Daichi Shimbo, MD

Cardiovascular Disease
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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
  • 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


  • Male

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622 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032

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

Committees, Societies, Councils

American Heart Association

American Heart Association Council on Hypertension

Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research

American Psychosomatic Society

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


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