Dr. Bassam “Sammy” Shukrallah Seeing Patients at Baptist Health Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinic

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Bassam “Sammy” Shukrallah, MD, is now providing quality, compassionate care to patients at Baptist Health Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinic with the support of Arkansas’ most comprehensive health care organization. Dr. Shukrallah specializes in thoracic surgery/transplants.

Dr. Shukrallah earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Houston and his medical degree from St. Matthews University School of Medicine in the Cayman Islands, British West Indies. Before completing his residency at the University of South Alabama, Dr. Shukrallah served as a resident and research resident at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. 

Following medical school, Shukrallah served as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Infectious Diseases at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. 

Dr. Shukrallah completed advanced fellowship training in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Prior to joining Baptist Health, Dr. Shukrallah served as assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Cardiac Surgery and as a cardiothoracic surgeon in the Section of Cardiac Surgery at Minneapolis Heart Institute for over three years. 

Dr. Shukrallah was also an assistant professor of cardiothoracic surgery in The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Department of Cardiac Surgery, where he also served as surgical director of the ECMO Program. 

Dr. Shukrallah is a member of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons and Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO). 

Baptist Health Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinic is conveniently located in Suite 200 of Medical Towers I on the campus of Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock. The clinic offers comprehensive surgical options from bypass surgery to a heart transplant.

For more information about Dr. Shukrallah and the services he provides, visit or call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST.


About Baptist Health

For more than a century, Baptist Health has delivered All Our Best in health care through Christian compassion and innovative services. Baptist Health is Arkansas’ most comprehensive health care organization with more than 250 points of access that include 11 hospitals; urgent care centers; a senior living community; over 100 primary and specialty care clinics; a college with studies in nursing and allied health; a graduate residency program; and access to virtual care anytime, anywhere. It is also the largest private not-for-profit health care organization based in Arkansas, providing care through the support of approximately 11,000 employees, groundbreaking treatments, renowned physicians and community outreach programs. For more information about Baptist Health, visit, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST or download the myBaptistHealth app