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About Jia Shen, MD

Jia Shen, MD, is a board-certified cardiologist who specializes in the treatment and prevention of heart disease. She cares for patients at the Step Family Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Wellness Center in La Jolla and at our Hillcrest and Encinitas cardiovascular clinics. She specializes in diet and lifestyle changes to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease.⁠

As an assistant professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Shen's research interests include cardiac rehabilitation, global burden of cardiovascular disease and risk factors, distribution of cardiovascular health services in low-resource settings, and biomarkers in cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Shen was named outstanding fellow during her fellowship training in cardiovascular disease at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, where she also completed her residency training in internal medicine. She earned her medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine in Missouri. She also holds a Master of Public Health degree from Harvard School of Public Health in Boston. She is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease.

She gives frequent lectures in the community and has presented at numerous conferences. Dr. Shen is an ambassador for the American Heart Association and has been featured on the radio, television and podcasts.

In addition to English, Dr. Shen is fluent in Mandarin.

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For more information, see Cardiovascular Services.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • Saint Louis University, School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Fellowship

  • Emory University, School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Residency

  • Emory University, School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Master's Degree

  • Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA

Gender

  • Female

Languages

  • Mandarin

Date Joined Staff

  • 2017-09-01

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease

Conditions and Treatments

  • Primary and Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Echocardiography
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Global Health
  • Distribution of Cardiovascular Health Services in Low-Resource Settings
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • General Cardiology
  • Heart Disease Management
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted