Shunichi Homma, MD

Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine
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Dr. Homma is the Margaret Milliken Hatch Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, where he serves as the Deputy Chief of Cardiology Division, and the Director of Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging. For NewYork Quality Care, the ACO of NYPH/Columbia/Weill-Cornell, Dr. Homma is the Chief Medical Officer of NewYork Quality Care (Columbia) and Chief Executive Officer of Columbia Affiliate Physicians.

Dr. Homma is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed internal medicine residency at the Montefiore Medical Center, and cardiology fellowships at Massachusetts General Hospital and Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Homma is a founding board member of AHA Heritage affiliate and has served on the board of other organizations including American Society of Echocardiography where he headed up International Relations Committee. He serves or has served on various practice guideline committees including those for American Academy of Neurology, American Society of Echocardiography and European Heart Failure Society. Dr. Homma holds professorships at Tokyo Women’s Medical University, Tohoku University, and Kansai Medical University.

He is credited with publishing more than 500 full-length manuscripts and has been continuously funded by NIH since 1989. His research interests center around echocardiographically detected embolic risk factors and treatment strategies for these findings.

Dr. Homma has published extensively on such risk factors as PFO, aortic plaque and low cardiac ejection fraction. Most recently, he has been the Clinical PI for NIH-funded Warfarin Aspirin Reduced Cardiac Ejection Fraction Study (WARCEF), an 11-country, 168-center clinical trial to compare warfarin and aspirin in patients with reduced LVEF in sinus rhythm.


Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Advanced Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Testing
  • Echocardiography
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography

Academic Appointments

  • Margaret Milliken Hatch Professor of Medicine (in Biomedical Engineering) at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Deputy Chief, Division of Cardiology
  • Chief Medical Officer, Columbia Site, NewYork Quality Care (ACO of NYPH, Columbia and Weill-Cornell)
  • Director, Noninvasive CV Imaging
  • CEO of CAP IPA

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Japanese


  • Male

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New York, NY 10032

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MHCDS, Master of Health Care Delivery Science , Dartmouth College
  • MD, 1981 Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Yeshiva University
  • Internship: Montefiore Medical Center
  • Residency: Montefiore Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship: 1988 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease

Honors & Awards

2004-Present, Visiting Professor of Medicine, Tokyo Women’s Medical University, Tokyo, Japan

2013-Present, Visiting Professor of Medicine, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

2013-2015, Provost Leadership Fellowship, Columbia University, New York

2015, Visiting Professor of Medicine, Kansai Medical University, Hirakata, Japan

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