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Daichi Shimbo, MD

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Director of the Translational Lab at the Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health
Daichi Shimbo, MD

Daichi Shimbo is the Director of the Laboratory at the Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health at Columbia University. He conducts translational research into the behavioral and biological mechanisms that underlie hypertension and cardiovascular disease. He has expertise in ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in the characterization of several blood pressure phenotypes based on diurnal pattern and office-ambulatory mismatch (white coat hypertension and masked hypertension).

As a non-invasive cardiologist, Dr. Shimbo also has training in 2D and 3D-echocardiography for the assessment of cardiac structure and ventricular function. Presently, he is Principal Investigator of a Program Project study that examines the optimal strategies for the diagnosis of masked hypertension in the general population. This study investigates a range of stepped and non-stepped algorithms for diagnosing masked hypertension and to evaluate and compare their reproducibility and diagnostic accuracy.

As the Director of Cardiovascular Physiology Research, Dr. Shimbo is the leader of the Core Laboratory for endothelium-dependent arterial vasodilation testing for several translational studies. He published one of the largest epidemiologic studies examining the relationship between impaired endothelium-dependent vasodilation and incident CVD events in a multi-ethnic population-based sample. In a second multi-ethnic population-based sample, he recently examined the relationship between impaired endothelium-dependent vasodilation and prevalent and incident hypertension.

Dr. Daichi Shimbo is the Director of the Laboratory at the Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health at Columbia University. He conducts translational research into the behavioral and biological mechanisms that underlie hypertension and cardiovascular disease. He has expertise in ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in the characterization of several blood pressure phenotypes based on diurnal pattern and office-ambulatory mismatch (white coat hypertension and masked hypertension). As a non-invasive cardiologist, Dr. Shimbo also has training in 2D and 3D-echocardiography for the assessment of cardiac structure and ventricular function. Presently, he is Principal Investigator of a Program Project study that examines the optimal strategies for the diagnosis of masked hypertension in the general population. This study investigates a range of stepped and non-stepped algorithms for diagnosing masked hypertension and to evaluate and compare their reproducibility and diagnostic accuracy. As the Director of Cardiovascular Physiology Research, Dr. Shimbo is the leader of the Core Laboratory for endothelium-dependent arterial vasodilation testing for several translational studies. He published one of the largest epidemiologic studies examining the relationship between impaired endothelium-dependent vasodilation and incident CVD events in a multi-ethnic population-based sample. In a second multi-ethnic population-based sample, he recently examined the relationship between impaired endothelium-dependent vasodilation and prevalent and incident hypertension. Recently, he was the Leader of the Core Lab for endothelium-dependent vasodilation testing for a multi-site NIH-sponsored study of pulmonary hypertension patients. Finally, he is the leader of the Core Lab for the assessment of endothelial microparticles (a marker of endothelial cell injury) for a multi-site NIH-sponsored study of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients. Dr. Shimbo has received numerous teaching awards, and has been an active mentor of several early career investigators.

Departments And Divisions

  • Department of Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease

Areas of Expertise

  • 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

Locations

  • Presbyterian Hospital Building (PH)

    622 West 168th Street
    PH 9E Room 310
    New York, NY 10032
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 342-4490

Provider Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Insurance Programs

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  • Aetna [EPO, HMO, Indemnity, Medicare Managed Care, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
  • Affinity [Access (Exchange), Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Amida Care [Special Needs Plan]
  • 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, Indemnity, Medicare (Mediblue), NYP Employee Plan, Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • 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, The Empire Plan (NYSHIP)]
  • VNSNY CHOICE [SelectHealth]
  • WellCare [Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

This provider accepts new patients

Appointment Phone Number: (212) 305-9875

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 Department of Medicine Outstanding Research Award, Mount Sinai Daniel V. Kimberg Memorial Junior Faculty Teaching Award (2005), Columbia University Medical Housestaff Teaching Award (2005), Columbia University Ewig Clinical Scholar Award (2008), Columbia University

Research Interests

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

NIH Grants

  • 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

Publications

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=shimbo+d