Alexis E. Shafii, MD

Dr. Alexis Shafii is a cardiothoracic surgeon with expertise in thoracic transplantation and adult cardiac surgery. Show full bio

His clinical focus includes thoracic organ failure, heart and lung transplantation as well as implantation of mechanical circulatory support devices. He is the surgical director of the heart transplant program at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, and previously directed transplant programs at major medical centers in Dallas and Kentucky.

Dr. Shafii also treats adult acquired cardiac diseases, including coronary artery disease, heart valve disease, and aortic pathologies. His research efforts focus on heart and lung transplantation, ventricular assist devices, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).

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  • Heart and Lung Transplant
  • Cardiac Surgery


  • Undergraduate:

    Boston College

  • Medical School:

    University of South Florida College of Medicine

  • Residency:

    University of South Florida College of Medicine

  • Fellowships:

    Cleveland Clinic Foundation


  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery

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