Cardiology Center - Dr. Barakat

Sana Shaheen Shah, MD, FACC


Medical School:   New York University School of Medicine, NY

Washington University in St. Louis, MO
Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude
Major in Biology (with Honors), Minor in Physics

Residency: Internal Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine

Fellowship: Cardiovascular
Boston University School of Medicine
Board Certifications:
  • American Board of Internal Medicine certified in Internal Medicine, 2014
  • American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiovascular Disease, board eligible
  • Echocardiography: COCATS Level 3 and board eligible
  • Nuclear stress testing: COCATS Level 2 and board eligible
  • Cardiac MR: COCATS Level 2
Professional Memberships:
  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Society of Echocardiography

Professional Experience:

  • Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine: Fall 2016-Spring 2017
    • With Dr. Noyan Gokce, investigated the role of diastolic and metabolic parameters in elucidating an etiology for dyspnea on exertion or chest pain in patients referred for exercise stress echocardiography.
    • Recruited patients and compiled data for this ongoing study.

  • Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology: Fall 2012-Spring 2014
    • With Dr. Leslee J. Shaw, developed a study to assess the prevalence and prognostic value of coronary artery calcium scores among symptomatic patients from a large international registry referred for coronary CT angiography and found to have non-obstructive ischemic heart disease.
    • Extracted and interpreted data from the Coronary CT Angiography Evaluation For Clinical Outcomes: An International Multicenter (CONFIRM) registry.
    • Produced a paper titled “Prognostic significance of calcified plaque among symptomatic patients with nonobstructive coronary artery disease”.

  • New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology: Fall 2010-Spring 2011
    • Under the guidance of Dr. Harmony R. Reynolds and Dr. Alana Choy-Shan, developed a retrospective and prospective clinical trial to compare the appropriateness of referrals for cardiac stress testing by nuclear imaging and echocardiography in relation to stress test results, downstream medication changes, downstream utilization of procedures, and cardiovascular outcomes at 1 year post-testing.
    • Gathered and analyzed the retrospective clinical data and enrolled patients into the prospective arm of the study at NYU Langone Medical Center.
    • Retrospective data was presented at the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology 17th
      Annual Scientific Session held September 6-9, 2012 in Baltimore, MD.
  • Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology: Fall 2010-Spring 2011
    • Enrolled patients into the Variations in Recovery: Role of Gender on Outcomes of Young AMI Patients (VIRGO) multicenter study with mentorship of Dr. Harmony R. Reynolds.
    • Conducted medical record extractions for cardiac and non-cardiac histories, laboratory results, cardiac function testing, and data from all cardiac procedures.
    • Performed follow-up interview calls to assess mental and physical health.


  • Goradia N, Pawar S, Shah S. “A Case of Methemoglobinemia from Topical Lidocaine Following Transesophageal Echocardiography”. American Society of Echocardiography Scientific Sessions 2016; Seattle, WA. June 10-14, 2016. Poster Presentation.
  • Shah S, Bellam N, Leipsic J, Berman DS, Quyyumi A, Hausleiter J, Achenbach S, Al-Mallah M, Budoff MJ, Cademartiri F, Callister TQ, Chang H, Chow BJW, Cury RC, Delago AJ, Dunning AL, Feuchtner GM, Hadamitzky M, Karlsberg RP, Kaufmann PA, Lin FY, Chinnaiyan KM, Maffei E, Raff GL, Villines TC, Gomez MJ, Min JK, Shaw LJ. Prognostic significance of calcified plaque among symptomatic patients with nonobstructive coronary artery disease. Journal of Nuclear Cardiology. June 2014;21(3):453-66.
  • Bellam N, Veledar E, Dorbala S, Di Carli MF, Shah S, Eapen D, Quyyumi A, Beanlands RS, Merhige ME, Williams BA, Chow BJ, Min JK, Berman DS, Shaw LJ. Prognostic significance of impaired chronotropic response to pharmacologic stress Rb-82 PET. Journal of Nuclear Cardiology. April 2014;21(2):233-44.
  • Kay J, Dorbala S, Goyal A, Fazel R, Di Carli MF, Einstein AJ, Beanlands RS, Merhige ME, Williams BA, Veledar E, Chow BJ, Min JK, Berman DS, Shah S, Bellam N, Butler J, Shaw LJ. Influence of sex on risk stratification with stress myocardial perfusion Rb-82 positron emission tomography: Results from the PET (Positron Emission Tomography) Prognosis Multicenter Registry. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Nov 2013;62(20):1866-76.
  • 'Green JL, Shah S, Wenger NK. Women and heart disease: what every health professional should know about prevention of cardiovascular disease in women. Current Issues in Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention. May 2013;21(2):1-6.
  • Shah S and Shaw LJ. “The Utility of Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring in Symptomatic Patients with Nonobstructive Ischemic Heart Disease”. Department of Medicine Resident Research Day. Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA. March 19, 2013. Poster Presentation.
  • Choy-Shan A, Shah S, Tummala LS, Toklu B, Oberweis B, Heo S, Singh A, Lee P, Rodriguez K, Gianos E, Vreeland L, Reynolds HR, Phillips LM. “Lower Likelihood of Ischemia in AUC-designated Appropriate Referrals for Stress Echocardiography than Radionuclide Imaging”. American Society of Nuclear


  • Frederick Memorial Hospital, Frederick, Maryland