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    Richard E. Shaw, M.A., Ph.D., F.A.C.C, F.A.C.A.

    Dr. Richard Shaw is a distinguished scientist recognized internationally for his work in medical research, database development and statistics. He is currently Director of Clinical Informatics and Reporting at the California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) in San Francisco, California. He is also the Research Director for the Cardiology Fellowship Training Program at CPMC and is involved in the research training for other CPMC fellowship and residency programs.

    From 2003 to 2009, he was the Director of Research, Quality and Education for the CPMC Heart and Vascular Center. Dr. Shaw joined the staff of the San Francisco Heart Institute at Seton Medical Center in 1984 and from July of 1991 to May of 2003 served as Director of Research and Operations. He directed the Daughter’s of Charity National Cardiac Database Data Coordinating Center at the Institute from1992 through 1998. Dr. Shaw is a Fellow of both the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American College of Angiology. He is a co-investigator and steering committee member for the NHLBI ASCERT comparative effectiveness study that is linking the ACC and Society for Thoracic Surgeons (STS) national databases with the CMS claims database to analyze long-term outcomes in these revascularization strategies. Dr. Shaw has served on numerous committees for the ACC National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR), including the Executive Management Board, the Science Oversight Committee, the Cath/PCI Research and Publications Committee, the Informatics Committee and the ACTIONGWTG Steering Committee. He chaired the committees that developed version 3.0 of the Cath/PCI database and version 2.0 of the ACTION acute coronary syndrome registry. His seminal work in developing a predictive risk model for PCI mortality led to the first clinical measure adopted by the National Quality Forum for interventional cardiology. He has served on ACC and AHA committees that developed a position statement on composite measures and guidelines for treating acute coronary syndrome patients. In 2006 Dr. Shaw received the “NCDR Founding Father Award” for his work in forming the national registry and was recognized as “Impact Player of the Year” in 2006 by Mi-Co Corporation for developing Tablet-PC mobile data capture techniques for cardiac information. Dr. Shaw received the Teaching Excellence Award for the Cardiology Fellowship Program at CPMC in 2009. He has been editor-in-chief of The Journal of Invasive Cardiology since 1990 and serves as an editorial consultant to several major cardiovascular and medical journals.

    Dr. Shaw received his Ph.D. degree in Medical Research, Informatics and Statistics from the Graduate Division and School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, where he received the Robert E. Harris award for Distinguished Research in 1983. He is also certified in Nuclear Medicine Technology by the National Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board, with over 10 years of clinical experience in Nuclear Medicine. Dr. Shaw has been a coinvestigator on many clinical trials and has published over 350 abstracts, articles and book chapters on cardiac catheterization intervention, cardiac surgery, longitudinal assessment of medical outcomes, development of risk-adjustment models, and comparative effectiveness and innovative approaches to collecting medical information. Dr. Shaw has been a consultant to cardiac programs around the country and has lectured on development of cardiovascular research programs, statistical methods and analysis, design of medical databases and risk adjustmentmethodology.