Sachin Shah, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor

I am a general internist who specializes in health outcomes and population health research with the goal of improving the health of older, vulnerable adults. Specifically, my research interests include:

1. Measuring axes of vulnerability (physical, cognitive, social) to determine how vulnerability affects health outcomes
2. Improving complex clinical decision making for older adults (atrial fibrillation as a model condition)
3. Implementing research insights into care delivery to improve population health
Education
2018 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
2017 - MPH, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
2017 - General Medicine Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital
2017 - Administrative Fellow in Population Health, Massachusetts General Physicians Organization
2015 - Medicine Chief Resident, Massachusetts General Hospital
2014 - Medicine Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
2011 - MD, cum laude, Yale University School of Medicine
2005 - ScB, cum laude, Brown University
Honors and Awards
  • CTSI KL2 Career Development Award, University of California, San Francisco, 2019-2022
  • Junior Investigator Recognition Award (most outstanding article by junior faculty), Annals of Internal Medicine and American College of Physicians, 2018
  • Young Investigator Award, American Heart Association Council on Quality and Outcomes Research, 2017
  • Ferris Prize for Outstanding Thesis, Yale University, 2011
  • Farr Scholar (excellence in research), Yale University, 2009
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Brown University, 2005
Publications
  1. Net Clinical Benefit of Oral Anticoagulation Among Older Adults With Atrial Fibrillation.
  2. Restarting Anticoagulants after a Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage-Between Rockall and a Hard Place.
  3. Stroke Rate Variation and Anticoagulation Benefit in Atrial Fibrillation.
  4. A "Hospital-Day-1" Model to Predict the Risk of Discharge to a Skilled Nursing Facility.
  5. Virtual Visits Partially Replaced In-Person Visits In An ACO-Based Medical Specialty Practice.
  6. Effect of Variation in Published Stroke Rates on the Net Clinical Benefit of Anticoagulation for Atrial Fibrillation.
  7. Living Alone and Discharge to Skilled Nursing Facility Care after Hospitalization in Older Adults.
  8. Health consequences of the US Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration programme: a quasi-experimental study.
  9. Targeted Reminder Phone Calls to Patients at High Risk of No-Show for Primary Care Appointment: A Randomized Trial.
  10. Appointment "no-shows" are an independent predictor of subsequent quality of care and resource utilization outcomes.
  11. Payments for acute myocardial infarction episodes-of-care initiated at hospitals with and without interventional capabilities.
  12. Financial stress and outcomes after acute myocardial infarction.
  13. Regional associations between Medicare Advantage penetration and administrative claims-based measures of hospital outcomes.
  14. ST-elevation myocardial infarction patients can be enrolled in randomized trials before emergent coronary intervention without sacrificing door-to-balloon time.