Daichi Shimbo, MD

Board Certifications: 
Cardiovascular Disease
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Overview

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 Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. He co-directs the Columbia 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.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

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

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Medicine

Administrative Titles

  • Co-Director, Columbia Hypertension Center
  • Director, Translational Lab at Columbia
  • Director of Cardiovascular Physiology Research, Cardiovascular Ultrasound Laboratories, Division of Cardiology
  • Director of the TRANSFORM (TRaining And Nurturing Scholars FOr Research that is Multidisciplinary)
  • Associate Dean of Research Career Development

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Gender

  • Male

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Location(s)

CUMC/Presbyterian Hospital and Vanderbilt Clinic
622 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted

Aetna

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

AgeWell

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs Plan

Capital District Physician Health Plan

  • Capital District Physician Health Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Elderplan

  • Medicare Managed Care

Emblem/GHI

  • 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

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Traditional Medicare (NY)

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

UnitedHealthcare

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

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

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

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease

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

Research

As the Directors of the Columbia Hypertension Center and the Translational Laboratory at the Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health, I conduct translational research into the behavioral, psychosocial, and biological mechanisms that underlie hypertension and cardiovascular disease (CVD). I have expertise in clinic blood pressure (BP) measurement, ambulatory BP monitoring (ABPM), and home BP monitoring (HBPM); and the characterization of several BP phenotypic measures including those that represent a clinic-out-of-clinic hypertension mismatch (white coat hypertension and masked hypertension). Further, I have expertise in uncontrolled and treatment resistant hypertension and in BP variability. In addition to hypertension, I have expertise how pathways that underlie atherosclerosis and CVD risk relate to negative emotions and stress. This research primarily relies on laboratory procedures to assess the link between negative emotions and stress and CVD risk. Overall, I have expertise in both clinical and translational research.

I am the Director of the TRANSFORM (Training and Nurturing Scholars for Research that Is Multidisciplinary) Resource of the Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) Clinical and Translational Research Award (CTSA). TRANSFORM is the Irving Institute’s training and educational resource for scientist and allied research personnel scholars. I am also the Associate Director of the Irving Institute, and co-leader of the workforce development (WFD) initiative at the Irving Institute. Since 2003, I have mentored approximately 40 early career scholars including students, residents/fellows, and junior faculty members, many of whom are pursuing an academic career in clinical and translational research

Research Interests

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

Grants

AUTOMATED CLINIC BLOOD PRESSURE ASSESSMENT AND DETECTION OF WHITE COAT AND MASKED HYPERTENSION STUDY IN AFRICAN AMERICANS (Federal Gov)

Feb 10 2020 - Jan 31 2025

JACKSON HEART STUDY RENEWAL - COORDINATING CENTER (Federal Gov)

Aug 13 2018 - Aug 12 2023

IDENTIFYING EARLY INTERVENTION TARGETS FOR REDUCING CARDIOVASCULAR RISK IN POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS (Federal Gov)

Aug 1 2018 - Jun 30 2023

AMBULATORY BLOOD PRESSURE AND FALLS IN OLDER TREATED PATIENTS WITH HYPERTENSION (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2018 - May 31 2022

EVALUATING NOVEL APPROACHES FORESTIMATING AWAKE AND SLEEP BLOOD PRESSURE (Federal Gov)

Jul 15 2018 - Apr 30 2022

PSYCHOLOGICALSTRESS, AND CIRCADIAN PATTERNS OF SODIUM EXCRETION AND BLOOD PRESSURE (Federal Gov)

May 1 2018 - Mar 31 2022

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

Jul 1 2017 - Jun 30 2021

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

Sep 1 2016 - May 31 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

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

Feb 1 2015 - Jan 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

INCREASING THE UPTAKE OF THE USPSTF HYPERTENSION SCREENING GUIDELINES IN PRIMARY CARE (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2015 - Aug 31 2020

INCREASING THE UPTAKE OF THE USPSTF HYPERTENSION SCREENING GUIDELINES IN PRIMARY CARE (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2015 - Aug 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

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 2019

TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH OF NEGATIVE EMOTIONS AND ACUTE ENDOTHELIAL DYSFUNCTION (Federal Gov)

Feb 1 2013 - Jan 31 2019

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

Aug 8 2013 - Jul 31 2018

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

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

Aug 1 2013 - Jul 31 2018

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

Aug 8 2013 - Jul 31 2018

TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH OF NEGATIVE EMOTIONS AND ACUTE ENDOTHELIAL DYSFUNCTION (Federal Gov)

Feb 1 2013 - Jan 31 2018

TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH OF NEGATIVE EMOTIONS AND ACUTE ENDOTHELIAL DYSFUNCTION (Federal Gov)

Feb 1 2013 - Jan 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

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

Sep 1 2006 - Jul 31 2016

CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE AWARD (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2006 - Jun 30 2016

CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE AWARD (UL1) (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2006 - Jun 30 2016

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

Jul 15 2013 - Jun 30 2016

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

Apr 1 2015 - Mar 31 2016

CARDIOVASCULARDISEASE, PREVENTION, TREATMENT AND OUTCOMES (Private)

Jul 1 2014 - Dec 31 2015

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

Sep 22 2008 - Nov 30 2014

PULMONARY VASCULAR CHANGES IN EARLY CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE (COPD) (Federal Gov)

Aug 28 2008 - Jul 31 2014

RHEOS PIVOTAL TRIAL (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

Jun 4 2007 - Jun 30 2014

EFFECTS OF EXERCISING ON CELL AGING (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2011 - May 31 2014

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

Sep 15 2009 - May 31 2014

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES: DEPRESSION AND TELOMERE LENGTH (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2008 - May 31 2013

COMPARISON OF DEPRESSION INTERVENTION AFTER ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME (CODIACS) (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2009 - Jul 31 2012

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE: DEPRESSION AND TELOMERE LENGTH (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2009 - Jun 30 2011