Nahush Mokadam

Nahush Mokadam, MD

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Physician

Professor of Surgery

4.7 out of 5
  • 33 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 10 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


About Me

As an adult cardiac surgeon, I treat a wide range of conditions including coronary artery disease, valve disease, aortic disease, cardiomyopathy and heart aneurysms. I perform all types of cardiac operations, including valve repair or replacement, bypass surgery, heart transplant, ventricular assist device implantation and aortic reconstructions. When possible, I employ minimally invasive approaches to facilitate my patients’ recovery, and also use transcatheter approaches when appropriate. I believe in providing patients with individualized care, tailored specifically to their unique needs and goals, and encourage my patients to actively involve themselves in their care to improve their health and well-being.

My favorite part about working at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is the distinguishing character of our faculty and staff. I am proud to work with such a cooperative and resourceful group of individuals who are committed to our patients and families.

In my free time I enjoy photography and spending time with my family.
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2019-2022

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Coronary Artery Bypass
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
  • Organ Transplantation
  • Endocarditis
  • Aortic Valve Insufficiency
  • Aortic Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency
  • Mitral Valve Insufficiency
  • Bicuspid
  • Coronary Artery Bypass, Off-Pump
  • Coronary Aneurysm
  • Pericarditis, Constrictive
  • Heart-Assist Devices
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • Transplantation
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Heart Diseases
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Aortic Aneurysm

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

My Videos

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

University Of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA
8/1/1994 - 5/30/1998


Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Saint Louis, MO
6/1/1998 - 6/30/2005


University of Washington School of Medicine GME, Seattle, WA
7/1/2005 - 6/30/2007

Board Certification

American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Academic Information

My Department


My Division

Cardiac Surgery

More About My Work


The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

33 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.7 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.7 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.7 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.6 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.6 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.8 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.7 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

    Dr. Mokadam was very caring in his rapport as we asked questions. (Interested/listened.)

  • Reviewed on May 09, 2023

    All good & excellent.

  • Reviewed on Dec 29, 2022

    Surgeon sat and explained possible complications. Helped us select a date when he would be available to provide post op care over the holidays.

  • Reviewed on Oct 31, 2022

    Very nicer man and exceptional surgeon. He explained everything he was going to be doing.

  • Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

    All good!

  • Reviewed on Jun 10, 2022

    This was my first visit with Dr. Mokadam as I was referred to him by Dr. Jarrod Betz. Dr. Mokadam was very knowledgeable, and took as long as I needed to talk about my heart condition and the options for replacing my congenitally defected heart valve. I am very happy to be a patient in his care.

  • Reviewed on May 27, 2022

    Very friendly and knowledgeable. Easy to talk to.

  • Reviewed on Apr 12, 2022

    Great experience.

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 09/30/2022, Dr. Mokadam has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Syncardia
  • Carmat
  • Xylocor Therapeutics