Zain Shahid

Zain Shahid, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Business Phone: (352) 273-5484
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About Zain Shahid

Zain Shahid, M.D., is an assistant professor in the division of vascular surgery and endovascular therapy at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

He received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan. He graduated with honors and was awarded a merit scholarship for being among the top 15% in his class.

He started his general surgery residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He then moved to University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center where he completed his residency and also served as the chief resident. Subsequently, he completed a vascular surgery fellowship at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

Dr. Shahid’s clinical interests include treatment of complex aortic aneurysms and dissections using fenestrated endografts. In addition, he treats patients with renal and mesenteric occlusive disease, cerebrovascular occlusive disease, peripheral vascular disease and hemodialysis access.

Dr. Shahid is board certified in general surgery through the American Board of Surgery. His peer-reviewed articles and oral presentations have specific interests in aortic dissection, appendicitis and surgical residency programs.


Highest ABSITE score award
2017 · University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Highest Honors in Ophthalmology
2011 · Aga Khan University
Merit Scholarship
2010-2011 · Aga Khan University
Honors in Anatomy; Biochemistry; Microbiology; Pathology; Obstetrics and Gynecology
2008-2010 · Aga Khan University

Board Certifications

  • Surgery
    American Board of Surgery

Clinical Profile

  • Vascular Surgery
Areas of Interest
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair – open
  • Aortic aneurysm repair – endovascular
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Cerebrovascular occlusive disease
  • Fenestrated Endovascular Aortic Repair (FEVAR)
  • Hemodialysis access
  • Mesenteric artery ischemia
  • Renal and mesenteric occlusive disease

Research Profile

Areas of Interest
  • appendicitis
  • private sector teaching
  • surgical management


Aortic Valve Injury During Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair Requiring Emergent Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement.
Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia. 38(3):792-795 [DOI] 10.1053/j.jvca.2023.11.023. [PMID] 38105125.
Outcomes of Patients with Acute Type B Aortic Dissection and High-Risk Features.
Annals of vascular surgery. [DOI] 10.1016/j.avsg.2024.01.012. [PMID] 38574807.
Black and Hispanic Disparities in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
Journal of Vascular Surgery. 77(6):E148-E149 [DOI]
Outcomes After Operative Management of Suprarenal and Thoracoabdominal Aortic Infections
Journal of Vascular Surgery. 77(6):e354-e356 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2023.03.492.
Outcomes Of Open Mesenteric Bypass For Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia Among Elderly Patients
Annals of Vascular Surgery. 89:112-113 [DOI] 10.1016/j.avsg.2022.12.046.
Presentation and Outcomes of Elective and Nonelective Complex Endovascular Repair for Thoracoabdominal and Juxtarenal Aortic Aneurysms.
Annals of vascular surgery. 97:248-256 [DOI] 10.1016/j.avsg.2023.09.001. [PMID] 37714262.
Renal Disease And Congestive Heart Failure Are Risk Factors For Urgent Endovascular Repair In Patients Under Active Surveillance For Thoracic And Thoracobdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Annals of Vascular Surgery. 89:99-101 [DOI] 10.1016/j.avsg.2022.12.031.
Endovascular Repair of Descending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms.
Advances in surgery. 56(1):129-150 [DOI] 10.1016/j.yasu.2022.02.005. [PMID] 36096564.
Outcomes of endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair conversion in octogenarians treated at a high-volume aorta center.
Journal of vascular surgery. 76(5):1270-1279 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2022.04.033. [PMID] 35667603.
Rescue therapy for symptomatic spinal cord ischemia after thoracic endovascular aortic repair.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. [DOI] 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2022.10.045. [PMID] 36509568.
Treatment and Outcomes of Aortic Graft Infections Using a Decision Algorithm.
Annals of vascular surgery. 76:254-268 [DOI] 10.1016/j.avsg.2021.04.047. [PMID] 34182116.


Feb 2024 ACTIVE
Zenith? Fenestrated Plus Endovascular Graft Clinical Study
Role: Principal Investigator


Vascular Surgery Fellowship
2018-2020 · University of Florida
General Surgery Residency
2015-2018 · University of Texas
General Surgery Residency
2013-2015 · Johns Hopkins Hospital
Research Assistant, Pediatrics
2012-2013 · Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
2006-2011 · Aga Khan University

Contact Details

(352) 273-5484
Business Mailing:
1600 SW ARCHER RD # NG-45