Durga Shah, P.T., D.P.T., P.C.S.

Physical Therapist
Rehabilitation

The Children's Medical Office Building at Scottish Rite
404-785-3750
durga.shah@choa.org

Education and Training
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy: Maharaja Sayajirao University
  • Diploma in Rehabilitation: All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy: Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professionals

Interests
  • Clinical treatment expertise includes the spectrum of pediatric physical therapy, 0-21 years
  • Specialty experience in casting and splinting
  • Clinical research interests include physical activity and quality of life in children with leukemia, balance outcomes in children with CNS tumors, and nonsurgical management of deformities in children

Societies
  • Section of Pediatrics, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), multiple office holder
  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Past Georgia state delegate to the House of Delegates, APTA
  • Task force member, Babies Can’t Wait Early Intervention Program, Georgia
  • Indian Association of Physiotherapists

    Certifications
  • Board Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties
  • American Physical Therapy Association certified clinical instructor
  • Georgia state Physical Therapy license

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Practice in outpatient physical therapy and provide specialty clinic coverage in the Judson L Hawk and AFLAC clinics at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
  • Faculty, Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency program at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Career Highlights
  • Assistant Professor, D.P.T. program, Emory University School of Medicine; teach pediatric physical therapy content 2006-present
  • Clinical and student program development experience across multiple pediatric settings
  • Outstanding Clinical Educator Award, Texas State Consortium of Physical Therapy Schools, 1999
  • Employee of the Year, Brackenridge Hospital Rehabiliation, 1993
  • International Volunteer PT Service Vietnam (100 hours) 2010, Guatemala (60 hours) 2011