Sachin J Shah, MD, MPH

Physician Investigator (NonCl)
General Internal Medicine, Mass General Research Institute
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Assistant Physician
Hospital Medicine Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital
MD 2011
aging; anticoagulants; atrial fibrillation; decision making; individualized medicine; vulnerable populations The goal of my research is to help older adults make individualized treatment decisions when they face high-stakes medical decisions like deciding to use blood thinners or undergo a medical procedure. To do this I my work focuses on: 

1. Individualizing estimates of benefit and harm for older adults considering anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation 
2. Determining the medical, functional, and social characteristics that make older adults vulnerable to poor outcomes 
3. Targeting and tailoring of health interventions 

To accomplish this, I work collaboratively with patient groups, physicians, nurses, statisticians, informaticists, economists, and epidemiologists. We use descriptive methods, simulation models, causal inference tools, and randomized trials to advance these goals.
General Internal Medicine
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Boston, MA 02114-2696