ShukrallahBassam Photo1 101722Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest 
heart/lung transplant, mechanical circulatory support, normothermic organ preservation, transcatheter mitral and aortic valve therapies (TAVR/TMVR), and adult cardiac surgery (CABGs, and valvular disease)


Dr. Bassam Shukrallah is currently an assistant professor of surgery in the UAB Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. He completed is residency at the University of South Alabama Department of Surgery. He then completed advanced fellowship training in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN. Before joining UAB, Shukrallah served as a cardiothoracic surgeon in the Section of Cardiac Surgery at Minneapolis Heart Institute for over three years. Before that, he was an assistant professor of cardiothoracic surgery in The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Department of Cardiac Surgery, where he also served as surgical director of the ECMO Program.

Shukrallah earned his bachelor's of science from the University of Houston and his M.D. from St. Matthews University School of Medicine in the Cayman Islands, British West Indies. Following medical school, Shukrallah served as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Infectious Diseases at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Before completing his residency at the University of South Alabama, he served as a resident and research resident at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Shukrallah has undergone additional training in organ care for heart and lung preservation as well as cardiovascular devices for patient care. He has served as a site principal investigator and co investigator on numerous research grants. He is a member of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO).

Select Publications

Shukrallah B, Kilic A, Lescouflair T The Role of Coronary Artery Revascularization in Heart Failure Encyclopedia of Cardiovascular Research and Medicine, 1ST Edition

Mansour D, Roberts S, Lee M, Shukrallah B, Whitson B The Role of Ex-Vivo Lung Perfusion (EVLP) in Lung Transplantation Thoracic Surgery: Cervical, Thoracic and Abdominal Approaches

Shukrallah B, Ganapathi A, Whitson B Donor Aorta as a Conduit for Ex-Vivo Lung Perfusion. ASAIO Journal. March 2021

Whitson B, Shukrallah B Commentary on the Homburg Lung: Pro/Con of miniaturized ECCO2R. ASAIO Journal. 2017 September/October 2017 63(5) 524-525

Kilic A, Shukrallah B, Whitson B Initiation and management of adult veno-arterial extracorporeal life support. Annals of Translational Medicine. 2017 Feb: 5(4): 67

Whitson B, Kilic A, Lee P, Shah S, Keller B, Shukrallah B, Kirkby S, Hayes D, Pope-Harman Building a lung transplant program from the bottom up – lesson learnt from starting 21st century program. American Society of Transplant Surgeons. Sept. 13, 2016

Ueda Y, Hajri T, Peng D, Tamboli R, Shukrallah B, Saliba J, Jabbour K, El Rifai W, Abumrad N Reduction of 8-iso-prostaglandin F2α in the first week after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. Obesity. 2011 Aug;19(8):1663-8

Bream P, Heffernan D, Shukrallah B Retrieval of a Wire Lost During Central Venous Catheter Replacement A case report using a new technique for wire retrieval and a review of the literature. Endovascular Today. 2008 May; 38-41

Shukrallah B, Hannah H, Hachem R, Gjammam D, Chatzinikolaou I, Raad I Correlation between early clinical response after catheter removal and diagnosis of catheter-related bloodstream infection. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2007 Aug; 58(4):453-457.

Hachem R, Baktour M, Hanna H, Husni E, Shukrallah B, Raad I Surgery Combined with Antifungal Therapy Is Effective in the Treatment of Invasive Aspergillus Sinusitis in Neutropenic Patients with Cancer. Infection 2008 Aug; 36: 539-542


Medical School
St. Matthews University School of Medicine, Cayman Islands, British West Indies

University of South Alabama Medical, General Surgery

University of Minnesota Medical Center, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery




Office Address
ZRB 719