Ahmad Sheikh, M.D., FACS is a practicing Cardiothoracic Surgeon. He is certified by the American board of Thoracic Surgery and specializes in all forms of adult cardiac surgery, including minimally invasive mitral valve repair and complex aortic work. He also maintains his board certification in General Surgery. Dr. Sheikh earned his medical degree at University of California San Francisco. He received his general surgery training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Sheikh then completed his fellowships in cardiothoracic surgery, thoracic transplantation and mechanical support at Stanford University. Dr. Sheikh has authored numerous abstracts, chapters, and peer-reviewed journals in the areas of heart failure, transplantation, cardiac stem cell therapy, and medical education. He has a keen interest in novel methods of medical education and recently published a manuscript on the use of wearable technology as a surgical training adjunct. Dr. Sheikh has also pursued formal training in medical education through the Masters of Education in the Health Professionals Program at Johns Hopkins University.