Faculty Profile

Fawwaz Shaw, MD

Fawwaz R. Shaw, MD

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

Email: fawwaz.ridwan.shaw@emory.edu

Certification: American Board of Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 2018


Dr. Fawwaz Shaw received his MD at American International School of Medicine in Georgetown, Guyana. He completed his family medicine residency and general surgery residency at University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, and his cardiothoracic and congenital cardiac surgery residencies at the University of Washington/Seattle Children's Hospital.

Prior to joining Emory, Dr. Shaw was an assistant professor of surgery in the Department of Surgery at West Virginia University and surgical director of extracorporeal life support at WVU Medicine Children's Hospital, the state's sole provider of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery.


  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston

  • Emory University Hospital


  • MD, American International School of Medicine, Georgetown, Guyana, Class of 2005

  • Family Medicine Residency, University of Tennessee Health Science Center/St. Francis Hospital, 2005-2008

  • General Surgery Residency, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, 2008-2013

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency, University of Washington, 2013-2015

  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery Residency, Seattle Children's Hospital/University of Washington, 2015-2016

Honors and Awards

  • Paul C. Sampson Resident Manuscript Competition Finalist, Western Thoracic Surgical Association, 2016

  • Cardiothoracic Top Gun Finalist, Joint Council on Thoracic Surgery Education/Thoracic Directors Association, 2014

  • Resident Teaching Award, General Surgery Residency, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, 2013

Current Organizational Memberships

  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons

  • American Medical Association

Clinical Interests

  • Pediatric and adult congenital cardiac surgery

  • ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation)

Research Interests

  • Surgical quality improvement

  • Simulation in surgical education

  • Merging surgical techniques and therapies