Shamir R. Mehta

Shamir R. Mehta

MD, MSc, FRCPS, FACC

Dr. Shamir Mehta is a Professor of Medicine at McMaster University and Fellowship Director of the Interventional Cardiology program at Hamilton Health Sciences. He is a Senior Scientist at the Population Health Research Institute. He is also the Director of the Interventional Cardiology Research Group at Hamilton Health Sciences. Dr. Mehta received a Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator Career Award. His research focuses on the role and timing of invasive therapies in patients with acute ischemic heart disease and the evaluation of novel antiplatelet and anticoagulant therapies in these patients. He has led several large pragmatic randomized trials evaluating invasive interventional strategies in patients with acute coronary syndromes. He is the Principal Investigator of the COMPLETE trial, a CIHR funded multinational RCT evaluating non-culprit lesion PCI versus optimal medical therapy in patients with STEMI and multivessel disease. Dr. Mehta has published 185 original research papers in several medical journals including The New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, JAMA, and Circulation.