Benjamin Shoemaker, MD, MSCI


Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Brief Description
Dr. Ben Shoemaker recently finished a fellowship in cardiac electrophysiology and has joined the Department of Medicine as an Instructor in Medicine and a physician-scientist in the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute (VHVI) and Vanderbilt Center for Translational and Clinical Cardiovascular Research (VTRACC). He conducts patient-oriented research predominantly focused on investigating the genetic basis of atrial fibrillation. He came to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2009 after completing internal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins University. He obtained formal training in clinical research through the Vanderbilt MSCI program. He is married to Ashley Shoemaker, a physician-scientist in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology. They have two children, Emma (5) and Peter (2).


MD, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
MSCI, Clinical Investigation, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
BS, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia

Clinical interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arrhythmias - Genetics
  • Cardiovascular Medicine

Board and Certifications

Cardiovascular Disease - American Board of Internal Medicine, 2012

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology - American Board of Internal Medicine, 2015