Dr. Ankit B Shah, MD, MPH

Dr. Ankit B. Shah, MD, MPH

Dr. Ankit B. Shah, MD, MPH

Languages: English
Fax: (410) 889-4952

Contact this Provider:

  • Cardiology
  • Sports Cardiology
Conditions I Treat
  • abnormal coronary angiography
  • abnormal electrocardiogram (ekg)
  • abnormal stress test
  • acute bacterial endocarditis
  • acute decompensated heart failure
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Procedures I Perform
  • abdominal duplex ultrasound
  • adenosine stress test
  • advanced lipid blood tests
  • anticoagulation
  • aortic valve surgery
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About the Provider

Ankit B. Shah, MD, MPH, FACC is a fellowship trained sports cardiologist at MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute. He is the Director of MedStar Sports & Performance Cardiology and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Georgetown University Medical Center.

A graduate of the only sports cardiology fellowship in the country, Dr. Shah is uniquely positioned to offer comprehensive cardiovascular care and physiologic testing for active individuals and athletes. He is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT. He conducts his evaluations in the context of the cardiovascular demands of exercise, training-related cardiac adaptations and the individual’s goal to regain or preserve his/her activity level and exercise performance. He tailors his evaluations for healthy individuals and for those with established cardiovascular disease or cardiovascular symptoms.

Dr. Shah is studying the safety of exercise in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Additionally, he is interested in the cardiac screening of athletes and long-term effects of endurance exercise on the heart. In addition to his role at MedStar, Dr. Shah is the National Team Cardiologist for USA Swimming. Dr. Shah is also a cardiology consultant for the Baltimore Ravens, Washington Capitals and Georgetown University Sports Medicine.

In this emerging field of cardiovascular medicine, Dr. Shah is a proponent of shared decision-making and empowers his patients and their families to take an active role in formulating the care plan. When decisions are made together, patients are much more likely to follow the treatment plan and understand the risk/benefit of the decisions.

He has written a book chapter “Cardiovascular Care for the Endurance Runner” in the recently published book The Long Distance Runner’s Guide to Injury Prevention and Treatment and he has written a book chapter “Managing Cardiovascular Disease in Sport and Athletes” in the Encyclopedia of Cardiovascular Research in Medicine (2018).

Dr. Shah has been on the faculty at the annual sports cardiology conference, "Care of the Athletic Heart" sponsored by the American College of Cardiology in 2018 and 2019. He also serves on the American College of Cardiology Sports and Exercise Cardiology Section Leadership Council and is an associate editorial team lead for the Sports and Exercise Cardiology section on ACC.org. 

  • Fellowship Program: Massachusetts General Hospital (2017)
  • Fellowship Program: Lenox Hill Hospital (2016)
  • Residency Program: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (2013)
  • Internship Program: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (2011)
  • Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine (2010)
  • Board Certification: National Board of Echocardiography, Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography
  • Board Certification: Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Cardiovascular Computed Tomography


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Practice Locations
  • 3333 North Calvert Street
    Johnston Professional Building
    Floor 5
    Baltimore, MD 21218
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    Phone: (410) 366-5600
    Fax: (410) 889-4952

  • 1133 21st Street Northwest
    Floor 7
    Washington, DC 20036
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    Phone: 202-416-2000 x1
    Fax: 202-416-2007

Member of Medical Staff
  • Baltimore magazine Top Doctor, 2019