Nervin Fanous, MD

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Nervin Fanous, MD


Personal Biography:

Nervin Fanous, MD, received a bachelor’s degree in French from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and a medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C. She began her surgical training at Tulane University in New Orleans and completed residency in general surgery at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Mich. She went on to complete a cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at Indiana University and an aortic surgery fellowship with Clarian Cardiovascular Surgeons, both in Indianapolis.
While in residency, Dr. Fanous also performed extensive research in heart failure, which included experimental research of a number of therapeutic interventions specifically aimed at improving myocardial function in heart failure. She has advanced training in critical care medicine, completing a fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital, and holds triple-board certification in general surgery, surgical critical care and thoracic surgery.
Her areas of expertise include aortic surgery, coronary artery bypass, aortic and mitral valve repairs, and lung cancer surgery. Dr. Fanous also specializes in endografts to repair descending thoracic aortic aneurysms, which generally results in less pain, lower complication risks, and a shorter recovery time for patients. Prior to joining Samaritan Heart & Vascular Institute, Dr. Fanous worked as a cardiothoracic surgeon in private practice in Baton Rouge, La.
Dr. Fanous was born in Cairo, Egypt, and raised in northern Virginia. In her free time, Dr. Fanous enjoys traveling and studying foreign languages.

Medical Education and Training:

Bachelor’s degree: University of Virginia
Medical degree: Howard University College of Medicine
Internship: Tulane University 
Residency: Henry Ford Hospital
Fellowship (critical care): Henry Ford Hospital
Fellowship (cardiothoracic surgery): Indiana University
Fellowship (aortic surgery): Clarian Cardiovascular Surgeons
Board certification: General surgery, surgical critical care and thoracic surgery



  • Cardiac Surgery
    The cardiac surgery team includes board-certified cardiothoracic surgeons, physician assistants and specially-trained nurses and technicians who perform an average of 300 surgical cases annually. Staying on the forefront of this constantly developing specialty, our physicians offer selected patients a minimally invasive approach to bypass surgery that requires only very small incisions, in addition to other innovative treatment options for a variety of heart conditions.