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Ashish Suresh Shah, M.D.

Associate Director of Cardiac Surgery


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Main Location

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Out of State Patients

Call 410-464-6641 (8a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

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Call +1-410-502-7683 (7a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

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  • Associate Director of Cardiac Surgery
  • Surgical Director of Heart and Lung Transplant

Centers & Institutes


The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-955-2800

600 N. Wolfe Street
Heart and Vascular Institute
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-502-3900
Fax: 410-955-3809

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

Appointment Phone: 410-502-3900

601 N. Caroline Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-502-3900
Fax: 410-955-3809

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

Appointment Phone: 410-955-2800

10755 Falls Road
Pavilion I
Lutherville, MD 21093 map
Phone: 410-502-3900


Aneurysms, Aortic Aneurysms, Aortic Surgery, Arrhythmia, Arterial Aneurysm, Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Septal Defects, Cardiac Care, Cardiac Surgery, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiovascular Surgery, Circulatory Support Devices, Complex Aortic Root Surgery, Congenital Heart Disease - Adult, Congestive Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery, Coronary Artery Disease, Coronary Bypass Surgery, Heart Bypass, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Therapy, Irregular Heartbeat, Ischemic Heart Disease, Lung Transplant, Mechanical Circulatory Support, Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Minimally Invasive Endovascular Aneurysm Repair, Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair, Mitral Stenosis, Mitral Valve Repair, Pacemakers, Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms, Transplant Surgery, Valvular Heart Disease, Valvular Heart Surgery, Ventricular Assist Device, Ventricular Septal Defect

Research Interests

Lung Transplantation; Reperfusion injury in lung transplantation

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    Additional Information

  • Education +


    • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine / MD (1995)


    • Duke University School of Medicine / Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (2005)


    • American Board of Thoracic Surgery / Thoracic Surgery (2007)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications

    Nwakanma LU, Simpkins CE, Williams JA, Chang DC, Borja MC, Conte JV, Shah AS. Impact of bilateral versus single lung transplantation on survival in recipients 60 years of age and older: Analysis of the UNOS database. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2007; 133(2): 541-547.

    Weiss E, Nwakanma LU, Russell SB, Conte JV, Shah AS. Outcomes in biatrial versus bicaval techniques in heart transplantation: analysis of the UNOS database. J Heart Lung Transplant 2008; 27(2): 178-183.

    Shah AS, Nwakanma LU, Simpkins CS, Williams J, Chang DC, Conte JV. Pretransplant panel reactive antibodies in human lung transplant: an analysis of over 10,000 patients. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2008;85(6):1919-24.

    Shah AS, Leffell MS, Lucas D, Zachary AA. Elevated pretransplantation soluble CD30 is associated with decreased early allograft function after human lung transplantation. Hum Immunol 2009;70:101-3.

    Weiss, ES, Champion HC, Williams JA, Baumgartner WA, and Shah AS. Long Acting Oral Phosphodiesterase Inhibition Preconditions Against Reperfusion Injury In An Experimental Lung Transplantation Model. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2009;137:1249-57.

    Merlo CA, Weiss ES, Orens JB, Borja MC, Diener-West M, Conte, JV, Shah AS. Impact of U.S. Lung Allocation Score on survival after lung transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2009 Aug;28(8):769-75.

    Weiss ES, Allen JG, Meguid RA, Patel ND, Merlo CA, Orens JB, Baumgartner WA, Conte JV, Shah AS. The Impact of Center Volume on Survival in Lung Transplantation: an Analysis of more than 10,000 cases. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Oct;88(4):1062-70.

    Weiss ES, Allen JG, Merlo CA, Conte JV, Shah AS. Survival after single versus bilateral lung transplantation for high-risk patients with pulmonary fibrosis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Nov;88(5):1616-25.

    Arnaoutakis GJ, Allen JG, Merlo CA, Sullivan BE, Baumgartner WA, Conte JV, Shah AS. Impact of the lung allocation score on resource utilization after lung transplantation in the United States. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2011 Jan;30(1):14-21. Epub 2010 Sep 24.

    George TJ, Arnaoutakis GJ, Merlo CA, Kemp CD, Baumgartner WA, Conte JV, Shah AS. Association of operative time of day with outcome after thoracic organ transplant JAMA 2011 Jun 1;305(21):2193-9.
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