changes Around the Humeral Components in Shoulder Arthroplasty. JBJS Am 2014: 96(7); e54(1-9)​
  • Butler B, Shah AA, Fowler R, Higgins LD. Results of the Repair of Acute Rotator Cuff Tears is not Influenced by Tear Retraction. Inter J Shoulder Surg. 2013: 7(3); 91-9.
  • Shah AA, Butler, B, Romanowski J, Goel D, Warner JP. Short Term Complications of the Latarjet Procedure. JBJS Am 2012: 94(6); 495-501.
  • Shah AA, Butler B, Fowler R, Higgins LD. Posterior Shoulder Capsular Rupture as a Cause of Shoulder Instability. A Case Report. Arthroscopy 2011: 27(9); 1304-1307 
  • Shah AA, Butler B, Wells J, Higgins LD, Warner JP. Clinical Outcomes of Arthroscopic Suprascapular Nerve Decompression. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2011: 20(6); 975-982. 
  • LaFosse L, Shah AA. Technical Note: Arthroscopic Biceps Tenodesis to the Supraspinatus: Technical Note. Am J Orthop 2011: 40(7); 345-347. 
  • Shah AA, Brien A, Lowe WR. Radiographic Results After ACL Femoral Drilling Reconstruction Through Antero-Medial Portal. Arthroscopy 2010: 26(12); 1586-1592.
  • Shah AA, McCulloch PM, Lowe WR. Failure Rate of Achilles Tendon Allograft in Primary ACL Reconstruction. Arthroscopy 2010: 26(5); 667-674.
  • Warner JP, Shah AA. Shoulder Arthroplasty: State of the Art - Cuff Deficiency and Arthroplasty. Accepted for publication in Instructional Course Lecture, Volume 60.
  • LaFosse L, Boyle S, Gutierrez-Aramberri M, Shah AA, Muller R. Arthroscopic Latarjet Procedure. Orthop Clin North Am 2010; 41(3): 393-405.
  • Vezeridis PS, Goel DP, Shah AA, Sung SY, Warner JP. Post-Arthroscopic Arthrofibrosis of the Shoulder. Sports Med Arthrosc 2010; 18(3): 198-206. 
  • Shah AA, Milos S, Deutsch A. The Strength and Effects of Humeral Rotation on Single vs Double Row Repair Techniques in Small Rotator Cuff Tears. Orthopedics 2010: 33; 22. 
  • Shah AA, Kang P, Deutsch A. Radiofrequency and its Effect on Suture Strength. Orthopedics 2009: 32; 894-898.
  • Shah AA, Deutsch, A. Rotator Cuff Repair in the Athlete. Minerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica 2009:60(4); 275-283.
  • Shah AA, Heckman MM, Gilley J. Recessed Femoral Interference Screws in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Am J of Orthop 2009:38(6); 291-294.​
  • Shah AA, Deutsch A, Woody JT. “Total Shoulder Arthroplasty and Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty.” Key Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery. Upcoming Thieme Technique Textbook. Edited by Dr. Steven Stern, Dr. Christopher Bono, and Dr. Matthew Saltzman. 
  • Deutsch A, Shah AA. “Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair Technique.” Operative Techniques: Shoulder and Elbow Surgery edited by Donald H. Lee and Robert Neviaser.
  • Warner JP, Shah AA. “Open Bony Augmentation of Glenoid Bone Loss – Iliac Crest and Allograft – Surgical Technique.” Shoulder Instability: A Comprehensive Approach, edited by Dr. Matthew Provencher and Dr. Anthony Romeo.
  • Shah AA, Higgins LD, Warner JP. “Arthroscopic Capsular Release for the Stiff Shoulder” Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Shoulder: The Shoulder. Edited by Edward Craig.​