Samit Shah MD, PhD, Assistant Professor at Yale School of Medicine, has been nominated for the Young Leadership Recognition Program 2022 Cardiovascular Research Technologies (CRT). Recipients are selected by the CRT’s Scientific Committee.

The CRT program highlights clinical and academic excellence in interventional cardiology and endovascular medicine. Young Leadership Recognition Program participants will receive free registration for the CRT conference taking place February 26 through March 1 in Washington, DC.

Shah’s research focuses on the outcomes of cardiovascular interventions and the invasive assessment of coronary physiology. He is also the recipient of the Wendy U. and Thomas C. Naratil Pioneer Award from Women’s Health Research at Yale.

Shah studied neuroscience at the University of Illinois before embarking on a career in interventional cardiology.

“I ended up in interventional cardiology, in a way, because it’s similar to the research I did in graduate school where we were trying to regenerate auditory nerves so that deaf adults can hear again. You have a person who was healthy and then has a heart attack and we can open a blood vessel and give their life back, ”said Shah.

In his nomination, Carlos Mena-Hurtado, MD, Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Vascular Outcomes Program, highlighted Shah’s recent accomplishments.

“He will be an incredible force in the interventional field for years to come,” said Mena.

Past participants in the CRT program include Ryan Kaple, MD, an assistant professor.

Submitted by Elisabeth Reitman on November 24, 2021