Staff Spotlight Sobia Shahab

Sobia Shahab

Sobia Shahab joined the Department of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis at the end of August as business director. In this role, Shahab is involved in business analysis and decision support partnering to a number of elements of the business, including the Neuromuscle Clinical Lab and Neuromuscle and Critical Care sections. She will also support department-wide business analysis, as well as additional strategic initiatives.

Shahab has a Bachelor of Business Administration (international emphasis) & Communications degree from Loyola Marymount University. She pursued entrepreneurial ventures for a number of years before taking a break to focus on family. In 2016, she earned an MHA from St. Louis University and was selected from a nationwide pool of applicants to be the executive management fellow in the dean’s office. Before starting with the Department of Neurology, she served as the manager of operations for the Department of Pathology and WUSM campus project manager for the implementation of Workday. 

Shahab is on the board of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a green belt in Lean Six Sigma, a certified Prosci Change Manager, an HFMA Certified Healthcare Financial Professional and a member of the Professional Development Committee of the NCCI. She volunteers as a clinic administrator for a free local community clinic, managing scheduling and operations at three locations.  

Outside of work, Shahab likes to spend time with her family (husband and three sons). She is an avid ice hockey fan and hockey/sports mom. Two of her boys play ice hockey (one at the college level) and one plays basketball. She is very crafty and uses her creativity to make her own greeting cards and jewelry, working on her Etsy site at the midnight hour. She also enjoys skiing and public speaking and is always looking for the next challenge, both on a professional and personal level.