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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)


  • Seeing the Invisible: Ischemia and No Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease
    University of Oklahoma 2022
    Cardiology Grand Rounds

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

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
Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (JSCAI)Editorial Board Member2022 - Present
CirculationReviewer2021 - 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
Journal of Clinical MedicineReviewer2019 - 2020
Yale School of MedicineThesis Reviewer, PA Master Thesis Committee2019
Catheterization and Cardiovascular InterventionsReviewer2018 - 2020
Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and OutcomesReviewer2018 - 2020

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