Vijay S. Shetty, MB, BS
June 2, 2014 – BRONX, NY - Dr. Vijay S. Shetty, MB, BS, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) at Einstein and Deputy Assistant Dean at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, one of Einstein's newer affiliate institutions, received the Samuel M. Rosen Award for Outstanding Teaching at at Einstein’s medical school graduation Tuesday, May 26th.
Dr. Shetty is the eleventh Department of Medicine faculty member to receive this award for excellence in clinical teaching, selected by the students of Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In receiving this honor, Dr. Shetty joins the ranks of esteemed colleagues Dr. Martin Cohen (1982); Dr. Leslie Bernstein and Dr. Joan Casey (1988); Dr. B. Robert Meyer (1994); Dr. Bulent Atac (1996); Dr. Ruth Freeman (2000); Dr. Serban Fotino (2002); Dr. Gisele Wolf-Klein (2003); Dr. Miriam A. Smith (2004); Dr. Sean Pickering (2010); and Dr. Michael D. Gitman (2011).
In his role as Deputy Assistant Dean at Maimonides Medical Center, Dr. Shetty is responsible for overseeing all Einstein student-related activities across clinical departments. He is also director of undergraduate education, director of the cardiac telemetry unit and a consultant cardiologist at Maimonides.
Dr. Shetty is a deeply committed educator who has been actively involved in the teaching of Einstein students since its affiliation with Maimonides began in 2010. Completing his fellowship in cardiology that same year, he was the unanimous choice to be the first site director for students rotating at the Maimonides medicine clerkship; a year later he became site director for the medicine subinternship as well. He has received numerous commendations from students and peers alike for his excellent teaching and his efforts in shaping the educational structure for Einstein students at Maimonides. He is the recipient of several teaching awards, most recently the Teacher of the Year Award from the department of medicine at Maimonides for two consecutive years: 2010-11 and 2011-12.
Dr. Shetty earned his medical degree at J. S. S. Medical College in India in 2000. He completed his residency training in internal medicine at K. S. Hegde Medical Academy in India and came to the United States in 2002. After spending a year doing research at Weill Cornell Medical College, he completed his residency training in internal medicine in 2006 and a cardiology fellowship in 2010, both at Maimonides.