Nabil A. Munfakh, MD

Nabil A. Munfakh, MD

  • Professor of Surgery

Sees patients at Christian Hospital

Medical School

University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1985

Post Doctoral Education

Residency: General Surgery, University of Kentucky Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky, 1991

Research Fellowship: Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, 1989

Residency: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, Richmond, Virginia, 1993

Board Certifications

Thoracic Surgery--Certified

Honors and Awards

2017, Listed in Best Doctors in America, (Best Doctors, Inc.)

Clinical Interests

Cardiac surgery
General thoracic surgery

Hospital Affiliations

Christian Hospital Northeast

Patients Seen At

Christian Hospital Northeast

11155 Dunn Road, Professional Building 1, Suite 209-E
St. Louis, MO 63136
(314) 355-3003
Fax: (314) 355-0515

Contact Information

Christian Hospital Northeast
11155 Dunn Road
Suite 209E
St. Louis MO 63136
(314) 355-3003

Selected Publications

Moon MR, Lawton JS, Moazami N, Munfakh NA, Pasque MK, Damiano RJ Jr. POINT: Prosthesis-patient mismatch does not affect survival for patients greater than 70 years of age undergoing bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Feb;137(2):278-83.

Crabtree TD, Bailey MS, Moon MR, Munfakh N, Pasque MK, Lawton JS, Moazami N, Aubuchon KA, Al-Dadah AS, Damiano RJ Jr. Recurrent mitral regurgitation and risk factors for early and late mortality after mitral valve repair for functional ischemic mitral regurgitation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 May;85(5):1537-42; discussion 1542-3.

Voeller RK, Bailey MS, Zierer A, Lall SC, Sakamoto S, Aubuchon K, Lawton JS, Moazami N, Huddleston CB, Munfakh NA, Moon MR, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ Jr. Isolating the entire posterior left atrium improves surgical outcomes after the Cox maze procedure. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 Apr;135(4):870-7.

Crabtree T, Aitchison D, Meyers BF, Tymkew H, Smith JR, Guthrie TJ, Munfakh N, Moon MR, Pasque MK, Lawton J, Moazami N, Damiano RJ Jr. Clostridium difficile in cardiac surgery: risk factors and impact on postoperative outcome. Ann Thorac Surg. 2007 Apr;83(4):1396-402.

Melby SJ, Kaiser SP, Bailey MS, Zierer A, Voeller RK, Lall SC, Munfakh N, Moon MR, Damiano RJ Jr. Surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation with bipolar radiofrequency ablation: mid-term results in one hundred consecutive patients. J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2006 Dec;47(6):705-10.

Melby SJ, Zierer A, Bailey MS, Cox JL, Lawton JS, Munfakh N, Crabtree TD, Moazami N, Huddleston CB, Moon MR, Damiano RJ Jr. A new era in the surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation: the impact of ablation technology and lesion set on procedural efficacy. Ann Surg. 2006 Oct;244(4):583-92.

Moon MR, Pasque MK, Munfakh NA, Melby SJ, Lawton JS, Moazami N, Codd JE, Crabtree TD, Barner HB, Damiano RJ Jr. Prosthesis-patient mismatch after aortic valve replacement: impact of age and body size on late survival. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2006;81(2):481-488; discussion 489.

Caspi J, Pettitt T, Fontenot E, Stopa A, Heck H, Munfakh N, Ferguson TB, Harrison L. The beneficial hemodynamic effects of selective patent vertical vein following repair of obstructed total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage in infants. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. 2001;20:830-834.

Caspi J, Zalstein E, Zucker N, Appelbaum A, Harrison LH, Munfakh NA, Ferguson TB Jr, Heck H, Stopa A, White M, Fontenot E. Surgical management of tetralogy of Fallot in the first year of life. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 1999;68:1344-1349.

Carmeci C, Munfakh NA, Brooks JW. Abdominal apoplexy. So Med J. 1998;91:273-274.

Crumb WJ, Pigott JD, Nenova N, Munfakh NA, Harrison LH, Heck HA, Clarkson CW, Roca TP. Fatty acid block of the transient outward current in the adult human atrium. J Pharm & Exp Thera 1999;289:386-391.

Webb W, Harrison L, Helmcke F, Camino A, Munfakh NA, Heck H, Moulder P. Carbon dioxide field flooding minimizes residual intracardiac air after open heart operations. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 1997;64:1489-1491.

Schwartz RW, Munfakh NA, Zwang TN, Strodel WE, Lee E, Thompson NW. Non-functioning cystic neuroendocrine neoplasms of the pancreas. Surgery. 1994;115:645-649.

Allyn JW, Teplick R, Steinberg JB, Munfakh NA, Geffin GA, Titus JS, Daggett WM. Norepinephrine increases the economy of pressure development in isolated canine hearts. American Journal of Physiology. 1993;263:H715-H721.

Munfakh NA, Steinberg JB, Titus JS, Denenberg AG, O’Keefe DD, Daggett WM, Geffin GA. Protection of the hypertrophied myocardium by crystalloid cardioplegia. Journal of Surgical Research. 1991;51(6):447-456.

Pub Med page for Nabil A. Munfakh, M.D.


Munfakh NA, Barner HB. Bypass Conduite Options. In Sabistion & Spencer’s Surgery of the Chest, 2005.