Dr. Zulfikar Amin Sharif MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Zulfikar Sharif is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Cincinnati, Ohio and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Bethesda North Hospital and Christ Hospital. He received his medical degree from University of Toledo College of Medicine and has been in practice for 17 years. Dr. Sharif accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 11 doctors at Bethesda North Hospital and one of 17 at Christ Hospital who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

Bethesda North Hospital
Ranked #48 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Christ Hospital
High performing in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Good Samaritan Hospital
High performing in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Education & Medical Training

Wayne State University School of Medicine
Residency, General Surgery, 1997–2004

University of Wisconsin
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 2004–2006

University of Toledo College of Medicine
Class of 1997

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified 6 years in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

MI State Medical License
Active through 2016

OH State Medical License
Active through 2016

KY State Medical License
Active through 2015

Publications & Presentations

Skeletal muscle ventricle aortic counterpulsation: function during chronic heart failure.
Patel, B.G., Shah, S.H., Astra, L.I., Hammond, R.L., Sharif, Z.A., McDonald, P.J., Stephenson, L.W.

Insurances Accepted

  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Sagamore Health Plus
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts Blue Care Elect PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS

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