Alap P. Shah, MD

Dr. Alap Shah has a specific interest in treating patients with atrial fibrillation where his goals are to advance patient knowledge and improve quality of life for these patients. Along with our other physicians at VAC, he is one of a select group of electrophysiologists across the country able to perform catheter ablations safely and effectively with minimal or no radiation exposure to patients.

He was notably most recently the Director of the AFib Center of Excellence at the Kansas City Heart Rhythm Institute.

His philosophy for treating patients is for them to fully understand their disease, and to let them know they have management options.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Brugada Syndrome
  • Cardiac Device Implantation
  • Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in Heart Failure
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Complex Arrhythmia Management
  • Congenital Cardiac Rhythm Disorders
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Rhythm Disorders
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Implantable Loop Recorders
  • Left Atrial Appendage Closure
  • Long QT
  • PVC (Premature Ventricular Contraction)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation (AFIB/SVT/VT)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation (Atrial Fibrillation and Ventricular Tachycardia)
  • Sudden Cardiac Death
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)
  • VT (Ventricular Tachycardia)
  • Watchman
  • Wolff-Parkinson White Syndrome (WPW)


  • Undergraduate degree – Bachelors of Liberal Arts, University of Missouri – Kansas City, MO
  • Medical degree – University of Missouri – Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
  • Internship – Internal Medicine, University of Texas – Southwestern, Dallas, TX
  • Residency – Internal Medicine, University of Colorado, Denver, CO
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship – Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship – Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Board Certifications:

  • ABIM – Cardiovascular Medicine
    ABIM – Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology