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.