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Shumway, Sara J, MD

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  • Heart Transplant
  • Lung Transplant
  • Cardiovascular Surgery

Care Philosophy:

My primary area of concentration lies in cardiac-related transplant and transplant rejection.

Clinical Interests:

Coronary artery bypass surgery; Mitral valve repair and replacement; Aortic valve replacement; Redo coronary artery bypass surgery; Minimally invasive approaches to the above procedures; Repair of aortic aneurysms and dissections; Thymectomy for myasthenia gravis; Heart transplantation; Lung transplantation

Board Certification:

Surgery; Thoracic Surgery

Medical School:

Vanderbilt University


Vanderbilt Affiliated Hospitals (Surgery)


Johns Hopkins Hospital (Cardiothoracic Surgery)

Leadership Roles:

Vice-Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery; Surgical Director of Lung Transplantation


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