Shah selected for CRT Young Leadership Recognition Award

Samit Shah MD, PhD, Assistant Professor at Yale School of Medicine, has been nominated for the 2022 Young Leadership Recognition Program in Cardiovascular Research Technologies (CRT). The recipients are selected by the scientific committee of the CRT.

The CRT program elevates clinical and academic excellence in interventional cardiology and endovascular medicine. Participants in the Young Leader Recognition Program receive free registration for the CRT Conference, which will be held from February 26 to 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 choosing 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 the auditory nerves to restore hearing to deaf adults. You have a person who was healthy, and then is in an extreme situation with a heart attack, and we can open up a blood vessel and bring it back to life, ”Shah said.

In his appointment, 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 intervention space for years to come,” Mena said.

Former CRT participants include Ryan Kaple, MD, assistant professor.

Submitted by Elisabeth Reitman on November 24, 2021

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