Dr. Shair Ahmed, MD

Dr. Shair Ahmed, MD

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Thoracic Surgery  |  
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36 y/o
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Dr. Shair Ahmed, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Chandler, AZ and has been practicing for 3 years. He graduated from University of Arizona in 2007 and specializes in thoracic surgery and lung transplant surgery.

Norton Thoracic Institute

485 S Dobson Rd Ste 100

Chandler, AZ 85224
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Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Top Care Areas

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Esophageal Diseases
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more than 80% of peers
Port Placements or Replacements
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more than 74% of peers
Lung Surgery
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more than 74% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ahmed "My mission, along with the Dignity Health Medical Group, is to focus on innovative clinical care and the pursuit of excellence through scholarly activities. This allows me to provide patients with state-of-the-art patient services and exceptional patient experiences."
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Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Lung Transplant Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achalasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Chest Wall Mass
  • Chest Wall Tumor
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Idiopathic Subglottic Tracheal Stenosis
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Mass
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Mediastinal Diseases
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pleural Mesothelioma
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Recurrent Pneumothorax
  • Spontaneous Pneumothorax
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Strictures
  • Tracheal Tumors
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Diaphragmatic-Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Esophageal Cancer Resection
  • Esophageal Dilatation
  • Esophageal Stenting
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heller Myotomy
  • Interventional Bronchoscopy and-or Esophagoscopy
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Biopsy
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Resection
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lung Transplant
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (LVRS)
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mediastinal Surgery
  • Mediastinal Tumors and Minimally Invasive Resection
  • Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy (MIE)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Thymectomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Robotic Surgery, Thoracic
  • Stenting Procedures of the Airway (Trachea) and Esophagus
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Thymectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of Arizona
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2003
  • University of Arizona
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • Brown University/rhode Island Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Brown Univ/ Rhode Island Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Emory University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2015
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ahmed has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Ahmed does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Ahmed and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dignity Health - Chandler Regional Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Ahmed is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Ahmed's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ahmed to family and friends
5.0
based on 4 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

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Dr. Ahmed'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
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

in chandler,az
very good surgeon, very well pleased , Dr to patient care great and communication outstanding would recommend him to anybody. amazing doctor.
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in Mesa, az
Dr Ahmed takes his time to listen to you and addresses your concerns. Explained surgery and what to expect following surgery in details that are understandable. Surgery was successful and my recovery was just like he told me it would be. Office staff is very polite both in person and on the phone....more
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in Gilbert, AZ
Dr Ahmed has a wonderful bedside manner...was very easy to understand...would let him do surgery on me again
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