Asad Shah, M.D.

Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute

  • Cardiothoracic Surgeon
  • Newport Beach

Asad Shah, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.S. is a cardiac surgeon at Hoag and a member of the Newport Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery Group (formerly 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 Hoag, Dr. Shah worked in the University of North Carolina Health Care System, achieving an exclusive 3 out of 3 star 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.

Dr. Shah is board certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Surgeons. His other memberships include the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, including serving on numerous leadership committees, the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, the Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society, and the Heart Valve Society.