Dr Urvashi Shah

Department: Neuropsychology

Designation: Consultant

Qualification: Bsc, MA, PhD

Dr Urvashi Shah is Consultant at Global Hospital, Parel, Mumbai. She has 30 years of specialization in the field of Neurology.


30 Years of Experience


  • Consultant at Global Hospital, Parel, Mumbai
  • Department of Neurology, King Edward Memorial (KEM)Hospital
  • Department of Pediatric Neurology, Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for children, Mumbai
  • Departments of Neurology and Radiology (fMRI) Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai
  • Neurorehabilitation Clinic. L.T Sion Hospital, Mumbai
  • Life Skills Education, Bombay Scottish School, Mumbai
  • Women Remand Home, Mumbai


  • Doctorate in Philosophy, Ph.D., (Clinical Psychology) – 1995 Department of Applied Psychology, Bombay University
  • Masters in Arts, M.A. (Clinical Psychology), 1984 Department of Applied Psychology, Bombay University
  • Diploma in Counseling, 1984 St. Xavier’s Institute for Counseling, Mumbai
  • Bachelors in Science, B.Sc. Occupational Therapy, 1981 Seth G.S. Medical College and K.E.M Hospital, Bombay University
  • Diploma in ‘ Management of Cerebral Palsy’, 1981, Spastics Society of India, Mumbai


  • International Neuropsychological Society (INS)
  • Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM)
  • Indian Epilepsy Association (IEA)
  • Indian Epilepsy Society (IES)
  • Bombay Psychological Association (BPA)
  • Neurological Society of India (NSI)
  • Bombay Neurosciences Association (BNA)
  • Indian Federation of Neurorehabilitation (IFNR)
  • World Federation of Neurorehabilitation (WFNR)



  • Mayor’s Achievement Award, Bombay Municipal Corporation, Mumbai, 2008

This award was in recognition of pioneering neuropsychology services in Mumbai.


  • Award of Excellence, Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery, KEM Haospital, Mumbai, 2008

This was awarded in recognition of setting up  (pro bono) the first services for neuropsychology in a State Government Hospital for the underprivileged. The Center for Neuropsychology Study (C.N.S) in the Department of Neurology was established to create evaluation protocols for the Comprehensive Epilepsy Surgery Program, to train young psychologists and adapt and translate tests for culture specificity.


Matthew Fellowship (First Recipient). Twenty-Seventh International Neuropsychological Society Conference, International Neuropsychological Society I.N.S, Boston 1999.

This award was in recognition of the work done for setting up (pro bono) the first Neurorehabilitation services for Traumatic Brain Injury patients-The Neurorehabilitation Clinic in a Government Hospital. It was in the form of a bursary to attend the I.N.S meeting and visit TBI rehabilitation centers in Boston.


  • Expert Indian Council of Medical Research ICMR, Neurocognitive Tool Box Project- Standardized Protocols for Cognition in India (2014)
  • Research Consultant Memory Clinic, B.Y.L Nair Hospital- ‘Cognitive Disorders in the Elderly’ Joint Indo-US Dementia Research Project in Mumbai funded by an NIH/NIA/FIC grant. NIH’s National Institute on Aging and Fogarty International Center (R01 AG 028188: Cognitive Loss in the Elderly in Mumbai, India; PI: D. P. Purohit and additional support from the NIH grant to Mount Sinai Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center P50 AG05138; PI:Mary Sano) (2007-2011)
  • Co-Investigator Multi-Centre Drug Trial of Phenobarbitone Mono-therapy. Cognitive Tracking of Newly Diagnosed Adults with Epilepsy. Nicholas Piramal Pharmaceuticals, Mumbai 2005-2006
  • Research Consultant Spastic Society of India /UNICEF Project. “Action Research on Inclusive Education Practice in Early Childhood, in Mumbai” (2002-2004)


  1. Gowri K. Iyer , Shailaja Mekala , Avanthi Paplikar , Meenakshi Sharma , Manjari Tripathi , Amitabha Ghosh………., Urvashi Shah,…..Suvarna Alladi. Standardising dementia diagnosis across linguistic and educational diversity: Study design of the Indian Council of Medical Research-Neurocognitive Tool Box (ICMR-NTB). (2019) Accepted, Journal of International Neuropsychological Society (JINS-19-Reg-GS-042.R1) .
  2. Alladi, S., Mekala, S., Varghese, F. A., Iyer, G. K., Dutt, A., Ellajosyula, R., ..Shah U., … Kaul, S. (2018). Harmonising research in dementia diagnosis across wide linguistic and educational diversity. Alzheimer’s & Dementia, 14(7), P1604.
  3. Gupta S., Maheshwari S M., Shah U R., Bharath R D., Dawra N S., … Ghodke M. (2018). Imaging & neuropsychological changes in brain with spiritual practice: A pilot study. Indian Journal of Medical Research, 148, 190-199.
  4. Singh, G., K. Ganguly, K., Banerji, M., Addlakha, R., Shah, U., Tripathi, M., ….and Radhakrishnan, K. (2018). Marriage in people with epilepsy: A compelling theme for psycho-behavioral research. Seizure, 62, pp.127-130.
  5. Shah U. Cognitive Rehabilitation in Psychiatry. (2017). Annals of Indian Psychiatry, 1, (2), pp. 68-75.
  6. Srinivas SV., Shah U. (2017). Comorbidities in Epilepsy. Neurology India, 65, S 18-25.
  7. Singh, G., Pauranik, A., Menon, B., Paul, B. S., Selai, C., Chowdhury, D., Shah U., … Wakankar, Y. (2016). The dilemma of arranged marriages in people with epilepsy. An expert group appraisal. Epilepsy & Behavior, 61, pp.242–247.
  8. Shah, U., Desai, A., Ravat, S., Muzumdar, D., Godge, Y., Sawant, N., … Jain, N. (2016). Memory outcomes in mesial temporal lobe epilepsy surgery. International Journal of Surgery, 36, pp. 448-453.
  9. Muzumdar, D., Patil, M., Goel, A., Ravat, S., Sawant, N., & Shah, U. (2016). Mesial temporal lobe epilepsy – An overview of surgical techniques. International Journal of Surgery, 36, pp. 411-419.
  10. Sawant, N., Ravat, S., Muzumdar, D., & Shah, U. (2016). Is psychiatric assessment essential for better epilepsy surgery outcomes? International Journal of Surgery, 36, pp. 460-465.
  11. Ravat, S., Rao, P., Iyer, V., Muzumdar, D., Shah, U., Shah, S., … Godge, Y. (2016). Surgical outcomes with non-invasive presurgical evaluation in MRI determined bilateral mesial temporal sclerosis: A retrospective cohort study. International Journal of Surgery, 36, pp. 429-435.
  12. Ravat, S., Iyer, V., Muzumdar, D., Shah, U., Pradhan, P., Jain, N., & Godge, Y. (2016). Clinical characteristics, surgical and neuropsychological outcomes in drug resistant tumoral temporal lobe epilepsy. International Journal of Surgery, 36, pp. 436-442.
  13. Satischandra, P., Rao, S., Ravat, S., Jayalakhsmi, S., Senapathy, A., Shah, U., … Sinha, S. (2014). The effect of phenobarbitone on cognition in adult patients with new onset epilepsy: A multi-centric prospective study from India. Epilepsy Research, 108(5), pp. 928-936.
  14. Nair, G., Van Dyk, K., Shah, U., Purohit, D. P., Pinto, C., Shah, A. B., … Sano, M. (2012). Characterizing Cognitive Deficits and Dementia in an Aging Urban Population in India. International Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, pp. 1-8.
  15. Raha, S., Shah, U., & Udani, V. (2012). Neurocognitive and neurobehavioral disabilities in Epilepsy with Electrical Status Epilepticus in slow sleep (ESES) and related syndromes. Epilepsy & Behavior, 25(3), pp. 381-385.
  16. Mani, J., Busch, R., Kubu, C., Kotagal, P., Shah, U., & Dinner, D. (2008). Wada memory asymmetry scores and postoperative memory outcome in left temporal epilepsy. Seizure, 17(8), pp. 691-698.

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