Faculty Profile

Bahaaldin Alsoufi, MD

Bahaaldin Alsoufi, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Telephone: 404.785.6330

Email: bahaaldin.alsoufi@emory.edu

Certification: American Board of Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery, American Board of Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Cardiac Surgery (FRCS)

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 2013

Biography

Dr. Alsoufi completed his general surgery residency at the University of Massachusetts, his cardiothoracic surgery residency at Oregon Health Science University, his fellowship in adult cardiac surgery at Toronto General Hospital, and his fellowship in congenital cardiac surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. In 2006, he joined King Faisal Heart Institute, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, as a consultant in pediatric cardiac surgery. He also served as the chairman of mortality and morbidity and quality director. Dr. Alsoufi is a well-published author and serves on the editorial boards of BioMed Central Surgery and Journal of the Saudi Heart Association. His clinical specialties are cardiac surgery in neonates and children and congenital cardiac surgery in adults, while his research interests include clinical outcomes research, valvular heart disease, and ECMO.

Publications

View Dr. Alsoufi's publications in PubMed.

Affiliations

  • Emory University Hospital

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston

  • The Emory Clinic

Education

  • MD, Damascus University School of Medicine, Damascus, Syria, Class of 1995

  • General Surgery Internship, Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 1996-1998

  • General Surgery Residency, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA, 1998-2002

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency, Oregon Health Science University, Portland, OR, 2002-2004

  • Fellowship in Adult Cardiac Surgery, Toronto General Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, 2004-2005

  • Fellowship in Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, 2005-2006

Honors and Awards

  • Young Investigator Award, 20th ACTSA Congress in Beijing, 2010

  • Outstanding Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon Award, Second Annual Celebration and Recognition Day, King Faisal Heart Institute, 2009

  • Director's Award for Outstanding Achievement, First Annual Celebration and Recognition Day, King Faisal Heart Institute, 2008

  • Resident Teacher of the Year Award, University of Massachusetts, 2002

  • Wyeth-Ayerst Resident Award, University of Massachusetts, 2001

  • Wyeth-Ayerst Resident Award, University of Massachusetts, 1999

Editorships and Editorial Boards

  • Associate Editor, BMC Surgery

  • Editorial Board, Journal of the Saudi Heart Association

  • Editorial Board, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiothoracic Surgery

  • Editorial Board, World Journal of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery

Current Organizational Memberships

  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons

  • Southern Thoracic Surgeons Association

  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery

  • Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society

  • Western Thoracic Surgeons Association

  • European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons

  • American College of Surgeons

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

  • World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery

  • Saudi Heart Association

Clinical Interests

  • Neonatal cardiac surgery

  • Valvular disease in children

  • Adult congenital cardiac surgery

  • Heart transplantation and mechanical cardiac support

Research Interests

  • Clinical outcomes research

  • ECMO