Sibu P. Saha, MD, MBA, FACS

Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery Team

Clinical interests

  • Adult Vascular Disease
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Lung Cancer

Sibu P. Saha, MD, MBA, FACS

Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery Team


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My name is Sibu Saha; I received my medical degree from the Rajshahi Medical College, Rajshahi University, Bangladesh. I completed a fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, S.C.

I am board certified by the American Board of Surgery and American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Faculty rank

Professor of Surgery and Bioengineering


Rajshahi Medical College, Rajshahi University, Bangladesh

Ohio Valley Hospital, Steubenville, Ohio
University Hospital of Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Fla.

Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston

Certifications or Special training
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Lung Cancer

Multidisciplinary Clinic

Markey Cancer Center
Whitney-Hendrickson Building
First Floor
800 Rose St.
Lexington KY 40536-0098

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Cardiothoracic (CT) Surgery

Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinic

Kentucky Clinic
Room L304
740 S. Limestone
Lexington KY 40536-0284

Call 859-323-6494
Call 800-365-0955
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For heart surgery and chest surgery patients 
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.  
Clinic times vary per physician 
After Hours contact: 859-257-1000

Dining, Internet/Wi-Fi, Information desk, Pharmacy services, Wheelchairs

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  1. Whayne TF, Saha SP, Mukherjee D. Antioxidants in the Practice of Medicine; What Should the Clinician Know? Cardiovasc Hematol Disord Drug Targets. 2016 Jun 13.
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  2. Rubinstein C, Davenport DL, Dunnagan R, Saha SP, Ferraris VA, Xenos ES. Intraoperative blood transfusion of one or two units of packed red blood cells is associated with a fivefold risk of stroke in patients undergoing elective carotid endarterectomy. J Vasc Surg. 2013 Feb; 57(2 Suppl):53S-7S. PMID: 23336856.
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  3. Ferraris VA, Saha SP, Oestreich JH, Song HK, Rosengart T, Reece TB, Mazer CD, Bridges CR, Despotis GJ, Jointer K, Clough ER. 2012 update to the society of thoracic surgeons guideline on use of antiplatelet drugs in patients having cardiac and noncardiac operations. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Nov; 94(5):1761-81. PMID: 23098967.
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  4. Kalathiya RJ, Saha SP. Pneumonectomy for non-small cell lung cancer: outcomes analysis. South Med J. 2012 Jul; 105(7):350-4. PMID: 22766661.
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  5. Cheng R, Shang Y, Hayes D, Saha SP, Yu G. Noninvasive optical evaluation of spontaneous low frequency oscillations in cerebral hemodynamics. Neuroimage. 2012 Sep; 62(3):1445-54. PMID: 22659481.
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  6. Saha SP, Muluk S, Schenk W, Dennis JW, Ploder B, Grigorian A, Presch I, Goppelt A. A prospective randomized study comparing fibrin sealant to manual compression for the treatment of anastomotic suture-hole bleeding in expanded polytetrafluoroethylene grafts. J Vasc Surg. 2012 Jul; 56(1):134-41. PMID: 22633423.
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  7. Ferraris VA, Saha SP, Davenport DL, Zwischenberger JB. Thoracic surgery in the real world: does surgical specialty affect outcomes in patients having general thoracic operations? Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Apr; 93(4):1041-7; discussion 1047-8. PMID: 22386087.
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  8. Ferraris VA, Davenport DL, Saha SP, Austin PC, Zwischenberger JB. Surgical outcomes and transfusion of minimal amounts of blood in the operating room. Arch Surg. 2012 Jan; 147(1):49-55. PMID: 22250113.
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  9. Grider JS, Mullet TW, Saha SP, Harned ME, Sloan PA. A randomized, double-blind trial comparing continuous thoracic epidural bupivacaine with and without opioid in contrast to a continuous paravertebral infusion of bupivacaine for post-thoracotomy pain. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2012 Feb; 26(1):83-9. PMID: 22100213.
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  10. Ferraris VA, Davenport DL, Saha SP, Bernard A, Austin PC, Zwischenberger JB. Intraoperative transfusion of small amounts of blood heralds worse postoperative outcome in patients having noncardiac thoracic operations. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Jun; 91(6):1674-80; discussion 1680. PMID: 21514923.
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  11. Saha SP, Muluk S, Schenk W, Burks SG, Grigorian A, Ploder B, Presch I, Pavlova BG, Hantak E. Use of fibrin sealant as a hemostatic agent in expanded polytetrafluoroethylene graft placement surgery. Ann Vasc Surg. 2011 Aug; 25(6):813-22. PMID: 21514114.
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  12. Shang Y, Cheng R, Dong L, Ryan SJ, Saha SP, Yu G. Cerebral monitoring during carotid endarterectomy using near-infrared diffuse optical spectroscopies and electroencephalogram. Phys Med Biol. 2011 May 21; 56(10):3015-32. PMID: 21508444.
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  13. Saha SP, Whayne TF, Mukherjee DP. Current management of peripheral vascular disease: where is the evidence? Cardiovasc Hematol Agents Med Chem. 2011 Apr 1; 9(2):128-36. PMID: 21434864.
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  14. 2011 update to the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists blood conservation clinical practice guidelines. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Mar; 91(3):944-82. PMID: 21353044.
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  15. Yu G, Shang Y, Zhao Y, Cheng R, Dong L, Saha SP. Intraoperative evaluation of revascularization effect on ischemic muscle hemodynamics using near-infrared diffuse optical spectroscopies. J Biomed Opt. 2011 Feb; 16(2):027004. PMID: 21361707.
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  16. Oldham J, Saha S. Carotid endarterectomy: outcome of "old-fashioned" approach. Int Surg. 2011 Jan-Mar; 96(1):60-3. PMID: 21675622.
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  17. Ferraris VA, Ferraris SP, Saha SP. The relationship between mortality and preexisting cardiac disease in 5,971 trauma patients. J Trauma. 2010 Sep; 69(3):645-52. PMID: 20526211.
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  18. Dong A, Caicedo J, Han SG, Mueller P, Saha S, Smyth SS, Gairola CG. Enhanced platelet reactivity and thrombosis in Apoe-/- mice exposed to cigarette smoke is attenuated by P2Y12 antagonism. Thromb Res. 2010 Oct; 126(4):e312-7. PMID: 20451958.
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  19. Saha SP, Whayne TF, Mukherjee D. Evidence-based management of carotid artery disease. Int J Angiol. 2010; 19(1):e21-4. PMID: 22477570.
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  20. Saha SP, Whayne TF. Cardiovascular care: a challenge for Kentucky. J Ky Med Assoc. 2009 Aug; 107(8):295-7. PMID: 19777939.
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  21. Maddux FW, Dickinson TA, Rilla D, Kamienski RW, Saha SP, Eales F, Rego A, Donias HW, Crutchfield SL, Hardin RA. Institutional variability of intraoperative red blood cell utilization in coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Am J Med Qual. 2009 Sep-Oct; 24(5):403-11. PMID: 19617419.
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  22. Saha SP, Terry SM, Ferraris VA. Operative management of multilevel iliofemoral occlusive disease. Int J Angiol. 2009; 18(3):135-6. PMID: 22477514.
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  23. Minion DJ, Xenos E, Sorial E, Saha S, Endean ED. The trifurcated endograft technique for hypogastric preservation during endovascular aneurysm repair. J Vasc Surg. 2008 Mar; 47(3):658-61. PMID: 18295123.
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  24. Saha SP. Solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura. Int Surg. 2007 Nov-Dec; 92(6):351-4. PMID: 18402130.
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  25. Perioperative blood transfusion and blood conservation in cardiac surgery: the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and The Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists clinical practice guideline. Ann Thorac Surg. 2007 May; 83(5 Suppl):S27-86. PMID: 17462454.
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  26. Saha SP, Bhalla DK, Whayne TF, Gairola C. Cigarette smoke and adverse health effects: An overview of research trends and future needs. Int J Angiol. 2007; 16(3):77-83. PMID: 22477297.
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  27. Minion DJ, Yancey A, Patterson DE, Saha S, Endean ED. The endowedge and kilt techniques to achieve additional juxtarenal seal during deployment of the Gore Excluder endoprosthesis. Ann Vasc Surg. 2006 Jul; 20(4):472-7. PMID: 16791453.
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  28. Saha SP, Womack G. Hernation of the heart following radical pneumonectomy: report of a case. J Ky Med Assoc. 2005 Oct; 103(10):501-3. PMID: 16252559.
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  29. Saha SP, Hill KS. Cost management of coronary artery bypass surgery. J Ky Med Assoc. 2005 Aug; 103(8):355-60. PMID: 16134429.
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  30. Allen KB, Dowling RD, Schuch DR, Pfeffer TA, Marra S, Lefrak EA, Fudge TL, Mostovych M, Szentpetery S, Saha SP, Murphy D, Dennis H. Adjunctive transmyocardial revascularization: five-year follow-up of a prospective, randomized trial. Ann Thorac Surg. 2004 Aug; 78(2):458-65; discussion 458-65. PMID: 15276496.
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  31. Saha SP, Rogers AG, Earle GF, Nachbauer CA, Khalil BA, Mitchell RO. Primary pulmonary rhabdomyosarcoma: a long-term survivor. J Ky Med Assoc. 2002 Nov; 100(11):496-8. PMID: 12455456.
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  32. Saha SP, Rogers AG, Earle GF, Nachbauer CA, Khalil BA, Mitchell RO. Pulmonary carcinosarcoma. J Ky Med Assoc. 2002 Feb; 100(2):63-5. PMID: 11873674.
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