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Daichi Shimbo, MD

Board Certifications: 
Cardiovascular Disease
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(212) 342-1273

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Credentials & Experience

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease

Clinical Expertise

  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Hypertension
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Advanced Cardiac Imaging

Education & Training

  • Albany Medical College-Union University, NY
  • Internship: Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • Residency: Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Mount Sinai Medical Center

Honors & Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society

Albany Medical College Alumni Scholarship

The Richard A. Barnett Internal Medicine Award

Best Intern Physician Award, Mount Sinai Best Teaching Fellow Award, Mount Sinai

Mount Sinai Department of Medicine Outstanding Research Award

Daniel V. Kimberg Memorial Junior Faculty Teaching Award, Columbia University

Medical Housestaff Teaching Award, Columbia University

Ewig Clinical Scholar Award, Columbia University

About Daichi Shimbo

Dr. Shimbo received a B.S. from the Johns Hopkins University in Biomedical Engineering and a M.D. from Albany Medical College. He then completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, and was selected as Chief Resident. He subsequently completed a fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine, also at the Mount Sinai Hospital, before joining the faculty at Columbia University in September 2003.

Currently, Dr. Shimbo is a board-certified cardiologist and Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center. He co-directs the ColumbiaDoctors Hypertension Center, a multi-disciplinary center of excellence that provides high quality care and state-of-the-art diagnostic testing for patients with hypertension.

Dr. Shimbo’s clinical interests include the accurate diagnosis and treatment of hypertension, and evaluating the cardiovascular manifestations of hypertension. Dr. Shimbo conducts rigorous, innovative, interdisciplinary research that increases the understanding of the behavioral, psychosocial and biological processes in the pathogenesis of the increased cardiovascular disease risk associated with hypertension.

Academic Titles

  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Administrative Positions

  • Co-Director, ColumbiaDoctors Hypertension Center
  • Director, Translational Lab at the Center of Behavioral Cardiovascular Health, Division of Cardiology
  • Director of Cardiovascular Physiology Research, Cardiovascular Ultrasound Laboratories, Division of Cardiology
  • Co-Director of the Patient-oriented Research (POR) Development Colloquium
CTSA, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
  • Co-Director of the TRANSFORM KL2 Scholars Mentored Career Development program
CTSA, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

Committee/Societies/Council Memberships

American Heart Association


American Heart Association Council on Hypertension

Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research

American Psychosomatic Society 

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Gender

  • Male

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Priority
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare (Mediblue)
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • Pathway (Exchange)
  • POS
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Traditional Medicare (NY)

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

POMCO

  • POMCO

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

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Contact & Locations

1
622 West 168th Street
PH 9E
New York, New York 10032
Phone:
(212) 342-1273
Primary

Research

As the Director of the Translational Laboratory at the Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health at Columbia University, Dr. Shimbo conducts translational research into the behavioral, psychosocial, and biological mechanisms that underlie hypertension and cardiovascular disease (CVD). He has expertise in ambulatory blood pressure (BP) monitoring (ABPM) in the characterization of several BP phenotypic measures including awake, 24-hour and sleep BP. He has expertise in BP phenotypes that represent a clinic-ambulatory hypertension mismatch (white coat hypertension and masked hypertension). Further, Dr. Shimbo has expertise in uncontrolled and treatment resistant hypertension and in BP variability. As a non-invasive cardiologist, he also has training in 2D and 3D-echocardiography for the assessment of cardiac structure and ventricular function. Dr. Shimbo is a Principal Investigator (PI) of a Hypertension Working Group (Multi-PI R01) within the Jackson Heart Study that examines four key areas related to hypertension: BP phenotypes on ABPM and their association with CVD and renal outcomes; risk factors for incident hypertension; uncontrolled hypertension and treatment resistant hypertension; and antihypertensive medication adherence. He is site-PI and Leader of the ABPM Reading Center for an American Heart Association Strategically Focused Hypertension Research Network that is conducting ABPM at University of Alabama at Birmingham and Northwestern University. This study examines racial differences in BP phenotypes assessed using ABPM. Dr. Shimbo was awarded a K24 from NHLBI, which provides protected time to mentor early career investigators in hypertension. His K24 project examines the role of stress on salt excretion and sleep BP assessed on ABPM. Dr. Shimbo was PI of a Program Project Grant (PPG) subproject that examined the cost-effective strategies for the diagnosis of masked hypertension, defined as non-elevated clinic BP and elevated ambulatory BP. Finally, he has investigated important research questions related to BP control, antihypertensive medication use, and falls in older adults. 

Research Interests

  • Identifying novel coronary artery disease risk factors
  • Hypertension diagnosis and treatment
  • Exploring the biological processes underlying the link between psychological factors and heart disease
  • Preventive cardiology
  • Cardiac sonography (Echocardiogram) for assessment of left ventricular structure and function

Grants

INCORPORATION OF A HYPERTENSION WORKING GROUP INTO THE JACKSON HEART STUDY (Multi-PI)

07/01/2017-06/30/2021

TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH OF NEGATIVE EMOTIONS AND ACUTE ENDOTHELIAL DYSFUNCTION (PI)

02/01/2013-01/31/2018  

MIDCAREER INVESTIGATOR AWARD IN PATIENT ORIENTED RESEARCH IN HUMAN HYPERTENSION (PI)

02/01/2015-01/31/2020    

UAB STRATEGICALLY FOCUSED HYPERTENSION RESEARCH NETWORK (Site PI)

04/01/2015-03/31/2019

IMPACT OF PROLONGED SEDENTARY BEHAVIOR ON CARDIAC OUTCOMES AND MORTALITY IN ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME PATIENTS (Co-I)

01/01/2017-12/31/2020

MODEL BASED APPROACH TO IMPROVING HYPERTENSION CONTROL IN POPULATIONS (Co-I)

09/01/2016-05/31/2020

Increasing the Uptake of the USPSTF Hypertension Screening Guidelines in Primary Care (Co-I)

09/01/2015-08/31/2020

CHILDHOOD ADVERSITY AND CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH AMONG PUERTO RICAN YOUTH (Co-I)

12/01/2014-11/30/2019                            

CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE AWARD (Co-I)

07/01/2016-06/30/2021

INCORPORATION OF A HYPERTENSION WORKING GROUP INTO THE JACKSON HEART STUDY (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2017 - Jun 30 2021

CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE AWARD (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2016 - May 31 2021

INSTITUTIONAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT CORE (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2016 - May 31 2021

IMPACT OF PROLONGED SEDENTARY BEHAVIOR ON CARDIAC OUTCOMES AND MORTALITY IN ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME PATIENTS (Federal Gov)

Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2020

MODEL BASED APPROACH TO IMPROVING HYPERTENSION CONTROL IN POPULATION (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2016 - May 31 2020

MIDCAREER INVESTIGATOR AWARD IN PATIENT-ORIENTED RESEARCH IN HUMAN HYPERTENSION (Federal Gov)

Feb 1 2015 - Jan 31 2020

CHILDHOOD ADVERSITY AND CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH AMONG PUERTO RICAN YOUTH (Federal Gov)

Dec 1 2014 - Nov 30 2019

IMPACT OF SOCIAL-INTERPERSONAL FACTORS IN THE ER ON PTSD/CARDIAC OUTCOMES (Federal Gov)

Aug 8 2013 - Jul 31 2018

DEPRESSING SCREENING RCT IN ACS PATIENTS: QUALITY OF LIFE AND COST OUTCOMES (Federal Gov)

Aug 1 2013 - Jul 31 2018

TARGETING PULMONARY PERFUSION IN 1- ANTITRYPSIN DEFICIENCY (Private)

Jul 1 2015 - Jun 30 2017

PSYCHOSOCIAL FACTORS AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 1994 - Feb 28 2017

MIDCAREER MENTORING IN BEHAVIORAL CARDIOLOGY: DEPRESSSION & CARDIOVASCULAR (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2006 - Jul 31 2016

INCORPORATION OF A HYPERTENSION WORKING GROUP INTO THE JACKSON HEART STUDY (Federal Gov)

Jul 15 2013 - Jun 30 2016

CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE AWARD (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2006 - Jun 30 2016

RACIAL DIFFERENCES AND US POPULATION ESTIMATES OF NOCTURNAL HYPERTENSION AND NON-DIPPING (Private)

Apr 1 2015 - Mar 31 2016

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE, PREVENTION, TREATMENT AND OUTCOMES (Private)

Jul 1 2014 - Dec 31 2015

EXERCISE AND INFLAMMATION: AUTONOMIC, AFFECTIVE & CELLULAR MECHANISMS (Federal Gov)

Sep 15 2009 - May 31 2015

DEPRESSION, BIOBEHAVIORAL MECHANISMS, & CHD/MORTALITY OUTCOMES (Federal Gov)

Sep 22 2008 - Nov 30 2014

RHEOS PIVOTAL TRIAL (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

Jun 4 2007 - Jun 30 2014

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES: DEPRESSION AND TELOMERE LENGTH (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2008 - May 31 2013