Dr. Krishna Shah, M.D.

Austin Pain Doctor, Capitol Pain Institute





Dr. Krishna Shah joined Capitol Pain Institute to lead the Houston practice. He completed his residency in anesthesiology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and his fellowship in interventional pain management at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

While at Harvard, Dr. Shah was at the forefront of innovation in pain medicine, working alongside leaders in spinal cord stimulation, intrathecal pump therapy, and minimally invasive procedures. Dr. Shah is primarily focused in the following areas of pain management–neck, back, joint, headache, cancer, post-surgical, and nerve pain.

Dr. Shah recognizes that each patient is unique and works to develop an individualized and sustainable approach to pain management. With the understanding that chronic pain is challenging, Dr. Shah is committed to improving patients’ quality of life.

Dr. Shah is passionate about his commitment to serve others and has worked internationally leading a project on preventive healthcare in India. Dr. Shah has previous appointments with Deloitte Consulting and Kaiser Permanente where he worked on quality improvement in patient satisfaction.

Publications & Recognition

Dr. Shah has worked with faculty at Harvard on research projects and is committed to the advancement of the specialty. He has published and presented numerous articles at national conferences. He was a recipient of the Texas Pain Society scholarship award. Dr. Shah was a recipient of the top clinical research award at the national Cancer Pain Research Consortium where he presented on the efficacy of interventions for tumor related radicular pain.

Dr. Shah is an active member of North American Neuromodulation Society and American Society of Regional Anesthesia.


Dr. Shah was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Operations Research and attended medical school at The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. He is dedicated to his family and currently resides in Houston with his wife. When he is not taking care of patients, he enjoys playing basketball and golf, traveling, and cooking.