Alexis E. Shafii, MD

Surgical Director, Lung Transplant

Alexis E. Shafii, MD

Surgical Director, Lung Transplant


UK cardiothoracic surgeon Alexis Shafii, MD, with heart transplant recipient Reuben Ligon. Ligon refused to go anywhere else for the surgery. Read Reuben's story »

My name is Alexis E. Shafii; I received my medical degree and completed a residency at the University of South Florida, College of Medicine in Tampa, Fla. I then completed fellowships in Thoracic Surgery and Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplantation at Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

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

Faculty rank

Associate Professor of Surgery


University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Tampa, Fla.

University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Tampa, Fla.

Thoracic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland
Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplantation, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland

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

Cardiothoracic (CT) Surgery

Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinic

Kentucky Clinic
Third Floor, Room L300
740 S. Limestone
Lexington KY 40536-0284

Call 859-323-6494
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Fax 859-257-9813

For heart surgery and chest surgery patients 
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A Patient's story - Heart disease built a relationship

Congestive heart disease had plagued Reuben Ligon for almost 40 years. It limited his ability to work as a diesel mechanic – a job he loves – and to enjoy time with his family, which includes two sons, a daughter and, now, six grandsons. 

It finally threatened his life.

Read more of Reuben's story »