Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Department Faculty

Dr. Vijay S. Shetty, M.B.B.S.

Vijay S. Shetty, M.B.B.S.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Cardiology)

Professional Interests

Dr. Vijay S. Shetty is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Einstein and Vice Chairman of Medicine at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. In his role as the Deputy Assistant Dean at the Medical center, he is responsible for overseeing all Einstein student-related activities across all clinical departments at Maimonides. He is also the Director of Undergraduate Education, Director of the Cardiac Telemetry Unit, and a consultant cardiologist at Maimonides.  

Dr. Shetty is a deeply committed educator who has been actively involved in the teaching of Einstein students since its affiliation with Maimonides began in 2010. Completing his fellowship in cardiology that same year, he was the unanimous choice to be the first site director for students rotating at the Maimonides medicine clerkship; a year later he became Site Director for the medicine subinternship as well.  

Dr. Shetty has received numerous commendations from students and peers alike for his excellent teaching and his efforts in shaping the educational structure for Einstein students at Maimonides. He is the recipient of several teaching awards, most recently the Teacher of the Year Award from the Department of Medicine at Maimonides for the years: 2010-11, 2013-14, and 2014-15. He is also the recipient of the Samuel M. Rosen Outstanding Teacher Award in 2014, at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  He was nominated by the students as a Faculty Inductee into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Society –Albert Einstein College of Medicine- 2017. He was also inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma International Honors Society – William E. Simon Business School, University of Rochester -2017.

Dr. Shetty earned his medical degree at J. S. S. Medical College in India in 2000. He completed his residency training in internal medicine at K. S. Hegde Medical Academy in India and came to the United States in 2002. After spending a year doing research at Weill Cornell Medical College, he completed his residency training in internal medicine in 2006 and a cardiology fellowship in 2010, both at Maimonides. He completed his Masters in Healthcare Administration at the William E .Simon Business School, University of Rochester in 2016. Dr. Shetty has authored or co-authored more than 40 contributions to the medical literature. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Society of Echocardiography.


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