Sherene Shalhub, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S. (she/her)

  • Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, School of Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Molecular and Medical Genetics, School of Medicine
  • Division Head, Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, School of Medicine
  • Vice Chair for Regional Strategy and Surgical Operation, Surgery, School of Medicine


Dr. Shalhub is associate professor and division head of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery in the Department of Surgery. Additionally, Dr. Shalhub serves as the Co-Director, OHSU Heart and Vascular Service Line. She also directs the multidisciplinary NW GAAP Program.

Dr. Shalhub comes to OHSU from the University of Washington where she was the Director of the Multidisciplinary Vascular Genetics Clinic. After receiving her medical school degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida in 2003, Dr. Shalhub completed training in General Surgery in 2010 and then Vascular Surgery in 2012 at the University of Washington. She then spent a year as faculty at the University of Texas in Houston, before being recruited to join the faculty at the University of Washington. Her clinical practice included a special focus on treating patients with genetically triggered aortopathies and arteriopathies such as Marfan, Loeys Dietz, and Vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndromes.

Dr. Shalhub is actively involved in research that assesses the impact of medical management and surgical procedures on patients with aortic dissections and improves the practice of surgery through education, training, and policy initiatives. Her research work is federally funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). She is the lead for the Aortic Dissection Collaborative focused on patient engagement and research prioritization for aortic dissection and is the principal investigator for the Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Collaborative Natural History Study, a longitudinal natural history study for vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Dr. Shalhub also serves as the Chair of the National Registry of Genetically Triggered Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Cardiovascular Conditions (GenTAC) Alliance Science working group. She is a distinguished fellow of the Society for Vascular Surgery, and serves on the Professional advisory board for the Marfan Foundation, and the Ehlers-Danlos Society medical and scientific board.

In addition to Oregon, Dr. Shalhub is licensed in the following states:

  • Alaska
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • Oklahoma
  • Texas
  • Washington

Education and training

    • B.A., 1998, University of South Florida
    • M.P.H., 1999, University of South Florida
    • M.D., 2003, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
  • Internship

    • General Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash., 2003
  • Residency

    • General Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash., 2010
  • Fellowship

    • Postdoctoral Trauma Research, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash., 2008
    • Vascular Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash., 2012
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Surgery, Vascular Surgery, 2018

Memberships and associations:

  • Society for Vascular Surgery
  • Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society
  • American Heart Association
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery
  • The Association of Women Surgeons
  • Society for Vascular Medicine

Areas of interest

  • Genetic Aortopathy

Honors and awards

  • University of Washington Medicine PRAISE (Patient Reported Assessment in Satisfaction and Excellence) Award, 2016
  • Seattle Top Doctor, 2020
  • Vascular Cures #VascularHero, 2020
  • The Ehlers-Danlos Society Pioneer in EDS and HSD Research Award, 2021


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