Dr. Shamsuddin Khwaja, MD

Dr. Shamsuddin Khwaja, MD

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Cardiac Surgery  |  
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47 y/o
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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.

Central California Heart and Lung Surgery

7575 N Cedar Ave Ste 101

Fresno, CA 93720
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Accepted insurance

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

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Dr. Khwaja's Experience

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Dr. Khwaja's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
  • Board certified in Cardiovascular Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery and Thoracic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Oncology
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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*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Diseases
  • 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
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Atherosclerosis
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mesothelioma
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arterial Catheterization With Robotic Assistance
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagostomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Resection
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Partial Lobectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Khwaja to family and friends
4.7
based on 32 total reviews (9 with comments)
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 (9)
in Fresno, CA |
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 Dr. Khwaja if you are in need of Heart surgery. David Cook
in Fresno, Ca |
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 perfect understanding on my physical condition. I would recommend him for any Heart procedure. Judith Geringer
in Fresno, CA |
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 well. I've met with Dr. Khwaja a few times during my time with an LVAD and after my heart transplant. I would highly recommend Dr. Khwaja to others who are in need of his expertise.
in Clovis |
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.
in Fresno, CA |
Dr. Khwaja was very friendly and courteous, and gave me every bit of confidence that I would survive the procedure in which most certainly scared the daylights out of me. I have the highest level of respect and confidence for this doctor and his staff whether it be at his practice or at the Fresno Heart Hospital.
in Fresno, CA |
My mother Lorena had triple bypass surgery performed by Dr. Khwaja and her experience was absolutely A+. She was quite afraid to have this procedure performed but This Excellent doctors bedside manner, and communication skills left my mother with absolute optimism. He explained everything and answered my calls for additional information. He is quite frankly the Best Heart Surgeon in the Central Valley. His operating standards are extremely high! And He's 100% educated and trained in the USA
in Hollister, CA |
He saved my life and was so caring, knowledgeable, and human in after surgery treatment. Fresno is lucky to have him in their community
in Selma, CA |
Hes a wonderful surgeon ,he gave me life when others wrote me off ------Great man
in Fresno |
One of the very best! Very considerate of patient and family needs.
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Dr. Khwaja accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

Hospitals where Dr. Khwaja has admitting privileges

Saint Agnes Medical Center
1303 E Herndon Ave
Fresno, CA 93720
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Clovis Community Medical Center
2755 Herndon Ave
Clovis, CA 93611
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Community Regional Medical Center
2823 Fresno St
Fresno, CA 93721
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Fresno Heart and Surgical Hospital
15 E Audubon Dr
Fresno, CA 93720
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