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About Dr. David M Shahian

Dr. David M Shahian, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Boston, MA. He has 45 years of experience. His specialties include Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery) and Vascular Surgery. Dr. Shahian is affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island and Falmouth Hospital. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

3 Ratings with 2 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. David M Shahian is Excellent. Dr. David M Shahian has been rated by 3 patients. From those 3 patients 2 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. David M Shahian is 4.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Massachusetts General Hospital

55 Fruit St
Boston, MA 02114
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Dr. David M Shahian has the following 2 specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)
  • Vascular Surgery

    Vascular surgeons treat and manage disorders in your veins, arteries and your lymphatic system to ensure blood circulation in your heart and in brain is the best it can be. They're well-versed on how your vascular system works with the rest of your body and they can treat conditions that may cause blockages or buildup.
    They can perform many of the same diagnostic testing as interventional radiologists can, such as angiography and MRIs. In addition to diagnosis, they provide critical care and treatment for aneurysms, artery blockages and trauma injuries that involve your veins. They can also help patients manage diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol as well as treat artery disease. Treatment for more serious cases might include bypass surgery or surgery to remove plaque.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. David M Shahian has the following 14 expertise

  • Cardiopulmonary Bypass (CPB)
  • Coronary Artery Bypass (Heart Bypass)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Esophagus Cancer (Esophogeal Neoplasm)
  • Diabetes Complications
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Aortic Valve Stenosis
  • Vascular Malformations
  • Aneurysm
  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Coronary Disease
  • Heart Cancer

Dr. David M Shahian has 1 board certified specialty

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Dr. David M Shahian is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Experience and Skill

Dr. Shahian performed CABG surgery on me 26 years ago, an intricate procedure to bypass 4 major blood vessels one of which was embedded in the cardiac muscle requiring re-sectioning. One graft closed after 8 years causing a non-lethal MI. A few years ago a cardiac catheter test at Shands UFL revealed the 3 remaining grafts as "wide open" to the astonishment of the physicians performing the procedure. One of the remaining 3 grafts became totally occluded since but has been remediated by collateral growth, I attribute the patency of the grafts and my survival to the experience and consummate skill of Dr. Shahian. Now I face the prospect of aortic valve replacement surgery. While I probably will have this done in Florida where my current team of physicians has immediate access to my voluminous medical records, I would be most comfortable if Dr. Shahian performed this surgery as well.

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Five Stars

excellent and thorough surgeon.

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Four Stars
  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Shahian is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    45 Years Experience

  • Harvard Medical School

    Graduated in 1973

  • Massachusetts General Hospital


  • Accepted Insurance

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Locations & Directions

Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit St, Boston, MA


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