About Dr. Farzad Najam,
Heart Valve Surgeon
Hello! My name is Dr. Farzad Najam and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from King Edward Medical College in 1991. To date, I have performed approximately 7,000 cardiac surgeries, of which 4,000 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at The George Washington University Hospital. Read more...
I believe my greatest strength is my ability to evaluate patients with complex structural valvular heart disease and provide personalized and comprehensive care to my patients.
3 Patient Reviews for
"On the night before my surgery, Dr. Najam came into my room to discuss my surgery with my wife and me. As he sat on my bed, Dr. Najam explained through a hand-made sketch that not only did he have to replace my aortic valve, but that there was a risk that he would also have to replace a part of my aortic root. It was all dependent upon the measurements.
Dr. Najam came back into my room a little while later after he learned that the radiologist has performed additional measurements on my CT Scan. He let me know that aortic root replacement was unlikely, but that he would have to perform aortaplasty to reduce the risk of an aneurysm. He also explained that my left bundle branch block condition would probably result in a pacemaker for me.
The surgery was a complete success with no complications. I couldn't have been more pleased with the results and the time Dr. Najam took with me before and after surgery. I know that there are excellent surgeons at the George Washington University Hospital, but I feel extremely lucky to have had my surgery performed by Dr. Najam."
-- Jeffrey Manor, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 02/24/2015
"Loved my surgeon, everything went smoothly. I would recommend him to anyone."
-- Dave Berman, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 01/12/2012
-- Laz Singer, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, 02/02/2009
My Specialities &
My heart surgery specialties include:
- Complex mitral valve repair including minimally techniques (robot-assisted procedures)
- Aortic valve surgery including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
- Aortic root reconstruction for aortic aneurysms
In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:
- Surgical treatment of mitral valve disease
- Atrial fibrillation therapy including the Maze procedure
- Blood conservation and Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
Education, Training & Certificates
Dr. Farzad Najam, heart surgeon, graduated from King Edward Medical College in 1991.
After medical school, Dr. Najam completed a Surgery Residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital/UMDNJ. He served as chief resident of cardiothoracic surgery at The George Washington University Medical Center and was later named chief resident at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation’s Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.
In addition, Dr. Najam participated in fellowships in cardiovascular surgery at the Children’s National Medical Center and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, DC.
From 2002 to 20004, Dr. Najam practiced as a Clinical Associate in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Today, Dr. Najam serves as the Director of Cardiac Surgery and Clinical Professor of Surgery at The George Washington University Hospital.
Throughout his career, Dr. Najam has received several acknowledgements including:
* Colonel Abid Hussain Gold Medal
* Ames L. Filippone Jr., MD Chairman’s Award in Surgery from Morristown Memorial Hospital
* Dr. Najam’s book “Robotic Surgery” was awarded the Book of the year award by the British Medical Association in 2009
* Washingtonian "Top Doctor" in the field of Cardiac Surgery
Dr. Najam is board-certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.
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Page last updated: September 17, 2021