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Alan C. Braverman, MD, FACC

Professor of Medicine

Phone314-362-1291

Fax314-362-4619

Emailabraverm@wustl.edu

Additional Titles

  • Alumni Endowed Professor of Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Director, Marfan Syndrome Clinic and Center for Thoracic Aortic Disease
  • Director, Inpatient Cardiology Firm,

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Education

  • B.A., Biology with Distinction: University of Missouri-Kansas City (1984)
  • M.D.: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine (1985)
  • Intern in Internal Medicine: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts (1985-1986)
  • Resident in Internal Medicine: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts (1986-1988)
  • Clinical Fellow in Medicine: Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts (1985-1989)
  • Fellow in Cardiology: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts (1988-1990)
  • Chief Medical Resident: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts (1990-1991)
  • Research Fellow in Medicine: Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts (1989-1990)

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Recognition

1984

President, Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

1994 -1995

Outstanding Teacher Award, Washington University School of Medicine

1996

The Best Doctors in America: Central Region 1996-1997

1998

Barnes-Jewish Hospital Quality Leadership Award, Myocardial Infarction -Unstable Coronary Syndrome Re-engineering Design Team.
The Best Doctors in America: Central Region
“Top Doctors” Award, Guide to Top Doctors

1999

Recipient, First Annual Internal Medicine Leadership Award in Medical Education, Washington University School of Medicine

2000

Guide to Top Doctors. Center for the Study of Services, Consumer’s Checkbook. Washington D.C.

2001

Recipient, ” America’s Top Doctors.” Castle Connolly
Teacher of the Year Award

2002

Recipient, “Best Doctors in America” 2001-2002, Best Doctors Inc.

2003

Recipient, ” America’s Top Doctors,” Castle Connolly, 3rd Edition, 2003
Recipient, Antoine Marfan Award, National Marfan Foundation.
Recipient, Distinguished Service Teaching Award, “Clinical Teacher of the Year,” Washington University School of Medicine, Class of 2004.

2004

Recipient, “Best Doctors in America,” 2004, Best Doctors Inc.
Recipient, ” America’s Top Doctors.” Castle Connolly, 4th Edition
Recipient, ” America’s Top Doctors.” Castle Connolly, 5th Edition

2005

Recipient, “Heartfelt Appreciation Award,” National Marfan Foundation 21 st Annual Conference, St. Louis, Missouri. August 4-7, 2005.

2006

Top Docs, Consumers Checkbook Guide to Top Doctors.
Recipient, ” America’s Top Doctors.” Castle Connolly, 6 th Edition, 2006
Nominee, Neville Grant Award

2007

Top Docs, Consumers Checkbook Guide to Top Doctors
“Best Doctors in America,” 2007-2008
Nominee, Neville Grant Award

2008

Top 10% of Clinical Faculty, Patient Satisfaction Survey, Washington University School of Medicine
Neville Grant Award for Clinical Excellence, Barnes-Jewish Hospital

2009

Hugh D. McCulloch Award, American Heart Association
Recipient, “Best Doctors in America” 2009-2010
Top 10% of Clinical Faculty, Patient Satisfaction Survey, Washington University School of Medicine

2010

E. Grey Dimond, M.D. Take Wing Award, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Recipient, “Best Doctors in America”
Recipient, “Top 10% of Washington University Medical School Faculty” in FY 10 Patient Satisfaction Program

2011

Recipient, “Best Doctors in America”
US News “Top Doctors in America”, US News and World Report and Castle Connelly, Ltd, top 1% of doctors in USA in specialty
Recipient, “2011 Highest Patient Satisfaction Award, Top 10% of Washington University Medical School Faculty” in FY11 Patient Satisfaction Survey Program

2012

Internal Medicine Attending of the Month Award, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, Perion I 2012
US News “Top Doctors in America” US News and World Report and Castle Connelly, Ltc, Top 1% of doctors in USA in specialty
Patients Choice Award Winner, American Registrly, LLC

2013

Inductee, Academic Hall of Fame, inaugural class, Smith Cotton High School, Sedalia, MO
US News “Top Doctors in America,” US News and World Report and Castle Connelly, Ltc, Top 1% of doctors in USA in specialty
“Alan Braverman Fund,” Creation of a fund within the National Marfan Foundation in honor of Dr. Alan Braverman awarded at Heartworks St Louis Gala

2016

Benico Barzilai Award

Clinical Interests

I am a Professor of Medicine in the Cardiovascular Division of the Department of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine. I specialize in Clinical Cardiology. I have a busy clinical practice and have interests in all aspects of non-invasive cardiology including preventive cardiology, valvular heart disease, heart failure, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, arrhythmias and coronary artery disease. I have a special interest and expertise in genetically triggered aortic diseases, such as Marfan syndrome and related disorders, Loeys-Dietz aneurysm syndrome, Familial Thoracic Aortic aneurysm/dissection, thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections and bicuspid aortic valve disease. I serve as Director of the Marfan Syndrome Clinic at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. In this multidisciplinary clinic, myself and Dr. Alison Whelan (medical geneticist), evaluate adult patients and families with suspected Marfan syndrome and related disorders. I also see patients as part of the Center for Thoracic Aortic Diseases. I am proud to serve on the Professional Advisory Board of the National Marfan Foundation.

I also have a strong interest in teaching our medical students, house officers and fellows. I serve as Director of the Inpatient Cardiology Service.

Research Interests

I am interested in Genetically Triggered Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm syndromes. These include Marfan syndrome, Loeys-Dietz aneurysm syndrome, bicuspid aortic valve disease (including bicuspid aortic valve aortopathy), thoracic aortic aneurysms/dissections, FTAA-D syndromes and aortic dissection. I direct the Marfan Syndrome Clinic at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University. This clinic has grown into one of the largest multidisciplinary clinics with expertise in caring for people and families with Marfan syndrome and related disorders.

I participate in several multicenter databases and registries as well as clinical trials involving patients with aortic disease, including being the site PI for the International Registry of Aortic Dissection (IRAD) at Washington University. Along with Dr. Marc Moon, I am a participant for our clinical site in the long term outcomes study , “Aortic Valve Operative Outcomes in Marfan Patients,” A Multicenter, International Registry of Aortic Surgery Outcomes in Patients with Marfan Syndrome, sponsored by the National Marfan Foundation.

Also, I serve as Co-Principal Investigator, Trial of Beta Blocker Therapy (Atenolol) vs. Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker Therapy (Losartan) in Individuals with Marfan Syndrome. This is a National Heart Lung Blood Institute and Pediatric Heart Network sponsored international trial. I am involved in enrolling the adults for this trial at Washington University , School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital . Dr. Angela Sharkey from St. Louis Children’s Hospital serves as PI on this study from our site and enrolls the children for this trial.

Publications

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