Zain Khalpey, MD, PhD, FETCS

 Co-Director, Heart Transplant Program

Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support

Director, Robotic Mitral Valve Program

Tony Marnell Sr Distinguished Chair in Cardiothoracic Surgery

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Associate Professor of Surgery, Regenerative Medicine, Cellular & Molecular Medicine

University of Arizona, College of Medicine

Postal: P.O. Box 245071, 1501 N Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85724-5071

Physical Clinical Address: 1501 N Campbell Avenue, Rm 4302A, University of Arizona Medical Center, Tucson, AZ 85724

Physical Lab Address: 1656 E. Mabel St, Rm 120, Medical Research Building, Tucson, AZ 85724


(520) 626-6996
Email Address:

Cell: (520) 307-0787

eFax: (617) 507-7768

Lab: (520) 621-0123

Fax: (520) 626-9022

Sponsored Research Through MSRP: 

Andrew Bergersen (MSRP 2012): "Combined Use of Ex Vivo Lung Reperfusion and Adenosine Agonists to Recondition Lungs for Transplantation" 

Katherine Marsh (MSRP 2015): "Metabolic Impact of Rapamycin and B-Estradiol using Mouse Embryonic Fibroblasts as a Model for Lymphangioleiemyomatosis"

Ned Premyodhin (MSRP 2015): "3-D Printing and Surgical Rehearsal: Minimizing Errors in Mitral Valve Ssurgery"

Ryan Palsma  (MSRP 2016): "Bioenergetic Profile of Failing Human Heart Tissue:

Advanced Research - Research Distinction Track (RDT): 

 Alana Connell (RDT 2014): "Bioenergetics of Amniotic Stem Cells and Cardiomyocytes in 2D, Static 3D, and Non-static 3D Cultures"

Tiffany Son (RDT 2016): "Optimization of Porcine Heart Decellularization"

NIH High School Student Research Program: 

-Amisadai Jozabed Licea, Catalina Magnet High School, 2014

-Artemio Acosta-Barajas, Pueblo High School, 2015


Last Updated: 
January 13, 2017