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C. Bashour, MD

C. Bashour, MD
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Department Intensive Care and Resuscitation
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes


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About C. Bashour, MD

C. Allen Bashour, MD, graduated from the University of Texas, Austin, Tex., with a B.A. in biology. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Tex. His post-graduate training includes a general surgery residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, where he served as chief surgical resident; and a clinical and research fellowship at the Surgical Cardiovascular Unit of the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, followed by additional fellowship training in cardiothoracic surgery and critical care medicine at  Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Bashour is certified by the American Board of Surgery in Surgery and in Surgical Critical Care. His specialty interests include cardiovascular and thoracic surgery critical care, resident education and clinical research.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Critical Care/Intensive Care
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
General and Vascular Surgery
Oklahoma City, OK USA

Residency - Veterans Affairs Medical Center
General Surgery
Oklahoma City, OK USA

Fellowship - Massachusetts General Hospital
Surg/Cardiovascular Unit Research Fellow
Boston, MA USA

Internship - University of Oklahoma
General Surgery
Oklahoma City, OK USA

Medical Education - University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas
Dallas, TX USA

Undergraduate - University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX USA

Professional Highlights

  •  Cleveland Clinic Innovator Award: 2004, 2007, 2010, 2011 


  • Surgery - Surgical Critical Care

Specialty Interests

cardiovascular critical care, clinical research, critical care medicine, fellow and resident education, resident teaching

Awards & Honors

  • Bruce Hubbard Stewart Fellow, 1999 -2000 
  • Sponsor, Merlin F. Bumpus Young Investigators Awards 2004, 2007 

Innovations & Patents

  • US 5803898   09/08/98  Intubation System
  • US 6432042   08/13/02  Intubation System US, CIP 60/845,726   
  • CA 2289614   07/05/05  Intubation System
  • US 11/855,207 09/14/07  Prediction and Prevention of Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation in Cardiac Surgery


  • Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 7/8/2021, Dr. Bashour has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Royalty Payments. Dr. Bashour receives or has the right to receive royalty payments for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:

  • Rindex Medical, Inc.

Right to Future Distribution of Cleveland Clinic Financial Interest. Dr. Bashour may receive future financial benefits from the Cleveland Clinic for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:

  • Rindex Medical, Inc.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

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