AUA’s Dr. Shalin Shah (Class of 2017) will be presenting research at the annual meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO) in Austin, Texas in May. The poster accepted to the ASPO 2017 program is entitled “Respiratory, Otologic, and Perioperative Considerations in Pediatric Patients with Achondroplasia” and details research that he and a team of researchers from Boston University, Alfred I. du Pont Hospital for Children, and Thomas Jefferson University published last year in the IAPO* Manual of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology.  Their research, an online literature review of patient histories recorded between 1981 and 2016, is the largest known study of achondroplasia to date.

Achondroplasia is a bone disorder and is the most common cause of short stature. It occurs in one in 15,000 to one in 40,000 live births according to the National Human Genome Research Institute.

In March, Dr. Shah, who is from Toronto, Canada, completed his rotations. He will begin a residency in Internal Medicine at the State University of New York at Buffalo later this year. AUA congratulates Dr. Shah and wishes him the best of luck in his residency!

* Interamerican Association of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology