Dr. Ammar S. Bafi, MD

Dr. Ammar S. Bafi, MD

Dr. Ammar S. Bafi, MD

Languages: English
Phone: 202-877-7464
Fax: 202-877-3503

Contact this Provider:

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Structural Heart Disease Cardiology
  • Valvular Disease Cardiology
Conditions I Treat
  • aneurysm of ascending aorta
  • anomalies of pulmonary circulation
  • anomalous pulmonary artery
  • anomalous pulmonary venous return
  • aortic aneurysm
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Procedures I Perform
  • abdominal aneurysm repair
  • aortic root replacement
  • aortic valve replacement
  • aortic valve surgery
  • atrial septal defect (asd) repair
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About the Provider

Ammar S. Bafi, MD, is a cardiothoracic surgeon at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. He is board certified in thoracic surgery.

As a cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Bafi treats all adult cardiac disease, such as valvular and coronary artery disease, through the use of advanced surgical techniques. He specializes in mitral valve repair, as well as off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting.

With more than 25 years of experience, he has performed more than 10,000 heart operations with superb results, exceeding the national average in patient satisfaction, as well as achieving lower-than-average mortality outcomes. In his high-volume clinical practice, he performs approximately 400 heart surgeries each year.

Dr. Bafi serves on the Cardiovascular Surgery Program Quality Improvement Committee at MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute. He is also a member of the American College of Surgeons and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

Dr. Bafi received his medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine before completing a general surgery internship at Cornell University Medical Center/North Shore University Hospital. He then returned to the George Washington University Hospital to complete a six-year general surgery residency, which included one year of research. Finally, he completed a two-year specialty residency in cardiothoracic surgery at GWU, and one year as a clinical associate in the Department of Cardiac Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Dr. Bafi’s clinical research includes serving as principal or co-investigator in multiple transcatheter aortic and mitral valve studies, including the CoreValve®, PARTNER, COAPT, and NeoChord™ trials. He continues to participate in many cardiac surgery and cardiology clinical trials, particularly as they relate to percutaneous valvular therapies. He works with a team of skilled interventional cardiologists to continue bringing novel treatments to his patients. Dr. Bafi’s research is widely published in medical journals.  

Philosophy of Care

“Growing up as a child of diplomats, I lived in different countries. As a part of this experience, I learned to develop and appreciate a wide perspective on many people, religions, and cultures. I believe this contributes to my ability to connect and empathize with my patients and colleagues. I am driven by the knowledge that every day I’m working to improve the quality of life for my patients. I feel it is my privilege and honor to have a positive impact on my patients’ health and their lives.”

  • Fellowship Program: Cleveland Clinic Hospital (1996)
  • Residency Program: George Washington University Hospital (1995)
  • Residency Program: George Washington University Hospital (1993)
  • Internship Program: North Shore University Hospital (1988)
  • Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine (1987)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Online Features

Dr. Bafi successfully removed a damaged valve from the heart of the husband of Dr. Sandra Swain. He was part of a team that helped save Steven Jones' life.

In the News

Dr. Bafi successfully removed a damaged valve from the heart of the husband of Dr. Sandra Swain. He was part of a team that helped save Steven Jones' life.

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Practice Locations
  • 110 Irving Street Northwest
    MHVI-1st Floor North Addition
    Washington, DC 20010
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    Phone: 202-877-7464
    Fax: 202-877-3503

Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center