Associate Professor of Medicine
Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine

Professional Bio

Samira Shojaee, MD, MPH, is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Thoracic Surgery in the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Her clinical areas of expertise include interventional pulmonology with a broad range of diagnostic, therapeutic and palliative airway and pleural procedures, lung cancer and pleural diseases.
Dr. Shojaee received her medical degree from Comenius University in Slovakia and then moved to the United States to continue her specialty training. After completing her fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, she joined Virginia Commonwealth University for a 1-year fellowship in Interventional Pulmonology and remained at VCU as faculty, where she also served as the Director of Interventional Pulmonology Fellowship Program. During her first years as faculty, she completed her Master in Public Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health with a focus on biostatistics and epidemiology.
Dr. Shojaee serves on several committees for the American Thoracic Society, American College of Chest Physician, and American Association of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology. She is the recipient of the 2018 CHEST foundation grant in lung cancer and numerous awards in education from the American College of Chest Physicians and Virginia Commonwealth University Residency program. Her research is focused on pleural carcinogenesis, biomarkers of malignant and non-malignant pleural effusion, and lung cancer. She has led numerous clinical and translational investigator-initiated research projects and is the founder of the PEAK pleural fluid bio-repository at Virginia Commonwealth University and pleural fluid biobank at Vanderbilt. She is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology.


MD - Comenius University - 2003
Residency - Internal Medicine - Carilion Clinic - 2009
Fellowship - Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine - Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center - 2012
Fellowship - Interventional Pulmonology - Virginia Commonwealth University - 2013
MPH - Public Health - Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health - 2017