Dr. Shaf Holden, MD

Dr. Shaf Holden, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 45
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Dr. Shaf Holden, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Huntsville, AL and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from University Of Alabama At Birmingham in 2001 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery, critical care medicine, and more.

201 Sivley Rd SW Ste 300

Huntsville, AL 35801

Contact Information

(256) 536-5594

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
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Top Care Areas

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Heart Disease
high
more than 88% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
high
more than 87% of peers
Lung Surgery
high
more than 85% of peers

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4  Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Thoracic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

57  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
  • Atrial Myxoma
  • Atrial Myxoma, Familial
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Chest Mass
  • Chest Trauma
  • Chest Wall Mass
  • Chest Wall Tumor
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Mass
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Lung Tumor
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Spontaneous Pneumothorax
  • Thymomas
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Tricuspid Valve Stenosis
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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • University Of Alabama At Birmingham
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • University Of Alabama At Birmingham
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • University For Texas Southwestern Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • University Of Alabama At Birmingham
    Internship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Holden has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Holden's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Holden

4.2

Based on 5 reviews

5 Stars
80%
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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What People Say About Dr. Shaf Holden, MD
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I went through an unnecessary surgery because he did not thoroughly read my pet scan. My final diagnosis was stage 4 lung cancer and treatment delayed by at least 2 weeks due to the unnecessary surgery and he was only available one day per week in his office so had to wait long periods for results...Read More
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