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

Research Profile

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


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.
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.
Antimicrobial de-escalation in adult hematopoietic cell transplantation recipients with febrile neutropenia of unknown origin.
Journal of oncology pharmacy practice : official publication of the International Society of Oncology Pharmacy Practitioners. 26(3):632-640 [DOI] 10.1177/1078155219865303. [PMID] 31423947.
Approach to critical illness myopathy and polyneuropathy in the older SARS-CoV-2 patients.
Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia. 79:241-245 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jocn.2020.07.058. [PMID] 33070904.
COVID-19 and Older Adults: What We Know.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 68(5):926-929 [DOI] 10.1111/jgs.16472. [PMID] 32255507.
COVID-19: Catastrophic Cause of Acute Lung Injury.
South Dakota medicine : the journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association. 73(6):252-260 [PMID] 32580257.
Evaluation of CYP2C19 Genotype-Guided Voriconazole Prophylaxis After Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplant.
Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics. 107(3):571-579 [DOI] 10.1002/cpt.1642. [PMID] 31549386.
Guidelines for COVID-19 Management in Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Recipients.
Biology of blood and marrow transplantation : journal of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation. 26(11):1983-1994 [DOI] 10.1016/j.bbmt.2020.07.027. [PMID] 32736007.
The Economic Implications of COVID-19 in the United States.
South Dakota medicine : the journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association. 73(5):218-222 [PMID] 32579802.
A ‘Bit’ of Appendicitis: A Case of a Foreign Object in the Adult Appendix.
Cureus. 11(5) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.4751. [PMID] 31363433.
Current Trends in Training in the Surgical Management of Acute Appendicitis at a Veteran Affairs Hospital.
Journal of surgical education. 76(2):506-511 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jsurg.2018.07.029. [PMID] 30249516.
Eluxadoline-induced pancreatitis occurring in an adult man without a prior cholecystectomy.
BMJ case reports. 12(8) [DOI] 10.1136/bcr-2019-231185. [PMID] 31466958.
Etanercept-associated Nephropathy.
Cureus. 11(8) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.5419. [PMID] 31632872.
Higher Incidence of Hemorrhagic Cystitis Following Haploidentical Related Donor Transplantation Compared with Matched Related Donor Transplantation.
Biology of blood and marrow transplantation : journal of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation. 25(4):785-790 [DOI] 10.1016/j.bbmt.2018.12.142. [PMID] 30579967.
Multiple Myeloma in an Agricultural Worker Exposed to Pesticides.
Cureus. 11(5) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.4762. [PMID] 31363443.
Refractory Sweet Syndrome Treated with Anakinra.
Cureus. 11(4) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.4536. [PMID] 31263644.
Renal Cell Carcinoma Metastasis to an Uncommon Site: The Orbital Bone.
Cureus. 11(5) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.4606. [PMID] 31309029.
Special considerations for the treatment of multiple myeloma according to advanced age, comorbidities, frailty and organ dysfunction.
Critical reviews in oncology/hematology. 137:18-26 [DOI] 10.1016/j.critrevonc.2019.02.011. [PMID] 31014512.
Sugar, Spice, and Bleeding.
Cureus. 11(4) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.4437. [PMID] 31245224.
The Bleeding Bowel: A Rare Case of Neurofibromatosis Type 1-associated Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor in a Young Male.
Cureus. 11(6) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.4868. [PMID] 31417813.
Curcuma longa (Turmeric): An auspicious spice for antibacterial, phytochemical and antioxidant activities.
Pakistan journal of pharmaceutical sciences. 31(6 (Supplementary):2689-2696 [PMID] 30587481.
Outcomes of appendectomy in elderly veteran patients.
Surgery. 164(3):460-465 [DOI] 10.1016/j.surg.2018.04.027. [PMID] 29914654.
Transient bacteremia induced by dental cleaning is not associated with infection of central venous catheters in patients with cancer.
Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology and oral radiology. 125(4):286-294 [DOI] 10.1016/j.oooo.2017.12.022. [PMID] 29428697.
Cutaneous manifestations of multiple myeloma and other plasma cell proliferative disorders.
Seminars in oncology. 43(3):395-400 [DOI] 10.1053/j.seminoncol.2016.02.017. [PMID] 27178694.
Successful Treatment of Hepatitis C Infection While Receiving Concurrent Chemotherapy for AL Amyloidosis.
Clinical lymphoma, myeloma & leukemia. 16(4):237-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.clml.2016.01.003. [PMID] 26869507.
Patterns of central nervous system involvement in relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma.
Clinical lymphoma, myeloma & leukemia. 14(3):211-4 [DOI] 10.1016/j.clml.2013.11.004. [PMID] 24373936.
Preemptive intravenous immunoglobulin allows safe and timely administration of antineoplastic therapies in patients with multiple myeloma and parvovirus B19 disease.
Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society. 15(4):354-60 [DOI] 10.1111/tid.12067. [PMID] 23578205.
Stress, job satisfaction and work hours in medical and surgical residency programmes in private sector teaching hospitals of Karachi, Pakistan.
JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association. 62(10):1109-12 [PMID] 23866463.
Clinical and immunologic predictors of influenza illness among vaccinated older adults.
Vaccine. 28(38):6145-51 [DOI] 10.1016/j.vaccine.2010.07.036. [PMID] 20646987.
Reduced fluconazole susceptibility of Candida albicans isolates in women with recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis: effects of long-term fluconazole therapy.
Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease. 64(3):354-6 [DOI] 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2009.03.021. [PMID] 19501794.
A rare case of postinfectious glomerulonephritis caused by pneumococcus in an adult patient.
Journal of nephrology. 20(1):99-102 [PMID] 17347982.
Myeloid sarcoma presenting with acute renal failure and bilateral ureteral obstruction: a case report and review of the literature.
The American journal of the medical sciences. 334(2):136-8 [PMID] 17700206.
Renal involvement in non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma: the Shaukat Khanum experience.
Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP. 8(2):249-52 [PMID] 17696740.
Risk factors, subtypes and outcome of ischaemic stroke in Kuwait–a hospital-based study.
Medical principles and practice : international journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre. 12(4):218-23 [PMID] 12966193.


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

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