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

  • Spindel J, Mathbout MF, Huffman T, Ghafghazi S. Carney complex: left atrial myxoma in a patient with past pituitary microadenoma and lentiginosis. BMJ Case Rep. 2021 Jun 24;14(6):e241742. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2021-241742. PMID: 34167977.
  • Suresh Kumar G, Mathbout MF, Fahsah I, Ghafghazi S. Case of homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia with premature coronary artery disease. BMJ Case Rep. 2021 May 19;14(5):e242114. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2021-242114. PMID: 34011640; PMCID: PMC8137257.
  • Clifford SP, Ramirez J, Akca O, Ghafghazi S, Huang J. Perioperative Cardiac Research Considerations During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2021 Jun;35(6):1573-1577. doi: 10.1053/j.jvca.2021.01.052. Epub 2021 Feb 5. PMID: 33618962; PMCID: PMC7863767.
  • Vaidya GN, Ghafghazi S. Correlation of internal jugular and subclavian vein diameter variation on bedside ultrasound with invasive right heart catheterization. Indian Heart J. 2021 Mar-Apr;73(2):231-235. doi: 10.1016/j.ihj.2021.01.024. Epub 2021 Feb 2. PMID: 33865526; PMCID: PMC8065367.
  • Spindel JF, Mathbout M, Ghafghazi S. Hypertensive hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy crisis resolved with transvenous pacing guided by bedside echocardiography. Echocardiography. 2021 Feb;38(2):347-350. doi: 10.1111/echo.14969. Epub 2021 Jan 25. PMID: 33492740.
  • Solanki M, Dobson L, Alwair H, Ghafghazi S, Wysoczynski M, Slaughter MS, Trivedi JR. Association of temporal trends in neutrophil lymphocyte ratio on left ventricular assist device patient outcomes. Artif Organs. 2021 Jan 12. doi: 10.1111/aor.13911. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33434359.
  • Grigorov M, Mathbout M, Fahsah I, Ghafghazi S. The Sinking Heart: A case of left anterior descending artery intervention complicated by perforation and cardiac tamponade. Glob Cardiol Sci Pract. 2020 Dec 31;2020(3):e202035. doi: 10.21542/gcsp.2020.35. PMID: 33598495; PMCID: PMC7868096.
  • Hashemi J, Rai S, Ghafghazi S, Berson RE. Blood residence time to assess significance of coronary artery stenosis. Sci Rep. 2020 Jul 15;10(1):11658. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-68292-9. PMID: 32669566; PMCID: PMC7363809.
  • Grigorov MV, Belur AD, Otero D, Chaudhary S, Grigorov E, Ghafghazi S. The BRASH syndrome, a synergistic arrhythmia phenomenon. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2020 Jul 10;33(4):668-670. doi: 10.1080/08998280.2020.1784637. PMID: 33100565; PMCID: PMC7549895.
  • Spindel J, Karmali D, Chen E, Ghafghazi S. Stroke and spinal infarct caused by percutaneous coronary intervention. BMJ Case Rep. 2020 Jun 30;13(6):e234804. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2020-234804. PMID: 32606119; PMCID: PMC7328803.