Shawn C Simek

Shawn C Simek, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Business Phone: (352) 273-9065

About Shawn C Simek

My name is Shawn Simek, MD, and I am a clinical assistant professor in the division of cardiovascular medicine. I was inspired to be a doctor by my very early desire to help others, and I specialized in cardiology because I find the physiology of the cardiovascular system and the diversity of cardiac imaging tools fascinating. My specific interests include non-invasive cardiac imaging to diagnose and evaluate progression of valvular heart disease and coronary artery disease.

I earned my undergraduate degree from the University of Florida, and my medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. I completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, where I also completed a cardiology fellowship and served as the chief fellow. I have expertise in the following areas: valvular heart disease, coronary artery disease, myocardial infarction, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia.

I enjoy spending time with my family, as well as outdoor activities including hiking, cycling, kayaking and camping.

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical Profile

  • Cardiology
Areas of Interest
  • Atrial fibrillation or flutter
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Heart attack
  • High blood cholesterol levels
  • High blood pressure – adults
  • Valvular Disease

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)



Gender Differences in Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment of Cardiotoxicity in Cardio-Oncology
Journal of Clinical Medicine. 11(17) [DOI] 10.3390/jcm11175167. [PMID] 36079097.
Physical Activity, Subclinical Myocardial Injury, and Risk of Heart Failure Subtypes in Black Adults
JACC: Heart Failure. 9(7):484-493 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jchf.2021.04.003.
Thirty-Day Readmissions After Hospitalization for Hypertensive Emergency.
Hypertension (Dallas, Tex. : 1979). 73(1):60-67 [DOI] 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.118.11691. [PMID] 30571563.
Association Between Regional Adipose Tissue Distribution and Risk of Heart Failure Among Blacks.
Circulation. Heart failure. 11(11) [DOI] 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.118.005629. [PMID] 30571193.


Fellowship in Cardiology
2019-2022 · University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Residency in Internal Medicine
2016-2019 · University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Medical Degree
2012-2016 · University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Bachelor's of Science in Biological Sciences
2008-2012 · University of Florida

Contact Details

(352) 273-9065
Business Street:
P.O. Box 100288
Division of Cardiology