Shahnaz Punjani, MD

Dr. Shahnaz Punjani graduated from medical school at Dow Medical College in Pakistan. She went on to complete her internal medicine residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in Bronx, New York where she received the “Best Resident” award during her 2nd year of residency training. She worked as an Internist before pursuing her cardiology training. During which time her compassionate care is admired by many of her patients in their testimonials.

Dr. Punjani completed a Preventive Cardiology fellowship at Brown University at Providence, RI. She did her Echocardiography and Cardiovascular Fellowships at Yale University at New Haven, CT. Additionally, she finished her Interventional Cardiology fellowship at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, MA. Most recently, Dr. Punjani completed an endovascular fellowship at First Coast Cardiovascular Institute.

“I am excited to be working with a compassionate group of providers who always keep patients at the center of everything they do,” Dr. Punjani says.

Dr. Punjani is involved in research, having contributed to several peer reviewed book chapters as well as authored a few publications in peer reviewed journals.

She has special interest in obesity management and women’s health. She is a certified Diabetic Educator. She has been involved in community services including voluntary clinics lecturing on cardiovascular health awareness. She loves nature and likes to travel.

Read a story from Dr. Punjani’s Patient

“In all of my 60 years of going to doctors, and there are too many to count, Dr. Punjani is by far the most dedicated and caring of them all.

Dr. Punjani saved my life. On a regular check-up, she noticed a weez in my voice, while she was talking to me. She insisted that I take a chest x-ray, which I said it wasn’t necessary. I had been to a doctor, and he said it was nothing to worry about. She would not take no for an answer. I relented and took the x-ray. She called me the next day, and advised me to get a cat-scan and see my oncologist as soon as possible or she could arrange it.

It turned out I had cancer of the lymph nodes. My oncologist said she saved my life, because it was a very aggressive form of Lymphoma and we caught it in time before it spread. I am now 100% free and in remission.

While sitting in the waiting room, talking to her other patients, they all have similar stories, about what she has done for them.”

Thank you,
Bernard Schaffel

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