Azeem R. Khan, MD, FACS, Cardiothoracic Surgeon with CVT Surgical Center

Get to know Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Azeem R. Khan, who serves patients in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Dr. Khan is a cardiothoracic surgeon, currently practicing with CVT Surgical Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. CVT Surgical Center is devoted to providing state of the art surgical care to patients with diseases of the heart, lungs, and blood vessels. Their goal is to provide the patient with the best possible surgical, interventional or hybrid options by choosing from a wide array of treatments in which they have specific expertise. Furthermore, Dr. Khan is a Clinical Assistant Professor of the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, Department of Surgery. The Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans is a public university focused on the health sciences and located in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is the home of six schools, 12 Centers of Excellence, and two patient care clinics.

Dr. Khan received his medical degree from Louisiana State University in 2005. He then went on to complete his residency in General Surgery at the same university (2010), followed by his fellowship training in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Emory University (2012). Additionally, Dr. Khan completed a research fellowship in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (2004-2006).

Dr. Khan is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery (ABS). The ABS is an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1937 to provide board certification to individuals who have met a defined standard of education, training and knowledge in the field of surgery. Surgeons certified by the ABS, known as diplomates, have completed at least 5 years of residency training following medical school, met all ABS training requirements, and successfully completed the ABS examination process. Dr. Khan is also board-certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery (ABTS). The ABTS serves the public by promoting excellence in practice through rigorous evaluation and examination, providing leadership in education, and ensuring high standards for professionalism, lifelong learning and certification.

Dr. Khan is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The ACS is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice. Members of the American College of Surgeons are referred to as “Fellows.”

Cardiothoracic surgery (also known as thoracic surgery) is the field of medicine involved in surgical treatment of organs inside the thorax (the chest). Cardiothoracic surgeons, like Dr. Khan, are medical doctors who specialize in surgical procedures inside the thorax (the chest), which may involve the heart, lungs, esophagus, and other organs in the chest. Alongside performing surgery, they also diagnose and treat diseases of these organs. With vast expertise in his field, Dr. Khan’s areas of clinical interest include esophageal surgery, off-pump & robotic coronary artery bypass, minimally invasive valve surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery, and aortic surgery (open & endovascular).

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