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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

Areas of Expertise

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


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


  • English


  • 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

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Couldn't have been better
April 6, 2024
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End to end, a wonderful group of people to deal with.
March 30, 2024
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Dr. Shah was excellent. He provided a thorough examination and took the time to explain what services he could provide to treat my symptoms and why. I left having a peace of mind.
March 19, 2024
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Very professional and experienced
January 16, 2024
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Very good
January 8, 2024
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Excellent doctor. Would highly recommend to others and extremely happy that I was connected with him.
December 28, 2023
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I felt very good about the diagnosis, as well as could be expected, but more importantly I felt the path forward represented the best course given all of the information. Very comfortable.
December 21, 2023
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Dr Shah was very easy to talk to, and answered each of my questions to my satisfaction.
October 31, 2023
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Everything went great
September 26, 2023
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