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Amit Shah MD, MSCR

Amit J. Shah MD, MSCR

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine; Chief of Preventive Cardiology, Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Atlanta, Georgia

Amit Shah, MD, MSCR, is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology with an adjunct appointment in Medicine (Cardiology) at Emory University. He is also Chief of Preventive Cardiology and Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. Dr. Shah completed his undergraduate degree in physics, and certificate in biophysics, at Princeton University, and his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania in 2006. He completed residency in Social Internal Medicine at Albert Einstein, Montefiore in 2009, and cardiology fellowship at Emory University in the Clinical Investigator Track in 2013, where he also earned a Master of Science in Clinical Research.

Dr. Shah’s general research focus is in cardiovascular prevention and risk prediction, and his group aims to specifically investigate the mechanisms between psychological factors and heart disease, with a focus on autonomic function and cardiac electrical stability. He is also interested in lifestyle and behavioral interventions that may impact the heart-brain relationship such as cardiac rehabilitation and biofeedback. Much of his work involves the integration of health technology as a tool for facilitating the study of everyday stress, classifying disease, predicting risk, and delivering healthcare.