Dr Nishel Shah

Consultant Obstetrician

Dr Shah

Dr Nishel Shah is an experienced consultant obstetrician who provides expert evidence in clinical negligence with respect to maternity care.

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Dr Nishel Shah is a Consultant Obstetrician at Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust with a special interest in prematurity, diabetes, and infectious diseases. He is Service lead for diabetes care in maternity at Chelsea and Westminster hospital where he leads a multidisciplinary team providing care to pregnant women with complex medical needs. He is also Obstetric lead for Avoiding Term Admissions into Neonatal units (ATAIN) where he works alongside a neonatologist and clinical governance team to review all term admissions to the neonatal unit to identify those that could have been avoided and support implementation of service changes to prevent such admissions in the future.

Cases undertaken

  • Clinical negligence


  • Khan H, Singh N, Leyva LY, Malawana J, Shah NM, Does Precision-Based Medicine Hold the Promise of a New Approach to Predicting and Treating Spontaneous Preterm Birth? International Journal of Translational Medicine, 2024;4, 15-52.
  • Thornton JM, Shah NM, Lillycrop KA, Cui W, Johnson MR, Singh N, 2024, Multigenerational diabetes mellitus, Frontiers in Endocrinology, Vol: 14
  • Greer OYO, Anandanadesan R, Shah NM, Price S, Johnson MR, Cardiogenic shock in pregnancy., BJOG, 2024;131, 127-139.
  • Shah NM, Charani E, Ming D, Cheah F-C, Johnson M, Antimicrobial stewardship and targeted therapies in the changing landscape of maternal sepsis, J Intensive Med, 2024;4, 46-61.
  • Khan H, Buaki-Sogo MA, Barlow P, Vardanyan R, Zatorska A, Miller G, Arjomandi Rad A, Malawana J, Shah NM, Efficacy of pharmacological and mechanical cervical priming methods for induction of labour and their applicability for outpatient management: A systematic review of randomised controlled trials, Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol, 2023;287, 80-92.
  • Liney T, Shah NM, Singh N, 2022, Recurrent gestational diabetes: Breaking the transgenerational cycle with lifestyle modification., Wien Klin Wochenschr, Vol: 134, Pages: 788-798
  • Chou WK, Ullah N, Arjomandi Rad A, Vardanyan R, Shah V, Zubarevich A, Weymann A, Shah N, Miller G, Malawana J, 2022, Simulation training for obstetric emergencies in low- and lower-middle income countries: A systematic review., Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol, Vol: 276, Pages: 74-81
  • Woon EV, Greer O, Shah N, Nikolaou D, Johnson M, Male V. Number and function of uterine natural killer cells in recurrent miscarriage and implantation failure: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Human Reproduction Update, 2022.
  • Bracewell-Milnes T, Holland JC, Jones BP, Saso S, Almeida P, Maclaran K, Norman-Taylor J, Nikolaou D, Shah NM, Johnson M, Thum M-Y, 2021, Exploring the knowledge and attitudes of women of reproductive age from the general public towards egg donation and egg sharing: a UK-based study., Hum Reprod, Vol: 36, Pages: 2189-2201
  • Singh N, Herbert B, Sooranna G, Shah NM, Das A, Sooranna SR, Johnson MR. Is there an inflammatory stimulus to human term labour? PLOS ONE, 2021
  • Kadiwar, S, Smith, J.J, Ledot, S, Johnson, M, Bianchi, P, Singh, N, Montanaro, C, Gatzoulis, M, Shah, N, and Ukor, E.F. Were pregnant women more affected by COVID-19 in the second wave of the pandemic? The Lancet, 2021.
  • Briggs E, Greer O, Shah NM, Singh N, 2020, Hyponatraemia compounding pre-eclamptic toxaemia in a patient with type 1 diabetes., BMJ Case Rep, Vol: 13
  • Saeed Z, Greer O, Shah NM. Is the host viral response and the immunogenicity of vaccines altered in pregnancy? Antibodies, 2020
  • Cocker ATH, Shah NM, Raj I, Dermont S, Khan W, Mandalia S, Imami N, Johnson MR. Pregnancy Gestation Impacts on HIV-1-Specific Granzyme B Response and Central Memory CD4 T Cells. Front Immunol, 2020; 11.
  • Greer O, Shah NM, Johnson MR. Maternal sepsis update: current management and controversies, The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, 2019.
  • Greer O, Shah NM, Sriskandan S, Johnson MR. Sepsis: Precision-Based Medicine for Pregnancy and the Puerperium. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2019; 20: 5388- 5388
  • Shah NM, Edey LF, Imami N, Johnson MR. Human Labour is Associated with Altered Regulatory T Cell Function and Maternal Immune Activation. Clin Exp Immunol. 2019; 0:1–19
  • Shah NM, Imami N, Kelleher P, Barclay WS, Johnson MR. Pregnancy-related immune suppression leads to altered influenza vaccine recall responses. Clin Immunol. 2019:108254.
  • Shah NM, Lai PF, Imami N, Johnson MR. Progesterone-related immune modulation of pregnancy and labor, Front. Endocrinol. 2019; 10:198
  • Shah NM, Imami N, and Johnson MR. Progesterone Modulation of Pregnancy-Related Immune Responses. Front Immunol. 2018; 9:1293
  • Shah NM, Herasimtschuk AA, Boasso A, Benlahrech A, Fuchs D, Imami N, and Johnson MR. Changes in T Cell and Dendritic Cell Phenotype from Mid to Late Pregnancy Are Indicative of a Shift from Immune Tolerance to Immune Activation. Front Immunol. 2017; 8:1138
  • Sahoo S, Jose J, Shah N, Opemuyi I, 2009, Recurrent cornual ectopic pregnancies, Gynecological Surgery, Vol: 6, ISSN: 1613-2076


Dr Shah dedicates a couple of days a week to his medicolegal work. He is also happy to undertake both video link and face to face assessment.

Qualifications & Professional memberships


  • MBBS 2003
  • Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning 2007
  • PhD Reproductive Immunology 2017


  • Member of the Royal College Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

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