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Ali S. Nasr, MD, PhD, FETCS, FACS

Cardiothoracic Surgeon
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Cardiothoracic Surgery
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"Every day, I learn a lot from my amazing job. When I decided to be a physician, I decided to step it up to do the hardest job, as a heart and lung surgeon. My job, has me working in the area between the good life and death and that makes me more humble, respectful, and thankful. For me as a surgeon, nothing is better than seeing a smile on one of my patients; it makes me realize I am doing my best to give them the best care possible. Working with a group of a surgeons like ours is a gift and working in the field of heart and lung transplantation takes teamwork to the highest level. As a person, I want to be a good husband, father, and friend and to keep facing challenges with a big smile." — Ali S. Nasr


  • Arabic
  • English
  • Polish


Adult Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic surgery

Special Procedures and Treatments

  • ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation)
  • Heart transplant
  • Lung transplant


200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242



  • European Board of Cardiovascular Surgery
  • National Polish Board of Cardiac Surgery
  • National Polish Board of General Thoracic Surgery


  • MBBcH, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tripoli, Tripoli, Libya
  • MD, Medical Academy, Warsaw, Poland
  • PhD, Institut of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, Warsaw, Poland


  • General Surgery, Tripoli Teaching Hospitals, Faculty of Medicine, Tripoli, Libya
  • General Thoracic Surgery, Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, Warsaw, Poland
  • Cardiac Surgery, Institute of Cardiology, Warsaw, Poland


  • Cardiac Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support, Heart Failure Surgery, and Heart Transplantation, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.