Ravi Shah, MD

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Ravi Shah, MD

Associate Physician, Heart Failure and Transplant Section, MGH
Instructor in Medicine, HMS

Email:   rvshah@partners.org


  • AB, Harvard College, 2002
  • MD, Harvard Medical School, 2006


Dr. Shah is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and an Associate Physician in the Heart Failure and Transplant Section at Massachusetts General Hospital. He completed medical degree and undergraduate degree at Harvard University. His training included an Internship with Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, residency in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, fellowships in Cardiovascular Medicine and Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant at Massachusetts General Hospital, and fellowship in Cardiac MRI at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Dr. Shah's research focuses on obesity and cardiometabolic risk, with prospective and epidemiologic investigation into the biologic and phenotypic characterization of the cardiovascular complications of obesity. He has worked with NHLBI cohort studies (MESA, Framingham, and CARDIA), as well as conducted prospective clinical/physiologic studies in exercise physiology in cardiometabolic disease, studies in diabetes and myocardial perfusion, and investigations into adolescent obesity. He is currently funded by a K23 from the NHLBI, and is a co-investigator on an R01 and an AHA Strategically Focused Research Network in Heart Failure.


  • 1998 Westinghouse Science Talent Search, 2nd place overall
  • 2001 Phi Beta Kappa, Harvard College (as a junior/3rd year)
  • 2002 USA Today All-Academic Second Team
  • 2002 Soros Foundation Fellowship
  • 2008 Department of Medicine Research Award, 1st Place, MGH
  • 2008 Heart Failure Clinical Research Network Fellowship
  • 2009 Senior Resident Teaching Award, Department of Medicine, MGH
  • 2010 Bristol Myers Squibb American College of Cardiology Fellowship
  • 2010 Massachusetts American College of Cardiology Abstract Competition Winner
  • 2011 Nomination, Fellow Teaching Award, MGH
  • 2011 American Heart Association, Laennec Young Clinician Award Finalist
  • 2012 Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, Finalist, Young Investigator (clinical science)
  • 2013 Calderwood Research Prize, MGH
  • 2013 Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, Finalist, Young Investigator (basic science)
  • 2014 MGH Medicine Residency Fellowship Teaching Award, Nominee
  • 2015 Elite Reviewer, Journal of American College of Cardiology: Heart Failure
  • 2016 ASCI Young Physician-Scientist Award
  • 2016 American Diabetes Association Grant Reviewer
  • 2016 NIH/NHLBI Program Panel Member, Metabolic memory of obesity







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