Dr. Amil Shah, M.D., M.P.H., is a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of the Division of Cardiology.

Originally from Boston, Dr. Shah earned his bachelor's degree in biochemistry from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. He received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, as well as a master's degree in public health from the Harvard School of Public Health. He completed internal medicine residency training at the University of Pennsylvania, followed by advanced training through a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at Tufts Medical Center, and fellowships in advanced echocardiography and clinical research at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. 

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in cardiovascular disease, Dr. Shah joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2023. His clinical interests include cardiac imaging and prevention of cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Shah's research interests focus on understanding the development of heart failure in at-risk populations, with a particular emphasis on heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. His research has received over $25 million in grant funding, with continuous National Institutes of Health funding over the last decade. He has published over 250 research articles, editorials, and book chapters. He has also given numerous lectures nationally and internationally.

Dr. Shah is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, and a Fellow of the Heart Failure Society of America. He is also a member of the American Society of Echocardiography.

Personal Note

Dr. Shah's interests outside of medicine including running, hiking, traveling, and reading.


Medical School
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine (2002)
University of Pennsylvania Health System (2005), Internal Medicine
Tufts Medical Center (2007), Cardiovascular Disease
Brigham and Women's Hospital (2009), Cardiovascular Imaging
Other Post Graduate Training
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (2010), Clinical Effectiveness

Research Interest

  • Clinical Trials
  • Echocardiography
  • Epidemiology
  • Heart Failure
  • Proteomics

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow
    Heart Failure Society of America (2020)
  • Fellow
    American College of Cardiology (2019)
  • Chair's Research Award
    Brigham and Women's Hospital (2018)
  • Chair's Research Award
    Brigham and Women's Hospital (2014)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Cardiology (2005)
  • American Heart Association (2009)
  • American Society of Echocardiography (2007)
  • Heart Failure Society of America (2013)