Zain I Khalpey

Zain Khalpey, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery
Languages: English, French
144 Ratings, 31 Reviews
HonorHealth Medical Group

Insurance accepted

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Insurance Plans

  • AHCCCS Complete Care.
  • Dual-SNP
  • BMT
  • 3 Tier Plans
  • Banner Employees - Tier 2
  • HMO
  • PPO
  • EPO
  • Ameriben
  • POS
  • Indemnity
  • CHS
  • Alliance Network
  • FEP (Standard, Basic and Blue Focus),
  • Workers' Comp
  • EverydayHealth PPO,
  • BluePathway Plan 2 - Medicare Advantage
  • BluePathway Plan 3 - - Medicare Advantage
  • BlueJourney PPO - Medicare Advantage
  • Classic/Plus - Medicare Advantage
  • Medisun - Medicare Advantage
  • All
  • HMO
  • PPO
  • PPO Plus
  • POS
  • EPO
  • LocalPlus
  • Open Access Plan (OAP)
  • CignaChoice Fund Access Plus
  • Open Access Plus
  • PPO
  • RAN
  • PPO
  • International Travel Insurance

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  • Cardiothoracic Surgery


  • Residency

    Brigham & Women's Hospital
  • Education

    University of London
  • Fellowship

    Columbia University, New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • Board Certifications

    American Board of Thoracic Surgery


Dr. Khalpey has served the Arizona community since 2012, building a reputation for his work using artificial intelligence, regenerative medicine and precision medicine techniques to impact heart patients throughout the region. His work with coronary artery bypass patients evaluates regenerative approaches that may help remodel scar tissue in a patient’s heart, sometimes delaying or preventing the need for heart transplantation.

Dr. Khalpey is part of the HonorHealth Heart Care - Heart and Lung Surgery - Shea, specializing in the most advanced care for your heart and lung surgical needs.

Clinical Interests

  • Sudden cardiac death
  • Using short- and long-term devices in shock and heart failure patients
  • Total artificial hearts
  • Robotic coronary artery bypass
  • Robotic mitral valve repair
  • Atrial fibrillation and arrhythmia ablation surgery
  • Applied clinical artificial intelligence

Care philosophy

Dr. Khalpey strives to develop an emotional connection with each patient and their family. He believes that operating on a heart requires a personal approach.


  • Playing tennis
  • Spending time with his family

Ratings & Reviews

4.9 out of 5
Patient Rating - 144 Ratings
Provider discussed treatment options
Provider showed concern
Provider explained things clearly
Provider included you in decisions
Likelihood of recommending this provider
31 Reviews

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