Alan Zajarias, MD

Alan Zajarias, MD

Professor of Medicine
Director, Structural Heart Disease Program
Director, Structural Heart Fellowship

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Board Certifications

  • Cardiolovascular Diseases
  • Echocardiography
  • Interventional Cardiology


  • Emerging Faculty Program ACC, 2008
  • The Burton E. Sobel Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Research, 2007
  • Knowlton Award for Clinical Excellence, 2003
  • Teaching Award in the Internal Medicine Residency, 2003
  • Young Investigator’s Award, Chest Foundation, 1999

Clinical Interests

General Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Structural Heart Disease, Valvular heart disease (interventional and clinical)

Research Interests

My research interests are focused on the application of percutaneous techniques to valvular heart disease: replacement of the aortic valve and repair of the mitral valve. Current projects include: 1) definition of clinical and hemodynamic variables for appropriate selection of patients undergoing percutaneous aortic valve replacement, 2) hemodynamic assessment and effect of concomitant valve disease in patients undergoing valvular therapy, 3) determination of anatomic and echocardiographic variables associated with recurrent cryptogenic stroke and incomplete closure of patent foramen ovale.