Andrew W. Shaffer, MD, MS

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Health Networks

  • University of Minnesota Physicians

Languages I Speak

  • English

Hospital Privileges

  • Fairview Southdale Hospital
  • University of Minnesota Medical Center

Care Philosophy

My goal is to provide world-class cardiac surgical care with a compassionate patient-focused team, excellent operative facilities, and clinically pertinent research efforts.

Care and Clinical Interests

  • Aortic Reconstructions
  • Aortic Root Repair
  • Aortic Surgery
  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery (Adult)
  • Heart Transplant
  • Lung Transplant
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support (VAD)
  • Open Surgery for Aortic Aneurysms
  • Transcatheter Endovascular Surgery

Education, Training and Certifications

Medical Schools

  • University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Grand Forks, ND


  • Beaumont Health Systems, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Royal Oak, MI


  • Robert Bartlett MD Research Lab University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (ECMO)
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (Cardiothoracic Surgery)

Other Education

  • Department of Polymers and Coatings and Department of Chemistry, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND (MS)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Recognition and Leadership


  • First Battalion Army Medal of Recognition, Royal Oak, MI

Academic Information

Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery