Craig M Alpert, MD
Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiovascular Disease, Dr. Alpert provides care and treatment to people with pulmonary hypertension and heart failure, including cardiac transplantation and mechanical support, such as left ventricular assist devices (LVADs). He completed additional training in advanced heart failure and cardiac transplantation as well as in adult echocardiography.
A Pittsburgh native, Dr. Alpert earned his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, and completed his internal medicine residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He completed both his general cardiology fellowship and subspecialty training in advanced heart failure and cardiac transplantation at the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor, where he also served as chief fellow.
During his training, Dr. Alpert authored more than 20 abstracts and publications with a particular focus on symptom burden in heart failure. He organized two education-themed national meetings for the American College of Cardiology (ACC), was the principal investigator for a grant from the University of Michigan’s Department of Graduate Medical Education, and served as a consultant for the ACC’s Advance Care Planning smartphone app.
Dr. Alpert is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He is also a member of the Heart Failure Society of America and the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation. He is fluent in Russian. Dr. Alpert has medical privileges at Allegheny General, Forbes, and West Penn hospitals.
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