Dr. Shamsuddin Khwaja, MD

Dr. Shamsuddin Khwaja, MD

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Cardiac Surgery  ·  
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48 y/o
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Dr. Shamsuddin Khwaja, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Fresno, CA and has been practicing for 22 years. He specializes in cardiac surgery, thoracic oncology, and more.Read his story

Central California Heart and Lung Surgery

7575 N Cedar Ave Ste 101

Fresno, CA 93720
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Khwaja performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Lung Surgery
very high
more than 98% of peers
Pulmonary Disease
very high
more than 98% of peers
Heart Surgery
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Khwaja's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Khwaja's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Khwaja "Dr. Khwaja has been physician in Central Valley of California since 2005, he is he busiest heart and lung surgeon having performed more than 5,000 operations."

3  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Oncology

4  Board Certifications

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

96  Conditions Treated

  • All Lymphoma
  • Anemia
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Mesothelioma
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Purpura
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Septal Defect
  • Skin Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Vascular Disease

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.

Education

  • University Of California, Berkeley, Bachelor Of Arts, Biochemistry
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • Boston University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Baylor College Of Medicine General Surgery Residency Program, 1996-2001
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Texas, Southwestern Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Program, 2001-2004
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Southern California Childrens Hospital Los Angeles Pediatric Heart Surgery and Heart/Lung Transplant Fellowship, 2004-2005
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Abiomed Bvs 5000 Ventricular Assist Device (Vad) Training Certification, Abiomed Inc., 2001
    Other Education | Completed
  • Adult Aortic Surgery Elective, Dr. Hazim Safi, University Of Texas Houston, May-June 2004
    Other Education | Completed
  • Advanced Training Course Transmyocardial Revascularization (Tmr) and Holmium-Yag Laser System, Cardiogenesis, June 7, 2003
    Other Education | Completed
  • Carolina Laparoscopic and Advanced Surgery Program, Carolina Health Care System, March 9, 2001
    Other Education | Completed
  • Medtronic Cardiac Surgery Resident Program, Medtronic, May 16-17, 2002
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Fresno Magazine, The Best Doctors, Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2008
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 1996
  • Montebello Unified School District Board of Education Certificate of Recognition Outstanding Role Model, 2005
  • Dr. Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Baylor College of Medicine Outstanding Teaching Resident Award, 2001
  • Certificate of United States Congressional Recognition, Montebello’s First Cardiac Surgeon, by United States Congresswoman Honorable Grace F. Napolita, 2004
  • Community Hospital Physician Champion Nominee, 2009
  • American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award, 1999
Media & Publications
  • The Ross Procedure is an Ideal Aortic Valve Replacement Operation for the Teen Patient, 2005
  • Gastrointestinal stromal tumor of the posterior mediastinum, 2002
  • Surgery for the Chondrosarcoma of the descending thoracic aorta, 2000
  • Surgical Treatment of Thoracic Empyema in HIV Infected Patients – Severity and Treatment Modality is Associated with CD4 Count Status, 2005
  • Hyperhydrosis, May 2007
  • Off Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, Sep 2009
  • Marfan’s Syndrome: Surgical Treatment of Aortic Root., July 2007
  • A Hearty Welcome, Cardiac Surgery, July 2008

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Urdu

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Dr. Khwaja's Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Khwaja to family and friends
34 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (34)

  • 5
    (30)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Khwaja'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

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (10)

Dr. Khwaja performed a triple bypass on me 10 November 2006 at the Fresno Heart Hospital. I still to this day feel that if Dr. Khwaja had not been on duty/call the night of my heart attack I would not be here today. Look at his education, look at his research, look at the teaching/mentoring he...more
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I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Khwaja after my surgery on Feb. 11 2017, I really might have met him before surgery but I can't recall that because I was so sick. I found Dr. Khwaja to be very professional in his work and I am glad he preformed my Mitro Valve replacement. I Highly recommend...more
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I recently had triple bypass surgery by Dr Khwaja, and receceived the best care anyone could have. I felt totally informed about surgery and was very confident he would complete the job. I was released from the hospital in record time (5) days. He visited me everyday while in the hospital, with...more
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Dr. Khwaja is a very compassionate, dedicated, and professional surgeon. He's very down to earth and explains things in a way others can easily understand. Dr. Khwaja flew with me to UCSF when my heart was too weak to support itself. He's very dedicated not only to his patients but his staff as...more
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My mom had a triple bypass along with a valve replacement. We were so luck to have Dr. Khwaja perform the surgery. He's truly a remarkable surgeon.
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