Muhammad A Khalid Nuri, MB BS

Transplant Center

On staff since March 2014

Children's Title: Chief, Regional Cardiac Surgery Program at Mary Bridge MultiCare

Academic Title: Assistant Professor

Research Center: Center for Integrative Brain Research

    • Kirsten Corvallis Mt 05.14.20

      Our baby was a little over three weeks old when she had to have heart surgery. We found out on a Thursday and headed to Seattle by Saturday. Because of the pandemic only one parent was allowed in the hospital. Dr. Nuri did an excellent job talking me through everything that was going to happen before and after surgery. He took excellent care of our baby and we are thankful for him and the care he gave our baby.

    • Brenda WOODINVILLE/WA 06.07.19

      Our sons surgery location, surgeon, and date had to be changed last minute - it was a stressful situation made so much easier thanks to Dr Nuri. We met him four days before our sons surgery and he was excellent! Answered our questions, our sons questions and put us all at ease! Our sons heart surgery went so smoothly and Dr Nuri was amazing! Visiting us regularly during our stay and now our son is better than ever! Thank you so much!

    • Brett Renton, WA 05.24.18

      Dr. Nuri and an incredible team of other physicians, nurses, and staff saved our newborn’s life. We will forever be grateful.

    • Jay Bellevue, WA 09.23.16

      Dr. Nuri did an open heart surgery on my baby. I am so glad that we had him. From the presurgical appointment, his explanation was very thorough, and he made me and my wife feel very comfortable throughout the process. The surgery result was excellent. Even after surgery, he would come and give regular updates and that made us feel like we could really trust the team as a whole. He is one of the most amazing surgeons that I've ever met and he is also someone I'm glad that I let work on the heart of my only child. Thank you Dr. Nuri for giving Bryan a healthy new life.

    • kaleem Rawalpindi, Pakistan 07.12.16

      Excellent Surgeon, He performed my heart surgery 5 years before at the age of 36.Now I am enjoying my life. God bless him, Such a nice person more than that, he is good human being. If I will come amercia, I will meet him. I highly recommend him.

    • John Kent 09.29.15

      Very humble and polite Surgeon. Our daughter had Transposition Of The Great Arteries, he worked on her and the results were awesome. I highly recommend him for such surgery.

  • Manuscripts in Refereed Journals

    • Nuri M, Barbaccia JJ, Schunn CD
      Effect of anesthetic management on resource utilization and outcome in carotid endarterectomy patients.
      14515432 The West Virginia medical journal, 2003 May : 99(3)100-4

    Published Books, Videos, Software, etc.

    • Mahesh S. Sharma, Victor T Tsang, MD, Muhammad Nuri, MDand Martin Kostolny, MD
      Surgical Repair of Mixed Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Drainage
      Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK; CTSNET on June 15th 2007

    Other Publications

    • Nuri, Muhammad A.K., Ehrlich, PF
      Congenital Tracheoesophageal Fistulae
      Thoracic Surgery Residents Association, Chicago IL, 2013 : 532-539

  • Presentations Title Event Location Date
    Use of blood microplegia technique and inclusion of lidocaine in cardioplegic solution in adult patients undergoing coronary revascularization; an audit of 200 consecutive cases 13th European Conference on Perfusion Education and Training Vienna, Austria Oct. 2013
    Atrial Septal Defect; Is there a changing surgical spectrum Biennial Congress of Pakistan Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons Bhurban April 2010
    Role of percutaneous assist devices following post cardiotomy shock Annual Congress of Pakistan Cardiac Society Lahore Dec. 2009
    Severe thrombocytopenia following cardiac surgery; a note of caution Pennsylvania Association for Thoracic Surgery Absecon, NJ Oct. 13, 2007
    Evaluation of relative merits of PET-FDG and CT in the pre-operative staging of lung cancer: Experience in 573 biopsied lymph nodes Society of Nuclear Medicine 49th Annual Meeting Los Angeles, CA June 2002
    Effect of anesthetic management on outcome in patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy American College of Surgeons, West Virginia Chapter Meeting White Sulfur Springs, WV April 2002
    Carotid endarterectomy under regional anesthesia versus general anesthesia. Prospective evaluation of resource allocation World Congress of the International Union of Angiology New York, NY April 2002
    The power of PET imaging in the differentiation of benign from malignant adrenal masses in lung cancer patients American College of Surgeons 87th Clinical Congress New Orleans, LA Oct. 2001
    Implementation of a two-tier trauma program on outcome in trauma patients American College of Surgeons, West Virginia Chapter Fall Meeting Morgantown, WV Sept. 2001
    Impact of PET-FDG imaging on disease staging and patient management of lung cancer patients Society of Nuclear Medicine 48th Annual Meeting Toronto, ON June 2001
    Effects of perioperative analgesia technique on recovery after colon surgery Digestive Disease Week, Surgical Society of Alimentary Tract San Diego, CA May 2000
    Effects of perioperative analgesia technique on recovery after colon surgery American College of Surgeons, Massachusetts Chapter Meeting Boston, MA Dec. 1999
    Knowledge, attitude and practices regarding sexually transmitted infections among general practitioners and medical specialists in Karachi, Pakistan Community Medicine Department, The Aga Khan University Karachi, Pakistan Feb. 1998


Board Certification(s)

Thoracic Surgery
Congenital Cardiac Surgery

Medical/Professional School

The Aga Khan University, Karachi


Surgery - General, West Virginia University , Morgantown
Thoracic Surgery, Penn State Milton S. Hersey Medical Center, Hershey


Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Emory University-Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta
Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, London
Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center, New York

Clinical Interests

My clinical interests include neonatal, infant and pediatric cardiac surgery. I have been interested in global delivery of cardiac surgery in underdeveloped countries and specfically in Pakistan. We were able to develop adult cardiac surgical services in the rural setting for the first time in Pakistan in 2007. Since the establishement of the program, approximately 1500 hundred procedures have been carried out. We took this inititaive forward with establishement of congenital cardiac surgery services over the past three years and operating on approximately 200 cases through medical missions.

Research Description

I am currently collaborating with the Portman Research Group at the Seattle Children's Research Institute understanding substrate metabolism and utilization in the right ventricular myocardium under periods of stress and cardiopulmonary bypass