Atman P. Shah, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Director, Coronary Care Unit

Co-Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

Atman P. Shah, MD, is an interventional cardiologist who specializes in utilizing minimally invasive, catheter-based techniques. Dr. Shah performs angioplasty, stenting, atherectomy and thrombectomy procedures to treat patients with heart disease. He specializes in caring for patients with complex structural heart disease including atrial septal defects, ventricular septal defects, patent foramen ovale and aortic valve stenosis. Dr. Shah also uses catheter-based treatments to reduce the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation.

Dr. Shah's research efforts focus on improving survival rates in patients who have experienced a cardiac arrest or an acute myocardial infarction (heart attack). Additionally, he studies new therapies that can help save heart muscle during a heart attack. Dr. Shah is the primary investigator on a number of large multicenter clinical trials investigating novel medications and devices designed to improve the quality of life in patients with coronary artery and structural heart disease.

Dr. Shah has authored six book chapters and more than 50 abstracts and publications. A dedicated educator, he trains medical students, residents and fellows. He is the recipient of several honors and awards for clinical service, leadership and teaching.

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice

2002

Board Certifications

Cardiovascular Diseases
Internal Medicine
Interventional Cardiology
Nuclear Cardiology

Medical School

University of Illinois College of Medicine

Internship and Residency

Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago

Fellowships

Olive View University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center (Cardiovascular Disease)
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA (Interventional Cardiology)

Memberships

American College of Cardiology
American Heart Association
Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions

Language Spoken

English

Email

ashah@bsd.uchicago.edu

Office Phone

(773) 702-1372

Office Fax

(773) 702-0241

Office Postal Address

Atman P. Shah, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 6080
Chicago, IL 60637

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Learn More About Dr. Shah

Dr. Shah was part of a 17-member team of heart specialists who came together to perform a non-surgical transcatheter aortic-valve implantation (TAVI), giving one woman a new chance at life. Read the story.

When a patient's left ventricular assist device (LVAD) developed a leak, Dr. Shah used an innovative apparatus to fix the problem, saving the patient from undergoing open heart surgery. Watch the news story, which was featured on WGN.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Shah's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.