Dr. Zulfikar A. Sharif, MD

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery • Male • Age 44

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Dr. Sharif's Experience

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Dr. Sharif's Care Philosophy

Dr. Sharif's Specialties

Procedures Dr. Sharif Performs

  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
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Hospital Quality

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Mercy Health - Anderson Hospital
7500 State Road
Cincinnati, OH 45255
Mercy Health - Clermont Hospital
3000 Hospital Drive
Batavia, OH 45103

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9 Facts About Hospital Quality

Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

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Patient Satisfaction

Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Sharif

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Cardiac, Vascular & Thoracic Surgeons Inc.
CARDIAC, VASCULAR & THORACIC SURGEONS INC.
4030 Smith Rd Ste 300
Cincinnati, OH 45209
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    Dr. Sharif's Experience

    Dr. Sharif's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Cardiac Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
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    • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
    • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
    • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
    • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
    • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
    • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
    • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
    • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
    • Decortication and Pleurectomy
    • Heart Defect Repair
    • Impella Device
    • Lobectomy, Open
    • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
    • Lung Removal, Open
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Maze Procedure
    • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
    • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
    • Open Thymectomy
    • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
    • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
    • Port Placements or Replacements
    • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
    • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
    • Thoracentesis
    • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
    • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
    • Tracheal Surgery
    • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
    • Ventricular Assist Device
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    • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
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    • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
    • Aortic Aneurysm
    • Aortic Dissection
    • Aortic Ectasia
    • Aortic Valve Disease
    • Arrhythmias (incl. Atrial Fibrillation)
    • Cardiomegaly
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Carotid Artery Disease
    • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
    • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
    • Congenital Heart Disease
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
    • Empyema
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
    • Lung Cancer
    • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
    • Mitral Valve Disease
    • Pericardial Disease
    • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
    • Pleural Neoplasm, Malignant
    • Pulmonary Embolism
    • Septal Defect
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    Background Check for Dr. Sharif

    Malpractice Claims not available

    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Ohio.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    University Of Toledo College Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1997

    Internship Hospital

    Detroit Receiving Hospital University Health Center
    Complete in 2004

    Residency Hospital

    Detroit Receiving Hospital University Health Center
    Complete in 2004

    Fellowship Hospital

    University Of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
    Complete in 2006
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Sharif & Staff

    • English
    • Urdu
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Sharif's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

    Check out the quality of care at the 4 hospitals where Dr. Sharif has admitting privileges:

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    • Good Samaritan Hospital

    • Mercy Health - Anderson Hospital

    • Mercy Health - Clermont Hospital

    • University Hospital

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Sharif

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sharif to family and friends

    5 responses
    above
    national average

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    Dr. Sharif's Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    5 responses
    above
    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    5 responses
    above
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    5 responses
    above
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes 5 responses
    same as
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Sharif
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    5 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    4 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    4 responses
    above
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    4 responses
    above
    national average

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    • Yes.

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    Office Locations

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    Cardiac, Vascular & Thoracic Surgeons Inc.
    CARDIAC, VASCULAR & THORACIC SURGEONS INC.
    4030 Smith Rd Ste 300
    Cincinnati, OH 45209
    (513) 421-3494 (Office)
    (513) 345-2606 (Fax)
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