Sidharth A. Shah, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.C.

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Dr. Shah was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas but has called North Carolina home since he went to Duke for his undergraduate studies. He was first drawn to the field of medicine after his grandfather passed away suddenly from a heart attack when he was just a young boy. From that time on, Dr. Shah wanted to help others through a career in medicine. He feels privileged to practice cardiology in a time where the medical advances within the field have completely changed the approach to cardiovascular diseases. He and his wife live here in the RTP area and have three beautiful children. They love to travel and spend as much time as they can outdoors. They are also college basketball aficionados and love the madness that accompanies the NCAA tournament every March.



  • Implantation of the first subcutaneous Boston Scientific ICD at Rex Hospital, February 2014
  • Implantation of the first Medtronic Reveal LINQ injectable loop recorder in North and South Carolina, February 2014
  • In collaboration with Dr. Tony Simmons of Wake Forest Baptist, implanted the first Medtronic Evera ICD in North Carolina, May 2013.
  • Performed the first catheter ablation of ischemic ventricular tachycardia substrate at WakeMed Hopsital 2013
  • Implanted the first Medtronic Advisa MRI™ SureScan® Pacemaker at WakeMed Hospital
  • In collaboration with Dr. Glenn Brammer of Wake Forest Baptist, implanted the first St. Jude Medical Unify Quadra® CRT-D ICD generator with Quartet® left ventricle lead in North Carolina, December 2011.



  • Fellowship, Cardiovascular Disease and Electrophysiology, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC


  • Residency: Internal Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


  • Medical Degree: University of Kansas School of Medicine, Lawrence, KS
  • Graduate Degree: Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Wake Forest University Health and Sciences, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Undergraduate Degree: Duke University (Cum Laude), Durham, NC


  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine


  • Teaching Award, Wake Forest School of Medicine
  • AM Nomeir Excellence in Echocardiography Award, Wake Forest Baptist Hospital
  • AHA Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology
  • Kaiser Permanente Excellence in Teaching, UNC School of Medicine
  • North Carolina Medical Society
  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association
  • American Medical Association
  • Howard Hughes Research Fellow, Duke University


  • Complex arrhythmia management, including catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia
  • Medical management and catheter ablation of supraventricular tachycardias (SVT)
  • Evaluation and management of cardiac dyssynchrony in heart failure patients
  • Implantation of cardiac defibrillators (ICDs), including bi-ventricular ICDs
  • Implantation of cardiac pacemakers, including bi-ventricular pacemakers
  • Implantation of loop recorders for arrhythmia detection
  • Evaluation and management of anticoagulation



  • Sidharth A. Shah, MD, Thomas Kambur, MD, Cheeling Chan, MS, David M. Herrington, MD, Kiang Liu, PhD, and Sanjiv J. Shah, MD. Relation of Short-Term Heart Rate Variability to Incident Heart Failure (From the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis). Am J of Cardiol. 2013; 112 (issue 4): 533-540.
  • Shah SA, Herrington DM, Howard TD, et al. Associations between genetic variations in NOS1AP and QT interval duration in four racial/ethnic groups in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis (MESA). Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol. 2013;18:29-40.
  • Jeevanantham V, Ntim W, Navaneethan S, Shah S, Johnson AC, Hall B, Shah A, Hundley WG, Daubert JP, Fitzgerald D. Meta-analysis of the effect of radiofrequency catheter ablation on left atrial size, volumes and function in patients with atrial fibrillation. Am J Cardiol. 2010; 105:1317-1326.
  • Hall WB, Truitt SG, Scheunemann LP, Shah SA, Rivera MP, Parker LA, Carson SS. The prevalence of clinically relevant incidental findings on chest computed tomographic angiograms ordered to diagnose pulmonary embolism. Arch Intern Med. 2009;169:1961-1965.
  • Minton JA, Tofade TS, Shah SA. Psychosis from anticholinergic medications administered at a smoking cessation clinic. Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 2009;22(5).
  • Lehtinen AB, Daniel KR, Shah SA, et al. Relationship between genetic variants in myocardial sodium and potassium channel genes and QT interval duration in diabetics: the Diabetes Heart Study. Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol. 2009;14:72-9.
  • Humphrey H, Shah SA, Shah S. Case: 59 year-old with “ST- Elevation MI” (Takotsubo cardiomyopathy). Medicine/Pediatrics Case-Based Review. AJ Liles and RM Wardrop. McGraw-Hill Specialty Board Review. 2008:Vol 1.
  • Shah SA. Case: 23 year-old with recurrent seizures (Bechet’s Disease). Medicine/Pediatrics Case-Based Review. AJ Liles and RM Wardrop. McGraw-Hill Specialty Board Review. 2008:Vol 1.
  • Shah SA, Allen J, Wood JG, Gonzalez NC. Dissociation between skeletal muscle microvascular PO2 and hypoxia-induced microvascular inflammation. J Appl Physiol. 2003;94:2323-9.
  • Maas AC, Green CL, Shah SA, et al. Incremental effects of anti-platelet, anti-thrombin and fibrinolytic therapy on the speed and stability of ST-segment recovery after acute MI. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2000:35(suppl A);372.

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