Sherene Shalhub, MD (pronounced “shal-hoob”) is board certified in vascular surgery and general surgery, and serves as an Assistant Professor of Vascular Surgery at the University of Washington. Her practice includes the use of open surgical techniques as well as minimally invasive wire and catheter-based interventions for the treatment of vascular disease.
Dr. Shalhub most recently served as an attending staff surgeon at the Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute in Texas Medical Center with a faculty appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She earned her medical degree from the Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida in Tampa and then completed her general surgery residency and vascular surgery fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle. In addition, she completed a Master of Public Health degree at the University of South Florida and a postdoctoral trauma research fellowship at the University of Washington.
Patient Care Philosophy
Dr. Shalhub believes that the patient is the most important member of the healthcare team. Her patient’s goals are the center of focus in her clinical decision making. Learn more about the vascular disorders that Dr. Shalhub treats and view a podcast from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) where Dr. Shalhub discusses Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.
Dr. Shalhub believes strongly in resident and medical student education. She has authored and coauthored multiple textbook chapters and has been active in teaching, both in the clinical and research settings.
Dr. Shalhub enjoys hiking, alpine climbing, and skiing.
Scope of Care
Open and endovascular treatment of arterial and abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), aortic dissections, carotid artery stenosis, visceral arterial disease, dialysis access, peripheral artery disease of the lower extremities, and management of congenital vascular malformations.
Providing a comprehensive and collaborative multi-disciplinary approach to the treatment of aortic and peripheral arterial aneurysms and dissections in patients with genetically triggered vascular diseases such as Familial Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Dissections, Marfan syndrome, Loeys-Dietz syndrome, and vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.
- The genetic basis of aortic and arterial aneurysms and dissections
- Elucidating the mechanism of rapid aneurysmal degeneration of the descending thoracic aorta post aortic dissection
- Vascular trauma management and outcomes.