Shadi knew she wanted to become an electrophysiologist at age 13 when her mother needed a pacemaker. This experience led to her earning her medical degree from Shahid Beheshti University School of Medicine in Tehran after ranking among top 0.1% of 400,000 medical sciences applicants. She then earned her master’s degree in public health from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston. Passionate to learn more about the field of electrophysiology, she served as an electrophysiology research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston before completing her internal medicine residency at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn. She chose to come to San Francisco for her cardiology and electrophysiology fellowship at University of California-San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center to be closer to her family and to learn from pioneers in the field. She has over 30 peer reviewed publications in the field of cardiology/electrophysiology. Her research has investigated links between atrial fibrillation and cognitive impairment as well as artificial intelligence models to identify this abnormal rhythm through wearable devices. She has also published on the treatment and factors contributing to the progression of Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy, a genetic disorder that can cause life threatening abnormal rhythms. She is passionate about the field of electrophysiology and procedures (including but not limited to atrial fibrillation ablation, supraventricular and ventricular tachycardia ablation, and cardiac device implants).
Shadi joins the Silicon Valley Cardiology group in 2022 with great enthusiasm to work with
pioneers in the field bringing innovative care to patients. She lives with her husband and enjoys gardening, hiking, biking, and painting.