Physician, Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Shamini Parameswaran


About Me

Dr. Shamini Parameswaran’s illustrious career in cardiothoracic surgery is a testament to her unwavering dedication, exceptional skill, and compassion for her patients. Born in London and later moving to the United States, her journey is one of cultural diversity, academic excellence, and groundbreaking achievements in a challenging medical field. Her early inspiration came from her father’s educational role at Texas Tech University, which sparked her interest in the convergence of medicine and engineering.

Beginning her academic journey at Johns Hopkins University, she specialized in biomedical engineering with a concentration in cardiovascular systems. This phase of her education was critical in blending the precision of engineering with the complexities of medical science. She furthered her expertise with a Master’s in Microbiology from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, focusing on infections associated with medical implants.

At Texas Tech University’s medical school, Dr. Shamini emerged as a leader, becoming the first woman to preside over the surgery club and serving as a Dean’s ambassador. These roles were instrumental in shaping her future in the medical profession. Her relentless pursuit of surgical excellence led her to Yale School of Medicine’s Integrated Thoracic Surgery Residency Program, where she specialized in cardiothoracic surgery, focusing mainly on heart surgeries. Graduating from this challenging program made her a trailblazer in this demanding specialty.

She is celebrated professionally for her outstanding surgical skills and profound empathy towards her patients. Her specialization in aortic aneurysm surgery, under the mentorship of leading experts, underscores her dedication to mastering complex surgical procedures. As a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon, she is a notable figure in a predominantly male-dominated field, exemplifying a blend of technical mastery, compassionate care, and innovative thinking.

Shamini Parameswaran MD’s commitment extends beyond her clinical duties, involving significant community service, including disaster relief efforts and support for underprivileged children. Guided by her Christian faith, she leads a life that harmoniously combines professional excellence with deep-rooted compassion. Looking forward, she aspires to extend her influence through international medical missions, fusing her medical expertise with her dedication to humanitarian service.

Dr. Shamini Parameswaran


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