Dr Shalhub (pronounced “shal-hoob”) is a board certified vascular surgeon. She is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery at the University of Washington. Dr. Shalhub earned her medical degree with honors from the Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida in Tampa. She then moved to Seattle where she completed training as a general surgery resident and vascular surgery fellow at the University of Washington. Her training also includes a Master of Public Health degree (MPH) at the University of South Florida and a postdoctoral trauma research fellowship at the University of Washington.
Patient Care Philosophy
Dr. Shalhub believes that the patient is the most important member of the healthcare team. She strongly believes in a collaborative approach with each patient to detail a care plan that is appropriate for each patient. Dr. Shalhub was awarded the 2014 UW Medicine PRAISE (Patient Reported Assessment in Satisfaction and Excellence) Award.
Dr. Shalhub is committed to teaching the next generation of clinicians. The mentorship she received as a medical student was instrumental in shaping her career trajectory. Thus, she strongly believes in this mission. She is committed to mentoring the next generation of physicians, which includes medical students and residents. She has authored and coauthored multiple textbook chapters and has been active in teaching, both in the clinical and research settings.
Dr. Shalhub enjoys traveling to other countries, learning new skills unrelated to medicine each year, and spending time with family and friends.
Scope of Care
Dr. Shalhub is board certified in both Vascular and General Surgery. She uses open surgical techniques and minimally invasive wire and catheter-based interventions to treat vascular disease. Her practice includes arterial and aortic aneurysms and dissections including abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), carotid artery stenosis, visceral arterial disease, peripheral artery disease of the lower extremities, and hemodialysis access.
Dr. Shalhub has two strong clinical missions:
- To provide a comprehensive and collaborative multi-disciplinary approach to the treatment of aortic and peripheral arterial aneurysms and dissections in patients with genetically triggered vascular diseases such as Familial Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Dissections, Marfan syndrome, Loeys-Dietz syndrome, and vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. As such she is the director of the Multidisciplinary Vascular Genetics Clinic based at Harborview Medical Center.
- To provide quality care for patients on hemodialysis. She recently edited a textbook titled “Hemodialysis Access Fundamentals and Advanced Management”.
- To provide a comprehensive and collaborative multi-disciplinary approach to the treatment of aortic and peripheral arterial aneurysms and dissections in patients with genetically triggered vascular diseases such as Familial Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Dissections, Marfan syndrome, Loeys-Dietz syndrome, and vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. As such she is the director of the Multidisciplinary Vascular Genetics Clinic based at Harborview Medical Center. Learn more about the vascular disorders that Dr. Shalhub treats and view a podcast from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) where Dr. Shalhub discusses Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.
Dr. Shalhub is a translational researcher at the University of Washington and was selected to the 2015 “rising star” career development program by the Institute of Translational Health Sciences at UW Medicine. Her overarching research goal is to personalize health care for patients with genetically triggered aortic and arterial dissections and aneurysms, and to improve success of surgical repair and long term survival for these patients. Currently, she is investigating the effect of gene mutations on vascular disease by utilizing a collaborative multidisciplinary approach combining genetics and surgical outcomes. She was recently awarded a grant by the EDS Network C.A.R.E.S. Foundation to establish a national registry for Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.