Sangeeta Shah, MD, FACC, FASE
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose - 11/29/2021

Dr. Sangeeta Shah currently serves as the medical director of the Adult Congenital Heart Program at VCU Health’s Pauley Heart Center. Early in her medical education, she became fascinated by children born with complex misconnections of the heart. She was impressed by the ability of pediatric cardiologists’ and surgeons’ ingenuity, and their ability to reroute blood flow to make these children feel better. She chose to focus on taking care of adults, whom she felt could communicate their wants and needs, and cooperate in the treatment of their disease. Initially, she completed her internship and residency at Ochsner’s Internal Medicine Residency Program, followed by cardiology fellowships at the Universities of Texas and of South Florida. In her desire to help care for adults born with heart defects, she moved to Washington, DC to pursue additional training in adult congenital heart disease with a focus on advanced cardiovascular imaging. After spending the last 15 years at Ochsner Health System, she moved to VCU Health to continue her career.

Much of the care Dr. Shah and her team provide centers around testing the heart by non-invasive means including ultrasounds, cardiac MRIs and stress testing to assess the heart and help identify the cause of patients’ symptoms. Additionally, she is passionate about teaching children about hypertension to increase awareness so they can become change agents for themselves and their family.

Her passion outside of work is being present for her family and enjoying moments and memories with them.