Pavitra Kotini-Shah, MD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Director of Emergency Ultrasound Research
Assistant Director of Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Fellowship
Illinois Heart Rescue Physician co-lead
Current NIH Building Interdisciplinary Research
Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Scholar

808 S. Wood St., MC 724, Suite 471D
Chicago, IL 60612



MD, Eastern Virginia Medical School, 2011
BS, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2004


Emergency Medicine, William Beaumont Hospital, 2014


Emergency Ultrasound, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2015
Resuscitation, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2015


Board Certifications

American Board of Emergency Medicine


Currently Funded Research

K Career Development Award 
Scholar in the 2018-2020 BIRCWH/CRWG/COM Program

Heart Rescue India
Funded by Research Triangle Institute and Medtronic Philanthropy, 2015-2020

Illinois Heart Rescue Project
Funded by Medtronic Foundation, 2012-2018

Previously Funded Research

A Hypertension Emergency Department Intervention Aimed at Decreasing Disparities (AHEAD2)
Funded by NIH Research Grant (R56), 2015 – 2017

Longitudinal Progression of Subclinical Hypertensive Heart Disease in an Urban Emergency Department

Early Diagnosis of Acute Chest Syndrome in the Emergency Department Utilizing Ultrasound

Other Projects/Areas of Interest

Management of Acute Chest Syndrome in the Emergency Department: A Retrospective Study

Assessing Cardiac Strain in Hypertensive Emergency/Urgency

Establishing a Formal Assessment Tool for Resident Ultrasound Image Acquisition and Interpretation

Using Optic Nerve Sheath Diameter by Bedside Ultrasound as a Prognostic Tool for TBI, Stroke