Dr. Shetabi was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. After finishing medical school at Iran University of medical sciences, which is located in Tehran, he started to practice in Tehran heart center for 3 years as a hospitalist and during that time, he was working with a group of experienced cardiologists in the emergency room, cardiac floors and coronary care unit. Working in Tehran heart center expanded his experience as well as his interest in cardiology and motivated Dr. Shetabi to pursue his next goal in life, which was to become an Interventional Cardiologist. Therefore, he moved to the United States and started a residency in Internal Medicine at Aurora Health Care in Milwaukee, WI for three years.
After completion of Internal Medicine residency, he joined a very busy cardiovascular fellowship program at St Luke’s Hospital (Aurora Health Care) in Milwaukee, WI and continued the formal training in adult cardiology for another three years. Later on, he accepted a position in Interventional cardiology fellowship program at St Luke’s hospital in Milwaukee. St Luke’s hospital is a tertiary hospital in Milwaukee with a huge patient population, which provided Dr. Shetabi a great opportunity to be exposed to different and complex cases in cardiology, which would be an asset in his practice. Dr. Shetabi had the opportunity to work with many experienced cardiologists during his fellowship and was able to perform and assist many procedures including percutaneous coronary, renal, carotid and peripheral arterial interventions. He was also exposed to many other procedures such as Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), patent foramen ovale and atrial septal defect closure as well as endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
Dr. Shetabi also performed several research projects during cardiology fellowship and has multiple publications and presentations in national conferences. One of his latest projects, which was about comparing early versus delayed invasive interventions in patients who present with heart attack was presented at the International Academy of Cardiology in Boston, MA in 2017.
Dr. Shetabi is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular disease and nuclear cardiology. He is available for same day cardiovascular consultation in both the clinic and the hospital.