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Alexandra Kharazi, MS, MD, FACS

Cardiothoracic Surgeon, CEO and Founder of Heart of Motivation Consulting, author, speaker, educator, medical reviewer, source expert on cardiovascular health

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Featured on the 5 Minutes for Me app hosting 'Unleashing Motivation'



Origin Story

Alexandra Kharazi, MD, is a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon and a skydiver. She levels the playing field of knowledge around defining privilege, sorting through emotion, and defining a sequence of events to help people make informed decisions and bravely build their best life every day.

Growing up as a 1st generation immigrant and starting a career as a female surgeon, she has a first-hand understanding of navigating adversity. As a female cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Kharazi has pursued hard-fought advances in her career for 11 years. She is the founder of The Heart of Motivation Consulting, helping people to navigate their life journey through personal deployment, mindset coordinates, and life sequences. Dr. Kharazi offers strategic knowledge that empowers people with personal enrichment, leadership, and lifestyle changes.

Having received multiple honors and recognition for patient satisfaction, she has been featured in regional and national media outlets and peer-review journals, Medium, KevinMD, and Doximity among a few. Dr. Kharazi is the author of “The Heart of Fear” and offers realistic success plans that help her audience to become better … both personally and professionally.

Dr. Kharazi is board certified in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. She has publications in numerous medical journals including The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, and Journal of Innovations in Cardiac Rhythm Management. 

In addition to her medical degree, Dr. Kharazi holds a masters degree in biology, having completed a masters thesis titled "Generation and molecular analysis of dominant negative alleles of anthrax lethal factor in Drosophila."

She is a member of the American College of Surgeons.

The Heart of Fear

A Surgeon's Collection of Stories on Adversity, Passion and Perseverance

Alexandra Kharazi, MD is extremely proud and excited to share her passion project, “The Heart of Fear.”

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