CMHC Faculty Members

Faculty of Tarsus Medical Group are leaders in healthcare

Shaista Malik, MD, PhD, MPH

Orange, California

Shaista Malik, MD, PhD, MPH



Dr. Shaista Malik is the founding Executive Director of the Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute and the founding Associate Vice Chancellor of the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. She is also a tenured professor in the University of California division of cardiology, department of medicine. She is an investigator on several National Institute of Health (NIH) grants, including a career development award, a K23, from NIH (NHLBI) looking at the role of imaging in those with diabetes and the principal investigator of a RO1 grant, looking at the genetic, protein, and imaging markers of early heart disease. She is also investigating the role of acupuncture in treating hypertension. She is also the founding medical director of the preventive cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation programs.

Education and Training

  • Internal Medicine Residency, University of California Irvine (UCI) Department of Medicine, 2004
  • Medical Degree, UCI School of Medicine, 2000
  • Post Doctorate (PhD) in Health Services,  University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Fielding School of Public Health, 2005
  • Master of Public Health in Community Health Science, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, 1995
  • Bachelor of Arts in History, Stanford University, 1992
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Stanford University, 1992

Professional Highlights

  • Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association, 2013-2021, 2023
  • Mentored Patient-Oriented Career Development Award, National Institutes of Health
  • Faculty of the Year Award, Fellow Advocate, UCI School of Medicine, 2012
  • Outstanding Cardiology Fellow, Research, UCI School of Medicine, 2007
  • Dean's Award for Outstanding Medical Students, UCI School of Medicine, 2000


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