Nabil A. Munfakh, MD

Nabil A. Munfakh, MD


Specialty Areas

  • Mitral valve repair
  • Coronary artery bypass graft surgery
  • Robotic lung resection

Common Procedures

  • Coronary artery bypass graft
  • Aortic valve replacement
  • Mitral valve repair or replacement
  • Robotic resection of lung cancer

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Empyema
  • Heart disease
  • Heart failure
  • Lung cancer
  • Lung nodules
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Mediastinal tumors
  • Pneumothorax
  • Prolapse
  • Valvular heart diseases (aortic, mitral, pulmonary, tricuspid)
  • Valvular regurgitation
  • Valve stenosis
  • Valve disease

Board Certifications

Thoracic Surgery

General Surgery


Bachelor of Science, 1981, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

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


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


1989, Cardiovascular Surgery Research Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

1993, Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA

Professional Memberships

  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Chest Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons – Louisiana Chapter
  • New Orleans Surgical Society
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Southeastern Surgical Congress
  • Southern Medical Association
  • Southern Thoracic Surgical Association
  • American Heart Association
  • St. Louis Thoracic Surgery Society
  • The International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery

Area of Research Interest

Clinical outcomes



Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Christian Hospital

Patients Seen At

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

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To request an appointment with Dr. Munfakh, please call 314-355-3003.