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Andrew Shaffer

Andrew Wesley Shaffer, M.D., M.S.

University of Minnesota
420 Delaware Street SE
Mayo Mail Code 207
Minneapolis, MN  55455
United States
612-624-1298 (alternative)
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic

Other Interests

Adult cardiac surgery

Adult congenital cardiac surgery

Aortic surgery

Endovascular surgical techniques


Heart failure, mechanical circulatory support, and heart transplantation

Respiratory failure, and lung transplantation



Cardiac surgical outcomes

Mechanical circulatory support

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)

Ex-vivo organ perfusion

Additional Educational Information

Undergraduate education: Concordia College, Moorhead, MN (1998-2002)

Graduate education: North Dakota State University, Department of Chemistry and Polymers / Coatings, Fargo, ND (2002-2004)

Medical school: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Grand Forks, ND (2004-2008)

Residency training: Beaumont Health System, Department of General Surgery, Royal Oak, MI (2008-2014)

Research fellowship: Extracorporeal Life Support Laboratory, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (2011-2012)

Fellowship training: University of Minnesota, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Minneapolis, MN (2014-2017)

Practice Areas

  • Cardiac
  • Aorta
  • Adult congenital procedures
  • Coronary disease
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular
  • Extracorporeal circulation
  • Heart failure
  • Critical Care
  • Mechanical circulatory assistance
  • Minimally Invasive
  • Lung Transplant
  • Heart Transplant
  • Valve disease
  • Transcatheter