Shahab Ghafghazi, M.D., MRCP

Shahab Ghafghazi, M.D., MRCP

Shahab Ghafghazi, M.D., MRCP

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
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

  • 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. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Keith MC, Tang XL, Tokita Y, Li QH, Ghafghazi S, Moore Iv J, Hong KU, Elmore B, Amraotkar A, Ganzel BL, Grubb KJ, Flaherty MP, Hunt G, Vajravelu B, Wysoczynski M, Bolli R. Safety of intracoronary infusion of 20 million C-kit positive human cardiac stem cells in pigs. PLoS One. 2015 Apr 23;10(4):e0124227. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0124227. eCollection 2015. PubMed PMID: 25905721; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4408046.