Jeffrey Shuhaiber is Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon in Heart and Vascular Center and Department of Surgery at Baystate Medical Center and University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Shuhaiber earned his MD from University of London King College School of Medicine with distinction and completed his post-graduate medical education at the same institution. He completed his surgical residency at the University of Illinois and then Thoracic surgery at Loyola University, and did his Fellowship at Boston Childrens and Cambridge University. He then joined the University of Cincinnati and Children Hospital as Assistant Professor in Cardiac surgery. Dr. Shuhaiber has both interests in teaching and clinical research, and the recipient of numerous awards throughout residency and clinical practice .He has had broad training in both acquired and structural heart disease as well as surgery for heart and lung failure. He has been the recipient of first place awards for research presented at American College of Surgeons Committees. He is a reviewer for several surgical journals and has authored several book chapters, and has authored or coauthored numerous peer-reviewed publications. He performs both clinical and translational research.