Orazio L. Amabile

Orazio L. Amabile, M.D. 3131 E. Clarendon Avenue, #102 Phoenix, AZ 85016

7/00-6/01 Fifth Pathway-St. Vincent's Medical Center, Staten Island, NY New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY Degree earned- M.D.
8/96-6/00 Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico Diploma of Medico/Cirujano
8/90-12/93 Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ Bachelor of Science: Major in Biology
7/06-6/08 University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ Thoracic Surgery Residency Program Director: Jack Copeland
7/03-6/06 Maricopa Integrated Health System, Phoenix, AZ General Surgery Resident Program Director: Kevin N. Foster, MD
7/01-6/03 Creighton University - St. Josephs Medical Center, Omaha, NE General Surgery Resident Program Director: Danny O. Jacobs, MD
05/09-present Phoenix Cardiac Surgery, PC Phoenix, AZ
08/08-04/09 Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery Section of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona
08/08-04/09 Cardiothoracic Surgery Attending University Physicians Healthcare, Tucson, Arizona
11/3/06 Arizona - 36297 (Expires 07/25/2012) USMLE Step I, II, III-228/225/212 ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support) ATLS Instructor BLS (Basic Life Support) ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) Emergency Medical Technician
03/08 American Board of Surgery (Cert #053244, Valid 7/1/2018)
05/09 American Board of Thoracic Surgery (Cert #7510, Valid 12/31/2019)
2007 Certificate of Appreciation presented by Tucson Police Department, Surgeons honored for saving road rage victim
2002-2003 Administrative Chief-Maricopa Medical Center-General Surgery 2005 Golden Apple Award Nominee, Creighton University Medical Center
2002 Target 100 Customer Service Award 2002, Creighton University Medical Center
2001-2002 Best Intern Teacher Award, Creighton University Medical Center
1997-2000 UAG Award of Academic Excellence
1996-2000 Medical School Class Ranking #2, graduated with honors-UAG
2004-present Volunteer, Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor
1996-1998 Volunteer, Red Cross-Guadalajara, Mexico
1997-1999 Vestry Member-St. John's Episcopal Church-Guadalajara, Mexico- July


Work in Progress

      1. Ventricular Assist Device thrombocytopenic event. 
    1. Single institution experience using the CardioWest Total Artificial Heart.


      1. Past to present: Intraoperative surgical utilities-Grand Rounds-Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ, November 2005 
      1. Popliteal Artery Aneursyms-A Case Presentation-Arizona Heart Institute- Cardiovascular Conference, Phoenix, AZ, July 2004 
      1. Chrones Disease and Ulcerative Colitis-Maricopa County Medical Center Surgical Conference, Phoenix, AZ, January 2004 
      1. Pediatric Burns-Maricopa County Medical Center, Burn Conference, Phoenix, AZ, March 2004 
      1. Wound Healing-Maricopa County Medical Center, Surgical Conference, Phoenix, AZ, October 2003 
    1. Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm: Aneurysms, Dissections, and Transections, Maricopa County Medical Center Surgical Conference, Phoenix, AZ, April 2008

Hobbies and Interests

I enjoy mountain climbing, hiking through the Arizonan desert, mountain biking, traveling to Mexico. I love to exercise and promote wellness and good health. Cooking, astronomy, good books and spending time with my wife and children.


This is a true and accurate statement of my activities and accomplishments. I understand that misrepresentation in securing promotion and tenure may lead to dismissal or suspension under ABOR Policty 6-201 J.1.b.

Orazio L. Amabile, MD