Sofia Shames, MD

Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine, more

Locations and Appointments

CUIMC/Presbyterian Hospital and Vanderbilt Clinic

622 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
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About Sofia Shames, MD

Dr. Shames has completed her training in Cardiology at McGill University, Montreal, Canada followed by a research fellowship under the supervision of Dr. Linda Gillam at CUMC. She is board certified in Adult Cardiology and Adult Echocardiography. Her main area of expertise and research interest is adult echocardiography including transthoracic, transesophageal, and stress echocardiography. She is actively engaged in teaching cardiology fellows rotating through the echo lab.

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • Russian

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adult Cardiology
  • Clinical Research
  • Sports Cardiology


  • Medical School: McGill University Faculty of Medicine (Canada)
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Internship: Royal Victoria Hospital
  • Residency: Royal Victoria Hospital

Leadership, Titles & Positions

  • Assistant Director of Teaching in the Echocardiography Laboratory
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine at CUMC
  • Director of Columbia University Core Laboratory for European Edwards Lifesciences PARTNER EU and PREVAIL Transcatheter Aortic Valve trials

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

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