Esteemed Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Dr. Hezekiah G.P. Shani Serves Patients in Cincinnati, Ohio Region

Get to know highly respected physician, Dr. Hezekiah G.P. Shani, who specializes in surgical procedures of the heart, lungs, esophagus, and other organs in the chest. 

Dr. Shani is Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon who provides multidisciplinary care in all aspects of heart and chest surgery, and is board certified in thoracic surgery, general surgery, and surgical critical care. He offers advanced minimally invasive alternatives and traditional surgical techniques to provide his patients with the appropriate care for their condition.

Dr. Shani’s impressive education began when he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry and Biology from Gustavus Adolphus College, a private, coeducational liberal arts college in St. Peter, Minnesota. 

He earned his medical degree from Makerere University, one of the oldest and most prestigious Universities in Africa. Their vision has always been a school of academic excellence and innovations in Africa. They provide innovative teaching, learning, research and services that are responsive to the needs of Uganda and the world.

After moving to the United States, Dr. Shani completed postgraduate training with Wake Forest University, the Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati, and New Britain General Hospital. He gained a Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery, with the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, a premier teaching hospital, featuring top-quality, discovery-driven care. 

His work has been published in medical journals including: Urinary pH values in African, Asian and European subjects and Clinical experience with metolazone in fifty-two African patients: synergy with frusemide.

Dr. Shani is certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. His focus is on improving his patients’ quality of life and providing individualized care to ensure optimal results. With a passion for his work, Dr. Shani is recognized for his expertise in all facets of cardiothoracic surgery.  

Dr. Shani attributes his success to two very simple things: persistence and hard work. His hobbies include traveling, movies and musicals. 

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