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Shah selected for CRT Young Leadership Recognition Award

November 24, 2021
by Elisabeth Reitman

Samit Shah MD, PhD, an assistant professor at the Yale School of Medicine, has been nominated for the 2022 Cardiovascular Research Technologies (CRT) Young Leadership Recognition Program. Recipients are selected by the CRT Scientific Committee.

The CRT program elevates clinical and academic excellence in interventional cardiology and endovascular medicine. Participants in the Young Leadership Recognition Program receive complimentary registration for the CRT conference, which will be held February 26 - March 1 in Washington, DC.

Shah's research is focused on the outcomes of cardiovascular interventions and the invasive assessment of coronary physiology. He is also the recipient of the Wendy U. and Thomas C. Naratil Pioneer Award from Women’s Health Research at Yale.

Shah studied neuroscience at the University of Illinois before he chose a career in interventional cardiology.

“I ended up in interventional cardiology in a way, because it’s similar to the research I did in graduate school, where we were trying to regenerate auditory nerves to restore hearing to deaf adults. You have a person who was healthy, and then is in an extreme circumstance with a heart attack, and we can open a blood vessel and give them their life back,” said Shah.

In his nomination Carlos Mena-Hurtado, MD, an associate professor and co-director of the Vascular Outcomes Program, highlighted Shah’s recent accomplishments.

“He will be an incredible force in the interventional space in years to come,” said Mena.

Past participants of the CRT program include Ryan Kaple, MD, an assistant professor.

Submitted by Elisabeth Reitman on November 24, 2021