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Board Certified  Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine 

Diplomate — Board of Nuclear Cardiology

Echocardiography — National Board of Echocardiography

Hypertension Specialist – American Society of Hypertension



University of Florida Dean’s Grant for Research Activity

Southwestern Medical Foundation Scholarship for Academic Achievement

Moiz Shafiq, M.D., FACC

Medical Director

Dr. Moiz Shafiq brought more than 15 years of medical experience with him when he joined the Lung Health Institute team at our facility in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Shafiq ensures that safe, appropriate, professional and compassionate care is provided to all patients in the Dallas clinic. The most rewarding part of his job is building relationships between doctor and patient. He enjoys meeting people from all walks of life and applying science to help his patients.

Dr. Shafiq earned his medical degree and completed his internship and residency at the University of Texas Southwestern. He then went on to achieve his clinical hypertension fellowship there as well. After that, he completed a cardiology fellowship at the University of Florida.

A researcher and published author in the field of cardiology, Dr. Shafiq’s work has earned him a number of awards and recognitions, including the Southwestern Medical Foundation Scholarship for Academic Achievement.

Dr. Shafiq lives in Texas with his wife and 3 kids. At home, he likes working in the above-ground garden in his backyard. He’s working on constructing a rainwater collection and drip irrigation system.


Shafiq MM, Menon DV, Victor RG. Oral Direct Renin Inhibition: Premise, Promise, and Potential Limitations of a New Antihypertensive Drug. American Journal of Medicine. 2008;121(4):265-271.

Shafiq MM, Miller AB. Blocking Aldosterone in Heart Failure. Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease. 2009;3(5):379-385.

Victor RG, Ravenell JE, Freeman A, Bhat DG, Storm JS, Shafiq MM, et al. A Barber-Based Intervention for Hypertension in African-American Men: Design of a Group Randomized Trial. American Heart Journal. 2009;157(1):30-36.

Victor RG, Ravenell JE, Freeman A, Leonard D, Bhat DG, Shafiq MM, et al. Effectiveness of a Barber-Based Intervention for Improving Hypertension Control in Black Men: The BARBER-1 Study: A Cluster Randomized Style. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2010;171(4):342-350.

Victor RG, Shafiq MM. Sympathetic Neural Mechanisms in Human Hypertension. Current Hypertension Reports. 2008;10(3):241-247.


Carvalho RA, Zhao P, Wiegers CB, Shafiq MM, Jeffrey FMH, Malloy CR, Sherry AD. Krebs Cycle Kinetics in Rat Hearts by 1H-{13C} HMQC-TOCSY. Presented at: International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine; May, 1999; Vol 7:639.

Shafiq MM, Bhat DG, et al. Factors Associated with Uncontrolled Hypertension in Urban African-American Men. Oral presentation at: American Heart Association High Blood Pressure Research Council; September, 2008.

Shafiq MM, Compton PA, Joglar JA. Development of a Standardized Scale for Evaluating the Severity of Dependent Edema. Poster presented at: UT Southwestern Sixth Annual Cardiovascular Symposium: Biomarkers in Ischemic Heart Disease; October, 2006.

Shah M, Shafiq MM, et al. Lower-Than-Usual Blood Pressure Treatment Thresholds in African Americans? New Data from the Dallas Heart Study. Oral presentation at: American Heart Association High Blood Pressure Research Council; September, 2008.


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