SHADWAN ALSAFWAH, MD, FACC

Associate Professor
Medicine-Cardiology
Site Director, Methodist University Hospital

Office: COLEMAN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE BUILDING
956 COURT AVENUE
MEMPHIS TN 381632116
Tel: (901) 448-5750
salsafwa@uthsc.edu

Education

  • Fellowship, Michigan State University, Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, MI, Interventional Cardiology
  • Fellowship, UTHSC, Memphis, TN, Cardiology
  • Fellowship, Yale University, School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, Heart Failure-Cardiac Transplant
  • Residency, Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, Internal Medicine
  • M.D., University of Damascus, Syria, Medicine

Clinical Care Specialty/Interest

Peripheral arterial disease interventions
Coronary disease interventions
Venous disease interventions

Congestive heart failure

Acute and chronic heart diseases

Vascular diseases

Publications

  1. Poudel, DR, Giri, S, Pathak, R, Hwang, I, Alsafwah, S. A case of saddle pulmonary embolus visualized on a transthoracic echocardiography in a 69-year-old female. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect, 6 (2), 31058, 2016.
  2. Han, AJ, Slomka, T, Mehrotra, A, Murillo, LC, Alsafwah, SF, Khouzam, RN. Paradoxical Hemodynamic Instability After Pericardial Window. Echocardiography, 2016.
  3. Al-Fakhouri, A, Hwang, I, Alsafwah, SF. Giant right atrial mass obliterating the right atrium. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect, 5 (5), 29607, 2015.
  4. Poudel, DR, Giri, S, Pathak, R, Morsey, M, Alsafwah, S. Late onset seroma post-thymectomy presenting as cardiac tamponade. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect, 5 (3), 27459, 2015.
  5. Giri, S, Morsy, M, Alsafwah, S. Multiple mycotic coronary artery aneurysms in a patient with aortic valve endocarditis. Acta Cardiol, 69 (6), 704, 2014.
  6. Giri, S, Dhakal, P, Hwang, I, Alsafwah, S. Aortic dissection as a rare complication of percutaneous coronary intervention. BMJ Case Rep, 2014, 2014.
  7. Giri, S, Hwang, I, Alsafwah, S. A case of left main coronary artery embolus further embolising to the left anterior descending artery. BMJ Case Rep, 2014, 2014.
  8. Mallisho, M, Hwang, I, Alsafwah, S. A rare case of nonobstructive membrane of the left atrial appendage. Echocardiography, 31 (2), E58-9, 2014.
  9. Mallisho, M, Hwang, I, Alsafwah, SF. Liquefaction necrosis of mitral annulus calcification. J Clin Ultrasound, 42 (6), 382-3, 2013.
  10. Alsafwah, S, Minderman, D, Mallisho, M, Munir, A. An unusual case of coronary to pulmonary artery fistula. Clin Cardiol, 32 (6), E102, 2009.
  11. Alsafwah, S, Minderman, D, Mallisho, M, Munir, A. Images in cardiology. Quadricuspid aortic valve. Can J Cardiol, 24 (11), 861, 2008.
  12. Dhawan, SS, Alsafwah, S, Shirwany, A. Automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator pocket infection leading to extrusion of the generator device. Can J Cardiol, 24 (10), e75, 2008.
  13. Alsafwah, S, Minderman, D, Mallisho, M, Munir, A. Mediastinal hematoma causing compression of the right ventricular outflow tract--the role of transthoracic echocardiography in diagnosis. Can J Cardiol, 24 (8), 644, 2008.
  14. Alsafwah, S, Ramanathan, KB. Can we cause regression of coronary atherosclerosis. Am J Med Sci, 335 (5), 368-74, 2008.
  15. Alsafwah, S, Mallisho, M, Munir, A. Fatal spontaneous left main coronary artery thrombosis as a rare complication of noncardiac surgery. Can J Cardiol, 24 (5), 405, 2008.
  16. Alsafwah, S, Laguardia, SP, Nelson, MD, Battin, DL, Newman, KP, Carbone, LD, Weber, KT. Hypovitaminosis D in African Americans residing in Memphis, Tennessee with and without heart failure. Am J Med Sci, 335 (4), 292-7, 2008.
  17. Alsafwah, S, Laguardia, SP, Arroyo, M, Dockery, BK, Bhattacharya, SK, Ahokas, RA, Newman, KP. Congestive heart failure is a systemic illness: a role for minerals and micronutrients. Clin Med Res, 5 (4), 238-43, 2007.
  18. Dhawan, SS, Alsafwah, S, Shirwany, A. Intraperitoneal hematoma manifest as Cullen's sign after femoral cardiac catheterization. Clin Cardiol, 30 (7), 361, 2007.
  19. Tyagi, S, Kavilaveettil, RJ, Alrefai, WA, Alsafwah, S, Ramaswamy, K, Dudeja, PK. Evidence for the existence of a distinct SO(4)(--)-OH(-) exchange mechanism in the human proximal colonic apical membrane vesicles and its possible role in chloride transport. Exp Biol Med (Maywood), 226 (10), 912-8, 2001.
  20. Alsafwah, S, Lababidi, Z. Recurrent pulmonary embolism originating from right atrial myxoma. J Am Soc Echocardiogr, 14 (4), 305-7, 2001.