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Chair, Cardiology
Maimonides Physician
Phone: 718-283-7480
Maimonides Heart & Vascular Institute
4802 Tenth Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11219


  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Ischemic Heart Care
  • Structural Heart Care


  • English

Jacob Shani, MD, is a Diplomat of the American Boards of Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, and Internal Medicine. For the past 27 years, he has been a practicing interventional cardiologist and is considered a leader in the field, with extensive experience and a special interest in high-risk procedures. Dr. Shani is involved in multiple research projects and has earned international recognition for his innovations in cardiac catheterization and interventions. He performed the first atherectomy in New York State in 1991, invented a special angled catheter for cardiac interventions in 1992, invented a wrist clamp to aid in radial artery catheterization, and performed the first percutaneous transmyocardial revascularization in New York State in 1997. Dr. Shani is on the advisory board of several companies in the field of Interventional Cardiology and holds the patent to several devices. Under his leadership, Maimonides Medical Center has achieved stellar patient outcomes for angioplasty, according to recently published data by the federal government. Over the past two decades, Dr. Shani has published numerous articles and has been invited as a guest speaker to multiple countries throughout the world. Academic Appointments include: Professor of Medicine, University of Rome "La Sapienza," Rome, Italy; Professor of Clinical Medicine, New York University Hospital; and Professor of Clinical Medicine, State University of New York in Brooklyn. In 2019 Dr. Jacob Shani won the Castle Connolly Top Doctors award.

Areas of Expertise

Interventional Cardiology
Ischemic Heart Care
Mitral Clip
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
Structural Heart Care
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

Conditions Treated

Acute Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Heart Artery Blockage
Valve Disease


Cardiac Catheterization
Coronary Angioplasty
Coronary Artery Stenting
Coronary Revascularization
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI)


Medical Degree

Israel Institute of Technology


Maimonides Medical Center


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


Cardiovascular Disease
Interventional Cardiology
Internal Medicine

Maimonides Heart & Vascular Institute

4802 Tenth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11219
Telephone: 718-283-7480
  • Aetna
  • Affinity
  • CCM Centerlight Health
  • Centers Plan
  • Cigna
  • ElderPlan
  • Emblem GHI PPO
  • Emblem HIP HMO
  • Empire BCBS
  • Empire BCBS/HealthPlus
  • Fidelis
  • HealthFirst
  • Humana Tricare
  • Local 1199
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MetroPlus
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Freedom/Liberty
  • RR Medicare
  • UHC Community
  • UHC Empire Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • VNS Choice
  • Wellcare
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