About Dr. Lee Hafen,
Heart Valve Surgeon

Hello! My name is Dr. Lee Hafen and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from Washington University School of Medicine in 2011. To date, I have performed approximately 1,000 cardiac surgeries, of which over 500 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at hospitals including Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital - Plano and Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital - Denton. Read more...

15 Patient Reviews for
Dr. Hafen

"It’s not often that you are comfortable with an MD on your initial appointment, but I was immediately at ease with Dr. Lee Hafen. He answered all my questions and was informative about the issues I did not even consider asking about.

I was able to go into surgery with full confidence in Dr. Hafen and his team. My recovery in the hospital at the BSW Heart Hospital was pleasant and non- eventful. I am 100% pleased with my experience with Dr. Hafen and would not hesitate to recommend him as a kind, intelligent and expert heart surgeon."

-- Lynn Pilversack, Mitral Valve, Robotic Surgery, Maze Procedure, 12/14/2023

"Upon meeting Dr Hafen, I immediately knew I was in good hands. I was impressed with his kind manner. He is a great listener and answered question from myself and two others with me.

My double valve replacement went well, according to Dr Hafen, even though the robotic surgery took 5 1/2 hours. Dr Hafen didn’t give up and did an excellent job. I deeply appreciate his dedication to my surgery.

My recovery has been remarkable. At 80 I wasn’t sure how long I’d be recovering. It’s now about 6 weeks and PT / OT have released me. I’ve started to drive and walk my dog twice a day.

I’m certain Dr Hafen is responsible for my recovery, because of his outstanding surgery skills and his dedication to his patient.

Additionally, I recommend Baylor Scott and White to anyone. An outstanding medical hospital. My care was second to none. The nursing staff is truly the best I’ve ever experienced. Additionally, Dr Mandell and his staff, the electrical team, I’m told were also on par with excellence.

I pray I never need hospitalization again, but if chance occurs, I’ll select the surgical staff of Baylor Scott And White. Baylor Heart Hospital is an outstanding hospital and I’d recommend to anyone. The care I received minute by minute was superior. The additional medical treatments of Dr Mandell and staff are equally outstanding."

-- Barbara Shackelford , Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Replacement, Robotic Surgery, 12/07/2023

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My Specialities &
Clinical Interests

My heart surgery specialties include:

  • Minimally invasive surgery including robotic, mitral and tricuspid valve surgery
  • Transcatheter mitral and tricuspid valve interventions
  • Complex multivalve operations, including structural heart disease

In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:

  • Mitral Valve Repair, including transcatheter edge to edge repair (TEER) and replacement (TMVR)
  • Surgical and transcatheter management of mitral annulus calcification (MAC)

Education, Training & Certificates

Dr. Lee Hafen, heart surgeon, graduated from Washington University School of Medicine in 2011.

After medical school, Dr. Hafen completed his Residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston McGovern Medical School in 2016. Dr. Hafen also completed a Fellowship in Thoracic Surgery at The Heart Hospital at Baylor Plano in 2021.

Dr. Hafen is board certified by the Texas Medical Board, the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Schedule Appointment
with Dr. Lee Hafen, MD

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Hafen, you can:

  • Call (888) 920-7743 right now
  • Request an appointment by clicking here.

The office of Dr. Hafen is located at 4708 Alliance Blvd., Plano, TX 75093. To get driving directions to this office, please click the map below.



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Page last updated: February 3, 2024