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Reza S. Khalafi, MD

Specialty:
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Director, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, North Texas Affiliated Medical Group

Medical Interests:
Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
Endoscopic Vein Harvesting
Redo Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Ventricular Restoration for Congestive Heart Failure
Surgery of the Aged Population
Surgery for Atrial Fibrillation
Valve Replacements and Repair
Minimally Invasive Thoracic Procedures
Lung Cancer
Esophageal Cancer

Board Certification:
National Board of Medical Examiners, July 1988
American Board of Surgery, February 1995
American Board of Thoracic Surgery, June 1996
Fellow of the American Board of Surgery, 1997
Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians, 1997

Education:
George Washington University, BS Zoology, 1976-1981
George Washington University, MS Medical Physiology, 1981-1983
George Washington University, MD Doctor of Medicine, 1983-1987
Internship: University of New York, Buffalo, General Surgery, 1987-1988
Residency: University of New York, Buffalo, General Surgery, 1988-1992
Fellowship: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Cardiothoracic Surgery, 1992-1994

Memberships:
William Beaumont Society
American Medical Student Association
American College of Cardiology
American College of Chest Physicians
Society of Critical Care Medicine
American College of Surgeons
American Medical Association
Tarrant County Medical Society
Texas Medical Association
Diplomat National Board of Medical Examiners
Diplomat American Board of Surgery
Diplomat American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Fellow American College of Chest Physicians, 1997

Awards:
Award from Guidant Corporation for completing 1,000 off-pump bypass surgeries, 2004
America’s Best Physician, 2004
Tarrant County Top Doctor, 2004
Who’s Who, 2003

Publications and Recognition:
Jaime Blanton, A Man with Giving Heart, New Bypass Technique Revolutionizing Surgery. Fort Worth Business Press, July 16-22, 2004

Top Docs of 2004, Physicians Worth Knowing. Fort Worth Texas The City’s Magazine, April 2004

Robert Lurdke, Goal: Zero Risk Bypass, Perfecting Off-Pump Surgery. DR. Magazine, The Great People of Medicine, June 2004

Hospital Privileges:
Arlington Memorial Hospital
800 W. Randol Mill Rd.
Arlington, TX.
817-548-6100

John Peter Smith Hospital
1500 S. Main St.
Fort Worth, TX
817-921-3431

Medical Center of Arlington
3301 Matlock Rd.
Arlington, TX
817-465-3241

Plaza Medical Center
900 8th Ave.
Forth Worth, TX
817-336-2100

Huguley Memorial Medical Center
11801 South Freeway
Forth Worth, TX
817-293-9110

North Hills Hospital
4401 Booth Calloway
North Richland Hills, TX
817-255-1000

Baylor All Saints
1400 8th Ave.
Forth Worth, TX
817-296-2544

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