Farhan Zafar, MD

Academic Affiliations

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Surgery

Phone 513-803-9272

Email farhan.zafar@cchmc.org

Pediatric heart and lung transplant; congenital heart surgery

MS: Clinical and Translational Research, 2016. 

MD: Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan, 2005.

Residency: Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 2010-2012.

Zafar F, Hinton RB, Moore RA, Baker RS, Bryant III R, Narmoneva DA, Taylor MD, Morales DL. Physiological Growth, Remodeling Potential, and Preserved Function of a Novel Bioprosthetic Tricuspid Valve: Tubular Bioprosthesis Made of Small Intestinal Submucosa-Derived Extracellular Matrix. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Aug 25;66(8):877-88.

Zafar F, Jefferies JL, Tjossem C, Bryant R, Jaquiss RDB, Wearden PD, Rosenthal DN, Cabrera AG, Rossano JW, Humpl T, Morales DLS. Biventricular Berlin Heart EXCOR Pediatric use across the US. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015;99(4):1328-34.

Khan MS, Zafar F, Morales DL. High risk congenital heart surgery and mechanical circulatory support as an alternative to heart transplantation in patients with end-stage adult congenital heart disease. Prog Pediatr Cardiol. 2014;38(1-2):33-35.

Zafar F, Khan MS, Bryant III R, Castleberry C, Lorts A, Wilmot I, Jeffries JL, Clifford C, Morales DL. Pediatric heart transplant waitlist mortality in the era of ventricular assist devices. Journal of Heart Lung Transplantation. 2015;34(1):82-8.

Karani KB, Zafar F, Morales DL, Goldstein BH. Hybrid stage I palliation in a 1.1 kg 28-wk preterm neonate with posterior malalignment ventricular septal defect, left ventricular outflow tract obstruction, and coarctation of the aorta. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2014;5(4):603-7.

Ryan TD, Jefferies JL, Zafar F, Lorts A, Morales DL. The evolving role of Total Artificial Heart in the management of end-stage congenital heart disease and adolescents. ASAIO J. 2015;61(1):8-14.

Lorts A, Zafar F, Morales DLS. Mechanical Assist Devices in neonates and infants. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu. 2014;17(1):91-5.

Rodriguez FH, Moodie DS, Parekh DR, Franklin WJ, Morales DL, Zafar F, Graves DE, Friedman RA, Rossano JW. Outcomes of heart failure-related hospitalization in adults with congenital heart disease in the United States. Congenital Heart Disease. Congenit Heart Dis. 2013 Nov-Dec;8(6):513-9.

Khan MS, Mery CM, Zafar F, Adachi I, Heinle JS, Cabrera AG, Fraser CD Jr, Morales DL. Is mechanically bridging patients with a failing cardiac graft to retransplantation an effective therapy? Analysis of the United Network of Organ Sharing database. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2012 Nov;31(11):1192-8.

Rossano JW, Kim JJ, Decker JA, Price JF, Zafar F, Graves DE, Morales DL, Heinle JS, Bozkurt B, Towbin JA, Denfield SW, Dreyer WJ, Jefferies JL. Prevalence, morbidity, and mortality of heart failure-related hospitalizations in children in the United States: a population-based study. J Card Fail. 2012 Jun;18(6):459-70.