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Samit Shah

Assistant Professor of Medicine; Director, VA Connecticut Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

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Samit Shah, MD, PhD, FACC, FSCAI



Dr. Shah is an Interventional Cardiologist who specializes in the invasive evaluation of coronary artery disease and coronary physiology. He was an undergraduate at the Pennsylvania State University and went to medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, where he graduated with a medical doctorate as well as doctorate in Neuroscience. He subsequently completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital, followed by clinical fellowships in Cardiovascular Medicine, Peripheral Vascular Interventions, and Interventional Cardiology. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine, and Interventional Cardiology.

Dr. Shah's scholarly work has focused on the outcomes of cardiovascular interventions and the invasive assessment of coronary physiology. He has active research projects at Yale regarding invasive coronary physiology testing, ischemic heart disease in women, and the vascular effects of psychological stress.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Yale New Haven Hospital (2019)
  • Fellow
    Yale New Haven Hospital (2018)
  • Resident
    Yale New Haven Hospital (2015)
  • Intern
    Yale New Haven Hospital (2013)
  • MD
    University of Illinois School of Medicine (2012)
  • PhD
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Neuroscience (2010)
  • BS
    Pennsylvania State University, Vertebrate Physiology (2005)
  • AA
    Bard Early College at Simon's Rock (2002)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Dr. Lynda Rosenfeld Cardiology Fellowship Teacher of the Year AwardYale University2022
Wendy U. and Thomas C. Naratil Pioneer AwardWomen’s Health Research at Yale2021
I CARE AwardVA Connecticut Healthcare System2020
Excellence in Outpatient CareYale Primary Care Center, Yale Internal Medicine Residency Program, Yale School of Medicine2015

Professional Service

NBC ConnecticutYale Doctors Explain How to Avoid Top Winter Injuries2023 - Present
Women's Health Research at YaleAd-hoc reviewer2023 - Present
Yale School of Medicine: The 11th Annual Interventional Cardiology SymposiumPhysiology Guided Diagnosis and Intervention: Precision Medicine in the Catheterization Laboratory2022
WATR’s Talk of the Town RadioExpert2022 - Present
WFSB Eyewitness News 3Expert2022 - Present
Connecticut Health I-Team: Yale-Led Study Seeks To Transform Heart Disease Diagnoses In Women - Present
American College of Cardiology Federal Section Leadership CouncilCouncil Member2022 - Present
Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention, Government Relations CommitteeCommittee Member2022 - Present
Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention Match Task Force CommitteeCommittee Member2022 - Present
American College of Cardiology Accreditation Oversight CommitteeCommittee Member2022 - Present
USA Today: Ibuprofen Fact Check - Present
Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (JSCAI)Editorial Board Member2022 - Present
USA Today: Cold Weather Fact Check - Present
Yale School of MedicineThesis Reviewer, PA Master Thesis Committee2021
Microvascular NetworkLead2021 - Present
Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI)Fellow2020 - Present
American College of CardiologyFellow2020 - Present
Connecticut Chapter of the American College of CardiologyMember2019 - Present

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