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Samine Ravanbakhsh, M.D.

  1. Thoracic Surgeon


  1. Phoenix, Arizona



Dr. Samine Ravanbakhsh recently joined the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic Arizona.

She received her medical degree at Oregon Health & Science University. She then completed a general surgery residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, and cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at Rush University Medical Center.

Her practice incorporates all aspects of general thoracic surgery, including mediastinal, pulmonary, and esophageal diseases. She has extensive training in a variety of minimally invasive approaches, including thoracoscopy, laparoscopy, and robotic surgery. Her areas of expertise include the management of esophageal diseases, thoracic outlet syndrome, and hyperhidrosis. Dr. Ravanbakhsh aspires to provide the best care to each and every one of her patients, and to optimize their treatments according to their individual needs and goals.

Dr. Ravanbakhsh has a passion for education and mentorship. She is involved in the training of surgical residents and teaching medical students at the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine. She is actively involved in multiple research projects. She is also an active member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and Women in Thoracic Surgery.

  1. Chest reconstruction
  2. Chest surgery
  3. Esophagectomy
  4. Hiatal hernia repair
  5. Minimally invasive surgery
  6. Nissen fundoplication
  7. Pleurodesis
  8. Robotic surgery
  9. Thoracoscopy
  1. 2019
    Fellowship - Cardiothoracic SurgeryRush University Medical Center
  2. 2017
    Residency - General SurgeryLos Angeles Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente
  3. 2012
    MDOregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
  4. 2007
    Visiting Student - International StudentUniversidad Rey Juan Carlos


  1. 2017
    General SurgeryAmerican Board of Surgery

Awards and honors

  1. 2022
    Mayo Clinic Experience Top Performer AwardOffice of Mayo Clinic Experience, Mayo Clinic Arizona
  2. 2021
    Fellowship (FACS)American College of Surgeons
  3. 2021
    Carolyn E. Reed Traveling Fellowship AwardThoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education

Professional memberships

  1. 2022 - present
    MemberMortality Review Subcommittee, Quality Subcommittee - Arizona, Executive Operations Team - Arizona
  2. 2021 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Surgeons
  3. 2021 - present
    FacultyCareer Advisory Program, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine - Arizona, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  4. 2021 - present
    FacultyResident Education, General Surgery Residency, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education
  5. 2021 - present
    MemberSociety of Thoracic Surgeons
  6. 2019 - present
    FacultyAnatomy Lab, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  7. 2017 - present
    MemberWomen in Thoracic Surgery
  8. 2015
    Certified Medical Spanish InterpreterKaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
  9. 2008 - 2012
    MemberLatino Medical Student Association
  10. 2008
    Certified Medical Spanish InterpreterOregon Health & Science University