Pravin Shah, M.D.

Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute

  • Program Director, Valve Center Services and Academic Programs
  • Newport Beach

Pravin M. Shah, M.D., M.A.C.C., is the chair and medical director of Hoag Heart Valve Center at Hoag Hospital Newport Beach. In addition, he is the medical director of non-invasive cardiac imaging and academics program at Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart and Vascular Institute. He is active in post graduate education, and has directed more than 50 educational programs for the American College of Cardiology. His clinical and research interests include heart valve disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, echocardiography with emphasis on intraoperative echo, as well as clinical diagnosis. Dr. Shah has traveled extensively in the United States and overseas as a guest lecturer.

Dr. Shah received his medical degree from the University of Bombay in Bombay, India. He obtained post doctoral training in cardiology in Chicago, London and Toronto. He joined the University of Rochester School of Medicine as Senior Instructor in Medicine in 1966, and was advanced to Professor of Medicine in 1975. Dr. Shah moved to Los Angeles in 1977 as Professor of Medicine at UCLA School of Medicine, and as Chief of Cardiology at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. In 1988, he accepted the position as Professor of Medicine and Director of Training Programs at Loma Linda University Medical Center and then joined Hoag in 1999.

Dr. Shah received the Gifted Teacher Award from the American College of Cardiology in 1999. He was designated Master of Cardiology by the American College of Cardiology in 2000. Dr. Shah was invited to give the distinguished Edler Lecture at the Annual Scientific Session of the American Society of Echocardiography in 2002. He was a member of the writing committee for the ACC/AHA 2006 Guideline Revision for the “Management of Patients with Valvular Heart Disease” section. He is also Program Director of the AdvancedEcho Conference hosted annually by Hoag Heart and Vascular Institute and a guest lecturer at many national and international symposia.