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Huzaifa Shakir

Huzaifa A. Shakir, MD, MHA, FACS, FACCP

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Suite F-102
150 Bergen Street
Newark  07103
United States
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic


Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Rutgers/New Jersey Medical School
Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon, RWJBarnabas Health System, Northern Region
Chief Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Prime Healthcare, Northern NJ Region
Director, Lung Cancer Center
Centrastate Medical Center/Atlantic Health System, Freehold, NJ

Other Interests

Off-Pump/On-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

Aortic Valve Surgery

Mitral Valve Surgery

Endoscopic vein / artery harvest

Laser Lead Extraction

Mediastinal Malignancies/Tumors

Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery

Interventional Bronchoscopy

Dialysis Access (Basilic Vein Transposition)

Cardiothoracic Critical Care

Health Care/Human Resource Management 

Certificate in HR Mangament - The Wharton School of Business (U. Penn.), 2009

Member, Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Member, American College of Healthcare Executives


Chairman, Standards and Ethics Committee 

Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society 

Additional Educational Information

Certified, American Board of Thoracic Surgery (2008)
Certified, American Board of Surgery (2005, Recertification valid 2025)
Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ (Cardiothoracic Residency 2004-2007)
NYU School of Medicine-North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY (General Surgery Residency 1999-2004)
Boston University School of Medicine (BA/MD 1999)
The Hill School (High School 1992)

Practice Areas

  • Cardiac
  • Thoracic
  • Vascular
  • Minimally Invasive
  • Transcatheter
  • Robotic
  • VATS
  • Cardiac
  • Coronary disease
  • Electrophysiology/arrhythmia
  • Endocarditis
  • Extracorporeal circulation
  • Heart failure
  • Mechanical circulatory assistance
  • Pericardium
  • Valve disease
  • Aortic valve disease
  • Mitral valve disease
  • Tricuspid valve disease
  • Pulmonary valve disease
  • Thoracic
  • Chest wall
  • Diaphragm
  • Lung
  • Esophagus
  • Mediastinum
  • Pleura
  • Trachea and bronchi
  • Trauma
  • Reconstruction
  • Benign disease
  • Cancer
  • Congenital thoracic
  • Infection
  • Vascular
  • Great vessels
  • Aorta
  • Endovascular
  • Critical Care
  • Education
  • History
  • Professional Affairs
  • Ethics
  • Medical technology
  • Recollections and Tributes
  • Basic science