Jeffrey Shuhaiber, MD, a Cardiothoracic Surgeon with Geisinger

Get to know Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Shuhaiber, who serves patients in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

A renowned cardiothoracic surgeon and physician-investigator, Dr. Shuhaiber is acclaimed for his expertise in performing advanced and specialized procedures for adults with various heart conditions. His dedication to providing cutting-edge treatments has earned him a distinguished reputation in the field of cardiac surgery. With a vast array of skills under his belt, he addresses a wide range of cardiac issues, ensuring his patients receive the best possible care.

Among the many complex procedures he excels at are coronary bypass surgery, heart valve replacement, implantation of ventricular assist devices, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), adult congenital heart surgery, heart valve repair, pediatric heart surgery, Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), surgery to treat atrial fibrillation or aortic aneurysm, and aortic surgery.

Although surgery is his primary focus, what sets Dr. Shuhaiber apart is his dedication to exploring all viable treatment options with his patients. He firmly believes in providing patient-centered care and collaborates with individuals to understand their unique needs and preferences. He states, “While surgery is one possibility, I entertain other therapeutic options, from watchful waiting to interventional procedures. Our goal is timely care that’s focused on the patient.”

Throughout his academic career, he earned his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree from King’s College London in 1998, and completed his residency in general surgery at the Loyola University Medical Center. Later, he completed his fellowship in thoracic and cardiac surgery at the Cleveland Clinic.

An authority in his field, the doctor is board-certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery (ABS), as well as cardiothoracic surgery by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery (ABTS).

Beyond his surgical prowess, Dr. Shuhaiber is a strong advocate for preventative medicine. He actively emphasizes the importance of maintaining a heart-healthy lifestyle and strives to educate his patients on lifestyle modifications and preventive measures. His commitment to promoting heart health extends beyond the operating room, showcasing his dedication to improving his patients’ overall well-being.
Cardiothoracic surgery is the field of medicine involved in the surgical treatment of organs inside the thorax. Cardiothoracic surgeons are medical doctors who specialize in surgical procedures inside the thorax, 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.

When asked about the factors contributing to his remarkable success, Dr. Shuhaiber attributes it to a combination of essential qualities. Humility remains at the core of his approach, as he continuously seeks to learn and grow in his field. His grit and diligence ensure that he perseveres through challenges, constantly striving for better outcomes.

Driven by a deliberate and focused mindset, he tackles each case with meticulous attention to detail. Understanding his patients’ concerns and needs is paramount to his practice, enabling him to tailor treatments effectively. And lastly, practice, practice, practice—his commitment to honing his skills through continuous practice is an integral part of his pursuit of excellence.

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Karen Johnson

Karen Johnson is an Associate Content manager for FindaTopDoc and responsible for working with distinguished physicians in documenting their significant accomplishments in their field. Karen is a CPR instructor and is a member of her local theater group.