Renowned Palm Beach County-Based Surgeon Joins Tampa General Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute

Dr. Amy Mostafavi offers world-class care and a variety of surgical procedures for patients on Florida’s East Coast.


Boynton Beach, FL (July 6, 2023) – As part of its commitment to connecting the Palm Beach County and Treasure Coast communities to cutting-edge care, Tampa General Hospital (TGH) has welcomed a Palm Beach County-based surgeon to the TGH Heart & Vascular Institute.


Amy Mostafavi, MD, FACS, is board-certified in general and vascular surgery, and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She can perform open surgery, as well as laparoscopic and endovascular procedures (less invasive methods to treat problems affecting the blood vessels). Mostafavi has been serving Palm Beach County and Treasure Coast patients for 25 years. She received her general surgery and vascular fellowship training at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.


Mostafavi performs surgery at JFK Medical Center, Atlantis, FL.  She will see patients in her office located at 1880 North Congress Ave., Suite 301, Boynton Beach, FL.


“I love what I do, and I’m very passionate about what I do,” Mostafavi said. “Tampa General Hospital has associated itself with world-class physicians on Florida’s East Coast whom I really respect and admire, including Dr. Abraham Schwarzberg and his associates, as well as Dr. Robert Scoma with the TGH Cancer Institute, Dr. Itzhak Shasha with TGH General Surgeons of the Palm Beaches, and Dr. David Amrose with TGH Advanced Kidney Care. Tampa General has a stellar reputation, and I’m excited to become a part of the health system’s expanded efforts.”


Prior to joining Tampa General Hospital, Mostafavi served as the chief of the Department of Surgery, as well as on the board of trustees at JFK Medical Center. She was also a clinical instructor in surgery and radiology for Harvard Medical School at Massachusetts General Hospital, as well as an assistant professor of surgery for the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine. Mostafavi brings vast experience and a renowned reputation to Tampa General Hospital’s presence on the East Coast. She has been recognized with the “Physician Hero Award” by JFK Medical Center and as a “Top Doctor” by Palm Beach Illustrated. Mostafavi has also published research articles, and is a member of several professional medical societies.


“Dr. Mostafavi’s broad experience and compassionate approach have increased our ability to connect patients on Florida’s East Coast to cutting-edge general and vascular surgical care,” said Schwarzberg, chief of oncology and senior vice president of network development at Tampa General. “She is a remarkable addition to our world-class team at Tampa General’s Heart & Vascular Institute.”


The TGH Heart & Vascular Institute provides comprehensive, individualized care for patients with a variety of cardiac and vascular conditions. Because of its commitment to excellent care, TGH was recognized as “high performing” in Cardiology & Heart Surgery by U.S. News & World Report, ranking in the top 10% in the nation, and one of the best hospitals for Heart Failure and Heart Attack care for 2023-24. Patients throughout Florida and the Southeast who visit the TGH Heart & Vascular Institute consult with some of the most experienced and skilled physicians in the country who utilize advanced technologies and research. The institute’s multidisciplinary team includes board-certified cardiac and vascular surgeons, general cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, heart failure specialists, electrophysiologists, radiologists and specialized cardiac and vascular care nurses and technologists.


Tampa General Hospital is creating a framework of state-of-the-art services for patients in the Palm Beach County and Treasure Coast areas with the expertise and innovation of a preeminent academic health system. The Florida East Coast initiative began through an alliance with the Cancer Center of South Florida. Since then, Tampa General has also affiliated with the Gastro Group of the Palm Beaches and TGH Advanced Kidney Care, while establishing TGH General Surgeons of the Palm Beaches and acquiring Palm Beach Radiology, which is now TGH Imaging.


Since the alliances began, Tampa General has continued to grow its services by bringing renowned physicians on board, including:



Tampa General is one of the highest-ranked hospitals in Florida by U.S. News & World Report for 2023-24, the primary teaching affiliate of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, and is one of the largest hospitals in the nation. Patients who need a higher level of care have a direct connection to Tampa General’s academic medicine and resources, including research breakthroughs, a wider variety of clinical trials and options for advanced immunotherapy procedures, enhanced personal treatment plans and a convenient path to complex surgeries. Patients who receive more complex procedures or treatment at Tampa General will be able to follow up with their local physicians on the East Coast upon returning home.


Tampa General Hospital has been affiliated with the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine since the school was created in the early 1970s. Today, more than 700 medical school residents and fellows receive specialty training at TGH in areas ranging from general internal medicine to neurosurgery. In addition, USF medical, nursing, pharmacy and physical therapy students receive part of their training at Tampa General. Faculty of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine admit and care for patients at Tampa General, as do private practice physicians, many of whom also serve as adjunct clinical faculty at USF.


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