Vijay Shetty, MD


Clinical Cardiology


English, Urdu, Hindi

About Me

Dr. Vijay Shetty is currently the Associate Chief Academic Officer and the Vice Chairman in the Department of Medicine overseeing the clinical and administrative operations in the Division of Inpatient Medicine at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. He is also an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at SUNY Downstate in addition to his roles as Director of Undergraduate Education, and consultant Cardiologist at Maimonides Medical Center. Under his leadership in the Department of Medicine, he has been able to restructure the Division of Inpatient Medicine and successfully implement strategies to reduce the Length of stay in the Department of Medicine and improve throughput, enhance communication amongst the physicians and improve the educational experience in the residency program. Awards and Honors: Dr. Shetty has been the recipient of many honors throughout his medical career that includes: Fellow Teacher Of The Year 2008-9, Teacher Of The Year 2010-11, 2011-12, 2013-14, 2014-15, Dept. of Medicine, Maimonides Medical Center, Samuel M. Rosen Outstanding Teacher Award for excellence in clinical teaching -2014, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Faculty Inductee into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Society, Albert Einstein College of Medicine- 2017. Inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma International Honors Society- William E. Simon Business School, University of Rochester -2017. He earned his MBBS degree at JSS Medical College, India in 2000. He completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at K.S. Hegde Medical Academy in India from 2000-2002. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine, Chief Residency and Fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at Maimonides Medical Center in between 2003-2010. He founded the "Physical Diagnosis Club" in 2004 {as a second year resident} at Maimonides which serves to resurrect the dying art of physical diagnosis. He served as the Deputy Assistant Dean and the site director for the clerkship and sub-internship for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at its Maimonides Medical Center campus (2010-2017). He completed his Masters in Healthcare Administration at the William E .Simon Business School, University of Rochester in 2016. Dr. Shetty has authored or co-authored more than 50 contributions to the medical literature. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Society of Echocardiography. He currently chairs or serves in several committees in the medical center like the : the LOS committee, CHF 30 day readmission task force, Sepsis core group committee, CLABSI/CAUTI committee, Medical Matters Committee, Complex case Management committee, Rapid Response committee, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Clinical Oversight committee, Student education committee etc. in order to implement key departmental policies and initiatives.

Areas of Expertise

  • Cardiology

Conditions Treated

  • Arrhythmias
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Hyperlipidemia/High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension/High Blood Pressure
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Valvular Heart Disease


  • Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE)
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
  • Exercise and Pharmacologic Stress Testing


Medical Degree

JSS Medical School


Maimonides Medical Center


Maimonides Medical Center


Maimonides Medical Center


Cardiovascular disease, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, Internal Medicine


  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Bright Health
  • CenterLight
  • Centers Plan
  • Cigna
  • ElderPlan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Empire Plan (United Healthcare)
  • Fidelis
  • HealthFirst
  • Local 1199
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MetroPlus
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • VillageCare Max
  • VNS Choice
  • Wellcare

Choose Your