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Ashish S. Shah MD

Professor of Cardiac Surgery, Surgical Director, Heart Transplant Program, and Alfred Blalock Endowed Director and Chair, Department of Cardiac Surgery
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  • 151 ratings
  • 17 comments

Areas of Expertise

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    Aortic Center
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    Cardiac Surgery
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    Cardiac Tumors
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    Cardiac Valve Disease
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    Heart Assist Devices
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    Heart Transplant
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    Heart Valve Center
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    Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy & Inherited Disease
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    Pulmonary Endarterectomy for Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension

Locations (2)

1215 21st Avenue South, 5th Floor
Nashville, TN 37232
1215 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37232

Languages

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    English

Education

  • Doctor of Medicine - University of Pittsburgh, 1995
  • Internship - Duke University Health System, 1996
  • Research Fellowship - Duke University Health System, 1999
  • Residency - Duke University Health System, 2002
  • Residency - Duke University Health System, 2005

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Surgery - American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 2007

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Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Experience Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
Dr Shah took his time and explained everything very well. I was treated with respect while I asked my questions and voiced my concerns. He was in no hurry to leave and was very patient with me. He was very detailed with the description of my procedure and that helped me to understand what was going to happen.
March 30, 2022
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Much better experience than I could ever have imagined.
March 22, 2022
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We recommend Vanderbilt Health to everyone.
February 3, 2022
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*Dr. Shah was an excellent listener and provided details relative to my medical condition that was easy to understand. *Dr. Shah laid out a plan that was both comprehensive and provided encouragement to me and my family.
December 13, 2021
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She was very knowledgeable about all my concerns and answered all questions in a way I understood. She was wonderful.
November 29, 2021
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Good.
November 21, 2021
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The doctor provided the most excellent and professional care, even though I was 30 mins. late, and she had an appt. commitment following mine. She covered every topic and then some. I was extremely pleased with her thoroughness and true care for my well being.
September 24, 2021
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Dr.Shah was excellent in my opinion
September 11, 2021
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Thanks *Dr. Shah & staff and rest of the "team" that fixed my aneurysm. Most appreciative of you all!
August 31, 2021
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