Shahab A. Akhter, MD

Shahab A. Akhter

Professor, Division of Cardiac Surgery

East Carolina Heart Institute at ECU
115 Heart Drive, Greenville, NC 27834

252-744-4400 (main)
252-744-7930 (office)
252-744-7947 (fax)


  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
  • Mitral and Tricuspid Valve Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Heart Failure
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Arrhythmia Surgery
  • Transcatheter valve replacement

Board Certification

  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery


  • University of Chicago-Pritzker School of Medicine (M.D. 1993)
  • Duke University Medical Center General Surgery Residency (1993-2000)
  • University of Michigan Medical Center Cardiothoracic Residency (2000-2002)

Professional Organizations

  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Southern Thoracic Surgical Association
  • American Heart Association
  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • American Surgical Association
  • American College of Surgeons

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