Dr. Asad Shah

Asad Shah, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.S. is a cardiac surgeon at Hoag and a member of the
Raney Zusman Medical Group, one of the premier and highest volume cardiothoracic
surgery groups in Southern California.


Dr. Shah was born and raised in New York and completed medical school at Duke
University. He was awarded a prestigious Doris Duke Research Fellowship during this time
and spent a year at Yale University conducting research on ischemic preconditioning.
He continued his surgical residency and cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at Duke
University, widely considered the top cardiac surgery training program in the country.
Prior to joining Raney Zusman, Dr. Shah worked in the University of North Carolina
Health Care System, achieving an exclusive 3 out of 3 start rating for coronary artery
bypass grafting by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.


Dr. Shah is a high-volume surgeon and performs the full-spectrum of cardiac surgical
procedures. His clinical interests include thoracic aortic disease, minimally invasive
valve surgery, coronary artery bypass grafting, and transcatheter therapies, including
TAVR and TEVAR. He is certified on the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System.
Dr. Shah has conducted extensive research in cardiovascular surgery including studying
the genetics of thoracic aortic aneurysms and bicuspid aortic valve syndrome. He has
over 40 peer-reviewed publications and has given over 20 national presentations. He has
been an invited speaker for the Society of Thoracic Surgeons on multiple occasions
and has received multiple academic and research awards from organizations
including the American Association of Thoracic Surgery and the Joint Council on Thoracic Surgical Education.

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