Dr. Octavio Pajaro, MD

Dr. Octavio Pajaro, MD

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58 y/o
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Dr. Octavio Pajaro, MD is a cardiovascular surgery specialist in Scottsdale, AZ and has been practicing for 19 years. He specializes in cardiovascular surgery, thoracic surgery, and more.Read his story

Mayo Clinic- Arizona

13400 E Shea Blvd Ste 2B

Scottsdale, AZ 85259
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Port Placements or Replacements
high
more than 86% of peers
Heart Disease
high
more than 82% of peers
Pulmonary Disease
normal
more than 69% of peers

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Dr. Pajaro's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Pajaro "Interests Heart and lung transplantation Mechanical circulatory assist devices Aortic and mitral valve repair and replacement Valve-sparing aortic valve surgery Research in transplantation biology "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Pajaro "Cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgeons at Mayo Clinic are part of an integrated, multidisciplinary team of doctors and health care professionals who provide individualized care for each patient. Having all this expertise in a single place, focused on you, means that you're not just getting one opinion — your care is discussed among the team, your test results are available quickly and appointments are scheduled in coordination. Specialists work together to provide exactly the care you need."

3  Specialties

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Thoracic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

48  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Vascular Disease
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51  Procedures

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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Education

  • AB - Biochemical Sciences Harvard University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • MS - Physiology and Biophysics (with Distinction) Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • MD - Medical Scientist Training Program Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship - Fulbright Fellowship - Transplant Biology John Radcliffe and Oxford University Hospitals
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • PhD - Thesis: Left Ventricular Filling Dynamics in the Normal and Hypertrophied Dog Heart Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Internship/Residency Department of General Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Fellowship - Cardiothoracic Surgery Division of Cardiac Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Member Alpha Omega Honor Medical Society, 1988
  • Harvard Fellow Scholarship Harvard University, 1978
  • Fulbright Scholar John Radcliffe Hospital, 1993
  • Honor Society Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1988
  • Medical Scientist Training Program Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1985
  • Recognition for Scientific Achievement Columbian Association of North Florida, 2006
  • George Z. Zuidema Research Award Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1994
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • Abstract Reviewer for International Society For Heart and Lung Transplantation, Member
  • Basic Science and Translational Research Council International Society For Heart and Lung Transplantation, Member
  • Blood Utilization and Storage Task Force Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Division of Cardiac Anesthesia University of Alabama at Birmingham, Co-Chairman
  • Blood Utilization Committee University of Alabama at Birmingham, Member
  • Crossroads in Lung Transplantation 28th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions International Society For Heart and Lung Transplantation, Co-Chairman
  • International Society of Computational Biology, Member
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support Council International Society For Heart and Lung Transplantation, Member
  • New York Academy of Sciences, Member
  • Program Committee International Society For Heart and Lung Transplantation, Member
  • Sunrise Symposium 28th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions International Society For Heart and Lung Transplantation, Co-Chairman
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Excellent surgeon, takes his time with you to explain things so that you understand your condition and subsequent procedure. I don’t believe you could find a better surgeon.
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