1. Steven J. Shea, MD

    • Department of Medicine
      Division of General Medicine
    • Department of Epidemiology

    Steven Shea, MD, MS, received his A.B. from Harvard College and his M.D. from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and 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 M.S. in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. He has been on the faculty at Columbia since 1984 and Division Chief since 1992.

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    Provider Information

    Board Certifications

    • Internal Medicine

    Clinical Expertise

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

    Hospital Affiliations

    • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

    Primary Location

    • Vanderbilt Clinic

      622 West 168th Street
      Floor: 2-205
      New York, NY 10032
      (212) 305-6354

    Insurance Programs

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    • Aetna [HMO, Medicare, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
    • Affinity [Essential (Exchange), Medicaid, Medicare]
    • CIGNA [Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, Child Health Plus, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]
    • Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare]
    • Health First [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare]
    • Health Plus - Amerigroup [Medicaid]
    • Local 1199
    • MagnaCare
    • Multiplan
    • Oscar (Exchange)
    • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare]
    • POMCO
    • UnitedHealthcare [Compass (Exchange), HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare, POS, PPO]
    • VNSNY CHOICE [Select Health]

    Biographical Detail

    Academic Appointments

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

    Current Administrative Positions

    • Senior Vice Dean , College of Physicians and Surgeons
    • Chief, Division of General Medicine

    Education And Training

      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


  2. 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.

    Research Information