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Zain Khalpey, MD, PhD, FACS, FETCS, is a an established cardiothoracic surgeon with the University of Arizona, where he acts as Surgical Co-Director of the Heart Transplant and Director of the Mechanical Circulatory Support and Mitral Valve Program, Director of the Ex Vivo Lung Program, Director of Clinical & Translational Research, and Associate Professor of Surgery. His clinical specialties include adult and pediatric heart transplant, mechanical circulatory support, ex-vivo lung perfusion, minimally invasive treatments for valve disease, arrhythmia surgery, and robotic mitral valve surgery. Dr. Khalpey serves at the University of Arizona Medical Center and Tucson Medical Center. He obtained his medical degree from the University of London in 1998, his PhD from Imperial College UK and trained at St. Thomas Hospital, London, UK, Lewisham University Hospital, London, UK, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA, The Harley Street Clinic, London, UK, Addenbrooks Hospital NHS Trust, Cambridge University, UK, St. Mary\'s Hospital, Paddington, London, UK, and Royal Brompton Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK. Dr. Khalpey is also fellowship trained at Columbia University Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Mayo Clinic. He is board certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery in Cardiac Surgery and by the European Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Dr. Khalpey is a member of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the American Academy and Board of Regenerative Medicine.