Sanjiv J. Shah, MD

Sanjiv J. Shah, MD

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Primary Specialty

Cardiology

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Cardiac Amyloid
  • Cardiac Sarcoidosis
  • Echocardiography
  • Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction
  • Pulmonary Hypertension

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine - 2000
Residency:
University of California (San Francisco) - 2003
Fellowships:
University of California (San Francisco) - 2006
University of Chicago - 2007

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology (Certified)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease (Certified)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine (Certified)
  • National Board of Echocardiography - Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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5.0
5.0 

212 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 30, 2022

5.0

Dr. Shah is excellent, very thoughtful and professional. We have to answer a lot of questions which gives us confidence in his professional ability.

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March 20, 2022

5.0

Keeps me well informed on what and how he is going to be treating me.

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March 16, 2022

5.0

Excellent medical care and advice

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March 16, 2022

5.0

Kind, smart, answered all my questions gave me as much time as I needed. Great fellow did pre exam. Excellent.

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March 03, 2022

5.0

His kind way of being only with the visit and explaining my health going forward...with gratitude...❤️🙏❤️

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March 02, 2022

5.0

ExplaIned things very well.

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February 19, 2022

5.0

He takes the time to discuss & explain what is going on. He works with other doctors on my care team to make sure everyone is on the same page which is what I expected when I first switched all my doctors to Northwestern. But that didn’t happen until now with Dr. Shah. Fingers crossed this collaboration spreads to all my doctors.

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February 16, 2022

5.0

He deals with patients that have scleroderma.

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Just seeing Dr. Shah improves my day and my health. I wish I didn’t have cardiology issues, but having Dr. Shah on my team gives me strength, hope and confidence.

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February 04, 2022

4.0

Good doctor

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February 04, 2022

5.0

He gives special attention to you and you don’t feel rushed answers all questions and concerns makes himself available if needed

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February 04, 2022

5.0

Talks to patients with respect so that they understand.

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January 31, 2022

5.0

He seems both knowledgeable with my problem and is willing to work with my desires (as much as he can) in terms of treatment.

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January 28, 2022

5.0

Dr. Shah is the physician everyone would want to have, a real resource and treasure for Northwestern and the city of Chicago.

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January 24, 2022

5.0

I feel so confident and grateful for him! He diagnosed me with a rare blood disorder that no one I saw previously was able to do!

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January 23, 2022

5.0

Dr Sanjiv Shah was very thorough in taking history, in examination and in explaining all his findings and plans. I would recommend Dr Shah to anyone who demands the best of care from the most knowledgeable and compassionate physician.

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January 05, 2022

5.0

Dr. Shah is an awesome doctor. He has taken such good care of my mother for the last 5 years.

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December 08, 2021

5.0

Highly rated in his specialty

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November 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Shah appears fully attentive during patient encounters and ample support for recommendations is provided by his assistants.

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November 21, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable caring sensitive

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November 18, 2021

5.0

I feel very confident in his ability to treat medical issues.

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November 17, 2021

5.0

Very thorough and methodical

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November 14, 2021

5.0

He is incredibly knowledgeable, professional but also very personable. He is a great doctor.

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October 27, 2021

5.0

He’s the best cardiologist

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October 25, 2021

4.0

I think he’s a good doctor, but maybe to many patients to provide the care that I should be given.

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October 18, 2021

5.0

Dr. Shah takes time to speak with his patients and I do not feel rushed.

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October 17, 2021

5.0

Outstanding researcher and physician that listens attentively and investigates proactively.

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October 17, 2021

5.0

He is the best!

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October 13, 2021

5.0

He listens. He has ideas for my care and seems to take my concerns about my care into consideration. He talks to me and explains things in simple, straight-forward language.

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October 03, 2021

5.0

Great Heart failure Cardiologist

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October 03, 2021

5.0

Dr. Shah is extremely caring. He has cared for me during some extreme health crisis. He always explains what is going on and includes me in his decision on my plan of care.

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September 19, 2021

5.0

Dr.Shah is extremely knowledgeable and thorough.

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September 16, 2021

5.0

Highly knowledgeable about my condition, professional and caring. Very approachable.

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September 15, 2021

5.0

Dr. Shah is the best!

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September 01, 2021

5.0

He is punctual, very attentive to my overall health, orders test to make sure I am at my best health, and very professional. He addresses all my concerns whether during my visits or through my chart and reorders my refills promptly.

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September 01, 2021

5.0

He is one in a million

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July 26, 2021

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable, takes the time to explain everything in detail and invites questions with respect to ones problems. Friendly, courteous and compassionate.

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July 23, 2021

5.0

Although he is obviously a very busy and sought after doctor, he still gives me complete attention during visits and is pretty good on follow-up.

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July 08, 2021

5.0

Dr. Shah has always been very knowledgeable and willing to take the time to answer all my questions.

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July 07, 2021

5.0

He is very thorough.

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June 17, 2021

5.0

Dr. Shah has always showed a great deal of concern for my many heart issues and I credit his expertise for keeping me as well as possible.

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June 09, 2021

5.0

Explained problems clearly very patient

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June 09, 2021

5.0

He's knowledgeable, not condescending and explains things well.

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June 09, 2021

4.0

Have not spoken to this Dr. recently

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May 26, 2021

5.0

His expertise

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May 12, 2021

5.0

He is an excellent Dr. as the specialist.

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May 06, 2021

5.0

Dr. Shaw is a very good diagnostician and does whatever is necessary to identify and treat my various heart issues. Dr. Shah is an excellent listener, shows empathy, and responds in a timely manner. He has the ability to explain complex medical termanology and procedures to me. I have great faith and trust in him.

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May 03, 2021

5.0

His experience, and knowledge level. When he speaks, I listen.

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May 02, 2021

5.0

Best diagnosis and care!

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April 28, 2021

5.0

Trust his knowledge. Good communicator.

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April 28, 2021

5.0

He is so thorough with my care and gives me confidence that he has solutions if things change

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April 28, 2021

5.0

Caring, excellent doctor

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April 14, 2021

5.0

Por qué a mi me ayuda mucho para mi ezmuy buen cardioogo

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March 25, 2021

5.0

Dr. Shah is an excellent cardiologist. I have confidence in his medical expertise. He has worked with me to diagnose & then treat a complex medical issue. He listens, researches & then responds with informed decisions. He is very available and his staff quickly respond to questions or needs. I highly recommend him.

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March 21, 2021

5.0

Very good listener and problem solver. Well versed on latest issues

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March 17, 2021

5.0

Very attentive and knowledgeable. Involved in research applicable to my condition

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March 17, 2021

5.0

He read my chart before coming into the exam room. He is very knowledgeable, kind and an excellent diagnostician. I highly recommend him.

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March 07, 2021

5.0

Understanding patient problem sincere approach to the patient problem

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March 03, 2021

5.0

Dr. Shah is a very humble man. He cares about me and is an advocate for my good health. He is compassionate and communicates in a way that I understand him well. He is a very special man.

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March 03, 2021

5.0

He is really caring though and surrounds himself with people who give a damned about the patients they care for

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February 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Shah values my questions and concerns, and is an exceptional clinician. He is a wonderful listener. I always leave with a plan and I’m feeling better after every visit. He definitely views me as a partner in my care an I appreciate that.

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February 17, 2021

5.0

he is great. Probably saved my life.

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February 17, 2021

5.0

Doctor Shaw is a wonderful doctor and very good at heart issues

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February 03, 2021

5.0

Dr. Shah and his entire staff are truly knowledgeable and kind. Nothing but the best experiences each and every time I visit.

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January 20, 2021

5.0

Excellent care

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January 20, 2021

5.0

Dr Shah is thorough, knowledgeable, caring and listens to me carefully. I am doing well under his care.

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January 18, 2021

5.0

felt like I was treated as though I mattered, doctor had reviewed my chart, didn't feel rushed

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January 14, 2021

5.0

He is very thorough knowledgeable and friendly.

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December 20, 2020

5.0

He is brilliant

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December 16, 2020

5.0

Excellent Dr and excellent treatment

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December 16, 2020

5.0

He is very smart, reviewed my file before my arrival Provided next steps

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December 10, 2020

5.0

He explains everything to me

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December 09, 2020

5.0

He is the best in the area of heart failure! He takes his time with every patient and makes sure I understand everything.

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November 24, 2020

5.0

I have been with this doctor for many years,and he is knowledgeable in his field. He is very professional,and has managed my health.

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November 22, 2020

5.0

He is knowledgeable, always very involved with cutting edge research, personable, good “bedside manner�, excellent team supporting him

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November 18, 2020

5.0

I feel he was very very competent

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November 18, 2020

5.0

He is Brilliant, Kind, Compassionate,Professional, and instills confidence.

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November 18, 2020

5.0

Dr. Shah is an awesome doctor for my Mom. She has all the confidence in the world that he will take very good care of her.

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November 18, 2020

5.0

Best in class

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November 15, 2020

5.0

He is very explicit and patient in answering all our questions.

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November 15, 2020

5.0

We trust that we are getting the best cardiac care available.

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November 12, 2020

5.0

Dr. Shah has helped me through many heart health issues over the years. He is concerned, compassionate, caring and always listens carefully. An excellent cardiologist. I would recommend in a heartbeat.

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November 11, 2020

5.0

He keeps up with research and has a practical but proactive approach.

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November 11, 2020

5.0

Excellent and state-of-the-art care.

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October 29, 2020

5.0

Expert doctor and highly helpful explanations!

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October 18, 2020

5.0

knowledgeable and friendly

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October 18, 2020

5.0

great care and service

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October 12, 2020

5.0

I don't know what else to say, but soon after meeting Dr Shah for the first time, you will realize that you could not have made a better choice. My only wish is that I would be able to see him more than once every six months, but I realize that because he is so successful, the demand for him is so high.

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October 12, 2020

5.0

Dr Shah is one of the most knowledgable, considerate, caring doctors I have ever had. I have absolutely complete faith in whatever he says.

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October 07, 2020

5.0

Dr. Shah is always through explains findings in details I understand. He is always concerned about me and my health issues.

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October 07, 2020

5.0

I Would recommend NW Cardiology because of Dr. Shah and his high level of care.

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September 30, 2020

5.0

I feel that I am receiving high-quality care and have a dr that not only is well-versed in cardiology but is also knowledgeable about my autoimmune disease and how it affects my heart - that is a major help to me.

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September 30, 2020

5.0

I feel that I am receiving high-quality care and have a dr that not only is well-versed in cardiology but is also knowledgeable about my autoimmune disease and that is a major help.

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September 21, 2020

5.0

He know what he is talking about

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September 21, 2020

5.0

He was very informative

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September 17, 2020

5.0

Blessed to be under Dr S .J. Shah care....

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September 16, 2020

5.0

Dr Shah is very knowledgeable in the field of cardiology.

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September 16, 2020

5.0

Dr Shah is very knowledgeable in the field of cardiology.

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September 16, 2020

5.0

He is the most compassionate andKnowledgeable doctor on the staff.

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September 16, 2020

5.0

Brilliant for my type heart failure

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Faculty member engaged in activities such as speaking, advising, consulting, or providing educational programs for the following companies or other entities

  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • Aria CV, Inc.
  • Axon Therapies Inc.
  • Bayer AG
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH
  • Boston Medical Center (BMC)
  • Boston Scientific Corporation (includes Guidant Corporation)
  • Boston University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Edwards Lifesciences, LLC
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Heart Failure Society of America, Inc. (HFSA)
  • Houston Methodist Hospital
  • IMARA Inc.
  • Impulse Dynamics
  • Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Kikaku International (USA) Corporation
  • Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation
  • Novartis
  • Novo Nordisk A/S
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  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Rivus Pharmaceuticals
  • Roche Diagnostics Corporation
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  • Southern Illinois University
  • Tenaya Therapeutics
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  • VCU School of Medicine

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