Steven J Shea, MD

Board Certifications: 
Internal Medicine
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Overview

Steven Shea, MD, MS, received his AB from Harvard College and his MD from Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Presbyterian Hospital and fellowship in General Internal Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He received an MS in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. He has been on the faculty at Columbia since 1984 and served as Division Chief from 1992 to 2014. His research is focused on cardiovascular epidemiology and medical informatics applications to chronic disease management. He is the principal investigator for the Columbia University Field Center for the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), a longitudinal study of approximately 6,400 subjects (1,100 at Columbia) funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) since the year 2000.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Anemia, Iron Deficiency
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Diet Counseling
  • Emphysema
  • Gay/Lesbian Counseling
  • Heart Failure
  • Hepatitis
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Lyme Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Phlebitis
  • Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Stroke
  • Thyroid Disorder
  • Ulcer Disorders

Academic Appointments

  • Hamilton Southworth Professor of Medicine
  • Professor of Epidemiology (in Biomedical Informatics)

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Gender

  • Male

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Location(s)

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

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

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

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Internship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY
  • Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY
  • Fellowship: Brigham & Women's Hospital - Harvard

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine

Research

Dr. Steven Shea's research is focused on cardiovascular epidemiology and medical informatics applications to chronic disease management. He is the principal investigator for the Columbia University Field Center for the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), a 17-year longitudinal study of approximately 6,400 subjects (1,100 at Columbia) funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).  In the Dean’s office, Dr. Shea is responsible for affiliations with Columbia University Medical Center’s teaching hospitals.