Hazim J. Safi, MD

Professor and Chair Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
Chief, Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute


Academic Office
phone 713.486.5100

fax 713.512.7200


Nett Johnson


Cardiothoracic Surgery, Aortic Surgery, Thoracoadbdominal Aortic Aneurysms, Vascular Surgery

Education & Background

Graduate School
1970 Baghdad University College of Medicine
General Surgery
1970 - 1975 Medical City Teaching Hospital, Baghdad
General Surgery
1976 - 1977 St. James Hospital, London, England
General Surgery
1977 - 1981 Baylor College of Medicine, Houston
Cardiothoracic Surgery
1981-1983 Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

Board Certifications

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
American Board of Surgery - Special Qualifications in General Vascular Surgery
American Board of Surgery

Additional Information

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow, Royal College of Surgery (England)
  • Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology
  • European Society of Vascular Surgery
  • Fellow, International Society for Heart Transplantation
  • Michael E. DeBakey International Cardiovascular Society
  • Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery
  • Society for Critical Care
  • Society for Vascular Surgery
  • Fellow, Society of Thoracic Surgery
  • Dr. Safi has authored or co-authored 30 book chapters and over 200 scientific publications in medical journals. His studies have helped improve surgical techniques that greatly improve outcomes.
  • He lectures and gives workshops internationally to provide training for surgeons.
  • 2015 Houstonia Magazine Top Doctors