Sherene Shalhub, MD MPH


Dr. Shalhub is a vascular surgeon and translational researcher at the University of Washington (UW). She holds the position of Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery and is an affiliate member of the Surgical Outcomes Research Center (SORCE). She is the director of the Multidisciplinary Vascular Genetics Clinic, and her clinical practice includes a special focus on treating patients with HTAD. Dr. Shalhub is actively involved in research which assess the impact of medical management and surgical procedures on patients with aortic dissections and improves the practice of surgery through education, training, and policy initiatives. Dr Shalhub leads the international Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Collaborative, serves as the Vice Chair of the GenTAC Alliance Science working group, and is a member of the Professional Advisory Board for the Marfan Foundation and the Ehlers-Danlos Society medical and scientific board.

Additionally, she is a former T32 Postdoctoral Fellow and Fellow in the Rising Star Program at the CTSA-funded UW Institute of Translational Health Sciences. Her work aims to provide high quality care to patients suffering from rare vascular conditions including thoracic aortic dissections and arterial aneurysms and dissections. To this end, she works to personalize health care for patients suffering from genetically triggered aortopathies and arteriopathies. Her goal is to improve success of surgical repair and long term survival for these high-risk patients. She has focused her work on patient engagement and on delineating the natural history of these conditions including detailing the radiologic phenotypes and clinical biomarkers. She has been awarded contracts by the Patient Centered Outcome Institute (PCORI) which allowed her to establishing the vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (vEDS) Research Collaborative and the Aortic dissection collaborative. She is also the PI for the VEDS Collaborative Research Study, the largest natural history study for VEDS.