Associate Professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Division
Neomi Shah, MD, completed her clinical and research fellowship in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep at Yale University School of Medicine. During her fellowship, she earned a Masters in Public Health from the Yale School of Public Health and received the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award. Dr. Shah’s post-doctoral research identified sleep apnea as a risk factor for coronary artery disease related events. Since completing her fellowship, Dr. Shah seeks to explain the complex relationship between sleep apnea and coronary artery disease, especially in the setting of an acute myocardial infarction.
Prior to joining Mount Sinai, Dr. Shah was a research faculty at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore. She has received several awards including the Young Investigator Research Award and a Bridge-to-K Award from the American Sleep Medicine Foundation and a KL-2 Career Development Award from Einstein’s Institute of Clinical and Translational Research (2012-2015).
Dr. Shah is currently the Principal Investigator of an NIH funded K-23 award. She leads a multidisciplinary translational study that investigates the association between sleep apnea on severity and prognosis of myocardial infarction through an integrated assessment of: (1) quantification of myocardial infarct size using cardiac imaging, (2) coronary collateral scoring and (3) biomarkers of hypoxic stress. Dr. Shah has partnered her research investigations with Dr. Zahi Fayad, Director of the Translational and Molecular Imaging Institute at Sinai, and one of the world's leaders in the development and use of multimodality cardiovascular imaging and molecular imaging to study cardiovascular disease. Via this collaboration, Dr. Shah plans to begin a ASMF funded pilot study to measure vascular plaque activity in patients with and without sleep apnea using FDG-PET/MRI.
In addition to the above noted research investigations, Dr. Shah is also the Medical Director of the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) Bronx Clinic, a landmark population-based study of health outcomes in the US Latino population led by her mentor Dr. Robert Kaplan. Dr. Shah has been actively involved in data collection, analysis and manuscript production in this ambitious and complex study of 16,000 Hispanic individuals from across the US. In particular, she has spearheaded research in this cohort aimed to identify gender and ethnic differences in the presentation of sleep apnea and biomarkers of sleep apnea that are linked to cardiovascular disease risk.
Dr. Shah is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep. She serves on the editorial board of CHEST and Journal of Epidemiological Research. Additionally, she serves on CHEST’s Sleep Steering Committee, and the American Thoracic Society’s Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology Assembly’s Education Committee. Her research has been published in high impact journals including the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Sleep and Breathing, Arteriosclerosis and Thrombosis Vascular Biology and the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. In addition, Dr. Shah is pursuing a Master of Science in Health Care Delivery Leadership at Sinai’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and is expected to graduate in 2017