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.