Monica Shah, MD, MHS, MSJ

NHLBI, Project Officer

Dr. Shah is the Deputy Chief of the Heart Failure and Arrhythmias Branch in the Division of Cardiovascular Sciences at NHLBI. She is also the NHLBI AIDS Coordinator and leads the NHLBI AIDS program team. Dr. Shah is a board-certified heart failure and transplant cardiologist. She oversees a research portfolio that includes a number of large clinical trials and clinical trial networks, and has been extensively involved in all aspects of clinical research, with special focus on heart failure, mechanical circulatory support, cardiac transplantation, resuscitation, and HIV-related cardiovascular disease. Dr. Shah has a special interest in the science of operationalizing clinical trials, strategies to streamline studies, and approaches to optimize enrollment, teamwork, and collaboration in clinical studies. Dr. Shah is also clinically active and attends on the Advanced Heart Failure Service at the University of Maryland, where she is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine.

Dr. Shah completed her undergraduate and medical education at Brown University. She then completed a residency in internal medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, and a fellowship in cardiology at Duke University Medical Center, where she received specialized training in clinical research at the Duke Clinical Research Institute. Dr. Shah also completed a fellowship in Heart Failure and Transplantation at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Prior to joining the NHLBI, Dr. Shah was an attending cardiologist and the Director of Heart Failure Research at the Washington Hospital Center. She was also an attending cardiologist at Columbia University Medical Center and Duke University Medical Center. In addition to her medical training, Dr. Shah has a Masters in Health Sciences from Duke University and a Masters in Journalism from the Columbia School of Journalism.