Dr. Bashar Shala, MD

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Memphis Cardiovascular Center 6799 Great Oaks Rd Ste 100 Memphis, TN 38138 Get Directions
Dr. Bashar Shala, MD
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.

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Dr. Shala's Care Philosophy

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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Memphis Cardiovascular Center6799 Great Oaks Rd Ste 100
Memphis, TN 38138
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Dr. Shala's Reviews

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4.9
based on 56 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Shala's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Memphis, TN |
Dr. Shala is a great doctor, but getting his office to call refills to your pharmacy in a timely manner needs to be improved.
Memphis, TN |
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.
Cordova, TN |
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.
in Memphis, TN |
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 they say, it's all about having a good show!
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.
in Eads, TN |
Very caring MD who listens to your complaints and concerns. Excellent care!
in Cordova, TN |
He is so passionate about his patient. He is also very knowledgeable and will describe all medical issues using diagrams or any other teaching device. He has a great nurse and staff. He is the best and I would highly recommend him.
in Collierville, TN |
Considerate and takes time to talk to you and detail any procedures.
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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.

Dr. Shala's Care Philosophy

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. 

Dr. Shala says...

Dr. Shala is the founding physician of Memphis Cardiovascular Center.  He started his Internal Medicine Residency training at the University of Tennessee in Memphis in 1991, where he was Chief Medical Resident in 1994. He then became board certified in Internal Medicine and practiced General and Emergency Medicine.  From there, he went on for additional training and a Fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine in 1996 where he also served as Chief Cardiology Fellow.  This was followed by another Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology in 1999, after which he attained board certification in cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and cardiovascular computed tomography.  Dr. Shala has been practicing Cardiovascular Medicine in Memphis since 2000.

Dr. Shala says...

Dr. Shala is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Medicine, Interventional Cardiology, and Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Medicine.  He also has additional certifications in Nuclear Cardiology, Echocardiography and Cardiac CT.

Outside of Memphis Cardiovascular Center, his contributions include participation in multiple professional organizations including fellowships in the American College of Cardiology (FACC), the American Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (FSCAI), the American Society of Echocardiography (FASE), and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (FASNC).  He is also a member of the American Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography.

Dr. Shala's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Cardiology
  •  Board certified in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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
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Board Certifications

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  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Interventional Cardiology

Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal Heart Beat
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Autoimmune Atherosclerosis
  • Buerger's Disease
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Carotid Atherosclerosis
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Congestive Heart Failure, Left-Sided
  • Congestive Heart Failure, Right-Sided
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Atherosclerosis
  • Familial Combined Hyperlipidemia
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypercholesterolemia Due to Arg3500 Mutation of apo B-100
  • Hypercholesterolemia Due to LDL Receptor Deficiency
  • Hypercholesterolemia, Autosomal Dominant
  • Hypercholesterolemia, Autosomal Recessive
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • 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)
  • Unstable Angina
  • Ventricular Fibrillation

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Aleppo, Faculty Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1990

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Tennessee

    Completed in 1992

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Tennessee

    Completed in 1994

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Tennessee

    Completed in 1999

    University of Tennessee Medical Center

    Completed in 2000

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Aleppo / Faculty of Medicine

    Graduated in 1990

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Adult Cardiology
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease Cardiology
  • Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiac Aneurysms
  • Cardiovascular & Metabolic Diseases
  • Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases
  • Clinical Cardiology
  • Geriatric Cardiology
  • Hypertension
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Invasive Cardiology
  • Non-Invasive Cardiology
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Obesity Medicine
  • Preventive Cardiology

Procedures Performed

  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty
  • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Arterial Doppler Ultrasound
  • Arterial Duplex Ultrasound
  • Atherectomy
  • Balloon Angioplasty
  • Cardiac Angiography
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Interventional Procedures
  • Coronary Stenting
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Nuclear Cardiac Imaging
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Peripheral Angiograms
  • Peripheral Angioplasty
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Renal Artery Angioplasty
  • Stenting
  • Stress Echocardiogram
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
  • Ultrasound, Cardiac
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Stenting