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Samuel J. Youssef, M.D., FACS

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Cardiac Surgery

Accepting New Patients


Professional Statement

Dr. Youssef is a 2017 Seattle Met Top Doctor Award winner. Philosophy of care: To listen to you and your heart, empower you in understanding your condition, and carry you through your operation in the most skilled, scientific, and compassionate manner possible.

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Accepts 46 Insurance Plans

Please contact the practice directly to confirm your health plan is accepted
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna PPO/POS
  • Aetna Whole Health - Polyclinic
  • Aetna Whole Health - Providence Swedish
  • Aetna Whole Health - Puget Sound
  • Amerigroup Amerivantage Dual Coordination
  • Amerigroup Amerivantage HMO
  • Amerigroup Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Bluecross/Blueshield Bluecard PPO
  • CHPW Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Cigna/Greatwest Healthcare PPO
  • Coordinated Care Ambetter Exchange HMO
  • Coordinated Care Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Coventry/First Health PPO
  • First Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Humana PPO
  • Kaiser (Contract Limitations)
  • LifeWise Connect Exchange
  • LifeWise PPO
  • Medicaid of Washington
  • Medicare
  • Molina Marketplace Exchange HMO
  • Molina Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Molina Medicare Advantage
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Optum/Optum Behavioral Health
  • PacMed USFHP
  • Premera Heritage
  • Premera Heritage Signature
  • Premera Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS) PPO
  • Providence Health Plan Medicare Advantage
  • Regence MedAdvantage PPO
  • Regence PPO
  • Triwest VAPC3/Choice Card
  • United Behavioral Health Medicaid
  • United Behavioral Health Medicare Advantage
  • United Behavioral Health PPO
  • United HealthCare AARP HMO
  • United HealthCare Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare PPO
  • Workers' Compensation (L&I)
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Cambridge Overseas Medical Training Program
medical school, 2004
Swedish Medical Center
residency, General Surgery
Yale University
fellowship, Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2012
Onze Lieve Vrouwziekenhuis Hospital, Aalst, Belgium
fellowship, Minimally Invasive, Endoscopic and Robotic Cardiac Surgery, 2013
Duke University
fellowship, Heart Transplantation and LVAD Therapy, 2016

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery
Surgery, General
American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Clinical Interests

  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Arch Aneurysm
  • Aortic Arch Graft
  • Aortic Root Replacement
  • Aortic Sclerosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Bicuspid Valve Repair
  • Cardiac Tumor
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiopulmonary Bypass
  • Circulatory Assist Devices
  • Coronary Bypass Graft
  • Coronary Vein Graft
  • Cryoablation
  • Dissecting Thoracic Aneurysm
  • Epicardial Lead Placement
  • Extracorporeal Circulation
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Loeys-Dietz Syndrome
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Maternal Valvular Disease
  • Maze Procedure
  • Median Sternotomy
  • Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Insufficiency
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Paravalvular Leak Repair
  • Percutaneous Tracheostomy
  • Pericardiotomy
  • Pulmonary Artery Thrombectomy
  • Repair Cardiac Wound
  • Repair Dissecting Thoracic Aorta
  • Replacement Cardiac Valve
  • Replacement Of Aortic Valve
  • Replacement Of Mitral Valve
  • Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis
  • Rupture Of Papillary Muscle
  • Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm
  • Tracheostomy
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Ventricular Septal Defects
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Personal Interests

Family; Cooking; Painting; Swimming; Basketball Coach; Travel; International Cardiac Care - Chain of Hope & Aswan Heart Center.
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Professional Associations

Society of Thoracic Surgeons, American Association of Thoracic Surgeons, International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery Resident's Association, American College of Surgeons, SAGES.
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  • Coptic
  • Arabic
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Greek

Practice Locations

Samuel J. Youssef practices at one location

Swedish Cardiac Surgery
1600 East Jefferson Street
Suite 110

Seattle, WA 98122
Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish Cherry Hill
Medical Groups
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