February 27, 2017 (Denville, NJ) – Saint Clare’s Denville Hospital recently welcomed Dr. Huzaifa
A. Shakir, a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon specializing in adult
cardiac surgery and minimally invasive thoracic surgery.
Dr. Shakir has extensive experience in minimally invasive video-assisted
thoracic surgery. His expertise is in the treatment of lung cancer and
conditions affecting the pleura (the membranes around the lungs and inner
walls of the chest) and mediastinum (the organs, lymph nodes, and nerves
located in the chest). He also provides consultations for heart conditions.
“Dr. Shakir will be invaluable as we continue to recruit a team of
highly-skilled experts and expand our cancer programs,” said Dr.
Neil Udani, chief medical officer at Saint Clare’s Denville Hospital.
“He is a welcome addition to our healthcare team and will certainly
enhance the personalized, expert care our patients have come to expect
“I feel a special connection to Denville Hospital, having grown up
in this area,” said Dr. Shakir. “I’m originally from
Morris Plains and attended Brooklawn Middle School and Parsippany High
School. It’s nice to be back home and I’m thrilled to provide
safe, high-quality compassionate care to our neighbors.”
Dr. Shakir is also an attending cardiothoracic surgeon at St. Mary’s
General Hospital in Passaic and Saint Michael’s Medical Center in
Newark, which are also members of Prime Healthcare. He received his medical
degree from Boston University, completed his general surgery residency
at Northwell Health, and later completed his cardiothoracic surgery residency
and fellowship at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Dr. Shakir
is also a clinical assistant professor of cardiac and thoracic surgery
at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is a member of the Society
of Thoracic Surgeons and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons
and American College of Chest Physicians. Dr. Shakir has authored multiple
research publications and abstracts.
Dr. Shakir can be reached at 973-983-5516