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Stephen Shew, MD


Stephen Shew, MD

UCLA Physician Stephen Shew, MD specializes in Pediatric Surgery.
Pediatric Surgery
Language Spoken
Hospital Affiliation
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
State License Number
(310) 206-2429 Patient Appointments
Fax Number
(310) 206-1120 Office

Peter Morton Medical Building
200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 265
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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Pediatric Surgery, American Board of Surgery, 2006
Surgery, American Board of Surgery, 2003, 2013
Pediatric Surgery, Children's Mercy Hospital, 2002 - 2004
Infant Nutrition, Baylor College of Medicine, 1997 - 1999
General Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, 1996 - 2002
General Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, 1995 - 1996
MD, Baylor College of Medicine, 1995
Colorectal (colon, rectum and anus), Fundoplication, Gastrointestinal, Hepatobiliary, Ileoanal Pull Through, Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Oncology, Pancreas, Pectus Excavatum / Carinatum, Pediatrics, Surgical Nutrition, Thyroid
Research Interest
Neonatal metabolism and nutrition, Pediatric Surgical quality outcomes (national and state level).
Additional Information

Stephen Shew, MD, FACS, FAAP is a pediatric surgeon who has served on the UCLA School of Medicine faculty since 2004. Dr. Shew earned his B.A. in Biochemistry and Philosophy at the University of California at San Diego, and M.D. at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He completed his general surgery residency at Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals and trained in pediatric surgery at Children's Mercy Hospital, specializing in minimally invasive surgery for infants and children. Dr. Shew is board certified in General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery by the American Board of Surgery. He is an accredited Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP).

Dr. Shew is actively involved in medical school education for students and residents rotating through the pediatric and surgical services at UCLA School of Medicine. He has completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the USDA - Children's Nutrition Research Center in Houston, where he worked on protein and energy metabolism of infants utilizing stable isotope methodologies. He has also completed a graduate training program in Translational Investigation at UCLA.

His laboratory research at UCLA centers on a novel approach to investigating production of glutathione (the major antioxidant in the body) in critically ill infants in order to determine ways they can recover from their illness without injury from oxidative stress and is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health as well as a grant from the Cargill Foundation.

Dr. Shew also investigates broad scale pediatric surgical outcomes for quality health policy measures and works with the state of Califorina's Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development.

Awards & Recognition
  • National Institutes of Health - Career Development Award
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