Dr. Bashar Shala, MD

Dr. Bashar Shala, MD

Cardiology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 51
Dr. Bashar Shala, MD is a cardiology specialist in Memphis, TN and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from University Of Aleppo, Faculty Of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in cardiology, cardiovascular & metabolic diseases, and more.Read his story

6799 Great Oaks Rd Ste 100

Memphis, TN 38138

Contact Information

(901) 751-0405

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Tennessee
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Dr. Shala's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Shala "Dr. Shala has received numerous awards and honors, including multiple Physician Recognition awards from the American Medical Association and the James Givens' Award for Excellence from the University of Tennessee. Dr. Shala was recognized in 2007 by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for his excellence in cardiac care. He was also the recipient of Diversity Memphis 'Humanitarian of the Year' award in 2011 and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Freedom Award in 2017. Numerous lectures, guest appearances, public speaking events in promoting philanthropy and interfaith relations; he speaks regularly to faith-based organizations around the Memphis area as well as national and international organizations."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shala "Memphis Cardiovascular Center and Dr. Shala are proud to offer a wide spectrum of Cardiac services including: Clinical Consultation, Nuclear Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Echocardiography, Carotid and Vascular Ultrasound, Peripheral Vascular Disease therapeutic interventions, Lipids and Obesity treatment and Preventive Cardiology. Our services are provided through state-of-the-art medical technology available on site. Our team includes highly skilled technologists and trained personnel to provide the best care possible to our patients.

Dr. Shala practices general and clinical cardiology since 2000. Board certified in Cardiovascular Diseases, Interventional Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant with additional certification in Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT. "

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9  Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Adult Cardiology
  • Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular & Metabolic Diseases
  • Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases
  • Clinical Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Invasive Cardiology
  • Preventive Cardiology

4  Board Certifications

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Interventional Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

63  Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal Heart Beat
  • Accelerated Hypertension
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrial Cardiomyopathy With Heart Block
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Autoimmune Atherosclerosis
  • Buerger's Disease
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy 1, Familial Hypertrophic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Alcoholic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Chagas
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated, Idiopathic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Familial Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Takotsubo
  • Carotid Atherosclerosis
  • Chest Pain
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Congestive Heart Failure, Left-Sided
  • Congestive Heart Failure, Right-Sided
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Exertional Hypertension
  • Familial Atrial Fibrillation
  • Familial Combined Hyperlipidemia
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • High-Risk Hypertension
  • Hypercholesterolemia Due to Arg3500 Mutation of apo B-100
  • Hypercholesterolemia Due to LDL Receptor Deficiency
  • Hypercholesterolemia, Autosomal Dominant
  • Hypercholesterolemia, Autosomal Recessive
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension in Pheochromocytoma
  • Hypertension, Alcohol-Induced
  • Hypertension, Corticosteroid-Induced
  • Hypertension, Environment-Induced
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Multifocal Premature Beats
  • Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Unstable Angina
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Fibrillation, Idiopathic
  • Ventricular Fibrillation, Paroxysmal
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31  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

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.


  • University Of Aleppo / Faculty Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • University Of Aleppo, Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • University Of Tennessee
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • University Of Tennessee
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • University Of Tennessee
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • University Of Tennessee Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Physician’ Recognition Award; American Medical Association, 2001
  • • Southern Society of Medical Research Trainee Award, 1999
  • Physician’ Recognition Award; American Medical Association, 1998
Media & Publications

Dr. Shala has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shala's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shala to family and friends
56 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (56)

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Dr. Shala's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

Dr. Shala is a great doctor, but getting his office to call refills to your pharmacy in a timely manner needs to be improved.
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Dr. Shala spent time with me and listened. He is thorough and has great bedside manners. Staff were very nice. I finally found a Cardiologist I can trust. Busy practice, worth the wait.
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Dr Shala is simply the best Cardiologist in town! I was seeing another doctor in one of the big clinics and felt that I was on an assembly line. At Dr Shala's clinic I got personal and great care. Hands down recommended.
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Mary, his Admin Asst., never returns telephone calls and they are very slow in filling out paperwork despite, the fee that you pay. You have to stay on them. Also, Dr. Shala told my husband one thing during a visit and when asked about it one the next visit, he denied that he told him that. As...more
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Certainly apologize for the slow response in paperwork. We looked into this situation and clearly found out that the patient's disability claim as cardiac issue was not legitimate and that response upset the wife tremendously. We have to keep high standards of professional integrity and ethics even if it leads to this type of retaliatory review on Healthgrades.

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Very caring MD who listens to your complaints and concerns. Excellent care!
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