Shahab Ghafghazi, M.D., MRCP

Shahab Ghafghazi, M.D., MRCP

Shahab Ghafghazi, M.D., MRCP

UofL Physicians Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut Street, Ste. 310
Louisville, KY 40202

502-852-7959- Academic Office
502-588-4600 - Patient Appointments


Clinical Expertise
Cardiovascular Medicine; Echocardiography; Nuclear Cardiology


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine -
    Internal Medicine / Cardiovascular Disease

Education and Training

  • Medical School: Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
  • Residency: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Fellowship: University of Louisville

Featured Publications

  • Vaidya GN, Khan A, Ghafghazi S. Effect of morphine use on oral P2Y12 platelet inhibitors in acute myocardial infarction: Meta-analysis. Indian Heart J. 2019 Mar - Apr;71(2):126-135. doi: 10.1016/j.ihj.2019.03.003. Epub 2019 Mar 20. PubMed PMID: 31280824; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6620420.
  • Bolli R, Ghafghazi S. Stem cells: Cell therapy for cardiac repair: what is needed to move forward? Nat Rev Cardiol. 2017 May;14(5):257-258. doi: 10.1038/nrcardio.2017.38. Epub 2017 Mar 31. PubMed PMID: 28361979.
  • Amraotkar AR, Ghafghazi S, Trainor PJ, Hargis CW, Irfan AB, Rai SN, Bhatnagar A, DeFilippis AP. Presence of multiple coronary angiographic characteristics for the diagnosis of acute coronary thrombus. Cardiol J. 2017;24(1):25-34. doi: 10.5603/CJ.a2017.0004. Epub 2017 Feb 2. PubMed PMID: 28150291; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5571861.
  • Zhao J, Ghafghazi S, Khan AR, Farid TA, Moore JB 4th. Recent Developments in Stem and Progenitor Cell Therapy for Cardiac Repair. Circ Res. 2016 Dec 9;119(12):e152-e159. Review. PubMed PMID: 27932474.
  • Wysoczynski M, Dassanayaka S, Zafir A, Ghafghazi S, Long BW, Noble C, DeMartino AM, Brittian KR, Bolli R, Jones SP. A New Method to Stabilize C-Kit Expression in Reparative Cardiac Mesenchymal Cells. Front Cell Dev Biol. 2016 Aug 3;4:78. doi: 10.3389/fcell.2016.00078. eCollection 2016. PubMed PMID: 27536657; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4971111.
  • Khan AR, Farid TA, Pathan A, Tripathi A, Ghafghazi S, Wysoczynski M, Bolli R. Impact of Cell Therapy on Myocardial Perfusion and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients With Angina Refractory to Medical Therapy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Circ Res. 2016 Mar 18;118(6):984-93. doi: 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.115.308056. Epub 2016 Jan 13. Review. PubMed PMID: 26838794; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4798914.
  • Bolli R, Ghafghazi S. Current status of cell therapy for non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy: a brief overview. Eur Heart J. 2015 Nov 7;36(42):2905-8. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehv454. Epub 2015 Sep 10. PubMed PMID: 26358575.
  • Bolli R, Ghafghazi S. Cell Therapy Needs Rigorous Translational Studies in Large Animal Models. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Nov 3;66(18):2000-2004. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2015.09.002. PubMed PMID: 26516003.
  • Keith MC, Tokita Y, Tang XL, Ghafghazi S, Moore JB 4th, Hong KU, Elmore JB, Amraotkar AR, Guo H, Ganzel BL, Grubb KJ, Flaherty MP, Vajravelu BN, Wysoczynski M, Bolli R. Effect of the stop-flow technique on cardiac retention of c-kit positive human cardiac stem cells after intracoronary infusion in a porcine model of chronic ischemic cardiomyopathy. Basic Res Cardiol. 2015 Sep;110(5):503. doi: 10.1007/s00395-015-0503-8. Epub 2015 Jul 7. PubMed PMID: 26150250.
  • Amraotkar AR, Hargis CW, Cambon AC, Rai SN, Keith MC, Ghafghazi S, Bolli R, DeFilippis AP. Comparison of coliform contamination in non-municipal waters consumed by the Mennonite versus the non-Mennonite rural populations. Environ Health Prev Med. 2015 Sep;20(5):338-46. doi: 10.1007/s12199-015-0472-4. Epub 2015 Jun 12. PubMed PMID: 26068785; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4550604.