Firas Zahr M.D.

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Faculty profile
  • Director of Interventional Cardiology; Co-Director of Complex Heart Valve Program

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.7 out of 5 (121 Ratings, 42 Comments)

Expertise

  • Cardiology
  • Vascular Medicine

Special focus on

  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • General Cardiology
  • Heart Valve
  • Interventional Cardiology

Education

  • M.D., University of Damascus 2002
  • Residency:

    • Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Fellowship:

    • Interventional Cardiology Structural Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology (2012), Cardiovascular Disease (2011), Internal Medicine (2008)

Biography

I love to get to know the patients and families well so that I can provide appropriate care and meet their expectations. I believe that cardiologists in academic centers should able to deliver tomorrow’s therapy to our sick patients today with excellent outcomes. I am passionate about treating complex heart and valve disease patients with minimally invasive approach or without open heart surgery. In my leisure time, I enjoy spending time with my family experiencing the outdoors.

Languages

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French

Memberships and associations

  • American College of Cardiology, Fellow

Patient Ratings

4.7 out of 5 (121 Ratings, 42 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Sep 19, 2019

    Great

  • Sep 11, 2019

    As always, the best care and services were experienced on the 9th. Wonderful experience

  • Sep 09, 2019

    Everyone was wonderful. Super competent and kind care, clear and friendly communication. Thank you!

  • Aug 26, 2019

    Have had great care with everything done so far. Staff has always taken time in the various departments that I have been through.

  • Jul 19, 2019

    I felt very cared for and in trustworthy hands. Everyone was professional and caring and I did not lack in anything. Thank you!

  • Jun 06, 2019

    It was a very good experience. They treated me very nice and my family also. Thank you.

  • Jun 01, 2019

    The doctors and nurses that took care of my husband were wonderful. The service was excellent and the care-taking was compassionate and the follow up was really good and discharge plan as well. Thank you.

  • May 24, 2019

    Caring staff. Felt I was in good hands.

  • May 23, 2019

    Awesome thoughtful and caring Doctor

  • May 08, 2019

    He made several check ups visits and explained what went on.

  • Apr 30, 2019

    I received excellent care al the way through. Procedures were very well explained. The medical staff was professional, friendly and skilled in every task they performed.I felt I was in good and caring hands. Thank you!

  • Apr 26, 2019

    Very thorough & friendly

  • Apr 15, 2019

    Everyone from admit to discharge was so friendly, supportive and helpful. I am a former employee and I had absolute confidence that I would get excellent care.

  • Mar 17, 2019

    Yes. Hi. I was very impressed with the the treatment the other day. The people were just fantastic, the doctors, the nurses, everybody was just absolutely perfect. And I appreciate it very much and I'd rate them all a 9 or 10 just very good.

  • Mar 15, 2019

    staff was caring and professional. very helpful.

  • Mar 13, 2019

    Everyone was very nice and helpful

  • Mar 11, 2019

    Hi, I found the entire staff up in the cardiac catheter Clinic very supportive. I was rather nervous when I went in there and they were professional and caring, well maintained, and I very much appreciated that it went the whole the whole experience is very smooth, and I thank you.

  • Mar 08, 2019

    The provider was very polite. He was very sympathetic and I thought he was a great person and I would use him again.

  • Mar 04, 2019

    Thank you for working on my my heart

  • Jan 28, 2019

    I'm extremely pleased with all aspects of my interactions at OHSU.

  • Jan 28, 2019

    I received excellent care by everyone that attended me, from all the nurses to the cardiologist.

  • Jan 13, 2019

    I think the provider was very very professional very courteous and everything went really great. And I was really happy with everything that went on.

  • Jan 08, 2019

    Good

  • Jan 07, 2019

    Was so blessed to have the care team I had today! Professional yet personal. Caring and very gentle. Amazing experience and such great care. Made what could have been a very frightening experience very peaceful. Have always had amazing care at this facility!

  • Jan 06, 2019

    During my time before during and after the procedure, I couldn't ask for better care and attention. I am absolutely pleased.

  • Jan 05, 2019

    You did an excellent job, and he was very good about telling me the results of the test, and was very good about communicating with the recommending physician. Thank you.

  • Dec 23, 2018

    He is very knowledgeable and seem very caring...

  • Dec 20, 2018

    I had a good experience with this provider. Very caring and made me feel very comfortable.

  • Dec 11, 2018

    Dr. Zahr did an excellent job of communicating what he would be doing and why he was doing it. He was proud of the team he worked with and was concerned about me. I felt very comfortable with him as my cardiologist.

  • Dec 02, 2018

    My experience was great people have saved my life several times so I couldn't say enough about them.

  • Nov 22, 2018

    excellent experience with this Doctor for my angiogram and stent placement

  • Nov 21, 2018

    It was good with no problems. Staff explained procedure and answered all questions.

  • Nov 14, 2018

    Every one that helped out while I was there was very good. They made a rough time not so bad. Always checking to see how things were going. Dr. Zahr can not be beat.

  • Nov 14, 2018

    There was no negative comments about the provider and he was very informative.

  • Nov 13, 2018

    In the very "brief" time talking to the Dr., I was satisfied in the information I received. A little more time both before and after the procedure would have been welcomed.

  • Nov 11, 2018

    The experience I've had at OHSU is excellent. Couldn't find a better place to go to get care that you need. I appreciate everything they've done down there. Thank you and have a nice day.

  • Nov 08, 2018

    incredible physician. fantastic experience.

  • Oct 22, 2018

    He was great, explained everything well.

  • Oct 17, 2018

    Dr. explained what the test results were in detail and answered the questions we had.

  • Oct 13, 2018

    Informative, professional, courteous.

  • Oct 02, 2018

    OHSU standard of care is significantly more advanced than others, such as Kaiser. Therapies which are difficult or impossible to request elsewhere are available and standard procedure at OHSU.

  • Aug 15, 2018

    He was personable, approachable, explained everything very clearly, and was honest about what to expect and about the kind of issues that are associated with my particular problem. I *

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