Kevin Shah, MD, Cardiology, Salt Lake City, UT, University of Utah Health


Cardiology Salt Lake City, UT

Heart Failure & Transplantation, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Cardiac Critical Care

Assistant Professor of Medicine & Director of Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit

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  • Kevin Shah is an Assistant Professor as part of the Cardiac Mechanical Support, Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology team at the University of Utah. He earned his medical degree from University of California, Irvine, where he was inducted in to the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Following this, he completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of California San Diego where he won the Kaiser Teaching Award for Housestaff and the House Officer of the Year Award. He went on to complete his training in Cardiovascular Disease at UCLA where he was nominated for the UCLA Fellow's Teaching Award and received the William W. Parmley Young Author Achievement Award from JACC. He completed his Advanced Heart Failure Fellowship at one of the busiest programs in the nation at Cedars Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles, CA.

    His interests are in Advanced Heart Failure, COVID-19 and the Cardiovascular System, and Heart Disease in the South Asian community.
  • Heart Failure Beat Podcast: Provider Series

    Season two -- Featuring new host, Kevin S Shah MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University Of Utah Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology!

    Heart-Kidney Marriage Therapy: Updates on Cardiorenal Syndrome (2020)

    Kevin Shah, MD, FACC, teaches about the relationship between the heart and the kidneys, cardiorenal syndrome and heart failure.

    Episode 412 - Kevin Shah MD is a Cardiologist at University of Utah - I am Salt

    Conversation with University of Utah cardiologist Kevin Shah, MD.

    Circulation: On The Run Podcast Interview

    Circulation On the Run interviews Fellow-in-Training Drs. Kevin Shah and Tom Ford to discuss articles published in Circulation and their unique perspective.

Education & Training

  • Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterFellowship, Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplantation, 2018 - 2019
  • UCLA Medical CenterFellowship, Cardiovascular Disease, 2015 - 2018
  • University of California San DiegoResidency, Internal Medicine, 2012 - 2015
  • University of California Irvine School of MedicineClass of 2012

Certifications & Licensure

  • NM State Medical License
    NM State Medical License 2020 - 2021
  • UT State Medical License
    UT State Medical License 2019 - 2023
  • WY State Medical License
    WY State Medical License 2019 - 2022
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2013 - 2023
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Cardiovascular Disease
  • American Board of Internal MedicineCardiovascular Disease
  • California Department of Public Health: Radiologic Health BranchLicentiate Fluoroscopy Supervisor & Operator
  • National Board of EchocardiographyDiplomat
  • Society of Cardiovascular Computed TomographyCT Experience Program Level 2

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Vice President's Clinical & Translational (VPCAT) Research Scholar's Program University of Utah
  • William W. Parmley Young Author Achievement Award Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2018
  • Fellow Teaching Award Nominee UCLA Housestaff, 2016
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • SGLT2 Inhibitors: Who Should Prescribe Them for Patients With Heart Failure?  
    Richard K. Cheng , Deidre M. Mooney , Christopher V. Chien , Kevin S. Shah , Amanda Vest , and John L. Jefferies, Journal of American College of Cardiology, 3/8/2021
  • Challenges and the innovations in the care of advanced heart failure patients during COVID-19  
    Amin Yehya, Kevin S. Shah, Sumeet S. Mitter, Nasrien E. Ibrahim, Brett Sperry, Mahek Shah, Sunit-Preet Chaudhry, Navin Rajagopalan, Jaime Hernandez-Montfort, Rajeev Mo..., Heart Failure Reviews, 1/12/2021
  • Stress Remains in the Eye of the Beholder  
    Kevin S Shah, Marat Fudim, JACC Case Reports, 2/5/2020
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Increasing Doses of Pain Medications Pre-Heart Transplant as a Risk Factor for Outcomes after Transplant
    K. Shah, D. H. Chang, J. Patel, R. J. Levine, S. Dimbil, E. Passano, J. A. Kobashigawa, American Transplant Congress, Boston, MA, 6/2/2019
  • Prevalence of Donor Specific Antibody in Heart Transplant Recipients with Antibody-Mediated Rejection as Compared to Abnormal Intragraft mRNA Transcripts by Molecular ...
    K. Shah, R. J. Levine, S. Dimbil, S. Sana, P. F. Halloran, J. Patel, D. H. Chang, E. Kransdorf, M. Kittleson, J. A. Kobashigawa, American Transplant Congress, Boston, MA, 6/2/2019
  • Heart Transplant Patients with Histologic Normal and Molecular Microscope Abnormal Biopsies: An Exploratory Analysis
    Kevin S Shah, Ryan Levine, Sean Sana, Philip F Halloran, Jon A Kobashigawa, ISHLT 2019 Scientific Program, Orlando, FL, 4/2019
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  • COVID-19 & The Cardiovascular System: The Intersection of Research & Patient Care 
    Virtual Visiting Professor Lecture Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine - 3/3/2021
  • AHA Conversation From the Heart -- Hypertension in South Asians: Recognizing and Managing High Blood Pressure 
    Virtual - 3/2/2021
  • A Practical Approach to Cardiorenal Syndrome: APC Grand Rounds 
    Virtual - 11/6/2020
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Authored Content

  • Victims of Success in Heart FailureDecember 2020
  • Using Gene Expression Profiling to Refine and Better Understand Rejection of the Transplanted HeartMay 2019
  • Using Gene Expression Profiling to Refine and Better Understand Rejection of the Transplanted HeartMay 2019
  • FIT Insights Elaine Urbina: Reflections from Her Career in Preventative CardiologyMay 2019
  • HF Fellowship and the Job SearchMay 2019
  • Navigating Evidence, Experience and Expert Opinion: Training in Advanced HF and Transplant CardiologyJanuary 2019
  • The Profound Impact of Health Literacy on Cardiovascular Health1/2/2019
  • Training in Heart Failure: Striking Balance Between Technology and Humanism10/4/2018
  • Perceived Barriers to Sacubitril/Valsartan Use in Patients with Heart FailureAugust 2018
  • Challenges and Opportunities For Fellowships With Multiple Training Sites7/31/2018
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Press Mentions

  • Keeping up with Cardiology: Old-School Learning Versus the Twittersphere
    Keeping up with Cardiology: Old-School Learning Versus the TwittersphereAugust 2nd, 2018
  • Indian Americans at Higher Risk of Heart Attacks and Stroke, Reports American Heart Association
    Indian Americans at Higher Risk of Heart Attacks and Stroke, Reports American Heart AssociationJune 4th, 2018
  • South Asian Americans Are at High Risk for Heart Disease and Stroke
    South Asian Americans Are at High Risk for Heart Disease and StrokeMay 24th, 2018
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Grant Support

  • The Role of Inflammation and Myocardial Injury Leading To Cardiac Deterioration in Patients with COVID-19University of Utah Health Immunology, Inflammation, & Infectious Disease (3i)2020–2021
  • Young Investigator Database Seed GrantAmerican Heart Association2016–2017


  • Co-Chair, AHA/ACC Task Force Race & Ethnicity in Clinical Trials 2020 - Present
  • Associate Editorial Team Lead, Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathies Clinical Topic Collection 2020 - Present
  • Journal Editor, JACC Case Reports Guest Editor 2020 - Present
  • Social Media/Twitter Lead, Early Career Committee 2019 - Present
  • Committee Member, HFSA Publications and Scientific Statements Committee 2018 - 2020
  • Committee Member, AHA/ACC Task Force On Clinical Data Standards 2018 - 2020
  • Heart Failure Editorial Fellow, Fellow In Training Section 2018 - 2019
  • Executive Committee Trainee Member, AST Thoracic and Critical Care Community of Practice 2018 - 2018
  • Writing Committee Member, AHA Cardiovascular Disease Risk in South Asians in the U.S. 2016 - 2017

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish

Hospital Affiliations