The University of Arizona
Department of Surgery
 


Zain Khalpey MD, PhD, MRCS

Surgical Director, Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program
Director, Ex Vivo Lung Program
Director, Clinical & Translational Research
Director, CAPTURED (Cardiopulmonary Stem Cell Biobank)
Associate Professor of Surgery

Contact Information

Cardiothoracic Surgery: PO Box 245071; Tucson, AZ 85724-5071
Arizona Health Science Center: 1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Office Room Number
4302
Office Phone
(520) 626-6996
Office Fax
(520) 626-9022

Practice Locations

Patient Appointments
(520) 626-7951
Clinics 
University of Arizona Medical Center -- University Campus
University of Arizona Medical Center -- Phoenix Transplant Clinic
Hospitals 
University of Arizona Medical Center -- University Campus
Tucson Medical Center

Clinical

Clinical Specialties

Adult and Pediatric Heart Transplant

Mechanical Circulatory Support (Ventricular-Assist Devices and Total Artificial Heart)

Ex-vivo Lung Perfusion

Minimally Invasive Treatments for Valve Disease

Arrhythmia Surgery (Minimally invasive robotic surgical ablation and left atrial appendage management for AF, Cox MAZE IV)

Robotic Mitral Valve Surgery

 

Education

PhD: 2012, Imperial College UK, London, United Kingdom
MRCS, AFRCS(I), 2002, Royal College of Surgeons
MD/MBBS, (Hons), 1998, University of London, England
BSc.(Hons), 1995, Imperial College, University of London, England
Internship 
1999, St. Thomas Hospital, London, UK
1998-1999, Lewisham University Hospital, London, UK
Residency 
2006-2010, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
2002-2003, The Harley Street Clinic, London, UK
2001-2002, Addenbrooks Hospital NHS Trust, Cambridge University, UK
2000-2001, St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London, UK
1999-2000, Royal Brompton Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK
Fellowship 
2012, Clinical Superfellowship, Mechanical Circulatory Support, Columbia University, NYC, USA
2010-2012, Clinical Fellowship, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
2005-2006, Clinical Fellowship, Cardiac Surgery ICU, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
2004-2005, Research Fellowship, Transplant Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
2003-2004, Research Fellowship, Transplant Biology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

Research

Bridge to Regeneration Trials

Organogenesis

Organ Reconditioning

Bio-banking

Stem Cell Directories

Clinical Outcomes

Metabolomics

Patient Information