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About Jia Shen, MD, MPH

Jia Shen, MD, MPH is a board-certified cardiologist who specializes in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular 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.⁠

Dr. Shen is an associate professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine. She is faculty advisor to the International Health Collective, a non-profit student organization that provides medical care and services to underserved patients in the Tijuana-Baja California region. She leads several medical mission trips to Mexico. She has a master's degree in global health and has worked in Mexico, Ethiopia, Tanzania and China.

Dr. Shen's research interests include nutritional and lifestyle interventions to maintain cardiovascular health, global health and healthcare delivery, and the use of 'smart' technology in the treatment of chronic medical conditions.

Dr. Shen completed her fellowship and residency training at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. She earned her medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine in Missouri. She also holds a master's of public health degree from Harvard School of Public Health in Boston. She is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and echocardiography.

She is a member of the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, American College of Physicians, and the American Society of Preventive Cardiology.

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.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted

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
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Women's Cardiovascular Health and Disease
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
  • Cardiology