Associate Professor of Medicine

Tempe, AZ
Previous Institution
Massachusetts General Hospital
Previous Role/Title
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Cardiovascular Disease, Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant Cardiology


M.D. - Harvard Medical School

Postgraduate Training

Massachusetts General Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital
Board and Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Research Description
Dr. Shah is a clinical-translational scientist, with a focus on studying the translational epidemiology of cardiometabolic diseases (CMD) and its impact on cardiovascular disease. His major areas of interest include the study of precision phenotypes of metabolic disease (clinical, imaging, and molecular) and their relation to cardiovascular disease. His work unites small translational studies and large cohort epidemiologic approaches to understand the relation between metabolism and cardiovascular health. Recent work from his group and collaborators has defined exercise-induced changes in metabolism and their relation to cardiovascular disease, metabolic correlates of long-term metabolic disease and aging, and the role of genetic profiles of obesity susceptibility on long-term obesity development, among other topics. He has experience in clinical, basic, and translational techniques in the space of cardiometabolic disease and heart failure. His work has been published in high-impact journals in cardiovascular and general medicine, including the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA Internal Medicine, JAMA Cardiology, Circulation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, and affiliated journals. He is the recipient of several research project awards that build on the theme of cardiometabolic disease prevention, and serves as an Associate Editor for Circulation Research.