Samit Shah, MD, PhD, FSCAI | SCAI

Samit Shah, MD, PhD is an assistant professor of medicine at the Yale School of Medicine and director of the VA Connecticut Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. He specializes in the invasive evaluation of coronary artery disease and coronary physiology and has been a SCAI fellow since 2020. 

He was an undergraduate at the Pennsylvania State University and went to medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, where he completed a PhD in Neuroscience as well as his medical doctorate.  

He completed his internship and residency training at Yale where he was recognized by the Internal Medicine Residency Program for Excellence in Outpatient Care. He then completed fellowships in Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology at Yale New Haven Hospital, eventually joining the Yale cardiology faculty in 2019. He is the recipient of the 2021 Wendy U. and Thomas C. Naratil Pioneer Award, the 2022 Cardiovascular Research Technologies (CRT) Young Leadership Recognition Award, and the inaugural Dr. Lynda Rosenfeld Cardiology Fellowship Teacher of the Year Award. He serves on numerous committees and is an editorial board member of the Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (JSCAI).  

His research efforts focus on invasive coronary physiology testing, ischemic heart disease in women, and the vascular effects of psychological stress. He is the co-principal investigator of the DISCOVER INOCA multi-center registry.